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#125209 - 11/02/07 06:59 AM Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
jazzyjohnnyb Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 12
Loc: UK
Hi Everybody,
Just thought I'd Introduce myself. I've registered on here because my girlfriend is sick of hearing me talk about which keyboard I should get next. I've been a pro keyboard player in a duo for 20 years and play a Technics KN5000 which is on it's last legs and a Korg PA1X which although sounds great through it's own speakers sounds very dull through my PA compared to the KN5000 and is quite difficult to use on stage when going from song play to style play. I have narrowed it down to a Tyros2 ( Surprise Surprise ) or Roland E80 can anyone help me and let me know there thoughts on the sound quality of these 2 through speakers and ease of use.

John

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#125210 - 11/02/07 07:03 AM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 38754
Loc: NJ
Although I would suggest a Korg PA800
I would Do a search here on SZ on both units there is MORE then enough pro/con here to keep you busy for a long long time.

good luck

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#125211 - 11/02/07 07:10 AM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
jazzyjohnnyb Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 12
Loc: UK
Thanks. I'll have a look around. I think the E-80 as it's cheaper but it's also very heavy.

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#125212 - 11/02/07 12:49 PM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
Tom Cavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 12/06/99
Posts: 2111
Loc: Muskegon, MI
You also might like a Ketron SD-5 or SD-1.
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Tom

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#125213 - 11/02/07 02:40 PM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
travlin'easy Offline
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Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 14134
Loc: Forest Hill, MD USA
I know this will likely kick off a pissing contest, but the Tyros2 will be hard to beat. It's a great keyboard, lots of neat features, and there are more 3rd party style files available for Yamaha than all the other manufacturers combined.

Good Luck on whatever you decide upon,

Gary

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#125214 - 11/03/07 03:03 AM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
abacus Offline
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Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 4771
Loc: English Riviera, UK
Hi Gary
Actually Wersi with OAA has more Directly playable styles available then Yamaha.

Bill
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#125215 - 11/03/07 05:45 AM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 38754
Loc: NJ
Bill thanx for the clarification on the styles....that Wersi demo road trip is coming up very soon for us here in PA....
Fran is so excited about it.

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#125216 - 11/03/07 05:59 AM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
ianmcnll Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 10581
Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
I agree with Gary...get a Tyros2.

The E-80, whilst very well made and full of great sounds and styles, doesn't have the equivalent of Yamaha's Super Articulated voices or Mega voices.

Lots of forums supporting the Yamaha as well...PSR Tutorial, for example...a heap of extra styles plus all kinds of tips and tricks.

The E-80 would be my second choice.

Ian
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#125217 - 11/03/07 10:02 AM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
donpatt Offline
Member

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 460
Loc: Lufkin, TX.
Welcome John,

Guess the first question is, how much do you want to spend?

When I bought my Tyros 2 it was $3498.00 + Spkrs, and foot pedals.
Now on Ebay I see them for $2400.00 to $2600.00. w/out spkrs and pedals.

Korg Pa800: New $2699.00 at online retailers.
On Ebay they are selling for abt $2150.00 or so.

Yamaha S900
New $1599.00
On Ebay $1300.00 $1399.00

Ketron SD5
New: $2316.00
Didn't see any used.

Hope this helps.

Bill, I would kill for a Wersi EX-1 but, how about $8500.00 with out extras?

Don P


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#125218 - 11/05/07 02:14 AM Re: Hello Everybody + Advice Needed
jazzyjohnnyb Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/02/07
Posts: 12
Loc: UK
Thanks everyone. I tried both keyboards to exaustion on Saturday and decided on the Tyros2. And haven't stopped playing it since !!!!

John

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