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#2509965 - 02/12/16 07:35 PM Roland FP-30 or Roland F140R
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Hi, I'm looking for a new digital piano which would be an upgrade from a Yamaha NP-31. After listening to different brands, I've narrowed my choice to these two. As far as I know however, they both share the same sound/hammer action? Would there be much point in spending extra on the F140R if that were the case? I am only focused on wanting piano sounds so the extra sounds the F140R has does not interest me much.

I also wanted to know, how/where would I go about getting either of these in Ireland? The Irish Roland website hasn't been updated in years, and the local piano shop doesn't deal with Rolands.

Thank you.

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#2510016 - 02/12/16 11:36 PM Re: Roland FP-30 or Roland F140R [Re: Keyes]
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Registered: 12/26/12
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Interesting - according to Roland, they _do_ have the same action -- PHA4-Standard.

Since "SuperNatural" is a _class_ of sound generators, they may or may not have identical sounds. But the 'feature list' for the sound generators is identical (including "string resonance"), so they may be same.

The amp power and loudspeakers seem to be identical. The maximum sound level is identical.

So if you know you won't be using auto-accompaniment or 300 voices, the FP-30 might be a good way to save some money.

I haven't played an FP-30; this comment is based on reading spec sheets. I have played an F140. My only complaint was that I didn't like the relationship between how hard I struck the key, and how harsh the piano tone was. I think that might have fixed by re-setting the keyboard's "touch' parameter, though.
. Charles
PX-350 / microKorg XL+ / Pianoteq / Lounge Lizard / Korg Wavedrum / EV ZXA1 speaker

#2510063 - 02/13/16 04:30 AM Re: Roland FP-30 or Roland F140R [Re: Keyes]
peterws Offline
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Registered: 07/21/12
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Loc: Northern England.
Hop on a boat to Liverpool, you should get one there. Talking about tha FP 30, sounds like a good un and its new. If you needed to sell it on youd get what wbat you paid for it. Youd have to think about a stand though.

I think youd enjoy that piano, its a fuss free version of what I have (fp50) pianowise, and light enough to carry back without getting a hernia as long as youre careful!
"I'm playing all the right notes � but not necessarily in the right order." Eric Morecambe


#2510076 - 02/13/16 06:15 AM Re: Roland FP-30 or Roland F140R [Re: Keyes]
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Registered: 07/21/15
Posts: 528
Hi, try a Kawai ES100 too, it has same price and similar features than Roland FP30. Maybe you like key action and sound a bit more. Cheers!.


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