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    About ten years ago I sold a lovely old Gors & Kallmann piano which was both marvellous and horrible. The action and the balance of the hammers was beautiful, also the sound, but before I had it someone had not taken care of it properly. The tuner told me the frame wouldn't take the tension required to properly tune it and as a result it was a semitone out.

    The cost of rectifying this was more than I could afford, so I sold it to a renovation workshop.

    The cost of having a piano is more than just the initial cost; there's the costly maintenance. Moving house is a nightmare , it means specialist removal and retuning. Playing a digital has its drawbacks for me, but many benefits. I can link to the computer and play my almost perfect Rhodes piano sound or a Wurlitzer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eugeneonagain View Post
    About ten years ago I sold a lovely old Gors & Kallmann piano which was both marvellous and horrible. The action and the balance of the hammers was beautiful, also the sound, but before I had it someone had not taken care of it properly. The tuner told me the frame wouldn't take the tension required to properly tune it and as a result it was a semitone out.

    The cost of rectifying this was more than I could afford, so I sold it to a renovation workshop.

    The cost of having a piano is more than just the initial cost; there's the costly maintenance. Moving house is a nightmare , it means specialist removal and retuning. Playing a digital has its drawbacks for me, but many benefits. I can link to the computer and play my almost perfect Rhodes piano sound or a Wurlitzer.
    I had my piano moved by a bunch of college kids that did moving on the side while pursuing their music band. They did a great job!

    But I definitely hear you, having a digital piano does make a lot of things cheaper and easier!

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    I'm trying to sell my Yamaha digital keyboard , model. E433. 61 keys. I purchased when I first considered taking piano lessons. Now I don't need it and want to make space in my room.

    Looks like this =. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-PSRE.../dp/B00JAEDIP6
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    I don't own a "real" piano so I have to make do with my electric piano, an ancient Clavinova dating from the 1980s. Rather tinny sound, but I have grown used to it over the years. I like the fact that I can set the volume so as not to bother the neighbors, and with the press of a button can switch from tinny piano sound to tinny harpsichord. :-)

    Its action is rather lighter than that of a mechanical piano. And its sound perhaps more akin to a fortepiano than a modern instrument, so I find it is more suitable for Baroque and Classical era pieces than anything heavy.

    Nowadays this doesn't bother me, because due to lack of time I cannot tackle difficult pieces anyway. I have decided to focus exclusively on pieces not above grade 4 level or so, so that I can learn to play them reasonably cleanly, rather than making a noisy mess of more difficult ones.

    So on the whole, this humble little instrument works for me. Buying anything else is in any event not an option at the moment.
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    I love keyboard because of it a perfect instrument by we can feel harmonium and piano both in it.

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    I have to say that I like the purity of my Yamaha P115--it's always in tune and sounds pretty good through headphones. The touch is lighter, and the pedal leaves something to be desired, but from a purely sonic standpoint I daresay it might sound a little better/clearer than my Yamaha B3. Still, the tactile sensation of an acoustic piano is hard to beat.
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    Pianos all sound like pianos, a keyboard needs to sound like an organ too, or harpsichord, etc...

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