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Re: Casio PX-130 Upgrade?
Muskellunge #3027711 09/22/20 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffcat
Casio has the small pivot, that's its only shortcoming.

If it had a bigger pivot, there'd be pretty much nothing to complain about.

I own a Casio PX870 and I agree 100% with Jeffcat.
I'll disgaree. The PX-130 action was not as good as your PX870

I don’t doubt that. I’m just saying the short pivot length on the 870 is it’s only downfall. It sounds very good. I really like the key texture. Nice compact design. But... the short pivot length is an issue for me. I don’t like it.
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I have no issue with the pivot length of my PX-870. It doesn't affect my playing in the least, even though I suffer from advanced arthritis in my fingers, as well as permanent nerve damage to both hands. (from a serious injury years ago)

Truth be told, I cannot think of anything negative to say about this instrument.

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Re: Casio PX-130 Upgrade?
JoeT #3027712 09/22/20 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeT
"Upgrade" means getting an acoustic piano. Or go the Avant Grand or Novus route.

Replacing one folded action with another is not an upgrade, it's a sidegrade.
Once again, you can't be serious!

Re: Casio PX-130 Upgrade?
JoeT #3027727 09/22/20 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeT
Replacing one folded action with another is not an upgrade, it's a sidegrade.

Bold but I agree to some extent.
I have an old Roland FP-4 that I want to upgrade from and got excited to checkout the Kawai CA79: the action does feel better (+quality of the whole digital piano) but I was disappointed that it feels still very much like a digital piano action. So to me the 3k€ upgrade wasn't worth it.

It's a personal feeling, that's why I am personally more excited about hybrids, which are extremely expensive but there I do feel the upgrade on the action (I am still battling between real acoustic or a hybrid though).

Originally Posted by Javaslinger
I'm a beginner just learning, but I'm hooked.

That is a factor to take into account, perhaps after some time of practicing you'll get a better sense of what you want/like for a piano action 🙂.


I post piano stuff on my instagram page --> https://www.instagram.com/marchelune smile
I own an old Roland FP-4, looking for a hybrid piano to upgrade to!

Current work: Beethoven's Sonata No. 17 (Der Sturm) Mv. III.
Re: Casio PX-130 Upgrade?
Marchelune #3027734 09/22/20 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Marchelune
Originally Posted by JoeT
Replacing one folded action with another is not an upgrade, it's a sidegrade.

Bold but I agree to some extent.
I have an old Roland FP-4 that I want to upgrade from and got excited to checkout the Kawai CA79: the action does feel better (+quality of the whole digital piano) but I was disappointed that it feels still very much like a digital piano action. So to me the 3k€ upgrade wasn't worth it.

Exactly. The pivot might be longer, there might be some wood built into it somewhere, and the build quality might feel notch higher, but in the end, it's just another folded hammer action with all its straining disadvantages, including fake escapement and no damper weights.

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It's a personal feeling, that's why I am personally more excited about hybrids, which are extremely expensive but there I do feel the upgrade on the action (I am still battling between real acoustic or a hybrid though).

An acoustic piano with a silent option is equivalent to a hybrid digital piano. That's the route most piano beginners taking classical lessons actually go.


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