Would really appreciate your view.
Reply/ Hi John
I really don’t like the sound or feel of
Kawai stage pianos…
The Roland FP7F is a lot nicer to play.
The FP7F has a firmer (but a little lighter)
key touch. The firmness more than makes up
for the lightness.
The Roland sound is also more vibrant.
“Yamaha CP33 or Roland FP4f?”
I’ve looked at your handbook on buying digital pianos and it’s been a great help.
I’ve been looking at either a Yamaha CP33 or Roland FP4f and am wondering which one is best.
After looking at the reviews I see that they do differ especially on price but is there anyway you
can give me a quick comparison on both and your thoughts on them.
Reply/ Hi Janice
They are both nice pianos.
I prefer the sound of the Roland.
It’s richer and more piano-like.
The Yamaha has a slightly heavier key touch.
I would be happy to play either, but being a
bit of an acoustic piano snob, I would feel
more comfortable playing the Roland for
a long period of time.
Here’s my rating:
Yamaha CP33 (70 out of 100)
Roland FP-4F (72 out of 100)
“Would the Korg SP250 be a good choice for our church?”
We have now received your book.
Thanks for all your help and advice, its good to be able to turn to some one for help.
We want to be able to use this instrument in our church along with or some times in stead of the church organ, it needs to be reasonably portable to move from room to room. We have a limit of £500 or there abouts.
We have had a look around and so far we like the KORG SP250 and think that this will fit all our criteria.
We would value your opinion and advice.
Reply/ Hi John
The Korg SP250 has a nice piano sound. But the
key touch is a little too light really…
I recommend getting something with more weight
to the keys. This would feel closer to playing
a real piano, and be more enjoyable to play.
With a budget limited to £500 you won’t be
able to get the professional stage pianos
from Yamaha and Roland, but there is a
The Classenti P1 offers a stage piano with
heavy-weighted keys and a very nice piano
What’s more, the P1 has 4 speakers. These
speakers are also set up on the back of
the piano. This directs the sound towards
Having a set up like this means you don’t
need to get an additional keyboard amp to
bump up the sound, unless you intend using
the piano in a very large hall.
“Is the Classenti P1 as good as the Yamaha P155?”
Was just wondering what your thoughts are on the Yamaha P155, is the Classenti
P1 as good?
Obviously there is a significant price difference but having spent a day trying
out various pianos it was the P155 that stood out for my wife. We were unable to
try the Classenti P1 however.
Reply/ Hi David
The Yamaha P155 is a good, all-round piano…
You get a nice piano sound and a realistic touch.
It’s also the most popular around its price point.
The P155 has a slightly higher reliability
and build quality score.
The Yamaha P155 has more features than the
It also weighs about 5kg lighter.
The Classenti has a heavier weight to the keys,
so it feels more like playing an upright piano.
It has an equally nice piano sound.
Overall I would give the Yamaha the slight edge.
But, value for money wise, the Classenti wins
by a mile.
“Best stage piano for £1,500?”
I would just like add my name to list of those who the take time in
responding to your free valuable advice & information pages. I think it
great that one can obtain free impartial unbiased advice.
I have written to you a few times over the past couple of years.
I currently play in several bands all differing in styles and I got a few
years under my belt I have used most of the semi pro line keyboards.
I am using a Korg PA 588 (although somewhat heavy 25 Kg) Korg PA 588 does
have many features I bought for studio and home use
I like having the weighted keys but I have been using for live gigs, to
continue using this beast is going to cause problems with my back,
I did purchase the Korg 73 key SV1 but it had limited uses, sadly the
updates/sound patches did allow you to transfer the extra sounds I was
And the piano sound was a bit thin, although the organ sounds Electric piano
I am looking for a replacement stage Piano/Keyboard either Yamaha or Roland.
With weighted keys Less than 25 kg.
I don’t require built in speakers as I route via the PA with return
monitoring for myself.
For rehearsing at home I use plug in head phones or small combo amp.
88 notes weighted keys
Grand Piano rich sound with a good heavy bottom end.
Two types of vintage Electric piano
Variety of Drawbar Organs and Vox Continental
Record facility would be good but not essential
I’ve read many reviews on mostly on the Pro keyboard range stage on pianos
Nord is out of my league.
I have a budget of £1500.
My question is which is better Roland RD 300 NX or the Yamaha CP50
I value your input in choosing my next stage piano or keyboard.
I will keep the Korg PA 588 for home use only.
Thank you in advance.
Reply/ Hi Julian
The Yamaha CP50 would be a better choice
than the Roland RD300NX.
The CP50 has a firmer, more realistic key
touch. This would be the main reason to
What about the Roland RD700NX?
That might be something even better for you?
I recommend trying one out.