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Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Cheshire Chris] #2847965
05/14/19 02:46 AM
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The CFX is the default power-on voice for all Yamaha DPs, so it was almost certainly that that you heard. To my ear it sounds bright and has an almost bell-like quality to it. The Bosie is a much "darker" tone.


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Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: peterws] #2847972
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Originally Posted by peterws


I would reasonably expect the samples to have a distinctive difference whatever one did to improve the tone . . . .


They do and the Bosey is certainly different, however the more treble that is added and the brighter sound it becomes then it becomes another bright sounding piano much like the CFX hence why the result is in the same territory i.e. one gets 2 bright sounding pianos as a result.

Personally I prefer to use the Bosey when on Soft1 in that it still remains a mellow/darker sounding piano but loses a little of the muffled sound it brings out of the box otherwise nothing beats the CFX samples on the P515.

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Cheshire Chris] #2848049
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Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me how is the build quality of the p515. It is not stocked yet in my city.
Specifically, for the front panel, is the wooden looking part made of wood or metal or plastic? and the top middle panel that divided into 3 parts, are they metal or plastic?
And how do the buttons feel?

thank you!

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: David Zhang] #2848104
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Originally Posted by David Zhang
Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me how is the build quality of the p515. It is not stocked yet in my city.
Specifically, for the front panel, is the wooden looking part made of wood or metal or plastic? and the top middle panel that divided into 3 parts, are they metal or plastic?
And how do the buttons feel?

thank you!


I think the build quality is excellent. As to your questions, I think the wood grained part of the front panel is plastic. It seems plastic to me from tapping on it. I think the middle panel divided into three parts is made of metal, perhaps aluminum. The buttons have a short travel and make a distinct clicking noise when pressed. I’m ok with the buttons, I always know when I have pressed one of them.

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Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: LarryK] #2848478
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Originally Posted by LarryK
Originally Posted by David Zhang
Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me how is the build quality of the p515. It is not stocked yet in my city.
Specifically, for the front panel, is the wooden looking part made of wood or metal or plastic? and the top middle panel that divided into 3 parts, are they metal or plastic?
And how do the buttons feel?

thank you!


I think the build quality is excellent. As to your questions, I think the wood grained part of the front panel is plastic. It seems plastic to me from tapping on it. I think the middle panel divided into three parts is made of metal, perhaps aluminum. The buttons have a short travel and make a distinct clicking noise when pressed. I’m ok with the buttons, I always know when I have pressed one of them.


Top middle panel with all the buttons and screen? It's all matte dark plastic, also the back - it's one part with the top panel. Side panels are also plastic - black, partially shiny. The speakers covers are metal, perhaps aluminium perforated sheet. The bar under the keybed (player side) is strong piece of metal. The bottom is black-laminated fiberboard or something like this. The wood-like part can be furniture board.

So, there is a lot of plastic, but it's good quality. No squeaking nor bending.


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Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Cheshire Chris] #2848512
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Coincidently, my backordered furniture stand has just shipped. I’m a happy camper, It was supposed to be another month off.

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: pawelsz] #2848578
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Originally Posted by pawelsz
Originally Posted by LarryK
Originally Posted by David Zhang
Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me how is the build quality of the p515. It is not stocked yet in my city.
Specifically, for the front panel, is the wooden looking part made of wood or metal or plastic? and the top middle panel that divided into 3 parts, are they metal or plastic?
And how do the buttons feel?

thank you!


I think the build quality is excellent. As to your questions, I think the wood grained part of the front panel is plastic. It seems plastic to me from tapping on it. I think the middle panel divided into three parts is made of metal, perhaps aluminum. The buttons have a short travel and make a distinct clicking noise when pressed. I’m ok with the buttons, I always know when I have pressed one of them.


Top middle panel with all the buttons and screen? It's all matte dark plastic, also the back - it's one part with the top panel. Side panels are also plastic - black, partially shiny. The speakers covers are metal, perhaps aluminium perforated sheet. The bar under the keybed (player side) is strong piece of metal. The bottom is black-laminated fiberboard or something like this. The wood-like part can be furniture board.

So, there is a lot of plastic, but it's good quality. No squeaking nor bending.


Thank you for the information.

I really liked the features of P515 over ES8, but in terms of design and build I like the ES8, the case is like a whole piece of metal. FP90 is also mostly metal and both with a cleaner design and better buttons.

CP88 looks very nice and robust, one-piece metal chassis, but it is in another category and costs more.

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Cheshire Chris] #2851583
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OK, anybody else getting a wicked squeak from the sustain pedal in their LP-1? The other two pedals are fine, but this is too loud to ignore.

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Bobby Simons] #2851618
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Originally Posted by Bobby Simons
OK, anybody else getting a wicked squeak from the sustain pedal in their LP-1? The other two pedals are fine, but this is too loud to ignore.


I didn’t notice that but I haven’t been doing a lot of pedaling, Can the pedal be lubricated?


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Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Bobby Simons] #2851638
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Originally Posted by Bobby Simons
OK, anybody else getting a wicked squeak from the sustain pedal in their LP-1? The other two pedals are fine, but this is too loud to ignore.


I have..similar to this?

I tried spraying a bit of WD40 to no avail...I then opened it and there was not a lot to do or see insidel...then one day I got a pen and jiggled the spring (accessible directly under the pedal - no need to open) and it went away.

I am not sure though if it needed the lubricant too - perhaps give the jiggle a go first and then head down the using the lubrication on it...?

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Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: jamiecw] #2851714
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Originally Posted by jamiecw
Originally Posted by Bobby Simons
OK, anybody else getting a wicked squeak from the sustain pedal in their LP-1? The other two pedals are fine, but this is too loud to ignore.


I have..similar to this?

I tried spraying a bit of WD40 to no avail...I then opened it and there was not a lot to do or see insidel...then one day I got a pen and jiggled the spring (accessible directly under the pedal - no need to open) and it went away.

I am not sure though if it needed the lubricant too - perhaps give the jiggle a go first and then head down the using the lubrication on it...?

Exactly like that. More of a knock than a squeak. And pretty loud. My wife said “What’s that noise?”, from the other room.

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Cheshire Chris] #2851829
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Today I tried one in a store but didn't like it the key response at all.
I tried it side by side with a Roland FP 90 and prefer it by a big margin.

(For reference I usually play in a Kawai K500.)

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Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: jamiecw] #2851845
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Originally Posted by jamiecw
I have..similar to this?

I tried spraying a bit of WD40 to no avail...I then opened it and there was not a lot to do or see insidel...then one day I got a pen and jiggled the spring (accessible directly under the pedal - no need to open) and it went away.

I am not sure though if it needed the lubricant too - perhaps give the jiggle a go first and then head down the using the lubrication on it...?


OK, so I poked around with a pen as you suggested, and the problem lessened considerably. I may do the WD40 as well if it doesn't continue to behave itself. Thanks for the tip, Jamie!

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Cheshire Chris] #2851847
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Anytime - BTW if you can (I am sure I am teaching you how to suck eggs here) ensure you have that little straw that extends directly from the nozzle of the WD-40 so you can spray directly around the spring area thus minimising any excess area that may not need it would be wise..and start minimal spraying and then test the pedal...I was weary not to get anything near the electrics that might have rendered the pedal useless...! smile

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: jamiecw] #2851856
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Originally Posted by jamiecw
Anytime - BTW if you can (I am sure I am teaching you how to suck eggs here) ensure you have that little straw that extends directly from the nozzle of the WD-40 so you can spray directly around the spring area thus minimising any excess area that may not need it would be wise..and start minimal spraying and then test the pedal...I was weary not to get anything near the electrics that might have rendered the pedal useless...! smile


WD40 was used extensively on the electrics of the original Morris and Austin Minis (1959 onwards) which tended to attract water in the works when it was raining. They'd then misfire, but WD40 was invaluable; it dispelled the water. It didn't short circuit the electrics on the distributor, points, or spark plugs where it was sprayed copiously. It's good to see it's still in use. I had a 40 yo tin of that stuff, and it was still working.


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Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Cheshire Chris] #2851923
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I can't see a use for WD40 for a squeaky or knocking pedal.
As peter suggests, WD40 will displace water.
But it is not a lubricant. It's kerosene.

Re: Initial thoughts on my P515 [Re: Bobby Simons] #2852351
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When I first got the LP-1 unit, I had a clicking noise (sounded like a switch). I contacted Yamaha and they claimed it was "normal." However, I discovered that by moving the spring underneath the pedal it resolved the issue completely. I just pushed the spring in a little bit. It was annoying as the pedal was audible when playing softer pieces and really detracted from the musicality.

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