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Just joined forum lots of good info.

Played piano as a child for 6 years up to 15 years old, didn't touch a piano for over 30 years.

Bought myself a Casio PX-870 and played on it for 4 month. Amazing what a $1000 can buy.

Now looking to upgrade to some better key action. Naturally a Casio GP-3 or 400 comes to mind.


How is the Yamaha CLP645 compared to the Casio action.

Benefit of buying Yamaha is that I get a year to trade in the instrument and put full purchase price towards a new U1. That is if I still enjoy it as much as I do now.


Any other brands I should consider in the $3-4k price range?

Thanks for your time.


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Learux;

Welcome to Piano World!

If your main interest at the moment is in a digital piano, then you might find more responses in the Digital Forum.

Go to the bottom of the screen and click on the 'Hop To' menu to find the "Digital Pianos - Synths and Keyboards" forum.

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See if you can find a Hailun HU5. I saw one at Piano Works in Atlanta and was impressed. It is a little above that price range though.


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My bad for posting in the wrong forum. Can I copy paste and repost or is that frowned upon


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Originally Posted by Learux
My bad for posting in the wrong forum. Can I copy paste and repost or is that frowned upon
Just copy your original post and repost it in the other forum. Folks will understand, and you'll get a better repsonse..


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A moderator could move it but for some reason you almost never see it done here.

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I would suggest to take a look also at Kawai CA58/78 or 98, depending on the budget.

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Originally Posted by Learux
Just joined forum lots of good info.

Played piano as a child for 6 years up to 15 years old, didn't touch a piano for over 30 years.

Bought myself a Casio PX-870 and played on it for 4 month. Amazing what a $1000 can buy.

Now looking to upgrade to some better key action. Naturally a Casio GP-3 or 400 comes to mind.


How is the Yamaha CLP645 compared to the Casio action.

Benefit of buying Yamaha is that I get a year to trade in the instrument and put full purchase price towards a new U1. That is if I still enjoy it as much as I do now.


Any other brands I should consider in the $3-4k price range?

Thanks for your time.


In that price range, the best action/$ is found in the Kawai models (CA series/CS series). Yamaha actions are good in the Avant Grand series but not comparable to Kawai actions in your price range.
Another thing to consider is the Roland LX7/LX17. These pianos are different in that they use piano modelling to product the sound. Briefly: all other manufacturers you're looking at use piano sampling: the use of microphones and recording equipment and then post processing to create the sound. The modelling of the grand piano uses mathematical algorithms to model all the various characteristics of a Grand Piano. The upshot is that modeled pianos have a greater dynamic response/control over the sound. These days, the tone of the modeled pianos is getting better and comparable with sampled pianos, so you might also want to test the Roland pianos. Roland uses one action for many of its models: the PHA50 action. This action almost competes with Kawai's Grand Feel 1 action (close enough) and many like it (although equally many prefer the Kawai).

I would try all the models in your local store because action, sound etc have subjective aspects we can't decide for you: i.e., will you like the tone of the sampled piano? One thing is sample quality, another is tone. Also, how the responsive the piano feels (the connection between the sampled piano and the action) differs between models. That's something you'll feel only when you try.


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