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Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound #2750485
07/09/18 07:37 PM
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I have this piano for almost 5 years and the clicking sound is in almost all the keys. In the beginning the keys were silent and now is getting annoying. At least, The sound and touch works well

Since you guys have more experience, is this normal in all pianos? Do i need to get it to the service ? I was thinking of selling it and buy a kawaii es110 or yamaha p 115 but im afraid that this problem happen again


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Re: Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound [Re: Eshiro] #2750486
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Hi Eshiro,

Your Kurzweil has a Fatar action. After a few years of practice, most Fatar actions end up noisy just like yours. You could always ask a tech good at electronic keyboards to replace the noisy Fatar components, but if I were you I would instead sell the thing for a new piano. If you really want to keep the Kurzweil, another option would be to replace the whole Fatar action, but it would probably cost a lot just to end up with the same problem in a few years from now.

I had a Kurzweil PC2X some years ago and sold it before it was too late when its Fatar action also gradually became annoying.

Re: Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound [Re: Bosendorff] #2750487
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Oh damn, its.going to be difficult to sell it then. Like i said before, i was planning to buy the kawai es110 so, is the action more reliable than the kurz? Will this happen again?

Re: Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound [Re: Eshiro] #2750489
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Others will confirm this here, but I'm pretty sure the ES110 has a Kawai action (instead of Fatar). Kawai EP actions are of much better quality compared to what Fatar offers. Also, about selling your Kurzweil, it might be easier than you think, the guy who bought mine didn't even notice the annoying noises and was very happy to buy it.

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Re: Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound [Re: Eshiro] #2750491
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Oh thats great, I'll try to save money to buy it then. Thanks for the help ! :B

Re: Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound [Re: Eshiro] #2750493
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Originally Posted by Eshiro
I have this piano for almost 5 years and the clicking sound is in almost all the keys. In the beginning the keys were silent and now is getting annoying. At least, The sound and touch works well

Since you guys have more experience, is this normal in all pianos? Do i need to get it to the service ?

it is normal for the fatar tp100lr actions to get noisier with time, which is what is used in the kurzweil sp4-8.
you can get a tech to lubricate the action to make it quiet again.


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Re: Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound [Re: Jefsco] #2750585
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Originally Posted by Jefsco
Originally Posted by Eshiro
I have this piano for almost 5 years and the clicking sound is in almost all the keys. In the beginning the keys were silent and now is getting annoying. At least, The sound and touch works well

Since you guys have more experience, is this normal in all pianos? Do i need to get it to the service ?

it is normal for the fatar tp100lr actions to get noisier with time, which is what is used in the kurzweil sp4-8.
you can get a tech to lubricate the action to make it quiet again.




How much can that cost ?

Re: Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound [Re: Eshiro] #2750606
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Originally Posted by Eshiro
How much can that cost ?

i’m sorry, i don’t know how much a tech should charge.

if you are mechanically inclined you could possibly do it yourself.
the same action is used in the nord hp models.
rusty mike, of the nord user forum, posted how he lubes the tp100lr action in his nord....

https://www.norduserforum.com/post66304.html?hilit=lubricate%20action#p66304


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Re: Kurzweil sp4-8 clicking sound [Re: Jefsco] #2750866
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I had a Fatar Studio 900 and over time (I kept it for 13 years) it became louder (It was the same action in the PC88 I believe ).
My Korg SP280 had 4-5 keys which began to click after several months but I unloaded it more because it wasn't as portable and I was using my ES8 more.

I just got my replacement ES110 and it is much better than my prior one. However, I am thinking many keyboards make noise over time not that it is a comforting thought.


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