yamaha p60 out of tune?

by Rich
(manchester NH)

Hi I am thinking of buying a used Yamaha p60 for $350.00. My only concern is that one or two of the keys seem out of tune and it also sounds a little tinny to me. I am not a piano expert. A music store told me that a keyboard that has been played alot may need the contacts repair. cost 150.00. Can you comment on these two things?
Thanks

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Jan 19, 2011
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out of tune???
by: Dick Rector

Hi Rich,

Your person in the music-store has given a correct answer.
Digital piano's and keyboards can NOT get out of tune as they don't have strings and never need tuning.
However the under-the-keys-laying contact-pads can give problems when used a lot or when the player has a rough hand. The problem you describe sounds very much like it.

The parts are not so expensive but the price of repair is quite high because they have to take the 'machine' to pieces.
It is your decision and your money but I would think twice.
There are MANY keyboards for sale and if you ad the two prices together you can buy a very good keyboard.

Dick

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Yamaha P-60 Transposing

Hi!
Does anyone know if you can transpose on the Yamaha P-60 and how to do it? Thanks!

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Aug 18, 2010
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Hold the lowest A and C# and then hit any of the keys surrounding middle C to change transpose
by: Anonymous

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P 60 Transposing
by: Alfred

Dear "Anonymous": I normally gloss over postings with no (First) name, but will give you the benefit of the doubt that your oversight was unintentional. Here are general steps to follow for Transposing:
1) Start with the FUNCTION feature
2) Use the CATEGORY to select "TRANSPOSE"
3) Set the Transpose value (between -100 and + 100 for small pitch changes) & (between -12 and + 12 for large pitch changes).

Keys represented by the 0-12 and 0+12 settings are explained as follows:

When the transpose setting is at 0 then playing middle C gives a middle C. So whatever key is used to play the music will be "true" and accurately tuned.

Going up one, for example (+1), and playing middle C will sound a C#.

Lowering the transpose setting one (-1) will sound a B if the middle C is played.

This is especially helpful if singing in the original key is difficult for a vocalist, or if playing along with any "differently tuned" instrument.

Hope the above is of help. Could you please post a follow-up Forum message if it is. We all want to learn from your experience. Thank you

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Recording - Yamaha P-60

Can I record on a P-60?

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Recording on Yamaha P60 digital piano?
by: Mantius

No. You can't record on a Yamaha P-60.

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How long does a Yamaha P60 electronic piano last

by Hillarie
(New Hampshire)

I bought a Yamaha P60 about 4 years ago. About 2 years ago it started to go downhill. Now the keys don't have their elasticity. You press them and they stick going down and the sound might be faint. It does this in a random pattern throughout the keyboard. And the keys toward the high end have lost much of their resonance and when you press them you get the clacking sound of the parts as much as the musical sound. Is this normal? How long is this keyboard supposed to last? And should I bother getting it fixed or just get another piano?

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Aug 23, 2011
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I'm having problems with my P-60 too.
by: Anonymous

Two of my Gs sound like an acoustic piano with one of the three strings out of tune. Curiously, I only notice the effect on the piano voices. I can't detect it in the electric piano voices and so on.

Jan 02, 2011
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p 60
by: Anonymous

I've had p60 for over 11 years now, no problems

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How to reset my yamaha p-60 ?

by Alexandre
(Paris, France)

Hi !
I have an old yamaha p 60 and some trouble with it :
-one hearphone doesn't work
-I can't use voices
-I can't listen to demos
-The little red led doesn't work when it's turned on
I think I have to reset it (have I another solution ?) :
How ?

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Jan 27, 2011
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Thanks
by: Alexandre

Hi !
Thank for having answered.
I've tried and it still doesn't work.
Whatever, I can play the piano basically.

Bye

Jan 19, 2011
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Reset
by: Dick Rector

Bonjour Alexandre,

I am not sure this will work on an older keyboard.

RESET FOR MOST KEYBOARD:
There are two ways to reset your keyboard.

1. Is what I call a mild reset and that deletes everything in the on-board flash-memory that wasn’t saved in user-area’s or on a flash-stick or so.
You can use that anytime and some people (like me) do this reset almost every time I power up my keyboard to make sure it is a ‘fresh’ start.
-Hold down the most right white key while powering up. This takes only a few seconds.
That’s all!

2. The second method is a different story.
It will bring your keyboard back to the status as it was when it came out of the box (unless something is really broken of course!)
This is a FACTORY reset and you should only perform this if the keyboard is really confused and acting strangely.
-Unplug the power for 10 seconds
Hold down the same most right white key PLUS the nearest 3 black keys while powering up.
Keep in mind!!!!!
This action will delete EVERYTHING that is stored in User-Area’s, like your songs, home made voices, registrations etc. including the owners name (depending on the model). So make BACKUP’S first if still possible if you have some work saved.

You don’t have to worry about all the internal factory-styles and voices etc, these are stored in non-erasable memory and will be still there.

If this is not bringing your keyboard back to life as it should be, you need a qualified (preferable a Yamaha trained) repair-person.

I hope this will help you.

Dick

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Need stand for Yamaha P 60 digital piano: L-120 Stand

by dn
(nyc)

Where can I get a black wooden furniture-like stand for a Yamaha P 60 digital piano?

It is the L-120 stand in black, it was discontinued and no one has it in stock.

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Sep 21, 2009
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L-120 Stand
by: Alfred

Dear dn: Try www dolphinmusic.co.uk. They seem to have the Stand you seek.

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Yamaha P-60 Piano

I would like to know what current Yamaha is analagous to the old P60 electronic piano? I liked the sound quality of the P60 and it's simplicity- I prefer a piano without all the extras.
what is the closest Yamaha in simplicity, quality, and price today??

Thanks,
Scott

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Dec 18, 2008
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Yamaha P60 and P70 replacements.
by: Mantius

The Yamaha P60 was replaced by the Yamaha P70. The P70 has since been discontinued and been replaced by the Yamaha P85 digital piano.

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piano - Yamaha p-60 demo...

by john
(ireland)

does anyone know what the e-piano 2 demo is called on the yamaha p-60?im trying to transcribe it and its doing my head in

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song list
by: Anonymous

No. Title Composer
1 Invention No. 1 J.S.Bach
2 Invention No. 8 J.S.Bach
3 Gavotte J.S.Bach
4 Prelude (Wohltemperierte Klavier I No.1) J.S.Bach
5 Menuett G dur BWV.Anh.114 J.S.Bach
6 Le Coucou L-C.Daquin
7 Piano Sonate No.15 K.545 1st mov. W.A.Mozart
8 Turkish March W.A.Mozart
9 Menuett G dur W.A.Mozart
10 Little Serenade J.Haydn
11 Perpetuum mobile C.M.v.Weber
12 Ecossaise L.v.Beethoven
13 Für Elise L.v.Beethoven
14 Marcia alla Turca L.v.Beethoven
15 Piano Sonate op.13 “Pathétique” 2nd mov. L.v.Beethoven
16 Piano Sonate op.27-2 “Mondschein” 1st mov. L.v.Beethoven
17 Piano Sonate op.49-2 1st mov. L.v.Beethoven
18 Impromptu op.90-2 F.P.Schubert
19 Moments Musicaux op.94-3 F.P.Schubert
20 Frühlingslied op.62-2 J.L.F.Mendelssohn
21 Jägerlied op.19b-3 J.L.F.Mendelssohn
22 Fantaisie-Impromptu F.F.Chopin
23 Prelude op.28-15 “Raindrop” F.F.Chopin
24 Etude op.10-5 “Black keys” F.F.Chopin
25 Etude op.10-3 “Chanson de l’adieu” F.F.Chopin
26 Etude op.10-12 “Revolutionary” F.F.Chopin
27 Valse op.64-1 “Petit chien” F.F.Chopin
28 Valse op.64-2 F.F.Chopin
29 Valse op.69-1 “L’adieu” F.F.Chopin
30 Nocturne op.9-2 F.F.Chopin
31 Träumerei R.Schumann
32 Fröhlicher Landmann R.Schumann
33 La prière d’une Vierge T.Badarzewska
34 Dolly’s Dreaming and Awakening T.Oesten
35 Arabesque J.F.Burgmüller
36 Pastorale J.F.Burgmüller
37 La chevaleresque J.F.Burgmüller
38 Liebesträume Nr.3 F.Liszt
39 Blumenlied G.Lange
40 Barcarolle P.I.Tchaikovsky
41 Melody in F A.Rubinstein
42 Humoresque A.Dvorák
43 Tango (España) I.Albéniz
44 The Entertainer S.Joplin
45 Maple Leaf Rag S.Joplin
46 La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin C.A.Debussy
47 Arabesque 1 C.A.Debussy
48 Clair de lune C.A.Debussy
49 Rêverie C.A.Debussy
50 Golliwog’s Cakewalk C.A.Debussy
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Appendix

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P-70 E. Piano 2 Demo song wanted...
by: Anonymous

If you ever succeed with the transcription please do let me know!!!

Thanks,

R.

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how do i connect my yamaha p60 to pl system?


(israel)

i love my yamaha p60 and purchased it for the purpose of playing at home, recording and also performing... unfortunately i was unaware that i could not connect the keyboard to a pl system in live shows... what are my options in terms of using it for live shows?

thanks!

harandrori@yahoo.com

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Connect to PL-system.
by: Dick Rector

Hello,

If the P60 doesn't have a 'leveled' line out connection, your only option is to use the 'headphones out to PL-aux-in' if it has that.
Be careful when switching on! The right order is keyboard first before the PL-system or you run the risk of hearing a very loud 'BLOB' in the speakers.
Keep the volume-level on zero while powering up.

Regards
Dick


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Yamaha p-60 vs p-85

by Ariel
(Israel)

what is the difference between them?
why is the p-60 heavier?
is the p-60 speakers sounds better?
does they have linout jacks?

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DJACk Midi Interface board for P60 NEW
by: BP IN DB

I found a p60 in a thrift store looks like the circuit board for the midi interface is broken, it's also the sustain pedal input. I'm searching for a replacement board to no avail. Does anyone know where I can find a replacement board for this unit or if you have a p60 that has seen it's prime, maybe you have a part to sell! Thanks folks!

Oct 08, 2009
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Yamaha P 60 vs P 85
by: Alfred

Dear Ariel: Your question is difficult to answer. It presumes any participant in this Forum has PLAYING access to both units to enable an intelligent comparison. Unfortunately most of us do not enjoy such an advantage. May I suggest you visit the YAMAHA SITE for descriptions of these keyboards. You may not obtain the exact details you seek, but you should come away much better informed as to the differences between the two. Please try to understand the reasoning behind my comment, and please interpret it as a constructive one. As to the sounds produced by the speakers, this is a matter of personal preference. What appeals to your sense of hearing may not apply to another listener.
Shalom.

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