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Uh oh. I think I bought the wrong keyboard.
#2161806 10/04/13 03:44 PM
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I ended up buying a px750 and now I want the px350. The 750 just doesn't do it for me. I want all the sounds. I hate to critique but the stand isn't as sturdy as I would like and I have a two year old. I'm worried about her tipping it over. Should I exchange it? I knew I should have gotten the px350. On a positive note I love the keyboard action and the piano tones! I know now that it is the same as the px350. They are gonna hate me at GC!


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If you are unhappy and can still exchange it, do it. Don't worry about who hates you.

If you don't, it will be YOU who hates you.


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The "other sounds" are fairly generic. You should give it a listen at the store first. Though I'm the same way, I don't blame you!

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Yes, if you're not happy with your purchase, return to the store and ask if it can swapped for the PX-350.

Best of luck!

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Why not get the 780? That`s the same as the 350 but with a decent stand. And then you can give us your opinions. I`m quite interested in that myself . . . . (anybody know what "generic" means?)


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Thanks guys! I have 60 days to decide but I'm sure it won't take more than a few days.


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Originally Posted by peterws
(anybody know what "generic" means?)


Generic (adj.)

1. Relating to or descriptive of an entire group or class; general. See Synonyms at general.
2. Biology Of or relating to a genus.
3.
a. Not having a brand name: generic soap.
b. Of or being a drug sold under or identified by its official nonproprietary or chemical name.
4. Grammar Specifying neither masculine nor feminine gender: generic nouns like waitperson and executive.
n.
1. A product or substance sold under or identified by a generic name.
2. A wine that is a blend of several grape varieties and does not carry the name of any specific grape.

Usually people use the word generic to describe something common, plain, or basic/lacking individuality.

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jazzyclassical #2161920 10/04/13 09:29 PM
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As to the stand issue, you could add wall straps that prevent tall bookcases from tipping over.


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As to the stand issue, you could add wall straps that prevent tall bookcases from tipping over.


That is the way to go, IMHO.

Also, keep in mind that many keyboard stands designed for slab boards are not necessarily any more acceptable in terms of center of gravity and resistance to tip-over...if a little one makes a determined effort to grab for, and put their weight on the front edge of the board.




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350 is better than 750 since 750 is the same as 150.
350 also sounds better due to extra twitters.

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As to the stand issue, you could add wall straps that prevent tall bookcases from tipping over.


That is the way to go, IMHO.

Also, keep in mind that many keyboard stands designed for slab boards are not necessarily any more acceptable in terms of center of gravity and resistance to tip-over...if a little one makes a determined effort to grab for, and put their weight on the front edge of the board.




Very true


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Originally Posted by helloworld1
350 is better than 750 since 750 is the same as 150.
350 also sounds better due to extra twitters.

That's what I thought. I think I'm going for the 350.


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Originally Posted by doremi
As to the stand issue, you could add wall straps that prevent tall bookcases from tipping over.


That is the way to go, IMHO.

Also, keep in mind that many keyboard stands designed for slab boards are not necessarily any more acceptable in terms of center of gravity and resistance to tip-over...if a little one makes a determined effort to grab for, and put their weight on the front edge of the board.



Is there a stand that the px350 could go on other than the casio stand that is more stable than an x stand? I have an extra one and would be putting on that for now.


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You can try Z shapped stands. They are much more stable than X stands. The only bad thing about using 3rd party stands is that you can not do half pedalling on a standard cable connected pedal.

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You can try Z shapped stands. They are much more stable than X stands. The only bad thing about using 3rd party stands is that you can not do half pedalling on a standard cable connected pedal.


The PX-350 triple pedal is mounted on a molded plastic bar, that's as long as the width of the piano. It's not hard to tie it (or clamp it) to _any_ stand -- X, Z, or four-legged.

Like this rugged, 4-legged stand:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/On-Stage-Stands-Pro-Platform-Keyboard-Stand-107236093-i1142020.gc

I agree with a previous post -- if I had a 3-year-old, I'd tie the piano to the wall with a tether.

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Speaking of all these Casio models, can anyone comment on slab PX-350 vs PX-850 slim cabinet? Does the 850 actually sound notably better, or is it all fluffy marketing-speak? I know the tech specs, but have never seen the PX-850/AP-650 anywhere.

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For extreme stability with a three year old around. I have an adjustable fold up plastic table with steel legs from wally world. The adjustment on the legs works out great for me. The top of my keys are at 27 inches.


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Well I did an even exchange at guitar center. They were super cool about it I was relatively painless. I did already have an x type stand but I'm definitely going to have to buy something sturdier. I'm so excited with my new keyboard. I do miss the look of the px 750 but I'm glad I have all the features and portability. Tbh I ended up liking the cabinet of the px750. It ended up feeling very sturdy to me. However I just wanted all the features of the 350 in the end.


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"Uh oh. I think I bought the wrong keyboard."

Me too sometimes.


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