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Offline mariusster

Marius from Romania
« on: June 18, 2021, 10:11:55 AM »
Hello Everyone,

As a child I only had a small accordion, with which I managed to play some tunes totally by ear. That was all the music I did until a few months ago, when my daughter showed the slightest interest in keyboard playing.
With a mad grin on my face, I went ahead and got a Casio CTX-3000, with which we're having a great time both of us.
But... I've arrived at a stage where I'd like custom rhythms for my playing, which I've come to realise are totally lacking or very hard to find for my Casio.
I'm in the process of learning how to make them, but it's a realy tedious job with the limited interface on the keyboard...
So here's my genius idea: get an Yamaha :D This website only has like gazillions of rhythms for Yamaha. And I'm pretty sure I can find PC editors for them too.

And that's why I registered on this friendly forum, to ask the following question:

The brand new Casio was around 250E (cheap if you ask me), and as much as I'd like a new PSR-S, it just doesn't justify the price for me.

Which one would you buy ?

I've come across PSR-E463 at around 200E used or 300E new.
I could get a used older PSR-3000 for ~400E, maybe less if I look hard enough.
I really dig the "workstation" part of a keyboard, so the more buttons, the better for me. But is this model still worth buying ?

I'm really looking forward to your input on this, as I've never touched any of them in real life. And although Google is usually a good friend, searching "PSR-3000 vs PSR-E463" goes nowhere. I guess I'm the first one to ponder this :)


Offline Toril S

Re: Marius from Romania
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 10:57:14 AM »
I would try to find a PSR-s 970 or 770 instead of the PSR 3000, because the 3000 can only use SFF1 styles. And it is very old! It was released in 2004! But any PSR is better than the E-series, because you have more features and a much more convenient user interface.
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

Toril's PSR Performer Page

Offline Roger Brenizer

Re: Marius from Romania
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2021, 11:09:23 AM »
Hi Marius,

Welcome to the forum and thank you for becoming a member.  I’m sure you'll learn a lot about whatever Yamaha keyboard you select, here on the forum, and will experience many pleasurable hours playing it.

You’ll want to be sure to visit the Home page and check out some of the tutorials you will find links to there.  The following link will take you to the Home page of the website:

Should you later decide to become a supporting member, which will include lifetime membership, other forum boards will become available to you, as well as a wealth of additional musical knowledge; however, there is absolutely no obligation to do so.  You may also use the following link to discover the full benefit of becoming a Supporting Member of the PSR Tutorial.,15536.0.html

You’ll also gain access to an Excel Song Index database, made available to supporting members by our good friend Peter (XeeniX), which presently contains more than 101,000 song titles in 2,602 indexed books.  This index is updated often.

In lieu of making a donation only, you may also order any of the websites resources, which can be found at the following link:

Joe Waters updated “Supporting the PSR Tutorial”, on August 27, 2017, which can be found here:

We’re so glad you've decided to become a member and very happy you've decided to become a part of this great forum family.  If you have any questions, then please just ask.  Many of our members are always very willing to help you.
"Music Is My Life"
My best regards,

(The older I get...the better I used to be...LOL!!!)
Roger’s PSR Performer Page

Offline ekurburski

Re: Marius from Romania
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2021, 09:16:11 PM »
Hi Marius.  Welcome to the forum.  As to your choice of a kb obviously the more you spend the more you get BUT as an owner of a psr3000 and an even older psr740
I would say that you would be very happy with the 3000 if you can find one.  There is a reeaon they are so hard to find.  No one want to sell theirs.  When you're ready to move up you will have trouble selling it.
PSR740, PSR3000, tx7, mt32, mirage, ProTiools 10,11 Sonar,  Reaper, BIAB2021

Online erbis

Re: Marius from Romania
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2021, 09:20:09 AM »
Hi Marius
Welcome to the Forum.
Consider purchasing a psr 740.
This is an instrument from the year 2000 (Millennium Series).
The styles are in SFF 1 format and the instrument has a floppy disk drive.
The current price is 350-400 Euro.
Twenty years ago it was the best keyboard in the world (next to the Yamaha 8000).
There is also a psr 670 for 550 Euro (used).
However, I would choose a new instrument, under warranty. Necessarily with styles in SFF2 format and with a USB port.
It is better to spend more in the beginning to enjoy the possibilities of the instrument longer.
PS As always, the choice is yours.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2021, 11:21:54 AM by erbis »
A day without making music is a lost day :)

Offline mariusster

Re: Marius from Romania
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2021, 02:42:12 PM »
I was kind of expecting the answers I got so far. So the PSR-E is out of the question. That is already one of the advices I had to hear. And at a 300-500E price range I might as welll save the money for a 1000E keyboard, that's what you guys are saying, right ?
The thing is a PSR-SX is closer to the 2000E mark. I can't do that unless I divorce first :)