My visit to Guitar Center in New York

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My visit to Guitar Center in New York

Unread post by EB5AGV » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:31 am

Yesterday I visited a nice music store, Guitar Center in New York. They had quite a selection of interesting keyboards and I could directly compare the actions with some of the ones I own. That proved to be very good, as now I know it is worth to spend in the future some extra money to get a top-level keyboard, as the CP88 :clap:

But of course not yet, as I have plenty to learn before I can appreciate and exploit the difference with my current weighted keyboards (DGX660 and Studiologic SL88 Studio) :think:

There was a Montage 8 I wish I had been able to play but there was a person with no clue smashing keys for a long time and he seemed to be doing that for the foreseeable future :naughty:

I ended my visit playing a keyboard I have at home, a NI Komplete Kontrol S49 MkII (I have the 61 keys version), which was setup with NI Komplete and lots of VSTs, some of them I don't have, as Alicia Keys. Well, side by side with the key smasher, I didn't sound that bad :lol:

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Re: My visit to Guitar Center in New York

Unread post by Saul » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:40 am

How long are you over there for Jose?

It is always a problem with music stores. Someone who perhaps doesn't play very well hogging the demo gear.

At least you had the opportunity to test the CP88. It is definitely a quality keyboard and one of Yamaha's better ones over the past few years.
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Re: My visit to Guitar Center in New York

Unread post by EB5AGV » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:45 am

I leave on 13th and don't think my wife will be happy to go back to the music store :wink:

The bad thing is that the MODX series were just over the Montage so I didn't either played any of them :cry:

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Re: My visit to Guitar Center in New York

Unread post by Saul » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:34 pm

Your wife could always go and do something else? How many opportunities do you get to try out all these keyboards in one place?

My wife is generally ok with music stores although because she doesn't play it is of limited interest if I need to be there any length of time. That's why she always brings her iPad. She can happily read and browse for hours so it works for us (Y)
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