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Electric piano or synthesizer
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:50:01 AM »

I wanna buy an electric piano with a hammer-action keyboard to study. Or should I buy a synthesizer for a first time? I have $700 for this. Yamaha, Casio, what? Any advises?  ???
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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 06:47:33 PM »

Here what I chose for now - Korg SP-170:
Korg SP-170 Stage Piano Winter NAMM 2010 Demo

Korg SP-170 demo 1 - test na E-MUZYK.net.pl

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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 10:43:28 PM »

Have you considered a Nord?

It may be a bit more money but it is a fine all round professional keyboard manufacturer.

http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Nord-Lead-2X-Keyboard~ID~4532.asp

More expensive
http://www.gear4music.com/Keyboards-and-Pianos/Nord-Stage-EX-88-Stage-Piano/9HT
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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 10:35:13 AM »

No, I haven't.
Nord is nice! It seems it is for real professionals. It is very sophisticated and very expensive for me.

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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 06:58:43 AM »

It is pro kit....Have you thought about just getting a midi controller keyboard like Roland or M-Audio? You can USB them from your PC and with various software have almost any sound you can imagine and loads cheaper and better quality than a purpose mid-priced keyboard. ;)
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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 07:13:01 AM »

I was thinking about MIDI but I have decided to have a stand-alone piano, not occupying a computer. Also I would like an electronic piano with keyboard which is more alike real piano. Thinking now about Korg SP250 http://korg.com/Product.aspx?pd=134  I tried it alive and I liked it a lot. Yamaha didn't impressed me much.

The price for Korg SP250 is low as $700. Here, in Russia, it is more expensive though - $1100. I wonder if I can order from the US or Europe and how much will it cost to ship to Russia.

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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 07:25:47 AM »

This is one of the main sellers in Western Europe at the moment. Cheap and good service. Not sure if they ship to Russia tho: http://www.thomann.de/
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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 05:58:44 AM »

Thanks, Cor! Very nice website. I think I could try to order there. It seems they ship to Russia.

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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2010, 07:14:50 AM »

You're welcome. You can always come and pick it up here. ;D
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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010, 07:13:56 AM »

This is one of the main sellers in Western Europe at the moment. Cheap and good service. Not sure if they ship to Russia tho: http://www.thomann.de/


Unfortunately, the problems with shipment to Russia are all around:

Hi Dmitry,
  Please note that shipment to Russia is currently not possible either by UPS or DHL. We hope this situation will soon change, we apologise in the meantime for any inconvenience caused.
    Many thanks,
  Graham Hooley
    Musikhaus Thomann e.K.

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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010, 10:59:08 AM »

Bummer. I can order it for you. The only thing you gotta do is pick it up. ;D
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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2010, 06:22:33 PM »

Bummer. I can order it for you. The only thing you gotta do is pick it up. ;D

Ha-ha, no thanks!

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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2010, 10:03:31 AM »

Unfortunately, the problems with shipment to Russia are all around:

Hi Dmitry,
  Please note that shipment to Russia is currently not possible either by UPS or DHL. We hope this situation will soon change, we apologise in the meantime for any inconvenience caused.
    Many thanks,
  Graham Hooley
    Musikhaus Thomann e.K.



The problems with Russian custom-house that DHL and UPS don't want to ship to Russia. Poor Russia.

Hi there,
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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2010, 10:16:22 AM »

Kraft Music - Korg SP250 Demo with Rich Formidoni

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Re: Electric piano or synthesizer
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2011, 08:24:29 AM »

Hi Dmitry,
I went through this dilemma a few months ago when I started to play keyboard (I play guitar already), and I eventually settled on a digital piano.

As part of my 'research' and 'education', I posted quite a bit on this site; they may have some advice for you there on the forums:
http://pianoworld.com/

All the best,
GVDV.
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