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Yamaha MX100R disklavier #1438718
05/17/10 11:09 PM
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I'm new here and so I'm not sure if there is any info on what I'm about to ask. I bought a used Yamaha on Friday. It is a MX100R with a disklavier. I have been unable to find much information on this piano through internet searches. I'm guessing it was made for the Japanese market as all the markings on the piano and disklavier are in the Japanese alphabet. No English markings at all except, of course, for the name. I am hoping someone knows what model disklavier is installed so I can try to find the owner's manual. It also has a little midi box under the right front edge of the case under the keyboard. Also wondering about a remote control. I emailed yamaha on Friday night, but haven't heard back. I have read that they will not support a gray market piano. I do know it was made in 1988 because I looked up the serial number, but that's all I know except that it is a U2. Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me some info on this superb instrument.

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Re: Yamaha MX100R disklavier [Re: ldc57] #1439027
05/18/10 12:32 PM
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The MX100R is a gray market mdl. as you mentioned so...don't expect a call back from Yamaha USA. It is not a U2 as for the piano part. True it is 50" tall but the player system controller and cabinetry make up for 2" so the strung back /piano is really 48". At 48" the strung back is a U10BL which was a sucessor to the Yamaha U1 in the domestic Japanese market.

As for mdl.it is the same as a MX100A/B as for it's functions which is a early series disklavier so...get a MX100 owner's manual.
If you can find a Yamaha DSR1 an (updated controller with midi ports)you can update your functions to a much newer mdl. along with a very complex midi multitrack sequencer onboard. It will bypass your controller completely and also translate your functions to English.

An external Yamaha CD drive can actually be plugged up to the midi ports for playback function only.

Yamaha USA actually has the replacement ROM chips (A/B) and CPU boards for the MX100 but probably won't help you in that you have a gray market unit. It is worth a try in that to them that mdl. is a doorstop though it works excellent the piano,playback and record functions. So... now you know more than the Yamaha dealer. Good luck!

P.S. If you need the manual or the Japanese remote,you could call me and send me a self addressed envelope. wink


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Re: Yamaha MX100R disklavier [Re: pianobroker] #1439135
05/18/10 03:36 PM
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Pianobroker's response, to a first time poster no less, is a perfect example of why this is such a great forum. thumb

Re: Yamaha MX100R disklavier [Re: Sparky McBiff] #1439242
05/18/10 05:43 PM
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Amen to that, McBiff. As stated above I emailed Yamaha and haven't heard a peep from them, so I called their customer support line this morning while I was on the road and the first thing I was told after giving the model number was "we didn't market that piano," basically blowing me off like a gnat. Then I saw pianobroker's response and thought to myself how nice it was for someone to take the time to help me out and treat me like a neighbor instead of a nuisance. To top it off, I called pianobroker and the owner of the shop (who was the respondent) spent about a half hour on the phone with me never making me feel like he was doing me a favor. Plus he probably knows more about the piano I bought than 99 percent of the people that work for Yamaha. In one of my favorite movies of all time, Harvey, the main character Elwood P. Dowd (played by James Stewart) says: "I've found in life that one can be ever so smart or ever so pleasant. I recommend pleasant." Well, it's a very fine day, indeed when I meet someone who is ever so smart AND pleasant. Thank you Tony.


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