Yamaha LP7A Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
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from DeKalb, Il
January 17, 2012Music Background:
music teacher...30 years
SolidWell I've had the olde sliding small pedal for a year with a piece of tape under it.............it just was not working for me.... so I ordered the pedal unit and I sure am glad that I did, it is solid like a rock....why did I wait so long? Buy it .....you will not be sorry !
from HOPEWELL, VA
August 31, 2010Music Background:
35 YEARS PRO MUSICIAN
HEAVY ACOUSTIC PIANO FEEL WITH A BIG SOUND SETIf you like having a large collection of voices and styles, but you HATE the soft touch found on organs, most syntheziers and the other models in Yamaha's current series of Portable Grand keyboards, and you're willing to fork over another $300 to get the acoustic piano feel of Graded Hammer Action that weighs at least 20 or more pounds less than most weighted-key instruments, then try out the YPG-635 or DGX-640. These instruments have essentially the same voice, sytle and control setup foound on Yamaha's YPG-535 or DGX-530 Portable Grand keyboards. The main differences between the 435/530 and 635/640 series are (1) the heaver key action (2) a premium 3-pedal unit that will not work on the YPG-535/DGX-530 but will work with the YPG-635 or DGX-640; (3) another layer of distortion guitar settings and a type of ROTARY ORGAN setting is available on the 635/640 series Voice and Style settings are very simple using the CATEGORY SEARCH bottons or by typing the Voice and Style numbers directly into the number pad .Much easier and more reliable than using the data wheel. On all the Portable Grand series, using the LESSON MODES and SONG DATABASE will help beginners and will give refresher help for more seasoned players. If you learn to play the YPG-635/PS4-640, you can play ANY piano of any size, make and model, including concert grands! My biggest complants with these keyboards and most other newer Yamaha models is that their style-playing setups no longer recognize 2nd and 3rd inversions of chords they way the PSR-410 and PSR-510 6-key instruments used to. Also, Yamaha now uses a FUNCTION button that creates a time-consuming way of setting volume and effects on the MAIN, DUAL, SPLIT VOICE nad SYTLES instead of the dedicated buttons for these settings found in the pie arrangement on the earlier PSR models. If you need to make such adjustments, take time at home to do this; you'll embarrass yourself if you try to do it during a gig! Even with these shortcomings, this instrument is well worth the money if you want a feature-packed insturment with true piano feel that won't totally break the bank.