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Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: EDSDDS] #2700966
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Are you sure you want that bundle? Can you buy the piano for less, without bench/headphones/pedal?
Originally Posted by EDSDDS
Once again thanks for the great input. Here is the link to the bundle I was speaking about. https://www.kraftmusic.com/casio-privia-px-160-digital-piano-black-home-essentials-bundle.html
I ask because that bench is crap. That pedal is uber-crap (as has already been noted). And the headphones might be crap.
If you can buy the piano alone, spend the difference on a better pedal, a better bench, and better phones.

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Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: dmd] #2701016
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Originally Posted by dmd
[quote=terminaldegree].......As far as getting the 3-pedal unit ....

As was stated ... you will probably never use anything except the sustain pedal so there is no real need for a 3-pedal unit.

It may look nicer but I found (with my ES8) that the 3-pedal unit that attaches to the furniture stand can put the pedal at distance that you are not comfortable with.

I would just get the single sustain pedal and you can put it wherever you like.


Enjoy





While these are all good points, the counterargument is that a single pedal unit tends to slide around on the floor. Unfortunately, there's no one perfect answer for all.


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Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: EDSDDS] #2701035
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Hi Newbert.

Speaking of the Kawai ES8 triple pedal (F-301) furniture unit, take a close look at this video:

https://youtu.be/4wuFM-YcGHo

You'll see that it is perfectly possible to drill 2 new holes on each side of the pedals box, so the two pillars attach in a more forward position thus moving the pedals themselves further away from your feet !!

Great and very simple mod to make the use of the triple pedals much more comfortable. Particularly to guys with longer legs.

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Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: newbert] #2701037
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Originally Posted by newbert
While these are all good points, the counterargument is that a single pedal unit tends to slide around on the floor.


And ... it absolutely will do that.

I put something behind it so it does not move. Problem solved.


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Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: Vadesriux] #2701038
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Originally Posted by Vadesriux
Hi Newbert.

Speaking of the Kawai ES8 triple pedal (F-301) furniture unit, take a close look at this video:

https://youtu.be/4wuFM-YcGHo

You'll see that it is perfectly possible to drill 2 new holes on each side of the pedals box, so the two pillars attach in a more forward position thus moving the pedals themselves further away from your feet !!

Great and very simple mod to make the use of the triple pedals much more comfortable. Particularly to guys with longer legs.


This does look possible.

I might try it since my 3-pedal unit just lays in the garage with no apparent use.

I am not particularly handy with that sort of thing so if I can do it .... anyone can.


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Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: EDSDDS] #2701053
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Hi Dmd

Start drilling with a thin drill and only afterwards with a drill with the right size (thickness).
This way you wont shatter the wood black vinyl coating when making the holes.
Good luck!


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Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: EDSDDS] #2701070
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Yeah, well, what's missing from this thread is passion. How much are you willing to spend? How much do you care about the nascent family situation?

I could recommend all sorts of super serious boards -- digital or otherwise -- but a bit more life context would help.

Me? I always go big smile

So far, so good ...

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Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: MacMacMac] #2701078
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[quote
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Are you sure you want that bundle? Can you buy the piano for less, without bench/headphones/pedal?
Originally Posted by EDSDDS
Once again thanks for the great input. Here is the link to the bundle I was speaking about. https://www.kraftmusic.com/casio-privia-px-160-digital-piano-black-home-essentials-bundle.html
I ask because that bench is crap. That pedal is uber-crap (as has already been noted). And the headphones might be crap.
If you can buy the piano alone, spend the difference on a better pedal, a better bench, and better phones.



Not really I have searched everywhere and the piano alone is the same price. I agree on upgrading the pedal and bench and stand but if ts basically free to start why not.

Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: EDSDDS] #2701082
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https://8thstreet.com/Search?q=casio+px160

18% off with their current coupon. ~$410 with the furniture stand, $450 if you want the triple pedal bar. You can ask other retailers to match the price if you prefer ordering elsewhere. Zzounds has matched 8thstreet for me in the past.

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Amazon may be cheaper depending on the shipping charge from 8thstreet

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077QHYVTK/

Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: kickthetiger] #2701171
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Originally Posted by kickthetiger
https://8thstreet.com/Search?q=casio+px160

18% off with their current coupon. ~$410 with the furniture stand, $450 if you want the triple pedal bar. You can ask other retailers to match the price if you prefer ordering elsewhere. Zzounds has matched 8thstreet for me in the past.



Wow thanks for the heads up. Never even heard of 8thstreet. I have been living in the MF/GC world too long

Re: New guy here seeking digitial piano advice [Re: EDSDDS] #2701218
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Originally Posted by EDSDDS
Originally Posted by kickthetiger
https://8thstreet.com/Search?q=casio+px160

18% off with their current coupon. ~$410 with the furniture stand, $450 if you want the triple pedal bar. You can ask other retailers to match the price if you prefer ordering elsewhere. Zzounds has matched 8thstreet for me in the past.



Wow thanks for the heads up. Never even heard of 8thstreet. I have been living in the MF/GC world too long

Putting in a plug for Zzounds - they've matched prices for me several times, they ship quickly, and they handled a return hassle-free. Note: I've never had success using their online price-matching process - always via a phone call.

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