Digital piano suitable for installing in old piano

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Digital piano suitable for installing in old piano

Post by vernon » 12 Jan 2011, 20:38

I'm in foreign country here.
I fancy fitting a digital into an old piano to avoid dumping a nice case.
Any ideas for a basic,good 7 octave digital that would lend itself to that fate. Not too many extras would be nice
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Post by MarkGoodwinPianos » 13 Jan 2011, 13:52

Quite a topical question at the moment :)
I've no idea to be honest but I hope someone can help you.
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Post by markymark » 13 Jan 2011, 18:23

What is the length of the cavity on the piano? Depending on the model, the lengths can vary.

For tone and feel, Yamaha is my first choice: again, depending on the sizing, look at the current P-155 or the P-95. The former has the better keybaord action.

Roland FP-7 has recently been replaced by a FP-7F which has resulted in the FP-7 being sold at a reduced price.

I haven't any personal experience with the Kawai range, but the ES-6 has a simple architecture and any reviews I have read are positive.

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Re: Digital piano suitable for installing in old piano

Post by markymark » 13 Jan 2011, 18:41

Vernon,

Just to mention that the models I mentioned above are not the top of the range but I was thinking about the size and weight of the instrument given what you are planning to do with them.

If you want some higher spec models, I can give some of those but they tend to have more features, become bulkier in some instances but in most cases, the best models are much heavier.

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Post by vernon » 13 Jan 2011, 21:05

Thanks for the helpful replies.
I just want to do a cheap conversion.to give an adequate piano sound so that we don't have to brush up customers who have great grandma's joanna which is a delightful well crafted case but of non-resceable(if thereis such a word)
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Post by Barrie Heaton » 13 Jan 2011, 21:55

See what they are using
http://www.valepianos.co.uk/digital-conversions/
it may be a Kawai digital

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Re: Digital piano suitable for installing in old piano

Post by markymark » 14 Jan 2011, 01:18

The menu buttons are similar to the current MP5 or MP8II from Kawai. Could well be. Definitely not Yamaha.

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