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#2078680 - 05/07/13 07:10 AM Just received my Roland FP-80
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Registered: 11/11/09
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Hello
I have just received the roland FP 80 today for replacing my Casio PX-350
I wanted another stage DP than the Casio fro serveral reasons:
I liked the Casio keybed, but
- I did not like the sound: the piano sound and the EP sounds as well.
- and I had big trouble in getting a correct dynamic response from this DP : it goes to "quickly" from inaudible to extremely loud sound..really really difficult to tame (and really not like a real piano, as I also take my lessons on real upright)
Using VST solved all these issues (letting the major advantage of the Casio : weight for gigging and keybed)
But as I wanted to have a Piano sound that I can tame and appreciate also when gigging, I have decided to go for the Roland (as I formerly owned an HP307)
And I can say that this DP is quite impressive
The Piano sound is really really good, and I also prefer the keybed which is firmer (and more like the upright I also play)
The EP sound and Organ sound are also really good (far better than the Casio)
the sound system are quite impressive as they give really good result with the internal speaker (I used to connect the Casio to external monitors as the internal speaker where quite bad..but here with the Roland, it is not mandatory)

I also own a Yamaha NU1, and I found the Roland a good companion to my NU1 as it is "different" but close in quality, but the NU1 keybed is better, but more difficult to play.
I use my NU1 to practice my classical works, and the Roland for Jazz, Pop, Rock music.
The only drawback I can see to the Roland is...the weight..
It is damned heavy compared to the casio... cry

If you have question or want more details for comparing these 3 DP I am talking about here, don't hesitate

Cheers


Edited by enzo.sandrolini (05/07/13 07:12 AM)
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#2078690 - 05/07/13 07:36 AM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: enzo.sandrolini]
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Registered: 01/02/13
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Congrats on your new piano! Please post a recording of a solo piano piece, there are too few of them and I'll take 1 minute of music over 10 minutes of talking about features any day:-)

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#2078691 - 05/07/13 07:40 AM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: enzo.sandrolini]
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Btw you say that you owned HP 307 - I remember that the infamous loudness of the keybed was so severe that it was really distracting when playing at medium volume, can you tell if this is also the case with FP 80?

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#2078723 - 05/07/13 09:02 AM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: Hookxs]
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Originally Posted By: Hookxs
Btw you say that you owned HP 307 - I remember that the infamous loudness of the keybed was so severe that it was really distracting when playing at medium volume, can you tell if this is also the case with FP 80?

Sorry, but I don't understand what do you mean by "infamous loudness of the keybed" ?
are you talking about the keybed noise, the "Thump" noise of the key ?
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#2078737 - 05/07/13 09:41 AM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: enzo.sandrolini]
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Yes, this is often criticized on PHAIII action. I wonder if stage pianos (and FP 80 in particular) are better in this area than console models.

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#2078779 - 05/07/13 11:21 AM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: enzo.sandrolini]
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Registered: 05/17/12
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Do you have experience with FP-7F, which is replaced by this FP-80? Can you compare them?
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#2078794 - 05/07/13 11:44 AM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: SIG77]
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Registered: 11/30/12
Posts: 874
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: SIG77
Do you have experience with FP-7F, which is replaced by this FP-80? Can you compare them?


Link to a FP-80 review on GC website, but thought was more of a comparison to the FP-7F rather than a fair review. FWIW:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roland-FP-80-Digital-Piano-109123802-i3068702.gc#customer-reviews
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#2078805 - 05/07/13 12:14 PM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: Hookxs]
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Originally Posted By: Hookxs
Yes, this is often criticized on PHAIII action. I wonder if stage pianos (and FP 80 in particular) are better in this area than console models.

I am afraid I cannot answer to that question for 2 reasons:
- I had a HP307 2 yeras ago, I cannot compare now
- This point never bothered me

So if the question now is: does the FP 80 has this "thump" noise ?
I can say that the action is clearly firmer than other DP (from other brands), but I really don't find the action noisy
I have decided to go for a Roland as I really like their firm action

I can say that the NU1 action is really noisier ..but that is normal as there is a real action behind the scene.

Cheers
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#2078806 - 05/07/13 12:14 PM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: SIG77]
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Originally Posted By: SIG77
Do you have experience with FP-7F, which is replaced by this FP-80? Can you compare them?

Sorry, I have never owned nor tried a FP-7F..

But what I can add, is that as I had the famous Roland key scratched issue, I was a little bit afraid to get it once again (as it is not clear if this issue is definitively solved)
And I am happy to see that Roland changed the key texture on this DP: it is "less" grained than the former HP307 thumb


Edited by enzo.sandrolini (05/07/13 12:37 PM)
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#2078846 - 05/07/13 02:14 PM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: enzo.sandrolini]
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 570
Loc: Mt View, CA
Congrats on the FP-80!

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#2079135 - 05/08/13 05:43 AM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: enzo.sandrolini]
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Registered: 02/19/13
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Loc: Swabia
Thanks for the review.
Would be nice to keep the topic together in the thread "All about the Roland FP-80 & FP-50."
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#2079154 - 05/08/13 07:06 AM Re: Just received my Roland FP-80 [Re: Cmin]
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Originally Posted By: Cmin
Thanks for the review.
Would be nice to keep the topic together in the thread "All about the Roland FP-80 & FP-50."

Ok, I will no more post on this topic, and switch for the other
I will also copy my review on the other topic to keep all information about this DP in one place
Cheers
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