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In the past few years I was intrigued by various Kurzweil models but nobody seems to carry them where I am. Not sure if they would need to be special ordered but it would be nice to get to hear and play one in person. Too bad because there are some great sounding features in their product line. Also I would worry about local support if something went wrong.

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Originally Posted by ZoeCalgary
In the past few years I was intrigued by various Kurzweil models but nobody seems to carry them where I am. Not sure if they would need to be special ordered but it would be nice to get to hear and play one in person. Too bad because there are some great sounding features in their product line. Also I would worry about local support if something went wrong.

They used to have a good reputation amongst gigging musicians as being very hardy beasts. Not sure if they still do. If they had a Kawai RHIII action in the Kurzweil Forte, I suspect quite a few would own one.


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Originally Posted by Pete14
Too little too late?

Yamaha is very generous and very quick I guess!


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Compared to Kurzweil, yes!

It was not until recently that Kurzweil stopped using their “award winning” triple strike piano. Yes, this piano won an award; only this was back in the 80s.

Kurzweil just introduced ‘modeled resonances’; Yamaha and Kawai have been implementing this for years.

On top of it, they got rid of the one thing I still liked: the color purple!

So screw you, Kurzweil (not Ray).

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Originally Posted by Pete14
Compared to Kurzweil, yes!

It was not until recently that Kurzweil stopped using their “award winning” triple strike piano. Yes, this piano won an award; only this was back in the 80s.

Kurzweil just introduced ‘modeled resonances’; Yamaha and Kawai have been implementing this for years.

On top of it, they got rid of the one thing I still liked: the color purple!

So screw you, Kurzweil (not Ray).

This is a "workstation". It's not a digital piano, nor a stage piano.

If you look at Yamaha's workstations, e.g. Genos or MOTIF series (and maybe Montage with the new updates), you'll see that Yamaha is at the bottom. AWM2, with only 8 layers and FM. Almost everyone offers better solid workstations. The only superiority one may give to e.g. Montage or Genos are the factory samples.

Yamaha has been unable to fix the portamento issue in sample playback while Korg and Roland and probably KW and any software sampler I've worked with doesn't have this problem.

This shows how much Yamaha takes its products seriously!

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Originally Posted by Pete14
Compared to Kurzweil, yes!

It was not until recently that Kurzweil stopped using their “award winning” triple strike piano. Yes, this piano won an award; only this was back in the 80s.

Kurzweil just introduced ‘modeled resonances’; Yamaha and Kawai have been implementing this for years.

On top of it, they got rid of the one thing I still liked: the color purple!

So screw you, Kurzweil (not Ray).

All this can be solved with an LED light bulb, you can see everything in purple then 😉

Wonder if Bonner will have a Kurzweil available to test. Would be a few hundred miles for me to travel, but could test the Dexibell too.


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Do you know that it was not rain but rather a Kurzweil sitting obliquely by the bathroom that inspired the famous song by the artist formerly known as Prince?

The story goes that “Prince” was in the shower when he caught a glimpse of his recently-delivered purple Kurzweil. The piano sat perpendicularly to the bathroom; the door was open; inspiration struck:

The sound of the falling water from his shower-head merged with the sight of a purple Kurzweil and he sang, “purple rain”. (This is a true story).

So you see, this is why I’m so pissed off at Kurzweil. How dare you!

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Originally Posted by Pete14
Do you know that it was not rain but rather a Kurzweil sitting obliquely by the bathroom that inspired the famous song by the artist formerly known as Prince?

The story goes that “Prince” was in the shower when he caught a glimpse of his recently-delivered purple Kurzweil. The piano sat perpendicularly to the bathroom; the door was open; inspiration struck:

The sound of the falling water from his shower-head merged with the sight of a purple Kurzweil and he sang, “purple rain”. (This is a true story).

So you see, this is why I’m so pissed off at Kurzweil. How dare you!

Bad Kurzweil, how dare they arbitrarily end purple slabs!

Sounds like he had synaesthesia... If so, then had the Kurzweil been Turquoise, the song would be too 😉.


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