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#683027 - 06/16/01 07:49 AM Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid
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Registered: 06/12/01
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Loc: New York
Hi -

I'm a non-musical mom researching midrange priced ($200-$500) electronic keyboards/portable pianos for my preteen. He loves the piano (we have a "real" one) and after four years of successful lessons appears to be sticking with it. Considering Roland EM25, Yamaha PSR-GX76 and extremely confused. Any suggestions for something suitable for a talented kid?
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#683028 - 06/16/01 02:27 PM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid
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......definately make sure he sticks with the real piano too, but I'd plump for the Yamaha.

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#2603421 - 01/11/17 08:05 PM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: Moira]
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At $500, the Casio PX-160 would be my first choice. After that, you'd look at the Roland FP-30 and the Kawai ES-110 closer to $700.

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#2603423 - 01/11/17 08:09 PM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: Moira]
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You've just responded to a post made 16 years ago. smile
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#2603441 - 01/11/17 09:12 PM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: MacMacMac]
Kawai James Offline
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Originally Posted By MacMacMac
You've just responded to a post made 16 years ago. smile


You can't fault the quality of his advice though. wink
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#2603444 - 01/11/17 09:21 PM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: MacMacMac]
Tom Fort Offline
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I was browsing the forum on a phone while waiting to pick up one of my daughters and apparently brushed the direction arrow next to the "Posted" column, reversing the threads to be shown in reverse chronological order. I didn't notice as the pinned threads were still at the top...

It is mildly amusing to browse through the threads from 2001and 2002 (long before I found the forum) and see many topics similar to current ones.

While you're here, James, any comment on the new ES-110? I was hoping it might have upgraded the sounds a bit, and was wondering how the action might be different.

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#2603451 - 01/11/17 09:44 PM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: Tom Fort]
Kawai James Offline
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Originally Posted By Tom Fort
While you're here, James, any comment on the new ES-110? I was hoping it might have upgraded the sounds a bit, and was wondering how the action might be different.


May I please ask you to raise this query over in the ES110 thread, which I intend to respond to shortly.

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James
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#2603503 - 01/12/17 03:27 AM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: Moira]
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I wonder how the kid is doing, and if he visits this forum. He's about 28 now.

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#2603537 - 01/12/17 07:06 AM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: Moira]
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How does a 16 year old thread resurface?
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#2603539 - 01/12/17 07:12 AM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: Dave Horne]
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and what about a 6-year-old daughter? smile
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#2603557 - 01/12/17 08:55 AM Re: Advise on buying portable keyboard for a kid [Re: Jasper E.]
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My 5.5 year old girl is ok with my PX-150 CASIO. We might pass to an acoustic at some stage. Go for weighted action...

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