MODX6/7 keybed

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MODX6/7 keybed

Unread post by ziggy2k7 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi guys,

Im ready to pull the trigger and buy a MODX, the only thing that is putting me off are the reports that the keybed is poor. Is it the same/similar to the keybed they have in the cheaper PSR models? I have a PSR S710 and the keybed in that is not too bad but the keybed in the MODX looks the same as is used in the cheaper PSR models (PSR S670 ect.)

Im really tempted to go for the MODX8 but dont think i'd enjoy playing organ, synth ect on weighted keys, plus i've read reports saying the keys get noisy after only a short time.

Your opinions are much appreciated.

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Re: MODX6/7 keybed

Unread post by Saul » Wed May 01, 2019 8:30 pm

Hi ziggy2k7, welcome to the forums :)

The keys on the MODX6/7 are actually pretty good. Not as good as Montage of course but we are talking half the price so something needs to give. I would not say it is cheap but as to whether it is better than the lower end PSR's I would say yes it is. If you have ever played a MOXF it is very similar to that.

The noisy key problems with the MODX8 might seem like a huge thing and that loads of people are suffering from it but the reality is...proportionally speaking there are relatively few incidences like this. In any case you are lucky enough to be in the UK and you have much better consumer protection than our friends in the USA.

Yamaha UK are also very good at sorting out any issues like this although of course the retailer is responsible for arranging replacements/repairs.
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Re: MODX6/7 keybed

Unread post by ziggy2k7 » Fri May 03, 2019 3:18 pm

Thanks Saul. Just pulled the trigger and ordered a MODX7, should be here Tuesday :D :D
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Re: MODX6/7 keybed

Unread post by Saul » Fri May 03, 2019 8:21 pm

Nice one Ziggy. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it, good or bad just say it as it is.
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Re: MODX6/7 keybed

Unread post by Fleer » Tue May 07, 2019 3:18 am

Would like to know too :)
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