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Nate: Yam P80 vs. Roland FP3

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21 years 2 months
I have boiled my choice down to these two 88 weighted keys in my price range. .what do you think ?



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Nate Tschetter Sat, 11/17/2001 - 10:56
Hi Strad

It comes down to action and sounds. Can you put up with the Roland action? I can't. But I must temper that again by saying I've been playing Yamaha's weighted and unweighted action for years. I cannot stand any other manufacturer's weighted action.

And, I'm pretty much the same with the sounds. I haven't played the current FP, but i played one of the first ones. I thought it was a good idea but I couldn't get with that "RD-ish" sound. Cool for Rock but I'm a Jazz guy. Although the P80 ain't perfect, the sound is nice and playable.

However, this is a preference. See if you can borrow or buy (with the intent to return one - rare in the MI market) both for a week and see which one works best.

As always, YMMV

PS - "YMMV" always makes me think of "YMCA"