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Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 #2357302
12/02/14 06:01 AM
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I have the DGX620 and a Casio CDP 220r.I much prefer the casio and do not play the Yamaha very often. Recently I went back to try the yamaha and found the sustain to be very long when the pedal was used and the notes seem to run into each other. I cannot remember if it was always like this.Is it possible for something to have gone wrong to have caused this?Also when I release the white keys they make a loud clacking sound. Can anyone out there help or do I need to take it to the agents to be fixed.

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Re: Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 [Re: Jack Gately] #2357309
12/02/14 06:34 AM
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I had one of the 620s a few years ago. Firstly, the keys are noisy on those. They were in those days on that action (Yamahas GHS) but recent versions are considerably quieter.

As for the pedal, well, I thought this was what pedals did. The idea is, to stop the sustain, you back off the pedal . . .! (sorry) now, it isn`t continuous or even half pedaling which helps to alleviate that somewhat. So it`s part of the set up. I got used to it. The following model, the 630, had half pedaling and I got the triple pedal to facilitate this. It didn`t affect my playing at all, but looked good . . .

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Re: Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 [Re: peterws] #2357318
12/02/14 09:02 AM
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Thanks,I understand the function of the sustain pedal,my problem is difficult to explain,even with correct pedalling I dont get a clean sound like I do on the Casio, the notes seem to blur and run into each other and yet with no sustain the notes played are short and clean.With regard to the noisy keys it looks like there is no homemade quick fix so thanks for the input.

Re: Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 [Re: Jack Gately] #2357453
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Not sure concerning the 620 but on the ,650 the pedal also introduces string resonance characteristics. Not quite in line with some of the higher end models perhaps but you can hear it well enough. My 620 wasn't that much different imo and sounded well which is why I bought it. Try out an acoustic piano. The notes really run into each other when the pedal is pressed, so careful use is essential.


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Re: Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 [Re: Jack Gately] #2357454
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Comparing the sustain on a casio vs yamaha is really like apples and oranges. You could put a brick on the Casio's damper pedal and not notice it too much.

Re: Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 [Re: Jack Gately] #2357644
12/03/14 04:20 AM
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I used to have one of the DGX series. Yes, the keys are noisy and the sustain is not great. But the touch is not bad, especially for the price you pay.

Re: Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 [Re: Jack Gately] #2357650
12/03/14 04:41 AM
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for my style of playing I have got used to the Casio but the comments on pedalling were helpful.Final question, I went into the function mode and set the reverb to zero .and this seemed to improve it.So are the reverb and pan effects functioning when you start playing or do you have to set them up and could this have been the problem? The manual is not very clear on this.

Re: Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 [Re: Jack Gately] #2357703
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Reverb and other effects have to be selected and will remain with the voice as long as you store it in memory. The memory permits different settings for the same voice if you want.
Default grand piano 1 ie the black button, cannot be changed except by storing the changed form in the memory banks.


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Re: Sustain and noisy keys on a Yamaha DGX 620 [Re: Jack Gately] #2357753
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Jack,

It sounds like the Yamaha has reverb on by default, which would be normal.

Typically pedaling technique has to change depending on the instrument. You can get by with a heavy foot on some but have to lighten it up on others.



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