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#104467 - 04/22/05 08:49 AM Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
Stephenm52 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 5118
Loc: USA
I'm considering buying either a Yamaha PSR 3000 or possibly a Roland G70. Seems to me that they are in 2 diffent classes in terms of price. I'm not sure about function?? Some of the decision is based on what I can sell a grand piano I own ,that I rarely play anymore. ( got to raise some extra cash first).

At home and it stays at home because it's too hard to transport to solo gigs is a Yamaha Clav CVP 107. If that were portable, I'd take that on gigs. And the story would end here.

Since I'm a pianist and prefer at least 76 keys. As a substitute until I found something I really like I bought a Casio Privia PXR-400 that I've been taking on my solo gigs. It does the job OK and for the price hard to beat. But I just am not crazy about the overall styles and the only good sounding voices are the some of the pianos, eps, organs and octave jazz guitar.

Any advice?

Thanks

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#104468 - 04/22/05 08:54 AM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
o3bor Offline
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Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 190
I strongly suggest G-70, especially for the keyboard quality and extension, unless you have a special preference for Yamaha styles/sounds over Roland ones.

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#104469 - 04/22/05 09:19 AM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
silva Offline
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Registered: 01/26/04
Posts: 152
Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
Hi Stephenm52,
Between Psr3000 and G.70, I also suggest G-70. But you have also Korg PA1X 76/61 keys (www.korgpa.com).

Franky

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#104470 - 04/22/05 11:42 AM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
Stephenm52 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
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Loc: USA
I haven't checked out the Korg at this time. I did do an iquiry from a local music dealer about the Roland and when he started negative comments about the the G70 and talked up the Korg I got some bad vibes. So I haven't considered the Korg.

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#104471 - 04/22/05 12:58 PM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
manic2257 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/05
Posts: 172
Loc: australia
check out something alternative to the "big 3", stephen...why not have a look at some of the General Music gear?? www.generalmusic.us

peace, out

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#104472 - 04/23/05 09:52 AM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
Timo1 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 48
Loc: USA
Roland exr7 is also 76 keys btw...

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#104473 - 04/23/05 11:23 AM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
Stephenm52 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 5118
Loc: USA
Timo

Do you have an EXR7 if not what have you heard about it?

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#104474 - 04/23/05 02:22 PM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
manic2257 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/05
Posts: 172
Loc: australia
essentially the exr 7 is a 76 note version of the exr-5, (which i also owned briefly)..sounds were lacklustre, no sequencer (which i beleive has been addressed in the exr-7) keybed was very average to use, and the rhythms were well...boring..its a cheap keyboard what more can i say other than you get what you pay for..

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#104475 - 04/23/05 02:41 PM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
Stephenm52 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 5118
Loc: USA
Thanks for the info, looks like that's not a board for me.

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#104476 - 04/23/05 08:23 PM Re: Advice on what to buy Yamaha or Roland
Timo1 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/05
Posts: 48
Loc: USA
I dont have a ex-7 I was just kinda looking like you for a 76 note keyboard and some people on these boards recommended it in the $1000 price range.. hmm I hear you can get it
for $750 or so.. but by the demo's the yamaha's 1500 are quite a bit better and I see they are only about $1000 but there only 61 keys on those. sounds like you are going for something top of the line so these budget choices probally dont help u out much....

I may be wrong but isn't the psr 3000 a 61 note keyboard?

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