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Re: MODX keybed

Unread post by EB5AGV » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:13 am

shughes wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:53 pm
Is the noise/action similar to this youtube video?

I currently have a S90XS and considering upgrading to Montage 8. I bought the S90XS due to the action but transporting it to church every week has become more of a chore then 6 years ago when I purchased. I like the weight and position of pitch bend on the MODX8 but just not sure I could get used to the keybed and other corners Yamaha cut. A MODX8 could actually fit in my truck cab and would not have to worry about rainy days. My other thought is go for Montage 7 but with background in piano I think I will miss those extra 12 keys.
Looking at that video, I guess not all GHS keybeds are identical. My DGX660 is not doing any noise like that, not my friends P115 and P125. Something has changed on these new keybeds, maybe they loose some dampening material but, definitely, not similar to older versions.

Yamaha must address that problem soon or the MODX bubble could burst.

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Re: MODX keybed

Unread post by pologuy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:56 pm

So, short of returning the keyboard for "repair", it seems that some person stated the keys might need to be lubricated...?

Or the felt dampening material had moved and needs to be re-positioned?

I wonder if having a repair tech put in a 1/8" piece of neoprene would take care of the problem?
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