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Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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warfus powell a professional user from usa writes:
I have the RD 250 and i just picked up the 300 for 250 dollars in good shape it must be 300 lb I like the roads sound in it well i have 80 synths whats 250 dollars for another Roland the keyboard is not for gigs I would say its best used for barricadindg the door if your look is broken

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Jul-15-2011 at 16:19
Johnny Moore a part-time user from USA writes:
I bought the RD-300 in 1989 and hammered on it over 18 years. It needed a bit of work now and then -- the external faders crapped out so often, I just quit replacing them. I matched it up with a Roland U-110 sound module, which had great piano voices and was very flexible for building good organ sounds. The board had great electric piano voices, decent clav, vibe and harpsicord, barely tolerable piano voices. Its best feature was the action -- very playable and durable. Last week, I retired it in favor of the RD-700SX. Sad -- but change is inevitable.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jan-04-2008 at 23:40
nashvillekeys a professional user from Nashville, TN, USA writes:
I've been using my RD-300 steadily since buying it new in 1987. I've been playing pro since 1992. The keybed is showing its age a little, but it's still very stage-playable. I really hate the idea of retiring it, so I'll probably pay to have the keybed replaced soon.

I also use it as a controller for my (non-weighted) JV-80, and combining patches gives me a lot of sound flexibility.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-22-2007 at 20:29
Larry Poulin a professional user from USA writes:
I think the RD-300SX is great. I am an organist and the action is perfect for me. I can play the instrument for hours and hours at a time and not have my hands and wrists fatigued. I find myself playing this instrument in the late evenings a lot. I put on my headphones and improvise for many hours at a time. Great sound, comfortable action and, after several years, have found the instrument to be extremely RELIABLE. I like it so much that I have chosen to use it on stage for quite a few varied performances.

It only weighs about 30 lbs or so and just about anyone can pick it up. The piano easily fits in the back seat of my covertable. Recently used it on a gig accompaning several varied soloists. (Opera, Gospel, Religious, Theater) It sounded great and played sooooo smoothly. Didn't let me down with any of the styles. Opted for 300sx instead of its bigger brother ,700sx, because of the weight factor. Seems to be built with some of the earlier technologies of the FP line. I was real fussy before I bought it. Trying out quite a few digital pianos for several years. I liked the Roland FP's but when they came out with this one I just had to have it. It was worth every penny and then some.

BTW I have been playing for almost 50 years, owned a sytnhesizer store for a while, was a Baldwin and Hammond dealer, etc.... So I am not a newcomer to the digital world. I really LOVE my RD300SX. The sytnhesizer sounds are the usual Roland stuff with a few improvements and their very good but the best part of this instrument are the piano samples and mostly (for me) the extremely comfortable action. You won't be dissappointed with an RD300XS. The only other piano I found that I liked better was the Stienway D, circa 1980's. I think you can get one of those for around $75K. (used). I have a .pdf file of the RD330SX manual if anybody wants a copy. I also wrote my own .ins file for it if your a Sonar user.(will post that to Cakewalk)


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jan-19-2007 at 10:00
A H a hobbyist user from Sydney, Australia writes:
I am 50+ and have played piano/keyboard all my life. The Roland RD-300SX has the lightest, best-weighted keyboard touch I have ever experienced. For someone like me, who after many years of playing gets wrist pain, and doesn't need a fully-weighted, practice piano, this keyboard is ideal. The standard piano sound is beautiful and extremely responsive. I love it!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-25-2005 at 19:02
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