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Re: Casio GP-500 - New owner impressions
Learux #2897941 10/07/19 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Learux
The 300 and 500 are glossy.

Even if you bought the 300 you still got a great piano for a great price.


https://www.casio.com/products/electronic-musical-instruments/console-pianos/gp-500bp

https://www.casio.com/products/electronic-musical-instruments/console-pianos/gp-300

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-USNIurZ0pM

Only the 500 is glossy.

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westland #2898151 10/08/19 07:10 AM
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I wonder, is it difficult to assemble ? 

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Its not, I did it with my 12 year old son. While you could do it alone its much easier with a helper.

Its very heavy so assemble it close to where you want it.

My mistake I thought the 300 was glossy as well


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Re: Casio GP-500 - New owner impressions
westland #2898280 10/08/19 01:55 PM
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I'm sure I seen a video on YouTube showing how to assemble it. I think lifting the main keyboard section into place will the most difficult part!

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Yep, for that part you need a helper or two?


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+1, please don't try to lift the main body part of the instrument onto the stand yourself - it's definitely a two person job.

Best of luck!

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CoJac #2898430 10/09/19 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by CoJac
I'm sure I seen a video on YouTube showing how to assemble it. I think lifting the main keyboard section into place will the most difficult part!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaJsXNim_R0

I guess it's this one. It looks pretty easy, just need strength to carry the keyboard section. xD

Thanks for the advices, I'm pretty excited ! 

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Originally Posted by Kawai James
+1, please don't try to lift the main body part of the instrument onto the stand yourself - it's definitely a two person job.

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westland #2898607 10/09/19 11:05 AM
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I just watched that assembly video and it doesn't show something that might be important to know about putting that thing together.

It goes together pretty much exactly the same way as my Casio AP-650, and when I was putting that together I found out the hard way that there are two little pins that stick out about an inch from the bottom of the main unit (the piano part). These pins go into a slot on each side of the stand part when you put the piano onto it and the you screw the bolts into it to hold the thing together.

But not knowing that those pins are on the bottom of the piano unit, if you take that part out of the box and set it on the floor you'll push those pins up inside of the unit. So you either need to put something on the floor to hold it up off of the floor at least a couple of inches when you take it out of the box or take it out of the box and set it directly onto the stand, otherwise you'll push those pins back.

I pushed one of those pins up when I was putting my AP-650 together. It didn't seem to matter, ultimately, since I just pulled it back down again and everything worked as it should. But not knowing exactly what is behind those pins on the inside of the piano I wouldn't want to take any chance of that happening again.

I don't know for sure if the GP models have those same pins on the bottom of the piano part but since the rest of it looks pretty much the same as my piano I wouldn't be surprised if it did. So look for those pins when you pull that part out of the box and be sure not to push them back up inside of the unit if they are there.

I don't know why this isn't pointed out in the assembly part of the user manual, but it isn't.


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westland #2899046 10/10/19 03:36 PM
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Hello owners of one of the Grand Hybrid Casio digital pianos,

For those who have one of the Casio Grand Hybrid pianos (GP-500, GP-400, GP-300, GP-510, GP-310):
---Did you check the firmware version of your Casio piano when you received it?
---At one time or another after buying your Casio piano, did you update the firmware for the version of the Casio Grand Hybrid piano that you have?
---How did you do this upgrade?
---From where did you download the latest firmware version for the Casio piano that you have?
Thanks for your feedback on this matter.

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MikePianoLover #2899126 10/10/19 10:13 PM
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Don't think it's available. I can't find any updated firmware anywhere. I've looked

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As far as I know there has been no firmware updates released for the GP series.


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westland #2899657 10/13/19 02:02 AM
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Hello,

I got my GP-500, but I had few problems assembling it.

- First, I had to drill two holes in the backpanel in order to fit with the side panels.
- There is no screw to support the crosspiece. So, when I press the pedal, the crosspiece moves a little. How can I replace this ?

Thanks ! :)

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Is the screw that's supposed to go there missing? I can't remember if it was pre-installed on the crossbar when I got my AP-650 or if the screw was in a bag along with the other screws and bolts to put the rest of the unit together, but there has to be a screw there that reaches to the floor like an extra foot so that crossbar won't flex and possibly break when you push the pedal down.

It looks like of like this:

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After putting the unit in place where you're going to use it, screw that foot down so it meets the floor. Re-check the packaging that the unit came in to see if you missed finding it when you put it together. If it's really not there I would take steps to get a screw for it.


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Coline #2899662 10/13/19 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Coline
Hello,

I got my GP-500, but I had few problems assembling it.

- First, I had to drill two holes in the backpanel in order to fit with the side panels.
- There is no screw to support the crosspiece. So, when I press the pedal, the crosspiece moves a little. How can I replace this ?

Thanks ! :)


I use playing cards under the pedal block on my DP.
I have the screw under the pedal and I add a pack of playing cards under the una corda. They are so thin that it is very easy to adjust.
If you don't ave the screw, you will be ok with 2 packs of cards.

Re: Casio GP-500 - New owner impressions
stamkorg #2899664 10/13/19 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by FrankCox
Is the screw that's supposed to go there missing? .


Yes, It's this screw that's missing. Do you know the diameter and the length ? I think I can replace it with a screw and a 3D print or a wooden wedge (or both).

Originally Posted by stamkorg
I use playing cards under the pedal block on my DP.
I have the screw under the pedal and I add a pack of playing cards under the una corda. They are so thin that it is very easy to adjust.
If you don't ave the screw, you will be ok with 2 packs of cards.


Playing cards. xD
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You're a kind of engineer, aren't you ? :p
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll use that for the moment.

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westland #2899666 10/13/19 04:16 AM
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You could always go back to where you bought it from. They may be able to source the correct part direct from casio.

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Originally Posted by CoJac
You could always go back to where you bought it from. They may be able to source the correct part direct from casio.


Yes, of course, but it will take forever to get a simple screw, I guess. laugh
I think I can manage the problem but I like to have advices from more experienced people than me. smile

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So this is a NEW piano? With a missing part?
Then definitely get the store to provide a replacement. You are OWED that.
The pack of cards might be a suitable temporary mitigation. But please don't live with less than what you're owed.

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MacMacMac #2899687 10/13/19 07:07 AM
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So this is a NEW piano? With a missing part?
Then definitely get the store to provide a replacement. You are OWED that.
The pack of cards might be a suitable temporary mitigation. But please don't live with less than what you're owed.

Also, when you jury-rig anything, it can put the warranty at risk. As MacMacMac says, do what you have to do now, but call the story and have them order and mail the proper screw to you, however long that takes.


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