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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2499473 01/12/16 08:25 AM
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if someone with the NU1 try the Casio GP-500 and could give an exhaustive comparison, it would be ideal, considering that my priority is the key feel and touch of the action.


I've played the NU1 and the GP500. I've stated my opinions.

I suggest you try them yourself. It would be better for you to actually play them for you to form your own opinion.

If there are no pianos in your area to audition, why not take a vacation to a larger city and spend some time in music stores.


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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2499555 01/12/16 02:26 PM
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I have played a NU1 and you can not repeat notes as fast as on a grand action, because you have to let the key go further up/back. And I would not expect it to, because its an upright action.


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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: Hendrik42] #2499608 01/12/16 05:33 PM
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Does anybody here think the NU1 action feels like an upright/ grand action in need of attention? There was nothing wrong with most of the acoustic uprights I tried couple o days ago. They were light and responsive from the highest fo the lowest. . .I was impressed!

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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: peterws] #2499620 01/12/16 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by peterws
Does anybody here think the NU1 action feels like an upright/ grand action in need of attention? There was nothing wrong with most of the acoustic uprights I tried couple o days ago. They were light and responsive from the highest fo the lowest. . .I was impressed!

It's a relative and subjective nonsensical question, with perhaps a swipe at the action. My NU1 action feels way better than most of the uprights in my local store, about the same as the U1 in there and my teachers K3 and better than her no-big-name brand grand. Who knows what state of regulation any of them you or I have tried are at or need, except that mine feels as crisp* and responsive* as the day I bought it 3 plus years ago. Many digitals apparently cannot claim that, including the ones I used to own from Casio, Roland and Kawai.

* After learning on digitals, I used to describe the NU1 action as clunky and difficult to control; but no longer, now it's digitals that feel unnaturally smooth without the tactile feedback of escapement, but nothing wrong with that for digitals.

Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2499624 01/12/16 06:33 PM
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I've tried the NU1 quite a lot and do not feel that it is like an acoustic in need of regulation. It is quite similar in action to a Kawai upright from the 1980s that I've played as well as many other uprights. I don't know if those uprights were in need of regulation but I had tried many of them in pianists houses and stores so I would assume not.

To me the NU1 feels good in terms of an upright action, I've never had the ability to play repeated notes faster than what that piano's ability allowed. Therefore I do not feel like it's a limiting factor. However, I do prefer the N1's action better since the NU1 felt more shallow and light which I'm not as used to, having played grands most of my life.

I feel the same way about many uprights, I'm not used to it until playing it a few times or a few hours.


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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: spanishbuddha] #2499653 01/12/16 07:51 PM
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Does anybody here think the NU1 action feels like an upright/ grand action in need of attention? There was nothing wrong with most of the acoustic uprights I tried couple o days ago. They were light and responsive from the highest fo the lowest. . .I was impressed!

It's a relative and subjective nonsensical question, with perhaps a swipe at the action. My NU1 action feels way better than most of the uprights in my local store, about the same as the U1 in there and my teachers K3 and better than her no-big-name brand grand. Who knows what state of regulation any of them you or I have tried are at or need, except that mine feels as crisp* and responsive* as the day I bought it 3 plus years ago. Many digitals apparently cannot claim that, including the ones I used to own from Casio, Roland and Kawai.

* After learning on digitals, I used to describe the NU1 action as clunky and difficult to control; but no longer, now it's digitals that feel unnaturally smooth without the tactile feedback of escapement, but nothing wrong with that for digitals.


Not swiping at anything. Trust me to encounter an owner. . . .not cheap those things.

But in all honesty, and with many years playing acoustics, I have to ask the question "Why???". But you like it.

Good enough reason. What would we do if we all agreed? Die of boredom.

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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2499658 01/12/16 08:18 PM
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I've written this before.

I own an N3 and like the action. I especially like the action of the NU1 because I find it more challenging than a grand piano action.

I've given serious thought of buying an NU1 just to have a different and more challenging action on which to practice.

I want a practice piano where I have to work. When I perform I want a piano that is easy to play.


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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: peterws] #2499659 01/12/16 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by peterws

Not swiping at anything. Trust me to encounter an owner. . . .not cheap those things.


Your customary Pinteresque deftness and surety of tone, there, peterws. wink Nicely done.


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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2499877 01/13/16 01:32 PM
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Well, this week or next my teacher test the Yamaha N1, and see me emptying my savings account!! cry cry cry

She also confirms to me that if one plays well in an upright will perform best in a grand !!!

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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2506756 02/03/16 06:47 AM
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Finally I will order the hybrid piano NU1, it meets all my expectations and agree that an upright piano is more demanding than a grand !!!

Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2506768 02/03/16 07:59 AM
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You made a great choice. I own the NU1 and I enjoy a lot playing it. The NU1 has the best piano sound Yamaha is able to offer on a digital piano nowadays. Congratulations!

Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2506769 02/03/16 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by sorrownightingale
Finally I will order the hybrid piano NU1, it meets all my expectations and agree that an upright piano is more demanding than a grand !!!


Excellent choice! I may buy one myself just to have a different and more demanding action to practice on.

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Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2506805 02/03/16 09:27 AM
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Thanks to everyone at the forum !!!, and Dave, no cats at home, but thanks for the advice. When the piano comes in 15 or 20 days maybe I upload some pictures thumb thumb

Re: NU1 action similar to B1 vs other upright and digital [Re: sorrownightingale] #2517665 03/05/16 07:14 AM
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My new NU1!!!!
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It´s amazing!!!, thanks for the advices from forum members

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Woah, shiny. Congratulations. Happy playing, and dusting. smile

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