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Topic: What Makes A Good Piano?  (Read 2502 times)

Offline cold_static544

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What Makes A Good Piano?
on: October 30, 2003, 10:59:59 AM
Hi everone, this is my first post here lol, i am a newbie at piano and i got experience as a lead guitarist.

I want to get a piano and i just want to know what should i look out for when i get an electric keyboard.......

And actually, i don't intend to go by grade as well but learn in the direction of improvisation ( lead guitarists improvise alot and to me, improvisation is more important than playing a very difficult piece...), so is this advisable as well?

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Re: What Makes A Good Piano?
Reply #1 on: October 30, 2003, 02:54:56 PM
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I want to get a piano and i just want to know what should i look out for when i get an electric keyboard.......


I think the first priority for a piano is strings!
Ed

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Re: What Makes A Good Piano?
Reply #2 on: October 30, 2003, 03:13:10 PM
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I want to get a piano and i just want to know what should i look out for when i get an electric keyboard.......


Well if tons of voices aren't important to you, I recommend a Yamaha P60. It feels just like their grands (or at least as good as it gets for an electric). They're also very affordable at about $750 in most stores.

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Re: What Makes A Good Piano?
Reply #3 on: October 31, 2003, 01:50:06 AM
You can get a Steinway Rosewood model 8'9" for about $189,000 on ebay...
"If music be the food of love...sing on sing on!"

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Re: What Makes A Good Piano?
Reply #4 on: October 31, 2003, 06:55:43 AM
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You can get a Steinway Rosewood model 8'9" for about $189,000 on ebay...

lol....o yeah thats right in the ballpark of an electric keyboard:)
rach on!

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Re: What Makes A Good Piano?
Reply #5 on: October 31, 2003, 11:00:05 AM
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You can get a Steinway Rosewood model 8'9" for about $189,000 on ebay...


lol yeah actually i'm looking for something much (and the emphasis is on much lol... ;D) cheaper but is there anything i have to look out for besides features????

i'm thinking of getting something cheap, i'd upgrade in the near future, but is an EQ important?

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Offline liszmaninopin

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Re: What Makes A Good Piano?
Reply #6 on: November 02, 2003, 01:37:36 AM
Well, having played on quite a few pianos, I can share some things that I find extraordinarily annoying and some good things to look for.  First, if possible, get one where you don't have do bang the top registers to get anything above maybe a mezzo-forte.  If you need to bang, then it just ruins the sound quality, and will tire you out quickly.  The more even the touch and volume of the keys in general, the better.  I don't know if you have this problem, but make sure the piano and bench fit by playing at them for some time.  I remember one time I was performing at a small hall in a local college, and the piano they had there was a very good one, but the bench didn't fit me at all, and I was getting cramps in my legs towards the end of the performance.  Highly unpleasant...
Another thing that can get unpleasant is a sticky pedal, but you don't want one too light either.  Of course I can't know your own personal preferences, but practice on the piano a good amount and just make sure everything is comfortable.  I am inclined towards thinking that a piano that one can "unite" with makes it a good one, and it can even overcome some shortcomings in the instrument itself if it really is just right for you.
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