Casio Privia PX-150 Digital Piano Bundle (Stand, Pedals, Stool, Bag, Headphones) £437.89 Delivered @ Chase Direct
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Casio Privia PX-150 Digital Piano Bundle (Stand, Pedals, Stool, Bag, Headphones) £437.89 Delivered @ Chase Direct

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Found 9th Jun 2014
Over £60 cheaper than the Rimmer deal, this is usually £499 without the wooden stand, pedal board and stool.

I'd recommend it, at least at this price, as a starter instrument, as it does represent great value. If you have £600 to spend, go for the Yamaha YDP-142, but I believe this is the best thing below that price if you can't find a Casio AP-245 (a limited edition promotional run of the AP-250 at £200 less).

Always try an instrument before buying. A few models in the range have the same keyboard, so it's likely your local music store will stock one of them if they sell Casio.

88 tri-sensor keys (good for the money, high end digital pianos may have 4 sensors).
Scaled weights (most digital pianos have this)
Ebony and Ivory feel keys (easier to play than glossy as the surface is smoother. Sweaty fingers are also less of an issue. As I said, try this to make sure you like the feel)

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Hot deal, good price.

I wouldn't have a YDP-142 over this - but depends really. Action wise I'd definitely go with the Casio, the sound would have to be overwhelmingly better from the Yamaha to counter the better action of the Casio.

What actions are you thinking of with 4 sensors? Most current high end will still have 3, perhaps some may have optical. I've heard talk of some 4 sensor actions, but anything that would have, would be well beyond this segment of the market, or anything near it.

VPC1 is a 3 sensor action, isn't it? Even the very decent higher end Roland actions are still rocking 3 sensors.

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Lester Burnham

Hot deal, good price.I wouldn't have a YDP-142 over this - but depends … Hot deal, good price.I wouldn't have a YDP-142 over this - but depends really. Action wise I'd definitely go with the Casio, the sound would have to be overwhelmingly better from the Yamaha to counter the better action of the Casio.What actions are you thinking of with 4 sensors? Most current high end will still have 3, perhaps some may have optical. I've heard talk of some 4 sensor actions, but anything that would have, would be well beyond this segment of the market, or anything near it.VPC1 is a 3 sensor action, isn't it? Even the very decent higher end Roland actions are still rocking 3 sensors.



The new Roland HP5 pianos have 4 sensors per key - they came out just as I was looking to buy a digital piano myself. Something about every key press sounding unique. Sounded impressive but expensive. Impressively expensive.

stringsonfire

The new Roland HP5 pianos have 4 sensors per key - they came out just as … The new Roland HP5 pianos have 4 sensors per key - they came out just as I was looking to buy a digital piano myself. Something about every key press sounding unique. Sounded impressive but expensive. Impressively expensive.


There's NOTHING in this area of the market with anything more than 3 sensors, realistically.

And Yamaha's GHS and GH / GHE action? Just 2.

They only get 3 sensors with the GHIII action and better. And what's the cheapest Yamaha with that in?

Now it's not all about one party trick, in terms of number of sensors. But all the same, one thing Casio have got right in their current ranges is the action - both in terms of the feel, and performance.

Now showing as £499, so I suspect no longer cheaper than anywhere else.

Other online shops have slightly different bundles - this includes a bag, quite valid, given how easily portable the PX-150 is (it attaches to the proper stand by butterfly nuts, so is easily detachable for transit).

I guess, now, will come down to which varying blend of bundle items you want with the PX-150 (given the pukka stand and pedal board), as to which online retailer suits you best.
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