New Church keyboard / stage piano


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I have been given the task of finding a new keyboard / stage piano for my church. We have a maximum of £2000 to spend but obviously would like to spend less if possible.

We mainly use piano, pad, string, organ and synth sounds. There isn't really a need to edit/customise sounds. It would also be ideal to have a very easy to use transpose function.

So far I have looked at the Yamaha CP5, Roland RD300 and RD700. I do think, though that the RD700 has too many features. Can anyone advise on the above or any others you think might be good?

Thanks!
 
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2nd hand clavinova that takes a music rest and a used Juno D for the pads and other stuff. Should leave you a stack of change from £2000.
 
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Really only want one things though rather than a clavinova - plus they want to buy new for guarantee etc..
 
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Looking online you can get an S90 new for a bout £1,600 so it might well be a good option. Thanks!
 
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Yamaha S90 - not convinced.

I don't know the set-up but any time I've played in a church I've been much happier with a solid music rest that's part of the instrument than a portable folding stand. For music theatre stuff (where you can be set up for a few days of shows) I've a solid two tier thing with a plank of wood for a long angled music rest (painted black - it's not as ugly as it sounds and only the front row can see it).

Do you already have an instrument - a pipe organ or an acoustic piano for hymns and incidental music during offerings/communion whatever? If so and it's just a keyboard for busking chords along with those Mission Praise type choruses - the S90 and a separate stand will do rightly.

If I'm doing a wedding or being brought in to accompany a recital in a church, chapel, whatever - carol service, Handel's Messiah - I'm looking for a solid music rest close to me that there's no chance of someone bumping into and knocking over.

Just my tuppence worth.
 
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Looking online you can get an S90 new for a bout £1,600 so it might well be a good option. Thanks!

New!? You can't get the S90 new... It's been discontinued - and for a while now.

There's been the S90ES, and now the S90XS - so it's a 3 generation old keyboard :)
 
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I'm going to bow out here (with apologies for cluttering up the thread) - had a bass player round today for a jam (remember those) who is actually in a "praise band."

Turns out I know damn all about what you guys get up to in a modern church and the sort of music you play.

If you need to know about a rig for a successful rendition of the (western) religious music back catalogue from Bach onwards as far as hymns still in SATB - I'll join in.

For now I wish you luck and leave you in the very capable hands of Burn4Him who is actually in a Praise Band (I think) and Skipp who looks like Tori Amos (don't spoil it for me Skipp) and owns a Yamaha CP-33 - which may fit your needs perfectly.
 
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I have been given the task of finding a new keyboard / stage piano for my church. We have a maximum of £2000 to spend but obviously would like to spend less if possible.

We mainly use piano, pad, string, organ and synth sounds....


I have been using my Korg M50-88 as my main keyboard for the last 18 months-or-so, ( on the back of owning this, I just upgraded to it's 'big brother' - Korg M3).

It has been great in all of the departments you describe... decent pianos, decent organs, + great pads & synths.... & realy easy to use.

The 88-note version has a properly weighted keyboard (very useful for piano playing!) & the current rertail price is about £1399.00.

Can't see that you'll do better than that for your needs.
 
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