I am a pianist/vocalist who performs fairly regular at weddings/pubs/piano bars etc. Mostly pop/rock/blues/jazz. I have been using a Yamaha CP300 stage piano for a few years now. The model is still current although it feels like I've had it forever! I tend to stick too one of the Grand Piano samples and the bright nature of the Yamaha sound has kinda worked for me although I'm up for a change - maybe.
I'm thinking of upgrading/buying a new stage piano also as my CP300 action has become a little uneven/sticky and I'd like to think there may be even better pianos available now? However, is there really?
I now use a pair of QSC K12s for PA amplification and I am quite happy with these. The CP300 built in speakers are no longer here nor there.
I am happy to lug around 30kg and spend a bit although it seems to me from my initial investigations there are potentially only a few other models that could currently be considered a step up in terms of action/playability and/or sound from the CP300.
I appreciate issues of taste and subjectivity although I'm still interested to know general opions over the CP300 -
Nord Stage2/Nord Piano - Completely unfair now probably but I thought the acoustic pianos in the old Nord Stage were poor
Roland V-Piano - V expensive and just too big having seen one
Yamaha CP1 - Expensive and Many mixed reviews although I've never tried.
Kawai MP10 - Never tried but aware of existance
Any comments/thoughts welcomed!