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#695670 - 05/24/03 08:29 PM a lighter stage piano?
jamiesalisbury Offline
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Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 1
Loc: London England

I've been using my Yamaha P-200 for a couple of years, generally its been a pretty good instrument, but as I'm gigging a lot these days I'm looking to get something lighter, e.g no speakers (to save on my chiropractor bills!).

Any recommendations? Important things - piano (obviously) and rhodes/wurlitzer type sounds, pitch bend.


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#695671 - 06/28/03 12:18 AM Re: a lighter stage piano?
PianoJoe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 78
Loc: Sedona, AZ
You sound like me!I sold my P200 a year ago & bought the P-120 for the same reason... Too heavy & a lousy gigger. I LOVE my P-120. It's sturdy,light weight (40lbs), attractive, & sounds great. Don't care much for the onboard speakers though. Bring a set of good headphones when you play it. Crank up the soundboard resonance parameter & you here it ring! That's a beautiful thing. The sound is a huge step up from the P-200. You may also check out the Kawai ESX. It's the 88 key portable silver keyboard, around a grand ($). Great sound too & similar action. You'll love them both, check 'em out!
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#695672 - 07/02/03 05:31 PM Re: a lighter stage piano?
LorenzoGonzalez Offline
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Registered: 05/05/03
Posts: 23
Loc: Michigan, USA
Too bad Yamaha doesn't make something like that with pitchbend... oh! Of course - the S-90[/b]. The action is faster than the P-120 and P-200, but if that's okay, and you love Yamaha - you'll love the S-90.

Else - Roland RD-700. Sweet board, if you don't mind the Roland joystick. (even cheapo Edirol joysticks have better mod!) Oh, and I hear the piano doesn't cut that well in a live mix, but I've never heard it mixed myself.


#695673 - 07/02/03 07:09 PM Re: a lighter stage piano?
xuser Offline
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Registered: 04/26/03
Posts: 82
Loc: Zug, Switzerland
One of my tested RD-700 has developed a rather noisy (rattly) action.
This may also occur with other brands.
Please check your favorite model before your buy it.

Kind regards


#695674 - 07/06/03 03:36 PM Re: a lighter stage piano?
planar Offline
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Registered: 07/04/03
Posts: 18
Loc: atlanta
wouldn't it be cool if one of the manufacturers would come out with a digital piano that could be folded into the size of an attache case and weigh about as much? both the p200 and the rd700 are great but they are such a drag to carry around. does anyone out ther know of a lighter and more portable piano with great sound and touch?
Proud to represent Steinway, Boston, Essex, Roland, Knabe,Roland and Kohler&Campbell in Atlanta, Ga. Pianist for the Night Train Big Band.


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