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Offline pianobremen

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What digital for practice
on: June 08, 2006, 12:53:48 PM
I'm an enthusiastic amateur on the piano and owe already a superb Steinway B from Hamburg. But unfortunatly in the late nigth hours it is to loud for practice. So I think of buying a digital piano. Can anybody help me with suggestions which one to buy. I thought of an Yamaha stage piano, may be the new CP33.

Offline kaiwin

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Re: What digital for practice
Reply #1 on: June 08, 2006, 07:06:28 PM
T.T You have a steinway...


*sigh*
Well if you want to buy a digital for practice find a digital piano that "feels" like a real piano. There are a lot of plasticky digital pianos out there that don't give the real touch. Try out the digital piano first before you buy.

Offline e60m5

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Re: What digital for practice
Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006, 09:20:56 PM
I similarly use a S&S Model B when I'm at home, but whilst at uni, I resort to a Yamaha CLP-270, which I have in my room.

Offline gyzzzmo

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Re: What digital for practice
Reply #3 on: June 10, 2006, 01:19:22 PM
Just go to a couple of big digital piano sellers and TRY OUT. Thats the only way.
2 points of attention while trying out:
1) Dont be embaressed to turn up the volume.
2) Also try out with a good headphone. Often the sound differce quite alot from the 'live' sound and you'll probably use the headphones alot.

Good luck, Gyzzzmo
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Offline gyzzzmo

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Re: What digital for practice
Reply #4 on: June 10, 2006, 01:22:24 PM
Ow, and dont look at the goodies, special sounds or the price (since you can affort steinway).
Only go for the sound and the touche.
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Offline ivoryplayer_amf

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Re: What digital for practice
Reply #5 on: June 10, 2006, 05:02:47 PM
The top three brands of digital pianos are as follows:

Yamaha
Roland
Kawai

I would personally stick with Kawai as a first choice and then Roland.  You will want to look for weighted action and a great pedal system.  I have bought two Kawai's and one Roland and have been happy with all of them!!  (I bought them for schools and church).  I wouldnt spend a whole lot on one though.  If you just want to practice, then all you need is a digital piano with weighted key action.  You can find a kawai and roland for 1500 dollars each.  But the more bells and whistles that you put on there, the more expensive it gets.  As long as you have the right keys and pedal system, you cant go wrong.
 

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