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

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
144 registered (AnimistFvR, AndyJoe, aceydawg, accordeur, alans, 45 invisible), 1416 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
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
*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
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#698053 - 10/18/04 12:23 PM Help me choose
Cat Dailey Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/18/04
Posts: 5
I want to learn to play the piano, but don't want to invest in one yet. I was looking for a suitable digital to learn with, and I think I've narrowed it down to the Yamaha P 250 or PF 500. I like the idea of the portability (yes, it's 70 lbs), but I am not sure how realistic that is. If you use one primarily at home, do you often move it around? Also, should I be considering a comparable Roland model, and if so, which one? I am an absolute ignoramus when it comes to "feel" since I am not yet a player. Any suggestions?

Thank you all,
Cat

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Yamaha Keyboards for Performance and Composition

Click Here


#698054 - 10/18/04 01:41 PM Re: Help me choose
fojae Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/17/04
Posts: 60
The only differences I could find are that the pf500 has these additional features: metronome (p250 metronome only works in the recording mode), includes 3 pedals (p250 only has one) and a stand. Also, the p250 has very generic styling, while the pf500 has a distinctive "contemporary" look to it. Other than that I think they are identical.

I was able to get my p250 out of the car and into my house by myself (I weigh about 135) but it was not easy. With two people it should be pretty easy to move around.

I'm an adult beginner and I really like my p250.

Top
#698055 - 10/18/04 01:48 PM Re: Help me choose
Cat Dailey Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/18/04
Posts: 5
Thanks fojae. I didn't see any other differences myself, and they are so close in price (by the time you add the stand and extra pedals if you want them) that I wasn't quite sure whether I should be thinking "portable" or not. I can't really say yet how I'll be using it.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!

Trade Regrets:
Barry "Bear" Arnaut

(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Is it really possible to ignore fingerings?
by bjorn of brekkukot
11/26/14 08:29 PM
Recording equipment advice
by aceydawg
11/26/14 07:48 PM
Whip those springs into shape
by A454.7
11/26/14 06:29 PM
New Yamaha CLP-545 or used CLP-270/280 ???
by Panpiano
11/26/14 06:28 PM
Wanted to say hi
by patty5sewing
11/26/14 05:43 PM
Forum Stats
77062 Members
42 Forums
159383 Topics
2341246 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

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 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission