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Considering upgrade to a Yamaha U3 —will I have
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Approximately. The capstans on the U3 are longer, which changes the leverage slightly, probably imperceptibly.


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I have a U1, reasonably happy with that, some 30 years old. I looked into it , moving to U3. Everything I read the move seems to be not worthy. Very similar. U3 is a tad bigger and probably louder but same ball park. I decided to rest on my U1 and consider a gran when I'll be able to afford it . . .

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I would say to seek out a YUS-5. This is a big step up from the U3 in touch and tone. You might fall in love, but they are not the easiest piano to find in stock either.

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A new U3 is not the same or even similar to an old U1


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