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So I went to shop today just to try what is there and ended with CL-36 in the trunk as replacement for my DGX640. It does not have many functions but honestly, 99% of the time I just press the ON button and play. Dealer gave me discount 100€ and I believe for 800€ I won't buy anything better with perfect action and piano sound. I was considering P155 as well, but it would be about 1200€ with stand and proper pedal.
There is just one thing I don't like on CL-36 which is position of pedals. They are just too close to me when compared to other DP I tried (YDP 181 for example) or any acoustic. I believe it's caused by "compact design thing". Do you think it's possible to just remove the bottom part completely and replace it with single Kawai sustain pedal ?
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jarosujo, I would not recommend removing the bottom pedal board from the CL36 as this also adds structural stability to the instrument.

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Originally Posted by Kawai James
jarosujo, I would not recommend removing the bottom pedal board from the CL36 as this also adds structural stability to the instrument.


Sound advice!

So have you considered chopping three or four inches off your feet instead?

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From memory, I think the stand is made from two upright boards that are connected by a wide panel. the pedals are connected to the bottom of the panel.

I'd think if it is really a problem you could remove the panel, add in some wood spacers, maybe 3 inches or so think then re-attach the panel with some really long screws.

That said. I bet you get used to the new DP very quickly. I'd play the new DP for 8 weeks or more before making a change. I bet you will not need to.

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I will keep it as it is for now, most likely I will get used to it after some time. If not I will consider some adjustment. Pedal board is attached to metal L shape brackets which are on legs so best solution would be to move these brackets backwards if possible.


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I bought a CL-35 a couple of years ago for one of my granddaughters and the only thing which I found disconcerting was that to achieve a comfortable peddling position I had to sit too far from the piano, I had to reach for the keyboard. Casio Privia on the other hand is OK, the ideal compact piano would be the body of a Priva PX-7xx with the keyboard of the CL-35.

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I bought a CL-35 a couple of years ago for one of my granddaughters and the only thing which I found disconcerting was that to achieve a comfortable peddling position I had to sit too far from the piano, I had to reach for the keyboard.


Exactly my problem. However, I moved side metal brackets, which are connecting pedal board to legs, "1 hole" to the back and now it's much better. There are only 2 bolts used on each side now, but it's stable and works fine. Enjoying CL36 every day more and more grin


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OT: Another problem to be aware of with, possibly all, compact pianos is that to get a piece of sheet music to lie flat on the music stand the piano has to stand away from any wall which it may be standing by this negates the advantage of the shallower depth.

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