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Yamaha Clavinova CLP 645 #2814259
02/12/19 07:57 PM
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Hi. I’m 25 and stopped playing piano a few years ago when I was 19/20. I want to get back to it but also want to get a better quality instrument. I have a Casio Privia px310 which is ok but has plastic keys and sits on a stand that shakes around.

My uncle has the Yamaha clavinova clp 645 which is great has wooden keys and Yamaha cfx and bosendorfer sound built it.

Anyone have this and can give my the go ahead in buying one as I think it will motivate me with practice!


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Re: Yamaha Clavinova CLP 645 [Re: scottgreen94] #2814265
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For the shakiness, you could start with a more robust stand. I used a pair of filing cabinets in my college apartments.

But it won't be long before you get recommendations in a place like this for better gear. You have to try and estimate how serious you are, how much interest you'll have in the coming months.


Beethoven, Bach -> Kawai CA-97 -> Garritan CFX Full -> Neumann Klein and Hummel 310s
Re: Yamaha Clavinova CLP 645 [Re: scottgreen94] #2814268
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Btw if you're looking for better quality sound, I suggest hooking up a computer and trying out some VSTs. Pianoteq offers a pretty great free trial on their website. It's a model-based software. Some people prefer sample-based software, but I'm not sure where to get a decent trial.

The DP upgrade will cost more. If you're looking for better feel and action, that's the route. And it's important. But I think most will tell you that a more efficient way to increase the fidelity of the sound will come from external software and better speakers or headphones.


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Re: Yamaha Clavinova CLP 645 [Re: scottgreen94] #2814283
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Originally Posted by scottgreen94
My uncle has the Yamaha clavinova clp 645 which is great has wooden keys and Yamaha cfx and bosendorfer sound built it.

Anyone have this and can give my the go ahead in buying one as I think it will motivate me with practice!

If you already chosen your favorite, go for it!. You might also have a look at the P-515 with stand, which features the same action and sound at a much more affordable price point.


Yamaha P-515 | Kawai ES100 | Steinberg UR22 | Sony MDR-7506
Re: Yamaha Clavinova CLP 645 [Re: scottgreen94] #2814299
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As long as you're in the market for a piano, don't limit yourself to Yamaha. Give a look at the Kawais and Rolands.
I find that Roland leapt ahead in the early 2010s and Kawai took the lead later on. I think the Kawais now outclass the others.

Your opinion might differ ... but you won't know until you try them.
Spend the time in the shops. Spend LOTS of time.
You'll be spending a bundle and you'll want to be sure you're pleased before you buy.

Re: Yamaha Clavinova CLP 645 [Re: scottgreen94] #2814350
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The CLP645 is a popular choice but like what @MacMacMac said, do explore other brands as well to make comparisons. The CLP645 does have great speakers and the keys are firm. However, its internal sounds pale in comparison to VSTs as @similar mentioned above.


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