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05-19-2012 12:42 AM
I was going to say the exact opposite "If $50 are the difference, go for the more expensive because it will be basically the same thing, with a lot of things you may end finding useful for auto-accompanying your guitar chops" ... I mean, for $50 bucks you get some extra stuff that may be useful... being "may be" the keywords.
^ Don't be an ass. This is a legitimate question. phishmarisol, go with the cheap one for now. If you're questioning a difference of $50, that means it's a significant difference for you, and since you apparently mostly want the grand piano, start with the cheap one. It has MIDI over USB, which means you can control software synthesizers if you want, many of which are free.
05-19-2012 04:38 AM
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05-19-2012 08:48 AM
My apologies. I wasn't in...proper state of mind last night.
^ Don't be an ass. This is a legitimate question.
05-19-2012 09:52 AM
Good points. I've only ever played on "synth action" and I have a hell of a time trying to play real pianos.
Since you'll be playing mostly piano, I strongly recommend you save up a few more bucks and get a used CDP-100 or Privia for around $300-$400. That gives you 88 keys and (more importantly) fully weighted hammer action keys. That way, you actually get to learn to play piano, and if you find yourself in a room with a real piano, you'll be able to play it. If you learn on an unweighted or "semi-weighted" keybaord, you won't have developed the necessary muscles and techniques. Plus, it's much harder to play piano well on anything but a hammer-action keyboard. Plus many of these come with a stand, even at those prices. (I'd be happy to find one cheaper, without the stand.) Check Craigslist for "casio piano" and look for CDP-100 or PX-110 through PX-330. These all are portable and have built-in speakers. A lot of pros use these as a weighted controller or backup in case their more expensive digital piano fails. And they sound great, especially given the price.
05-19-2012 06:13 PM
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