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Best digital piano for Piano Bar #2799451
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Hi everyone,

I am looking for a digital piano to play essentially jazz music in restaurants or outside in the city. I feel that the Yamaha cp4 may be a good choice.
Do you have better suggestion for a piano with realistic piano sound and good feel.

Also I wonder about the wooden keys. Is it a good choice for playing outside, for example I fear that if I play outside with light rainy weather, the wooden keys may be damage whereas plastic keys may be more robust. Do you have any advice or experience on it?

Thanks a lot for your help

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Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: JeromePiano] #2799485
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This forum is for acoustic pianos. The one above it on the master list is for digital, you'll find far more expert advice there.


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Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: JeromePiano] #2799486
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Consider the Kawai MP8se. The 11se would be too heavy and $1000 more.


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Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: JeromePiano] #2799501
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Originally Posted by IosPlayer
Consider the Kawai MP8se. The 11se would be too heavy and $1000 more.


I think you probably mean the MP7SE?

Originally Posted by JeromePiano
Also I wonder about the wooden keys. Is it a good choice for playing outside, for example I fear that if I play outside with light rainy weather, the wooden keys may be damage whereas plastic keys may be more robust. Do you have any advice or experience on it?


I wouldn't worry too much about wooden keys. If it rains or spills on your DP. The keys will be the least of your worries. No one selection plastic key actions for water resistance purposes.


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Thank you for your information I will have a look at the Kawai

Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: Gombessa] #2799762
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Originally Posted by JeromePiano
Also I wonder about the wooden keys. Is it a good choice for playing outside, for example I fear that if I play outside with light rainy weather, the wooden keys may be damage whereas plastic keys may be more robust. Do you have any advice or experience on it?


The rain is not going to make a choice between falling on the plastic keys and not falling on the space between them. Get water into the action and you're in trouble.

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Thanks a lot for your answers,
concerning the rain, I wonder about it because it happen from time to time that I have to play outside with slightly rainy condition.
I have a Yamaha P140 and I never had any trouble after playing under humid conditions.
But I was thinking that if there is wood inside it may be more critical.

I also wonder about aging. Does this wooden keybord stay in good conditions after years of use?

Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: JeromePiano] #2799810
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Originally Posted by JeromePiano
Thanks a lot for your answers,
concerning the rain, I wonder about it because it happen from time to time that I have to play outside with slightly rainy condition.
I have a Yamaha P140 and I never had any trouble after playing under humid conditions.
But I was thinking that if there is wood inside it may be more critical.

I also wonder about aging. Does this wooden keybord stay in good conditions after years of use?


I don't think it's a question of whether there is wood in the keys or keybed; it's just as much a concern of water getting into the electronics. Most (?) digital pianos, to my knowledge, are not waterproofed.

As far as keyboards constructed with wooden parts are concerned, acoustic pianos can play for decades with regular maintenance, so I don't think that that should be a concern.

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Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: JeromePiano] #2799942
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The new Roland digital particularly the LX series have good modelling sound and good action for a digital.
I see with a business establishment keeping up with the looks is important so the Roland digital grand can be a good choice even the LX700 have better speakers.
The Yamaha CLP-695 wasn't as good in sound and action but can be considered if you can find it cheaper by a margin, since technology can be obsolete in a short while anyway, the avantgrand of Yamaha and V-piano of Roland is too expensive and too heavy to move for a business establishment anyway.
Then there is the Kawai DP-1 and CP-1 that can be good but I have not as much experience to comment on.

Just look at what sort of deal you can get with ease in your region, you can't make too much mistakes as digital pianos are pretty competitive these days.

Add: I see you wanted to play outdoor as well, then the Casio PX-5S or Roland RD series can be good for stage piano purpose, but certainly not the image I tend to see for a Piano bar though.

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Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: JeromePiano] #2800710
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I really like the CP 4 - it's action is very good.




Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: JeromePiano] #2801020
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The Roland LX 17 is a very nice digital piano .We have one and
are happy with .It is however made of wood and looks like
a small accoustic piano.
Perhaps there is a digital which comes with a shelter .
I agree with Bruce playing in the rain could be dangerous.
You could end up doing The Ritual Fire Dance !
No one here wants that for you .

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Re: Best digital piano for Piano Bar [Re: JeromePiano] #2814783
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Thanks for all your answers.
I have tried many digital pianos, especially the Yamaha cp4, Roland RD 2000, Kawai ES8.
And finally I recently tried the new Yamaha stage piano, the cp88.
It really looks to be the best for me. The piano sound is just fantastic and the keyboard action is by far the best one I have tested.

With respect to the cp4 or RD2000, the only drawback is that the number of sounds is limited. But each sound of the cp88 is very nicely elaborated. And for live musics, having piano, electric piano, organ, strings and a few synth sounds is very good.

I don't know if some of you have teste the cp88 and had the same impression. To me it feels like a very nice stage piano.


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