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Offline aslak

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Casio px 150
« on: June 17, 2013, 09:49:35 AM »

Hello out there.

I'm considering to buy a digital piano in addition to my acoustic upright. My intention is to practise  mainly on my acoustic, but it would often be nice to practise  without disturbing the other family-members. An expensive digital is out of the question at the moment.
It seems like the Casio px 150 sounds relatively nice and give much value for the money, but will the light action make damage to my tecnique if I play it often? Is it better to drop the idea and continue practise only on an acoustic?
I'm an intermediate (classical) player.

Aslak

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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 03:47:13 PM »
Compare the two. All these digital keyboards have a different touch. You're looking for a match.
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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 10:00:13 PM »
All the cheap ones seems to have a light touch. I think the sound in px 150 is allright, but I need to get used to the action. If I buy it and play it often, and my acoustic a little less, will I end up with weak fingers? Any experience or toughts about this?

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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 10:09:38 PM »
All the cheap ones seems to have a light touch. I think the sound in px 150 is allright, but I need to get used to the action. If I buy it and play it often, and my acoustic a little less, will I end up with weak fingers? Any experience or toughts about this?

No, just swap them off. Use the Casio for silent practice at first and the acoustic for live playing. Just be careful, the digital bug can bite pretty hard if the two are somewhat close and digital's do things acoustics can't besides.. My Kawai MP6 is getting more use than my grand at the moment. That aside, it's actually good to play various pianos I think, it can prep you to adjust to different action and feel of pianos. Since you own both, I don't see a problem. If you feel one is starting to bother you change back for a while.

Just my take on it though.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 10:26:14 PM »
Thanks hfmadopter. Seems to be a god advise :)

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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 10:42:19 PM »
Thanks hfmadopter. Seems to be a god advise :)

What happened at our house is my Sister-In-Law came to live with us last summer for several weeks 9 which turned into months FWIW). That prompted me to research digital pianos because I get the urge sometimes to try something new on the piano at perhaps 3:30 or 4 AM, plus we have a tenant in an attached apartment  . So I wanted a silent option for my practice. The more I researched, the more I found that digital had a lot to offer. The Sister-In-law moved out but I bought a digital anyway, the Kawai MP6.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 12:34:46 AM »
I'm looking at the Nord piano. I had a chance to try the 60 note version and it was spectacular! (Not cheap.)
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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 08:44:11 AM »
I'm looking at the Nord piano. I had a chance to try the 60 note version and it was spectacular! (Not cheap.)

I did not get to play any Nord offerings, I'm sure they are great but we had no local dealer. Most manufacturers have some sweet units these days. That said, the higher the price I checked out the more it felt like my grand piano. I kept coming back to the MP6 as a mid road selection that made sense to me. When Musicians Friend posted a 20% off coupon I called them and it was applicable to the MP6, so I sprung for it.

My list of choices from least expensive to most:

Yamaha P105
Yamaha CP33
Yamaha P155 ( same price as CP33)
Kawai MP6 ( very nice keys)
Korg Chrome 88 ( great sound lesser key action)
Roland RD 700 NX ( wonderful keys)
Kawai MP10

I mix various instrument sounds now ( never had a clue I would be interested in doing that) and in hind sight almost think that maybe I should have gotten a synth or arranger style digital. Something like the Korg Chrome 88 or Yamaha MoX 8. Still, I am enjoying the MP6 immensely non the less, it just may not be over yet !!!

Notice that these are all stage or portable pianos. With the grand already in the living room I wanted it to be portable. There are beautiful slections out there for consoles or small grands in digital too. Probably at the top of that list would be the Yamaha Avante N3 ( comes at a cost though).
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 02:50:17 PM »
What I forgot to mention was that while I'm thinking about that $4000 Nord I'm actually playing a Yamaha P85. It has a great piano sound through my Bose earphones.
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."  John Muir  (We all need to get out more.)

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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #9 on: June 01, 2020, 11:50:39 AM »
I hope it's not too late for this reply but I think the px150 is awesome. Before buying it I also read some reviews: https://pianoreport.com/casio-px150-review/ to make sure it's what I am looking for.

Buy it from sites like amazon where you can send it back easily if it doesn't fit your needs.

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Re: Casio px 150
«Reply #10 on: August 13, 2020, 10:43:43 PM »
On the off chance that you need to propel your method rapidly and move to an acoustic piano, at that point, you need a digital piano with an 88-key console.

And why would that be, exactly?

Don't be afraid:  you can use your words and not merely post a link to some garbage website.

Perhaps the OP aspires to be a professional pianist who uses stage equipment.
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