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#3886 - 11/10/04 08:24 PM Newb Buying a Keyboard
Pennywizz6 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 434
Loc: Shakopee, MN, USA
Hello,

Im a complete newb and am attempting to get a keyboard. I already singled out getting a Midi controller due to the very high costs. My top two pics are the Casio WK-3000 and the Yamaha DGX203. They both look very good and very equally matched. Im ver opened to different boards, im just looking for input on a model i should get. I like the multi track recording and the pre set sounds. I plan on using this for on stage playing. My spending limit is close to 300$

Thanks for your input!

Phil

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#3887 - 11/10/04 08:38 PM Re: Newb Buying a Keyboard
Jerry Mullikin Offline
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Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 54
Loc: Grand Junction, CO USA
You might try posting your query on the General Arranger Keyboard Forum also. I know several folks over there have Casios and a large number have Yamahas. You might get more answers over there.

Jerry Mullikin

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#3888 - 11/11/04 03:08 PM Re: Newb Buying a Keyboard
Pennywizz6 Offline
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Registered: 11/10/04
Posts: 434
Loc: Shakopee, MN, USA
Oops, didnt see that, thanks!

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#3889 - 11/12/04 08:12 AM Re: Newb Buying a Keyboard
RW Offline
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Registered: 01/30/01
Posts: 344
Loc: NJ, USA
Personally, I prefer the WK1800 to the WK3000.

While the wk3000 has way more sounds and functions, I never needed all that. I also don't like the button instead of a modwheel on the wk3000. and to go up to the wk3500 for the mod wheel is going up about 100 dollars.

I prefer the feel of the wk1800's keybed to the wk3000.

The only downside I found with the wk1800 I found was that you can't save to standard midi file.

Also the wk300 has the wk1800 beat when it comes to the drawbar organ sounds. But personally, I wasn't using it to gig with and so the organ sounds from the wk1800 were always more than adequect.

I only used the wk1800 in the house. If I wanted to just play for 5 mins, I woild play the wk1800. If I was sitting down to write or to rehearse, I'd turn on the pro gear. But even when writing, It was nice to use the little seq. in the wk1800. Also I used the wk1800 to drag out to the park on a nice day once in a while.

Anyway... It's just an thought.

Bob
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[This message has been edited by RW (edited 11-12-2004).]

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