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Ok, I suppose I will do one of these introductions. I'm Chris from California. Been learning piano for the last 3 years, and loving it! Wish I did it sooner! I'm primarily a church player, although I'm usually on electric guitar there. I do like the challenge of attempting classical pieces as well. And I'm hoping to expand my "musical mojo" by learning new styles, and challenging myself to grow. Its a lot of fun, and I doubt I will ever stop learning

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Welcome, Wilson! Are you playing on an acoustic piano, or a digital piano?
 

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I do like the challenge of attempting classical pieces as well. And I'm hoping to expand my "musical mojo" by learning new styles, and challenging myself to grow. Its a lot of fun, and I doubt I will ever stop learning
Good for you! Keyboard challenges are endless. Just keep on enjoying the challenge. Outcomes are mostly positive and often exhilarating. That is what I have experienced.;)
Cheers.
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Welcome, Wilson! Are you playing on an acoustic piano, or a digital piano?

Digital. I started off playing on a Kurzweil sp76. Then I purchased an Alesis Q88 controller to use with Mirolslav Philharmonik and SampleTank VSTi's, I really like the flexibility of the midi setups and basically endless sounds. Then I found my really old Yamaha PF80 that has been in my family since the 80's. I set that up as a midi controller and I really liked it because of the weighted keys. It actually has lead weights inside, and I ended up disassembling the board to clean the keys, they were getting stuck. Also had to re-solder the heat sinks inside the unit because it would randomly turn off. Luckily that fixed it, it had been dropped over 10 feet onto a concrete floor when my idiot cousin decided to store it in the rafters in his garage. It still worked minus the solder problem! I recently bought a Yamaha DGX660, and I'm loving it.

Would love an upright or small grand piano. But I don't own the house where I live and I'm not excited by the idea of moving one. I do have access to a baby grand at my church though.
 

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It sounds like you can service your own keyboards in a pinch, which is a very handy skill to have! Not that I would know much about that, since I don't have that skill myself. ;)
 
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Here's a few pictures of the internals of a PF80 keyboard, in case you were curious.
 

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