2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments.
Over 100,000 members from around the world.
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
Who's Online Now
39 members (Boboulus, cygnusdei, Dave Horne, beeboss, Ben_NZ, choppin, Animisha, CraiginNZ, 8 invisible), 889 guests, and 402 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
#2661888 07/16/17 04:45 PM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
dobro Offline OP
1000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
I am planning on getting a full size to replace my hand me down 61 key and I've found these as well as the Alesis Coda Pro for all the same price new. I know more is better but I'm stretching on budget and passing on the Alesis recital. Can anybody help me on the choice? I care more about action as I just want a piano sound. Thanks, mark

Last edited by carolinakeys; 07/16/17 04:47 PM.

Alesis Coda Pro
PianoVideoLessons.com Currently unit 4
Faber All In One -Level 2
Grateful Dead fan since 1987
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,965
S
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
S
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,965
PX150 has a better action.

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
dobro Offline OP
1000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
The ad is pulled on the 150 now. No longer carry it. I'm down to the CDP 130 and Coda Pro now.


Alesis Coda Pro
PianoVideoLessons.com Currently unit 4
Faber All In One -Level 2
Grateful Dead fan since 1987
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 6,528
C
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
6000 Post Club Member
C
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 6,528
I'm assuming you're in the US.

The CDP-130 uses an older Casio action. The PX-150 / 160 use the newest "3-sensor" action (which is used across the whole "new" Casio line).

Other possibilities in that price bracket ($433 for the Alesis Coda Pro "bundle", on Amazon.com):

. . . a used PX-150 or PX-160 -- try the GuitarCenter.com "Used Gear" listings, or Craigslist for your area.

On Craigslist, that's likely to come with a pedal and stand.


If a used PX-150 has 88 keys that work, and a sound system without obvious buzzing or rattling, I'd pick it over either the Alesis Coda Pro (I can't find any reviews I trust) or the CDP-130.

Note: The Guitar Center "used" listings are poorly indexed. A search _by category_ -

. . ."Used Gear" --> "Keyboards & MIDI" --> Pianos --> Casio

yields several PX-150's (and an inexpensive PX-350) scattered over the US. Even after adding shipping costs to your location, you might end up "within budget". Guitar Center ships used gear to its own stores at reduced cost, I think.

If you _must_ buy something new, the Casio CDP-130 is well-proven. I haven't played one.

I just discovered the Yamaha P71, an "Amazon-exclusive" version of the P45. Might be worth a look.

Any one of these will be a substantial improvement over what you're playing now.

Good luck!


. Charles
---------------------------
PX-350 / microKorg XL+ / Pianoteq
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
dobro Offline OP
1000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
Thanks. I ended up getting a decent deal on eBay for the Alesis Coda Pro.


Alesis Coda Pro
PianoVideoLessons.com Currently unit 4
Faber All In One -Level 2
Grateful Dead fan since 1987
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
F
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
F
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
Can't beat Casio action. It has transformed my playing.

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 189
C
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
C
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 189
Sorry for entering this late to this thread.

As a Casio PX 135 owner (which has the same action the CDP 130 has), I would buy a PX 150 or 160 as the new action is far superior and far more comfortable. In fact I partially regret buying the piano in April 2012 as the new models came the next fall. Had I waited ony a few months...

That doesn't mean the older action is bad but maybe is a bit dated conforming to today's standards.

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,126
A
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
6000 Post Club Member
A
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,126
Originally Posted by CarloPiano
As a Casio PX 135 owner (which has the same action the CDP 130 has)

Are you sure they have the same action? Looking at the web site specs, it looks to me like PX135 is 3-sensor and CDP130 is not.

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 189
C
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
C
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 189
Right! It's the same action, except for the 3-sensor on the Px-130/135. The rest of the mechanism is identical.

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,126
A
6000 Post Club Member
Offline
6000 Post Club Member
A
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 6,126
That's interesting. I haven't played the exact models in question, but in my experience, the two-sensor boards that preceded the first generation of three-sensor boards had an entirely different feel, they were not simply the same action with one less sensor. So for example, to bring the conversation to models I've actually played, I thought the 2-sensor CDP-100 and PX-310 had a better feeling action than the three-sensor PX-130/PX-330.


Moderated by  Piano World 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Sustain Pedal Use
by john fh - 09/25/21 02:13 AM
Insulted a Kawai salesman with straight talk
by Cristofori - 09/25/21 01:37 AM
Berg Sieben Früher Lieder and more
by MinscAndBoo - 09/24/21 08:47 PM
Free Books
by Larry Fine - 09/24/21 07:18 PM
Need help finding a piece (Streabbog?)
by cygnusdei - 09/24/21 06:51 PM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
What's Hot!!
My first professionally recorded piece
---------------------
Our Free Newsletter for Piano Lovers!
The summer edition of our free newsletter
---------------------
Visit Maine, Meet Mr. Piano World
---------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics209,282
Posts3,134,982
Members102,816
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers

Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | MapleStreetMusicShop.com - Our store in Cornish Maine


© copyright 1997 - 2021 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5