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Casio PX-330BK vs PX-330 vs PX 130
#1677115 05/13/11 04:28 PM
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Back to the drawing board in my search for a digital piano. I've been mostly looking on craigslist to see what I can find for a decent price, and came across a few Casio's for under $500.

Is there any difference between the PX-330BK and the PX-330? I've been trying to Google each one but haven't found anything conclusive either way. Is it a huge upgrade from the PX-130? How weighted are the keys? The most important thing I am looking for is something that feels as realistic as possible for that price range. I grew up playing a Steinway since I was 5 and obviously nothing I'll find will compare, but I'd just like to find something that leans towards a standard piano as opposed to a keyboard if that makes sense.

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I think the PX330BK is just nomenclature for a black PX330. The keys are quite light compared to many digitals, and this is considered a good value but entry level DP.

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spanishbuddha #1677145 05/13/11 05:02 PM
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Thanks for the clarification.

Hmmm, quite light? I'm having a tough go since the person with the 330 lives a good 2 hour round trip drive so hoping to secure as much info before I decide on going to test it out.

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Originally Posted by alison03
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Is there any difference between the PX-330BK and the PX-330? I've been trying to Google each one but haven't found anything conclusive either way. Is it a huge upgrade from the PX-130? How weighted are the keys?


In the Casio line, I think the PX130 is the best value. It as the same basic key action and the same main piano sound as the 330. Get the 330 if you need the other npn-piano features.

I think Sam Ash is running a $100 off coupon for this weekend. So the PX130 would come in for under $500. Of the three $500 pianos I like the PX130 the best. The next step up is the Yamaha CP33 or P155 for $1,000

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ChrisA #1677152 05/13/11 05:15 PM
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Thanks for the tip! I really don't need any functions other than just a simple piano sound with decent weighted keys to mess around on until we buy a house and can get a baby grand. Or maybe I'll fall in love with digital's - and upgrade and stay right here? smile

Anyway, I bet the PX-130 would be more than suitable for my needs - just out of curiosity though - for the same basic price (give or take $50) would it just make sense to get the 330? No other advantages besides non-piano features? I'll check out that site right now though! Thanks!!

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Originally Posted by alison03
Anyway, I bet the PX-130 would be more than suitable for my needs - just out of curiosity though - for the same basic price (give or take $50) would it just make sense to get the 330? No other advantages besides non-piano features? I'll check out that site right now though! Thanks!!

You can download the owners' manuals for both models from the Casio web site. For piano, there is no difference between them in sound or feel. The 330 adds a bunch of other sounds, real MIDI jacks, pitch wheel, rhythm/accompaniment, etc. Chris likes these Casios... personally, I think a Yamaha P95 sounds and feels more like a real piano. But you should try them for yourself.

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anotherscott #1677180 05/13/11 06:22 PM
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Do you happen to know the difference between a Yamaha p85 and p95? I'm doing a bit of research right but my brain is overwhelmed and feels like jello trying to compare terms and features and names wink

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alison03 #1677187 05/13/11 06:41 PM
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Do you happen to know the difference between a Yamaha p85 and p95?

P95 has nicer feeling black keys (matte finish), upgraded internal speakers, and a couple of small metal plates on the bottom that better allow it to rest on pretty much any keyboard stand you might like to use. Also, two of the secondary sounds have been swapped for different ones... choir and jazz (Hammond-ish) organ have replaced one of the two harpsichords and one of the two pipe organs, if I remember correctly.

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anotherscott #1677198 05/13/11 07:00 PM
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Thanks for the info!

I'll try out what I can for the price range (hopefully this weekend) to see what feels the best. I appreciate all of the input!!

If there are any other suggestions or thoughts, please feel free to share as well. smile

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alison03 #1679636 05/17/11 06:56 PM
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Hi Alison,
I agree that the bk stands for Black. My research turned up an exact name match but it was for a cash register. smile Obviously not what your looking for.
I did an extensive review of the PX-130 and am in the very beginning stages of reviewing the Casio PX-330 .
First, both get a 4 1/2 star rating from what I've found.
I've read over 30 reviews and found that overall, the "weight of the keys" compares to a piano, not a Steinway, but a piano nonetheless. smile
I didn't see any "huge" differences between the two. Although I only scanned my notes and resources. So I may have missed something and will inform you if I find something that I feel may be important enough to sway you away from it.
I hope this information is helpful and feel free to ask me any questions.
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PianoLessonGirl, any chance you could provide Amazon links without your affiliate ID embedded in there, please?

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PianoLessonGirl, any chance you could provide Amazon links without your affiliate ID embedded in there, please?

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I just did for her. PLG, using the forum for your money making purposes is strictly prohibited.



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Re: Casio PX-330BK vs PX-330 vs PX 130
Ken Knapp #1679780 05/18/11 12:04 AM
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I'm sorry!


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Enjoy the travels on your musical journey.
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