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Advice on second keyboard purchase similar to Nord Stage 2

Postby Sal-FloydonNord2 » 29 Nov 2017, 14:40

I need a second keyboard and am thinking a mini version of my Nord Stage 2 HA88, which is now maxing out on memory, would be great. Looking for something lighter but with synth, piano and organ. Its difficult to tell on websites what there is and I don't want to spend more than £1500 max. Can anyone advise what I should be looking at. I saw a Nord Stage 2 SW 73 semi weighted waterfall keyboard being played recently but these seem to be obsolete now.
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Re: Advice on second keyboard purchase similar to Nord Stage

Postby MrTobbe » 29 Nov 2017, 15:45

Hmm, the combination synth, piano and organ is still rare when looking at keyboards today, for some odd reason.... but here are a few choices:

Within your budget:
Roland VR-730 (maybe not the greatest sounding clonewheel, but decent piano and synth)
https://www.thomann.de/gb/roland_vr_730.htm

Kurzweil Artis 7
(not a true clonewheel, but almost... not true waterfall either - the keys are piano shaped with a small lip at the front. Otherwise the same keys as in clonewheels - Fatar TP-8. Really powerful synth though, and a with Steinway sample that sounds nice)
https://www.thomann.de/gb/kurzweil_arti ... arch_prv_3

Hammond SK1-73 (well, almost within budget - no pitch/modwheel for synth playing though)
https://www.thomann.de/gb/hammond_sk1_73.htm

Above your budget:
Vox continental 73
https://www.thomann.de/gb/vox_continental_73.htm

then of course there's the Stage 3 sw73.... :)

But maybe a used Stage 2 sw73 be somehing, anyway?

Nord Stage 3 sw73
Viscount KeyB Legend Live
Leslie 3300
Korg M3-88, fully expanded
Hammond E112
and a lot more stuff...

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Re: Advice on second keyboard purchase similar to Nord Stage

Postby anotherscott » 29 Nov 2017, 18:00

MrTobbe wrote:Kurzweil Artis 7
(not a true clonewheel, but almost... not true waterfall either - the keys are piano shaped with a small lip at the front. Otherwise the same keys as in clonewheels - Fatar TP-8.

The difference between the piano and organ versions of the TP 8 is more than waterfall-vs-lip. The overall dimensions of the keys are different.

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Re: Advice on second keyboard purchase similar to Nord Stage

Postby Sal-FloydonNord2 » 06 Dec 2017, 17:39

Wow thanks for the advice and links. Keyboard is on the Christmas list so this is a great start! (Stage 3 might have to wait for next Christmas though!!) :) :)
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Re: Advice on second keyboard purchase similar to Nord Stage

Postby cookie » 06 Dec 2017, 20:07

I own the NS288 and I took the NS2EX73 on top of it. Great combination !
May change the NS288 later for either : GrandStage, RD2000, Kronos LS...

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Re: Advice on second keyboard purchase similar to Nord Stage

Postby DJKeys » 06 Dec 2017, 22:51

For the Top 40 music I play, the NS3C provides all the piano/organ I need, so I added the A1. I essentially have 2 pianos, 2 organs and 4 synths-

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Re: Advice on second keyboard purchase similar to Nord Stage

Postby Quai34 » 07 Dec 2017, 02:14

When I bought the Stage 2, I did the same in buying the NL2X, to get 4 Synths....
Stage 2/C2/NL2X+TC Pedals, 2X Matrix 1000, EMU P2K, TX802, DSI Prophet 08+Tetra/P12+H9, D50+PG1000, XV5080,AX keytar,Waldorf Streichfett, Basses:Ibanez SR1200+G&L L2000.Guitars:G&L Legacy HSS,Asat Blueboys,Asat Deluxe Savanna,Ibanez Artstar AS153

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