Comparison of Keyboard actions of Roland, Kawai, Yamaha (GH3, PHA, GF, RM)

**The following contents were explanations from Naver.com data and statistics collected from Shimamura Musical Instruments and many other sources. Personal preference and experiences may vary. We do not endorse or support any specific products in any biased ways.

This is the specification of keyboard actions analyzed by the Shimamura Musical Instruments, the largest Japanese Musical Instrumental Dealer Company.

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Original Diagram From: http://www.shimamura.co.jp/

Shimamura judges the Roland’s PHAas the best keyboard action, however, according to the internal posts and replies in Japan, when it comes to “Realness,”Kawai is given more credit.

After experiencing the RD-700NX, Roland Keyboards do have great playing comfort. Looking at the diagram above, you can see that Rolands have a much more playing comfort compared to other companies. Due to SuperNatural Sound and the great action,even the miniscule expressions of strength in notes are articulated in 700NX just like the acoustic pianos. Even with less strength, you can definitely play it sensitively.

“Roland is great for stage and recording, butfor practicing,Kawaii is better,”says many users in Japan. We have seen opinions that, purely for Sound itself, Roland has extravagant and overly clean sound, which is the difference between other pianos out there. The most important thing is the weight. In the diagram it shows that Rolands are in the heavier side. In reality it is however, Rolands are initially light at the moment you touch the key but heavier later. This give you more smooth comfort when playing the piano but this is why experts claim Roland has the best action. (The moment you touch, you will feel that Yamaha’s are more heavier than Roland initially.)

Not only that, but most practice use home acoustic pianos are very heavy due to lead melting. (Practicing with heavy action and moving onto a lighter one gives you an advantage, but the other way is hard so people usually practice with heavier action.)

When MP11 comes out we will try to feel GF as soon as possible and post a comparison right away.

**The previews contents were explanations from Naver.com data and statistics collected from Shimamura Musical Instruments and many other sources. Personal preference and experiences may vary. We do not endorse or support any specific products in any biased ways.

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