QUOTE(Yoshifumu @ Nov 3 2010, 10:22 PM)
So my question is basically, whats the pro's and con's between graded soft touch digitsal pianos, against fully weighted ones. i heard theres no point unless you get a weighted one, but i'd make a serious saving (hundred pounds) if i got a graded soft touch.
If it's really important to get weighted keys i will. But if not, graded soft touch will probably be easier for me...
The keys on my digital piano are touch-sensitive rather than weighted, and I have my lessons on an acoustic. At first I noticed the difference when I went to my lesson, but after a few lessons, it didn't bother me at all.
I've never used a digital with weighted keys but as far as touch is concerned, it's presumably got to be better than a digital without weighted keys. Depending on the make though, it might still have a different touch to an acoustic (
) You could buy an entry-level digital with weighted keys but still not like the sound.
Yoshifumu, I gather from the first post you made that you may be wavering a bit as to whether the piano is the instrument for you. Until you're sure, it might make sense to buy a low-cost digital, otherwise you'll have wasted a lot of money if you decide it's not for you after all. If you can get an adequate one for, say, 100 pounds less than your budget, then you could spend that 100 pounds on some lessons. It might buy you around 8 half-hour lessons - that's four months of lessons if you have them fortnightly!
And it's Christmas coming up - a generous member of your family might buy you a few lessons! (not all teachers will do this though). Sorry to bang on about lessons, but I don't know how I'd manage without mine!