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#2075843 - 05/02/13 11:49 AM Rd 700nx cold key feel
daz100 Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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Before I sit down and practice at this piano my fingertips are warm.I start off good ,but after 5-10 mins in, my finger tips have gone cold and my finger accuracy starts to drop off and start sliding on top of the keys.On a hot day I noticed how much better my practice time becomes.
To the touch I'm finding the Roland's all do this with this same key bed .I went to a piano store and tried the roland Hp507 and the keys felt cold ,but then I also played in the same room a Kawai ca65 and to my surprise the keys felt warmer.
Anybody who owns a roland with PHA III ivory feel do you notice this.
My latest thought is to place a oil filled radiator directly under the piano or point a fan heater over the keys.
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#2075859 - 05/02/13 12:00 PM Re: Rd 700nx cold key feel [Re: daz100]
Kawai James Offline
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Could be the wooden keys on the Kawai? wink

Seriously though, I do empathise with your having cold, stiff fingers...especially during the winter. That's why I often play wearing a pair of fingerless gloves - it's actually become something of a trademark. wink



...and I'm in good company too - here's Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic:



Cheers,
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#2075865 - 05/02/13 12:08 PM Re: Rd 700nx cold key feel [Re: daz100]
daz100 Offline
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I don't think a fingerless glove will solve it .Its the tips of my fingers that's in contact with the keys that go cold.
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#2075871 - 05/02/13 12:16 PM Re: Rd 700nx cold key feel [Re: daz100]
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But the gloves make sure the rest of your hand/palm stays warm as they warm up the blood flowing through your hand. I sometimes use them at work as well (I'm a programmer and find it very hard to type correctly with cold and stiff fingers).

I would at least try them if I were you.


Edited by Clayman (05/02/13 12:19 PM)
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#2075908 - 05/02/13 01:22 PM Re: Rd 700nx cold key feel [Re: Clayman]
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