Key down weight for digital piano?



Asked by: Casey Martin

Around middle C the key down weight is about 87 grams. A medium weight acoustic piano has a key down weight of about 50 grams. (Down weight is felt before the key damper lifts) When I contacted Yamaha Support, they replied it was within specification.

How much weight should you press on a piano key?





Most piano manufacturers today aim for a touchweight of around 50 grams. -Not that they often achieve it on any consistent basis, however. When you depress a key on a piano, you actually are physically lifting the hammer (felt which strikes the strings) and associated action parts, against gravity.

Should piano keys be weighted?

Weighted keys will bring the beginner pianist closer to that of an acoustic piano, helping them feel the sensitivity required to push down the keys with different levels of control, as opposed to those on most keyboards that are unweighted.

How are digital piano keys weighted?

So how does a digital piano effectively simulate this weight and resistance? Keyboards and synths use a spring loaded key action where a spring at the back of the key ensures the key returns to the up position. Entry level digital pianos use a similar action but with the addition of a small weight added to each key.

Do digital pianos have weighted keys?

A digital piano as the name suggests, is intended simply to be a digital replication of an acoustic or grand piano. They have weighted keys so that the experience of playing one more closely resembles a traditional piano.

Can you adjust piano key weight?





The process of adjusting the action of your piano to your liking is called “regulation”, and any qualified technician can do that as already mentioned. I would not mess with the weights of the keys myself, because it’s not as simple as shaving of some wood here or adding some weight there.

Why are my piano keys so stiff?

When the parts of the action are not adjusted correctly, or are out of alignment, it will create extra friction. This extra friction is what makes the keys feel heavy or stiff, and makes it hard to press down on the keys. Another cause of heavy keys are action parts that need to be lubricated.

How do you know if a key is weighted?

The feel has to do with the actual texture of the surface of the key. There are three main categories of keyboard weight or action fully weighted semi weighted and synth. Action or unweighted keys.

Why are lower piano keys heavier?

The keys in the lower register are “heavier” to depress (well actually they have just more inertia, as far as I know) because they have to move a heavier hammer. The pitch is of course determined by the length and tension of the strings.

Are weighted keys touch sensitive?

Touch Sensitive – No resistance to the touch but the harder you strike the key the louder the tone. Semi-weighted – Lightly weighted. Some resistance but not at all similar to an acoustic piano. Weighted – Feels at least similar to an acoustic piano.



Which digital piano has the lightest action?

As of the time of writing, the PX-S1100 is also the slimmest digital piano in the world. It’s 43% smaller than the PX-160 model, and is incredibly compact and portable.

Which digital keyboard has weighted keys?

Top 10 Best Digital Piano With Weighted Keys Of 2022 Reviews

  • Casio PX770 BK Privia Digital Home Piano, Black.
  • Korg LP380-88 – Key Digital Piano.
  • Korg B1SP 88 Weighted Key Digital Piano.
  • Yamaha YPG-535 88-Key Portable Grand Piano with Stand.
  • Kawai ES110 Portable Digital Piano Black.

Whats the difference between a digital piano and a digital keyboard?

Digital pianos, as their name implies, are designed specifically to have the sound and feel of acoustic pianos — and sometimes to look like them as well. Digital keyboards, on the other hand, typically offer a wider range of sounds, but rarely have the feel or look of an acoustic piano.



How do you make piano keys softer?

Pianissimo is created through the speed with which you press down the key. So if you press down the key very slowly. You're going to create a very soft.

Can you make piano action lighter?

Some techs actually glue 1 or 2 coins underneath the front of the key to make it lighter. It works quite well honestly, as i have played one of such pianos. There are ALWAYS tradeoffs. In this case, the action will have a slower response.

How do you regulate a piano?

To regulate a piano is to adjust all of the parts so that they operate uniformly and efficiently. The greatest difference between a new and a used piano is that the parts in the used piano have become worn and no adjustments have been made to compensate for the wear.

How heavy are grand piano keys?

All modern pianos tend to have a touch between 49 and 52 grammes (some new ones are a little heavier). If you want a lighter touch then it is probably best to buy a used piano. However, on quality new pianos is usually possible to reduce the touch weight too.



Why are lower piano keys heavier?

The keys in the lower register are “heavier” to depress (well actually they have just more inertia, as far as I know) because they have to move a heavier hammer. The pitch is of course determined by the length and tension of the strings.

How heavy is a digital piano?

There are many types of digital pianos, from the ones that are portable and resemble keyboards, weighing in at approximately 20 lbs., to the larger digital console pianos that look like traditional acoustic pianos, weighing about 100 lbs. Spinet pianos are the smallest type of vertical acoustic piano.

Why are pianos so heavy?

Most of the weight of any piano comes from its extremely heavy cast iron harp. Small upright pianos only weigh 300 to 400 lb because they have a smaller cast iron harp than big upright pianos. Big uprights run from 600 to 800 lb. Big old player uprights can even hit 1000 lbs.

How much does a Yamaha piano weigh?

The average weight of a grand piano= 879.3 lbs or 398.9 kg.





Type Of Piano Average Weight
Baby Grand 500-650 LBS
Grand 700-1200 Lbs

Can a piano fall through the floor?

Pianos only fall through the floors in the projects. I’ve never heard of a piano falling through a floor. Maybe Rich G can give an example. On the second floor(wood flooring) of Cunningham’s there are many pianos, the building is also very old.