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Who makes 3rd party keyboards other than Fatar? #2670311 08/24/17 04:06 PM
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Most smallish keyboard makers don't actually make the keyboard itself. I see that most expensive ones -- for instance Moog or Dave Smith synthesizers, Kurzweil, Nord, etc, tend to use Fatar keybeds.

I'm particularly interested in the lower end, semi-weighted keyboards like you might find in sub-$200 keyboards. For instance the ICON line is semi-weighted and $150 (for the 49 key version). I'm told Icon doesn't actually manufacture the keyboard itself, but it seems too inexpensive to be a Fatar inside it. Any clues?

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Re: Who makes 3rd party keyboards other than Fatar? [Re: robbrown] #2670317 08/24/17 04:41 PM
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Medeli is a Chinese supplier of actions. So that's at least one...

Re: Who makes 3rd party keyboards other than Fatar? [Re: anotherscott] #2670499 08/25/17 03:18 PM
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Thanks, that's good info.

Re: Who makes 3rd party keyboards other than Fatar? [Re: robbrown] #2670550 08/25/17 08:46 PM
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Yamaha has supplied actions to rival companies over the years - not sure what's happening on that score these days. So that's a 3rd party arrangement. My old Korg T1 has a Yamaha action in it.

Re: Who makes 3rd party keyboards other than Fatar? [Re: robbrown] #2670552 08/25/17 08:52 PM
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How nice would it be to have a Kurzweil Forte 88 or Korg Kronos with the action off a Kawai ES8 or MP11?

Re: Who makes 3rd party keyboards other than Fatar? [Re: ando] #2670604 08/26/17 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by ando
Yamaha has supplied actions to rival companies over the years - not sure what's happening on that score these days. So that's a 3rd party arrangement. My old Korg T1 has a Yamaha action in it.

I'm not aware that Yamaha ever supplied actions to anyone else other than Korg... and at the time, they were part-owners of Korg, so they were not really selling to a rival company.


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