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Re: Purchase Dilemma: Yamaha P-115 vs ROLAND FP-30 [Re: Springday] #2527183
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Originally Posted by Springday

The Roland was good but I found the action a bit 'flabby'. The keys felt more wobbly than you'd find in a modern acoustic upright. Some say the Yamaha's have a lighter touch but I thought they were about the same.


This is an interesting comment. When I tried the roland FP80 and FP50, I found the keys had too much side to side motion to my taste. That play in the key motion was distracting. They were floor models in a shop so I don't know what abuse that had undergone, but that put me of getting one (I was interested in the FP80 at the time). When you say the keys are wobbly, is that sort of side to side play in the motion what you're referring to? If that's true it might put me off on the FP30.

For what it's worth, the action on the RD800 has none of that, it's rock solid and very smooth.


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Re: Purchase Dilemma: Yamaha P-115 vs ROLAND FP-30 [Re: fizikisto] #2527224
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Originally Posted by fizikisto
Originally Posted by Springday

The Roland was good but I found the action a bit 'flabby'. The keys felt more wobbly than you'd find in a modern acoustic upright. Some say the Yamaha's have a lighter touch but I thought they were about the same.


This is an interesting comment. When I tried the roland FP80 and FP50, I found the keys had too much side to side motion to my taste. That play in the key motion was distracting. They were floor models in a shop so I don't know what abuse that had undergone, but that put me of getting one (I was interested in the FP80 at the time). When you say the keys are wobbly, is that sort of side to side play in the motion what you're referring to? If that's true it might put me off on the FP30.

For what it's worth, the action on the RD800 has none of that, it's rock solid and very smooth.


I played the FP30 recently, but did not notice the FP30 being wobbly... I think the only way to get a good feel of a piano action is to play it yourself..

Personally i dont like the action of the P115 at all... i would prefer the fp30 any day.. i dont think the FP30 action is heavy.. but then i also dont mind heavy action....

Re: Purchase Dilemma: Yamaha P-115 vs ROLAND FP-30 [Re: fizikisto] #2527616
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Hi fizikisto, I agree with you and if this comment is true about Roland FP30, it might put me off too... A key action feeling "flabby" and "wobbly" is a cheap one, like Ivory Feel G. Other similar post talk about FP30 feeling weird and not as realistic like Yamaha P115. My feelings about FP50 and FP80 are the same about too much side to side motion, being RD800 more solid and smooth than FP50/80 key actions. Kawai MP7 is even more solid and smooth than RD800, for that reason i prefer it over any Roland except PHA-50. Cheers!...

Re: Purchase Dilemma: Yamaha P-115 vs ROLAND FP-30 [Re: DanKeys] #2607619
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Re: Purchase Dilemma: Yamaha P-115 vs ROLAND FP-30 [Re: Korny] #2608491
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I'm sure it's too late, but I have found the newly debuted Viscount Smart 30 at NAMM. This totally competes with the FP-30. I'm not sure if any have mentioned much about internal speakers/amp. The Smart 30 is a 60W power. The sound samples on their web site sound great. www.viscountinstruments.com
It's also portable...similar case as FP-30, wood look...black or white...made in Italy...not Asia

Re: Purchase Dilemma: Yamaha P-115 vs ROLAND FP-30 [Re: DanKeys] #2610366
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The Viscount Piano sounds very thin and not real, if the action is as Fatar action it's not very great.The internal speakers are less important than action and sound.

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