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#1969131 - 10/05/12 02:10 PM yamaha p95 action
mick297 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/12
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Been playing my p95 at home for over a year - its a good instrument. Went to a music store and played their display model, and my goodness, the action was so much more "authoritative". Seemed a but heavier with a "harder" keystroke bottom with perhaps a bit more key-dip. Went to two other music stores and experienced the same exact action sensation! The third store had a recent customer return p95 on display, and this one plays just.like mine I.e. lighter action with a mushy key bottom.
I went back and recorded all the serial numbers of all the instruments and sent them to Yamaha, explaning my findings. They.replied that there had been no changes to the keyboard action, and nothing was user adjustable. They also said all those instruments were manufactured within months of one another.
Have any of u experienced this or am I just crazy? I'm contemplating opening mine up tinder if anything can be done. Thoughts?

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#1969184 - 10/05/12 04:55 PM Re: yamaha p95 action [Re: mick297]
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Were the store models displayed flat or at significant angles? I'm exploring this as a possible variance. In theory, it could matter but I'm taking an informal poll of the experience of others before I spend any time experimenting. I've played on 10+ P95's and they were all light with soft bottom. Not sure what else might be the source.
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#1969222 - 10/05/12 07:26 PM Re: yamaha p95 action [Re: PianoWorksATL]
mick297 Offline
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No, they were all relatively flat. The display model action is much better for me, so much so that I wonder if I could find the source of the mushy key landing , perhaps a felt or something, that that could make me happier.

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#1969249 - 10/05/12 08:42 PM Re: yamaha p95 action [Re: mick297]
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I experienced the same thing. A year ago I was playing a display model at Guitar Center in Albuquerque, NM. I went back a couple of times and played that particular keyboard. I decided the P95 was the piano I wanted to buy. The action was nice and tight, very close to the P155 they had, just a tad lighter. A month later when I was in Phoenix, AZ I went to the local Guitar Center and played their display P95 and the action was so different that I almost ditched the idea of purchasing a P95. I was in Austin, TX a couple months later and again went to a Guitar Center and played their display P95 and P155. The action on that particular P95 felt good. I ended up buying the P95 online a week later and I was concerned about how the action was going to be when I got it. However, my P95 feels great. It feels substantial and as you say "authoritative". After playing it for several weeks I visited a friend and played his Kurzweil PC2X - I thought it felt like a toy compared to the P95. Glad I got a good one.

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#1969265 - 10/05/12 09:55 PM Re: yamaha p95 action [Re: BaR]
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I think there could always be random type calibration/manufacturing issues that would cause this, but the P95 I tried next to the P105 at SA last week felt like mine.

However- on a slightly different note even though the P105 is listed as GHS it feels different the P95, it feels like it bounces back quicker
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#1969526 - 10/06/12 05:25 PM Re: yamaha p95 action [Re: PossumES8SP280]
mick297 Offline
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Thanks confirming my experience BaR. Now I know UK not crazy - but whatbdo I do now?- Thx for the p105 comment. Will try it when available. Still thinking about opening my p95 and staring at the mechanism.

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#1970727 - 10/09/12 10:29 AM Re: yamaha p95 action [Re: mick297]
mick297 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/12
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Has anyone on this forum ever dissassembled a p95? In doing so I hope to discover something in/near the action mechanism I could "adjust" or alter. Perhaps there is a material at the bottom of the key landing that is contributing to the "mushy" feeling action that both I and another user on this forum has experienced.

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