Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
87 registered (accordeur, AndrewJCW, AmandaH, ando, 19 invisible), 1099 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#683112 - 04/16/03 04:55 PM Please Give Opinon on Brand
nycham Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 1
Loc: New York
Hi.
I am buying a first digital piano for my 7 year old son who is just about to start lessons. We are interested in a realistic feeling sturdy piano with pedals. The 2 reasons we are not getting an acoustic piano are the price and the noise in our apt (we like the headphone option). So we are most interested in a very piano looking, feeling, and playing digital piano. We also want built in recording and a built in metronome. Other bells and whistles aren't so important.

These are the models we are currently considering. I would like to hear what any of you have to say about them:

1. Roland MP-500
2. Roland F-100
3. Yamaha YDP223

Thank you.

Chamara

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Your Next Keyboard is at Sweetwater

Click Here


#683113 - 04/16/03 08:29 PM Re: Please Give Opinon on Brand
Craig S Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 137
Loc: Wyoming
I am not familiar with those particular models. I have a Roland KR 577 and think that it is great. It has a nice look to it that fits in a living room and sounds and plays great. I did not try alot of different pianos for sound and feel as I live in a rural community without much access to a variety of instruments. I made my decision based mostly on internet research. My headphones get quite a lot of use. No one has to listen to my endless repetition of a peice. I think that it is hard to go wrong with Roland as their main bussiness is digital pianos. I see lots of Yamaha fans on internet pages as well.

Good luck
_________________________
Craig

No piano industry association. Amateur interests in playing and technical aspects of piano.

Top
#683114 - 05/06/03 10:29 PM Re: Please Give Opinon on Brand
LorenzoGonzalez Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/05/03
Posts: 23
Loc: Michigan, USA
Our seven-year-old son prefers the family Roland over my personal Yamaha, as the Roland has an easier keytouch. I find the Yamaha to be a fair bit lighter than a real grand, and the Roland to me feels like a speedy, light, comfortable upright.

As far as quality, longevity, ease of use - either brand will do just fine.

So basically, you can't go wrong with any of those - though I seem to recall the F100 is a bit less "like furniture" and that seems to be a factor for you.(?) But keep in mind that the smaller pianos are MUCH easier to move around... my wife can easily move either of our/my digitals wherever/whenever she needs to - an important factor in our busy apartment.

-Lorenzo

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
Back to School Music SALE!
Save 10% in our online store
.
Just enter SAVE10 in the coupon box during checkout. *
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
* Sale does not apply to advertising, how old requests, or any non-tangible items. Can not be combined with any other promotions. Ends August 31, 2015
(ad) Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
I just leveled-up
by PDizz
Yesterday at 10:24 PM
Interval reading
by My Bucket List
Yesterday at 10:14 PM
Double-striking keys on Petrof II grand
by doctor S
Yesterday at 08:57 PM
Fixing Ivory Keys (more like chiseling them down)
by AmandaH
Yesterday at 08:22 PM
Suggestions for book of classic film music?
by shamuball
Yesterday at 06:52 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,543 Registered Members
44 Forums
166,464 Topics
2,439,751 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission