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Does anybody have any news about the successor for the Yamaha P-125?

Couple questions if anybody has any info or predictions:
- Do you think it will be released this year?

- Do you think It will have the CFX sample?

- Do you think they will upgrade the keyaction to tripple sensor GH3?

- Do you think they will introduce a new model between P-125 and P-515?

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Anyone know if yamaha's release date scheme is predictable by previous releases?

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Even if it was before U3piano, with the pandemic I wouldn't count on it now.


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Originally Posted by Jure
Couple questions if anybody has any info or predictions:
- Do you think it will be released this year?

P-105: 2012
P-115: 2015
P-125: 2018

P-135 should be out by September.

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- Do you think they will upgrade the keyaction to tripple sensor GH3?
One can only hope!


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What's the benfit for Yamaha in upgrading their low-lier DP with GH action? P-125 was selling well without it. As were P-115 and P-105 before. It would include casing re-design and probably increase weight. I can bet a lot of money, that P-135 will have "better speakers", some new BT app features and maybe, maybe fancy touchscreen-style buttons, that's all. And people will still buy it.


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Maybe they'll come up with a "new GHS" with short keys.

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Will the new model have a longer pivot length?
And what about the downweight?
These things are important. I gotta know right now! smile

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OT: Would it be fair to assume that - with all manufacturers of DPs put together, there's a release of a new model every week of the year? I'll wait for the advertisement that finally says, "a DP action that's better than a grand action."

OP @Jure and others, I sincerely apologize, nothing of my post is of any value. Feel free to give me flak, I deserve it, or ignore. Apologies again.

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...I gotta know right now!

"Let me sleep on it...Baby, baby let me sleep on it...Let me sleep on it, I'll give you an answer in the mor...ning..."

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Originally Posted by AlphaBravoCharlie
What's the benfit for Yamaha in upgrading their low-lier DP with GH action? P-125 was selling well without it. As were P-115 and P-105 before. It would include casing re-design and probably increase weight. I can bet a lot of money, that P-135 will have "better speakers", some new BT app features and maybe, maybe fancy touchscreen-style buttons, that's all. And people will still buy it.

The GH action is too deep to fit into the 2007 P-85 casing. And that is what the P-125 is: a P-85 with updated software. The P-135 will be no different.


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To add to my somewhat flippant "no" response above:

1. Yamaha plays extremely well in this price point (~600-700 budget DP), the P-125 is likely the industry leader, so there's not a lot of pressure to change it.

2. The GHS is still being used and released in new products (e.g., CP-series. MODX8, etc.). It serves its purpose and isn't going anywhere.

3. PureCF engine is really starting to get long in the tooth. If there's a major update that could be made, I think moving to a CFX sample set, 88-key sampling, etc., is an "easy" upgrade to differentiate from the P-45 and wouldn't cannibalize sales from higher end models like the P-515.

4. The P-515 is already really aggressively priced for what it offers. Maybe there's a $900-1000 in-betweener opportunity, but IMO it's slicing the market pretty thin.


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