Exactly!!!! you could save a crap load of money by getting the PA-500 and using an inexpensive 88 key controller. Besides.., clearly the 588 wasn't made with the giggin musician in mind.
There are some very good 88 key controllers out there that are easy on your wallet too.
[This message has been edited by squeak_D (edited 07-02-2008).]
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