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Hello! I want to learn piano at home. To this end I am thinking of getting a Roland FP30X and a z-stand. However, I am concerned that it might be a noisy option even with headphones— possibly creaky stand, creaky keys… I will only be able to practice at night when the little one is asleep, so I am looking to ensure that the only creaky thing is me.

Does anyone who has a similar setup have any creaky thoughts about creaky subjects such as this one?

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Get the non-creaky home bundle instead of a Z stand. Creaky solved.


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I don't think there is such a thing as a quiet (or non-creaky) set up, for sure not with a hammer action DP and I would say neither with a waterfall synth key action. You can buy stands that are reasonably rock solid and quiet, probably not a x-stand though, and that would not be my choice for other reasons too.

So that comes back to the quieter of actions on a DP that is tolerable to you, and little one. I think the plastic hollow actions are generally regarded as noisier, also DP's with the thinner plastic casings, as the hammer or keys thuds against a felt strip attached to the case. You might get some suggestions, but best is to explore in a store, probably with the DP powered off.

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I built my own, out of standard materials found a a lumber store. It does not take specialized tools or skills, just a power drill and saw and preferably a pocket corner jig. You can get a custom height and color too. Creak free!

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I have the Roland FP30 and bought it with the Roland wooden stand KSC70 and the three pedal block, KPD70. (I bought it before the X version became available).
All very solid with no creaks or movement and the keys don't creak either. I have been playing it quite happily for the past couple of years with no problems at all.

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I think most stands don’t creak but some move more than others.

And I hope keyboards don’t creak but they have different sounds when hitting the bottom and when released

The problem I have with z and x stands is there is a brace in the middle that can get in the way.


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Originally Posted by TBell
I built my own, out of standard materials found a a lumber store. It does not take specialized tools or skills, just a power drill and saw and preferably a pocket corner jig. You can get a custom height and color too. Creak free!

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Very nice & strurdy looking stand you have there ..... and i really like your avatar too !
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