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elec piano - action lighter than P115? #2936654 01/21/20 10:36 AM
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Hi PW folks, appreciate any input in advance. This Q is for players that might have experience with multiple different weighted pianos.

I ended up with a Yamaha P115 which I've been working out on for 3-4 years now. I love the thing but being 63 and never having had big arms/hands (more of the Jimmy Page variety) I'm finding that I'm getting fast enough where the action of the P115 is impeding me, evidently a little too "heavy". I don't think I'll ever be able to overcome the sort of effort the action needs so I'm looking for something comparable with just a little less weight to the keys, or adjustable weight, if there is such a thing. I'm open to a price range increase if needed (hopefully within $500) but I'm not looking for a spaceship, still just a basic piano/organ with a few good effects would do it. Can anyone recommend? Also, would hammer vs. graded weight make any particular diff in this choice? best, MJ Phoenix

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Re: elec piano - action lighter than P115? [Re: MusicJack101] #2936661 01/21/20 10:46 AM
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Hello, and welcome to Piano World!

There is a sub-forum here primarily for digital pianos. Maybe you could post your question there.

Also, if you think the action of the P115 is too heavy, why not go to Guitar Center, or another similar music store, and try all the demos.

Chances are, to get a really nice key action on a digital piano, you may need to increase your budget, perhaps. Maybe try some of the better digitals with the real wood key actions, and see what you think.

Oh, and I've had many comments from my YouTube music videos that say I look like Jimmy Page. I didn't know who Jimmy Page was until I Google his name. By-the-way, I wrote a song entitled "Google my name if you want to know who I am". Thought it would be a big hit, but I guess not. smile

Good luck!


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Re: elec piano - action lighter than P115? [Re: MusicJack101] #2936678 01/21/20 11:08 AM
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HI MJ - I live in Phoenix as well. In addition to Guitar Center, you should definitely visit Stillwell Pianos in Tempe (they carry new Casio digitals) and AZ Piano in Phoenix (new Kawai digitals and some used of other brands).

You should also consider posting your question again on the PW Digital Piano forum ....


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