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Anyone tried a Yamaha CP73 or CP88 model? Our local guitar center doesn't have one. I may have to travel to the Buffalo area to demo it.

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Hi Outkaster, I ordered a 73 (B stock) a couple of days ago. Hoping it will be a good solution for a compact stage piano. I was intrigued by the Wurlitzer and the upright piano samples, also like how there is some room on top to put my organ module. Fingers crossed.

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I just tried one in Buffalo earlier today. It felt great.I wish it had some more sounds though.

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Did you play an 88 or 73? Mine is taking forever to get here, my order got overlooked for a few days. But when I contacted the seller he made it up to me by swapping out the B stock I ordered for a brand new unit with the longer warranty, IMO that was decent of him.

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88 notes. I liked the form factor also. I am not a large fan of knobs as they fall off. It's still pretty cold. Why did you go 73 notes?

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what what what? Is this a re-issue? Whats going on? Now im off to google wtf you guys are talking about.

I have a CP-80 but its 250 pounds so maybe theres a better way :)

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Really liking the CP73. For the samples but especially for the finger to sound connection, the Nord Electro 5 I used to gig with left me cold in that regard. The keyboard action is just about perfect. I can play organ on it much better than I can play piano on the Nord action- not that the CP73 organs make me want to do that, but I can park my HX3 organ module on the top right. Really like the Wurli EP's, Rhodes are great too. The acoustic pianos make me wish for the 88, but the form factor and somewhat more EP- like action of the 73 will come in handy.

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I bought the CP5 a few years ago, just before it was discontinued. I really liked the wooden keys and the overall piano feel but always found it somewhat bulky.

 

I'm thinking about the CP73 for the portability and for general use and keeping the CP5 for the times when a full sized piano is required.

 

I was a Rhodes player in the '70s and found the 73 keys to be workable and the 88 keys to be too much to carry around. From what I understand, the CP73 has a newly designed Yamaha keyboard reminiscent of the Rhodes.

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On 7/22/2019 at 2:25 AM, Crazyfoo said:

what what what? Is this a re-issue? Whats going on? Now im off to google wtf you guys are talking about.

I have a CP-80 but its 250 pounds so maybe theres a better way :)

It's the successor to the CP5 -> CP4-> CP73/88

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Well I pulled the trigger on a CP88 Monday night and got a good deal. I will keep the Forte but this will be good for certain situations like the Americana band I play for.

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On 8/3/2019 at 7:59 PM, onelife said:

I bought the CP5 a few years ago, just before it was discontinued. I really liked the wooden keys and the overall piano feel but always found it somewhat bulky.

 

I'm thinking about the CP73 for the portability and for general use and keeping the CP5 for the times when a full sized piano is required.

 

I was a Rhodes player in the '70s and found the 73 keys to be workable and the 88 keys to be too much to carry around. From what I understand, the CP73 has a newly designed Yamaha keyboard reminiscent of the Rhodes.

I think you would be very happy with the keybed.  I love it, it's fast and responsive. I'm primarily a piano player but it also works better than any other hammer action I've used for playing organ. 

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