Kurzweil sp4-7 as rehearsal rig?


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I am looking for a low cost all-in-one board for taking to rehearsals and maybe small gigs. I play in a few bands that are pretty different - jam band, cover/dance band, straight ahead jazz band.

I currently use play a Kawai MP-6 as my main board for pianos, strings, clavs, synths and I have a nord electro 4-d that I use mainly for organ.

I am thinking that the sp4-7 might be a good enough blend of both to get me by as far as using it as both an organ and for pianos in rehearsals.

Thanks for any input!
 
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Kurz SP4-7 is a good choice.

Also consider the Casio Privia PX-5S.

Featherweight, great hammer action and great organs and pianos and synths. Only 5 drawbars for the organs though.

Also reliability wise, I frequent both the Kurzweil and the Casio forums online and the Casio seems to have a much lower incidence of breakdowns.

Gary ;)
 
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Hey Norm,

I've owned an SP4-7 for about three years. It's a really cool 'board. Not too heavy or too big and I really do like the semi-weighted action. I gig and rehearse with it regularly.

Pianos and Wurlis sound great, Rhodes is pretty good, Organs are OK, strings are marginal.

I have to endorse Gary's point about it not being the most reliable board I've ever owned (mine's currently under repair, not for the first time either) but I won't comment on the Casio alternative as I've never owned nor played one of those.

Hope that helps!
 

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