Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
104 registered (AprilE, accordeur, Amosdoll, alwatson, AlbertoA, AdrianR, 27 invisible), 2005 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1379910 - 02/21/10 08:39 PM Roland F100 vs Roland FP-4
DanAlex Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 1
Loc: Toronto,Canada
Hi everyone,

I'm looking to purchase my first Piano keyboard - my priority is on feel and sound, less concerned about midi and bells and whistles.

I'm looking at either the Roland F100 or the Roland FP-4. Both are in my price range of $1600 cdn or so. Right now, I'm leaning towards the FP-W based on sound quality and piano feel.

Feedback from users would be greatly appreciated.

Thx,

Daniel

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1379917 - 02/21/10 08:48 PM Re: Roland F100 vs Roland FP-4 [Re: DanAlex]
ChrisA Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 3841
Loc: Redondo Beach, California
[quote=DanAlex]Hi everyone,

I'm looking to purchase my first Piano keyboard - my priority is on feel and sound, less concerned about midi and bells and whistles.

I'm looking at either the Roland F100 or the Roland FP-4. Both are in my price range of $1600 cdn or so. Right now, I'm leaning towards the FP-W based on sound quality and piano feel.

I think the two pianos use identical key actions the "alpha II", if I remember right. If you coud spend just a couple hundred more you could move up to a "PHA II" based keyboard. (The Roland FP-7) I think the non-apha keys are much better. Also for the price oof an FP-4 you can buy a Yamaha with GH keys (P155 or YDP160). I prefer those. But key feel is subjective


Edited by ChrisA (02/21/10 08:50 PM)

Top
#1380272 - 02/22/10 11:16 AM Re: Roland F100 vs Roland FP-4 [Re: ChrisA]
kiedysktos. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/02/08
Posts: 425
Loc: Europe, Poland
Fp-4 has "session partner" with 80x2 rhythm patterns (it plays bass from chords you input preciously or in a real time). It also has 77 normal sounds, including fins electric pianos, organs, basses, strings, pads an so on, plus 256 less quality voices for MIDI and fun.

You can listen to some of the voices here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UxUloaSm0Y
and here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyTqDeET8rg

It has some effects, such as compressor or 4 ban equalizer, and more; you can also store your settings, and also record 2 tracks (and if you like the 3rd from session partner).

It has also 2x7W speakers, it's very light (15,3 kg). So it's nice stage piano for the price.
_________________________
Roland FP-4

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Watch Trifonov perform live at Carnegie Hall NOW
by pianoloverus
12/07/16 07:59 PM
Going through Alfred (or any method book) with a Teacher
by lakers4sho
12/07/16 07:40 PM
How to structure an improvisation?
by hyena
12/07/16 06:36 PM
PopJazzOnline Anyone ?
by dmd
12/07/16 05:54 PM
Digital "Grands"
by Major Major
12/07/16 05:06 PM
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,809 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,854 Topics
2,576,927 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission