“My mother loves her new yamaha 430 digital piano”
All I want to say is:
1) My mother loves her new yamaha 430 digital piano.
2) Don’t always trust what others on the discussion board say.
3) thanks very much for the your most valuable advice and time.
Review by Chuck Churchill
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“The clarity of the notes are very sweet and clear “
I love my CLP 430 piano, the clarity of the notes are very sweet and clear and the notes
are nice to touch (a sort of pearl effect) I feel that my piano playing will improve 10
fold after a few months practice.
So far I cannot fault it and hope to spend many hours playing.
Thank you for all your advice.
I feel very lucky to have been able to purchase this model as I understand it they are
difficult to obtain due to the earthquake in Japan.
Review by Jean Foster, Failsworth, England
“The key touch is quite good – Touch response is correct”
I mounted the piano yesterday and this is my initial review:
Model: Yamaha CLP-430 R
Packaging: Very reliable.
Aestetic: nice aspect, good color effect.
Mounting: easy. However, 2 strong persons are required for moving the piano pieces upstairs!
Touch: After an initial weird sensation (I was used to acustic piano), quite good in my humble opinion. Touch response is correct.
Sound: Rather realistic. I find however that a little more volume and expression is missing when I press the touches strongly and/or when I press the pedal at the right (pedal de resonancia).
Pedal at the left (sordina). I havent noticed any change when I pressed it. I will retry it again today. Maybe I need to have more volume to notice the difference.
Anyway I am afraid my opinion is not so valuable since this is the only digital piano I ever tried!
Review by Leandro Nieto
“I have paid for an expensive mistake!!”
I have just bought a Yamaha digital piano CLP430 for two weeks, but I have never
been satisfied ever since I got the piano or I should say it’s a mix of sadness
The piano doesn’t sound good and to make it worst, it has an obvious & annoying
ringing sound when I was playing with sustain pedal and listening through headphone.
I regret so much, I have paid for an expensive mistake!! I just wished I have met
a better one before I made the mistake! sigh…
Review by PW
“It will easily see me though to an advanced level”
Overall I am very happy with my Clavinova CLP430. The purchase was made through UK Pianos and was based on the detailed information given so freely by Graham Howard. I enjoy playing the instrument and it will easily see me
though to an advanced level. The sound is better than I expected, but the touch, to me, is nothing like an
acoustic piano across the whole keyboard and the keys have a “plastic y” feel that I don’t really like, but
expect I will become accustomed to.
This is the first digital piano I have owned, so I do not have anything to compare it with, other than my much
loved, old acoustic piano that I played for 7 years, albeit a long time ago.
For me, the Clavinova CLP430 was a practical choice, based on cost, ease of movement, ability to use headphones
and no requirement for tuning. Also, I’m a night owl and with the headphones I can play into the night without
disturbing anyone – a huge advantage over an acoustic piano.
The CLP430 a great instrument for the price, but I find putting expression into my playing, especially at the
higher end of the keyboard, far more difficult than with an acoustic piano. I have only owned it for a few days,
so maybe that is something that will come with more experience.
Review by Bren Holmes, North Walsham, United Kingdom
“Its tone is excellent”
I am delighted with the Yamaha. Its tone is excellent and I am particularly pleased with its jazz organ.
It gives good control with a firmer touch.
Graham Howard’s advice was invaluable.
Review by Professor Michael Clark, Nottingham, UK
“Well worth the money”
I purchased a Yamaha Clavinova 430 a few weeks ago, and would like to write a short review.
Overall, the CLP430 is fantastic and well worth the money. It looks and feels like a true acoustic piano. Having 3 pedals is a huge benefit. I felt that the slight differences between the CLP430 and the 440 were not worth the extra money.
The CLP440 is advertised as having ivory feel keys, but the keys on the CLP430 feel fine and are a pleasure to play on. I would recommend investing in the CLP430 over the Arius YDP161. The GH3, the GRE and the much nicer looking cabinetry are worth the extra money. The hammer action is really great, for an intermediate player like me, it works perfectly.
One small problem I have with the CLP430 is that some of the higher notes have a slightly metallic sound to them. I think this is a problem with the speaker system though. When I plug in headphones to play so as not to disturb my roommates or neighbors, the metallic sound goes away. However, this small problem should not dissuade you from purchasing this piano. Even a half decent pair of headphones provides a wonderful playing experience with vibrant, rich sounding tones. Most of the time I play with headphones anyways, since I play late at night after school and work.
I was looking for a piano to fit my budget, without too many bells and whistles, that I could play at night, and that is movable since I am a student and move apartments relatively frequently. At first I was concerned that a digital piano would not be on par with an acoustic, but I am very pleasantly surprised with the CLP430 and highly recommend it to everyone looking for the same characteristics as I was.
Review by Stephen Lerner
“The CLP440 digital piano meets our needs perfectly”
Thanks to Graham Howard’s advice, we chose this CLP430 to initiate our daughter to piano, and also for our practice. This digital piano meets perfectly our needs and for a good quality price ratio.
Review by Xia Chen, Shanghai, China
“In the end, the decision was quite simple and straightforward”
Just wanted to say thank you for your free e-book guide on choosing digital pianos. It was very helpful in explaining a lot of the confusing jargon.
For me, touch was the most important thing, teaching classical music, and preparing students for exams, I wanted a digital piano which felt and sounded like an acoustic piano. I was looking at the casio celviano and yamaha clp 430. You were spot on in your descriptions of the models I looked at….
The clp touch was significantly better than the celviano which was a bit too light for my liking, and the sound production as well (the celviano sounded a little ‘fake’ especially in the higher reigsters)… I would have gone for the 440 except that the dealer I went to didn’t have that model.
The cvp models were interesting but the extra bells and whistles couldn’t justify the enormous price difference.
In the end, the decision was quite simple and straightforward. Appreciate your ebook as it helped clarify terms, and also gave me a basis of comparison for the available choices. I think I got the CLP430 for a pretty good price under RM5000. (I think about 1200 euros)
Review by Li Wui, Malaysia
“It is generally good, but I think the instrument is too expensive”
I have mixed feelings when I buy this model.
The first thing that raised my concerns is the color of the back plate, black!
And I bought the instrument in a variety Rosewood! This is a big oversight,
even disregard the customer, especially in this price class.
First impressions were not very nice practical, then already much better – as
usual with new instruments.
However, after prolonged exercise, I noticed with astonishment that the keyboard
has become like a little heavier and “can not keep up” very fast passages mileage
or so-called “chords thrown.” I get tired after one hour exercise, but not because
of physical fatigue, but due to the resistance of the keyboard, which can not
adapt to the changing speed of exercise.
Now added a few sentences about the instrument.
It is generally good, though not the quality knocks. The colors of classical piano
happen inaccurate quality of some individual samples are not acceptable in this
price class. For comparison, I have a Proteus 2000 module with the extension by
William Coakley Perfect Piano `s and quality of these samples the piano is much
better than what Yamaha offers in your piano.
I think the instrument is too expensive, though of course has its advantages –
the general good by the following 5 modes Brilliance, keyboard quite good.