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Electric piano recommendation

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:09 pm
by muhammed
I decided to buy electric piano and I found fender Rhodes Stage 73 Mk II 1750$ :? . I also have interest in Roland Ep 30 ( I liked it so much) and Wurlitzer electric piano. I am also looking for other brands. and I dont want to pay lots of money.

Re: Electric piano recommendation

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:45 pm
by tekkentool
you got the main one's headlined right there. i would look out for a good condition cp-80 as well. oh and clavinet's if you're into that sort of thing.

Re: Electric piano recommendation

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:26 am
by V301H
Electro-mechanical pianos such as Rhodes and Wurlitzer are the more desirable choices, however, the prices are usually quite high for a specimen in top condition. As electronic pianos go Yamaha made some of the best which can often be had for bargain prices of $100-200.
The CP30 is a dual-channel analog instrument with weighted keyboard which does very good EP sounds as well as Harpsichord/Clavinet-type sounds. In the same series there is the CP20 which is a cut-down version with many similarities to the CP30.
The CP35 is an FM-based keyboard very similar in function and look to the CP35. This model comes very close to the Rhodes sound along with the Harpsichord/Clav sounds. The CP25 is a cut-down version.
The Yamaha CP's are extremely well-built and require less maintenance than an electro-mechanical EP.

Re: Electric piano recommendation

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:28 pm
by muhammed
Cp 20 has good looking and it is also small . I dont think huge electronic piano .

Re: Electric piano recommendation

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:54 pm
by Automatic Gainsay
If you want an inexpensive electric piano, I would suggest the Hohner Pianet T.
It goes for at least half the price of the others, and is portable.
It's a true electric piano. It has tines which are flicked by these weird sticky hammers, but it ends up sounding like an electric piano.
I've had mine for years, and usually play it through a tube channel with EQ, as it has no electronics of its own. It's entirely passive in the same way an electric guitar might be.
I don't know how much they're specifically going for these days, but they're a lot of fun and have a great sound.

Re: Electric piano recommendation

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:59 pm
by LucB
I strongly suggest you look for a Crumar/Univox Compact Piano, they come cheap, are well built, and will sound like lot's of e-piano, just not like wurly or rhodes.

You also have earlier synth with piano presets such as the Elka Rhapsody 610, you get decent piano and clavichord + an amazing string sound!

I have access to a guy trying to sell a Crumar Compact Piano if you want to make an offer i'm sure you could get it for 200$ US + shipping. Just PM and i link you to the guy!

Re: Electric piano recommendation

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:21 pm
by muhammed
LucB; thanks but I tend to buy Roland ep 30 , If I find it.
ı didnt like Hohner Pianet T.

Re: Electric piano recommendation

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:47 pm
by mung
Automatic Gainsay wrote:If you want an inexpensive electric piano, I would suggest the Hohner Pianet T.
It goes for at least half the price of the others, and is portable.
It's a true electric piano. It has tines which are flicked by these weird sticky hammers, but it ends up sounding like an electric piano.
I've had mine for years, and usually play it through a tube channel with EQ, as it has no electronics of its own. It's entirely passive in the same way an electric guitar might be.
I don't know how much they're specifically going for these days, but they're a lot of fun and have a great sound.
I've been looking for one of these. They sound alot like a wurlitzer but better imo.

And Van Der Graaf Generator used them.