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#680412 - 10/14/08 06:26 PM For gig playing
basarrrr Offline
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Registered: 09/23/08
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I am thinking to buy a keyboard that will be my (mother) keyboard that will contain good piano..electro piano and rhodes sound and it should have good hammer action keys also..

ı was thiking to buy Nord Electro 73 but ı had some problems to buy it so ı am looking for alternatives

Yamaha can be the best option for me cause ı have some friend who owns yamaha dealer it will be easy to pay for me

note.. not too expensive please

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#680413 - 10/14/08 06:39 PM Re: For gig playing
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You'll have to define "not too expensive".

The newer Yamahas have great rhodes and ep patches. But the grands are a little thin sounding.

It's still hard to beat Kurzweil, IMHO, for their natural piano sound.
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#680414 - 10/14/08 07:59 PM Re: For gig playing
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If you prefer to purchase a Yamaha instrument, I would test either the CP33 or CP300 stage pianos.

However, I would also recommend considering the Roland FP-4/FP7, and the KAWAI ES6/EP3 and MP8II/MP5.

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#680415 - 10/15/08 04:34 AM Re: For gig playing
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Tell me about the ep3, James, please.

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#680416 - 10/15/08 09:30 PM Re: For gig playing
Kawai James Offline
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The KAWAI EP3 is a reduced specification version of the KAWAI ES6 - the same was true of the previous generation EP2 and ES4 models. The EP3 is intended to be sold through the so-called 'pro audio' stores such as Musician's Friend, Sam Ash etc. and is therefore available in the US only.

I would recommend checking the KAWAI America website as an announcement should be made in the near future.

Kind regards,
James
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#680417 - 10/16/08 12:16 AM Re: For gig playing
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James, does the ep3 have the same 88-key sampling piano sound, speakers and aha4f action as the 6?

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#680418 - 10/16/08 03:21 AM Re: For gig playing
Kawai James Offline
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frivolus, the EP3's keyboard action and speakers are the same as the ES6, yes, however it does not use the new 88-key sampling process.

Kind regards,
James
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