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Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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Mark a part-time user from USA writes:
This is for a P90. Rompler, mainly digital piano with basic extra strings/organ-type sounds. No horns or analog. Similar to P80 but improved samples, especially the Rhodes. Grand piano still sounds good, extra sample layer for pedal-down sounds very nice, not as good as physical model like Pianoteq, but acceptable. Honky-tonk piano works for rock, fits well in live mix. Rhodes is excellent, Wurly terrible (have a 200A to compare to). Hammond sample is useful, Leslie sim does speed-up & slow-down ramps. Cool for a digital piano, but Nord Electro or VB3 much better. No jack for an expression pedal (should go with having string & organ patches on-board, imho), just sustain. Guitar sample useless, but no pitch bender anyway. Other sounds (clav, strings, etc) are sevicable. Can do 2 zone splits & layers easily. Detailed stuff like setting relative volumes & octaves of splits/layers require diving into non-intuitive user interface & require the manual. Not a real master controller, but some 2-zone stuff can be faked. Replacement model CP33 more intuitive as a 2-zone controller. Excellent graded-action keyboard, never had a problem, gigged for 5 years with it, still feels fine. 30 lbs or so, lightweight & compact to carry but solid construction. RCA & 1/4 jacks for outputs. Wall-wart transformer. MIDI in/out, Weird non-standard ToPC direct interface, not USB, maybe Rs232 needing special driver, never used it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-08-2011 at 14:09
Paul Aakre a part-time user from usa writes:
Bought my Yamaha p-80 in 2001. Keys started sticking in about 2003. Called Audio Electronics in Dallas and they checked my serial number and told me Yamaha was replacing entire actions on certain models and mine was included. Yamaha shipped a new keybed and AE replaced it. Like getting a new instrument. Did not cost me a penny. Original weighted action rating = 1 Service rating = 5 New action rating = tune in later

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-20-2007 at 17:49
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