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Need adivce on a keyboard and amp purchase for beginner


stepay

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My brother has a, 11-yearold daughter with an AMAZING singing voice, and she has recently started playing their acoustic out-of-tune piano.

 

He wants to get her a keyboard with the following specs:

 

1) 88 keys

2) Some sort of onboard record and playback.

3) Decent quality with many sound options.

 

She will need an amp to practice with at home, so any recommendations there too would be great.

 

Cost isn't a HUGE deal for them, but as she's just beginning with piano and could lose interest tomorrow, we're looking at a more budget end of the spectrum.

 

Thanks!

Steve (Stevie Ray)

"Do the chickens have large talons?"

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The reason i do not own an upright of baby grand is because of cost for a German unit is 20k & lack of space

Piggy back to "stepay"s comment:

If the cost is not too great i would have your piano tuned & repaired

it may be a more natural choice because,

a-touch sensitivity

b-dynamic range

c-natural timbre that synths or electric keyboards can only emulate

if portability is a must then electric piano / synth are available in $700 and up

I would retune, repair and do whatever is necessary to bring old glory shining again

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I would second the DGX-650. I have owned a DGX-620 since 2006 and it is still my "daily driver". I have played the 630 and 640 and liked them as well. I have not played the 650 yet, but I can't see it being much different.

 

She will not need an amp for a very long time.

 

Wes

Hammond: L111, M100, M3, BC, CV, Franken CV, A100, D152, C3, B3

Leslie: 710, 760, 51C, 147, 145, 122, 22H, 31H

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Roland: VR-09, RD-800

 

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why not just get the piano tuned? :idk
According to the OP's specs

I agree with this:

 

1) 88 keys

 

But it will not get her:

 

2) Some sort of onboard record and playback.

3) Decent quality with many sound options.

John Cassetty

 

"there is no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact it's all dark"

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I fondly remember my first keyboard. For my regular practicing, I always used our acoustic piano but to just play around, that little keyboard did just fine. My opinion concerning a beginner keyboard - with all the sound options, they're lots of fun but do they help you become a better pianist? Or would the multitude of sounds and options distract you from becoming a better keyboard player?

Hammond XK1-c, Hammond XPK-100, Yamaha FC-7, Spacestation V3

 

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Having string patches available will teach her that her foot needs to come off the damper pedal every now and then...

Hammond: L111, M100, M3, BC, CV, Franken CV, A100, D152, C3, B3

Leslie: 710, 760, 51C, 147, 145, 122, 22H, 31H

Yamaha: CP4, DGX-620, DX7II-FD-E!, PF85, DX9

Roland: VR-09, RD-800

 

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