Looking for an economical 66+ key weighted keyboard....

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  1. Rick Towne

    Rick Towne Praise & Western Silver Supporting Member

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    for our piano player. Acoustic piano sound is most important. Synth patches not important. It's got to fit into a car back seat, hence the willingness to go less than 88. Reasonable price is good too.
     
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    Try Google, eBay, Musician's Friend, Sweetwater...
     
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    What do you consider reasonable price? If you say something like 200 bucks keyboard players will laugh at you.
     
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    Rick Towne Praise & Western Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm guessing at least $500......


     
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    Fatar/Studiologic.

    They're not fancy, and they're ugly, but they feel pretty good. No on-board sounds though - if I were back to being a gigging piano player I'd go with this keyboard and a laptop for samples (e.g., Alicia's Keys from Native Instruments sounds excellent and is all of $99 I think).

    I'd buy from somewhere with a good return policy (e.g., Musician's Friend) though as quality control isn't great. With that said, I was quite proud of myself for fixing a couple of broken keys on mine.

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboards-midi/studiologic-sl-990-pro-88-key-midi-controller
     
  6. Halfbiscuit

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    For $700 you can get a Casio Privia PX-330. 88 keys with decent weighed action. Light and readily portable.

    I have one. They're surprisingly good-sounding for the money. I realize that Casio has a bit of a stigma, but this keyboard is nothing to be ashamed of
     
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    I was keyboard shopping last year, I got the idea that $700 was the line where real instuments start and leave student/accessory models behind. All brands have one for 700. You can get em for 600 if theres one of those 15% off sales going on.

    The above mentioed Casio has been getting good reveiws as has Korg SP-250

    I like watching demos on youtube, but they can make anything look nice.
     
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    Casio Privia series. I have the PX-300. The PX-330 is the upgrade over that. 88 keys, surprisingly good piano sound, and lightweight (25lbs).
     
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    Rick Towne Praise & Western Silver Supporting Member

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