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What music stand did you guys used for the RD300NX?
Are they all designed to fit all keyboards?

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Originally Posted by MalexMag
What music stand did you guys used for the RD300NX?
Are they all designed to fit all keyboards?

You really can use any keyboard stand preferably a double brace stand (if using an X style stand) or a table style stand. I like using table style stands to free my knees from hitting the stand. I use the a K&M table style stand. It's really your choice.


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Originally Posted by Rhodie73
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What music stand did you guys used for the RD300NX?
Are they all designed to fit all keyboards?

You really can use any keyboard stand preferably a double brace stand (if using an X style stand) or a table style stand. I like using table style stands to free my knees from hitting the stand. I use the a K&M table style stand. It's really your choice.


I'm talking about music stand not keyboard stand. The RD300NX does not come with a music stand for scores, etc.

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What music stand did you guys used for the RD300NX?
Are they all designed to fit all keyboards?

You really can use any keyboard stand preferably a double brace stand (if using an X style stand) or a table style stand. I like using table style stands to free my knees from hitting the stand. I use the a K&M table style stand. It's really your choice.


I'm talking about music stand not keyboard stand. The RD300NX does not come with a music stand for scores, etc.


You can use a standard sheet music holder that you place behind the keyboard or what I do: use a K&M 18950 table style stand with a K&M 18818 sheet music holder. The 18818 is a newer replacement to an older version that I use currently. The newer 18818 doesn't seem to be immediately available yet however.


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You traveling with this or staying put?
Nothing nicer than a good old fashioned school grade Manhasett music stand with a clip on light... incandescent or LED bulb, your pick.

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Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
You traveling with this or staying put?


It would be for staying put. I'm wondering if the Roland RD300NX would come with holes to put a music stand directly in them instead of having a portable music stand. I would prefer not having a portable music stand.

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Originally Posted by MalexMag
It would be for staying put. I'm wondering if the Roland RD300NX would come with holes to put a music stand directly in them instead of having a portable music stand. I would prefer not having a portable music stand.


I don't believe the RD models are designed to allow a music rest to be mounted.

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Originally Posted by Kawai James
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It would be for staying put. I'm wondering if the Roland RD300NX would come with holes to put a music stand directly in them instead of having a portable music stand. I would prefer not having a portable music stand.


I don't believe the RD models are designed to allow a music rest to be mounted.

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James is correct.

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Thanks for the help - Wish it was designed for that - Will just go with a regular music stand.

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Hi Elmer, thanks for your excellent review and i agree in choose the Kawai ES8 by a long shot for that bunch, but i prefer the ES7 key action over the ES8, cause, RHIII has an unnatural ultra quick key return even higher than the real acoustic grand piano, more like as a springy unweighted or semiweighted keyboard key action. Regards!.

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Originally Posted by Fer De Armas
i agree in choose the Kawai ES8 by a long shot for that bunch, but i prefer the ES7 key action over the ES8, cause, RHIII has an unnatural ultra quick key return even higher than the real acoustic grand piano, more like as a springy unweighted or semiweighted keyboard key action. I own an MP7 and am therefore already familiar with the RHII keyboard action.


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i agree in choose the Kawai ES8 by a long shot for that bunch, but i prefer the ES7 key action over the ES8, cause, RHIII has an unnatural ultra quick key return even higher than the real acoustic grand piano, more like as a springy unweighted or semiweighted keyboard key action. I own an MP7 and am therefore already familiar with the RHII keyboard action.


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Funny how you and I have to keep doing that. grin

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Originally Posted by ElmerJFudd
Just on actions and feel while playing their base piano sound I like them in this order top to bottom.

Kawai ES8 by a long shot. This is a very good compact action in a slab digital piano. Nice feeling keys. Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) Action with Let-Off. Nice feeling on trills and quickly repeated notes.

P-115 Graded hammer standard (GHS) keyboard, matte finish on black keys.

Casio PX-5S - different than the P-115 and the GHS is a little better, but the key finish on the Casio is a nice touch on a quite playable and quick action.

ES-100 - very plasticy feel to the keys and a little sluggish to me on note repeat, particularly when compared to the ES8.

I might place this at tie or above the ES-100. Tough call.
P-45 Graded hammer standard (GHS) keyboard.

Roland DS-88 - (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement) action has a very shallow drop and takes some getting used to from the others and from acoustic grand actions. But the key path is nice and stable, I've played some upright pianos that feel this way (shallow drop). Key finish is nice. The RD-300NX has an Ivory Feel G - the official spec does not mention escapement. Maybe Jay can answer if these are identical. I'll say this though, definitely a more stable feeling keybed than the SV-1 IMHO.

These last two are tough. I definitely did not immediately dig the short drop of the Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement. But the keys on the CGP-700 are eh.

CGP-700 - not the same key finish as the PX-5S, a little wobbly feel to the keys, more so than the 5S for some reason - as I believe all the Casios use essentially the same action. This was mounted flat, the 5S was at a tilt toward me on wall mounts - not sure if that's a factor. Other Casio's use a strange groove in the plastic to make it feel more wood like, I am not sure I care for it or not. I'd have to get used to it.


At the shop again today on all the usual suspects plus a few consoles. It's funny with the Privia actions. They should really all feel the same. But I'll tell you - what the Casio action is bolted to makes a difference. For example the Casio action in the PX-860 just feels less wobbly or sturdier than when it's installed in the CGP-700 or PX-5S. Also, the ivory and ebony feel is a little inconsistent from Privia to Privia. The texture is the same, but there is variety key to key. Not drastic or anything, but it did make me feel like they weren't using the same key top on some models. But I think they are?

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