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Nord Electro 5hp noisey Fatar keybed

Postby zenith1234 » 12 Apr 2019, 21:24

Hi,
I've had my Nord Electro 5 HP for almost 2 years now and I have started noticing mechanical noises coming from the Fatar keybed.
It sounds like a mechanism may be loose. Strangely enough the keyboard still feels pretty tight and the action did not change at all since purchase. The keyboard has never been dropped, mishandled in any way. When gigging I use a hard shell case when transporting. I'm thinking I should get it checked out just to make sure everything is ok.
Is anyone else having this issue with the 5hp keybed?
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Re: Nord Electro 5hp noisey Fatar keybed

Postby maxpiano » 13 Apr 2019, 08:27

Anyone else? It is an old story for the HP keybeds, due to its structure it mY require some "regreasing/reseating" from time to time; read here for example, nord-electro-forum-f9/3hp-keybed-noise-t5060.html
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Re: Nord Electro 5hp noisey Fatar keybed

Postby WesBrook77 » 16 Apr 2019, 16:30

I've had this issue, yes. First time, I returned the board under warranty and it came back (after several weeks I might add) with the problem fixed. However, the noise has developed again, so I'm just resigned to it being this way. Does not really affect the playability and it's not noticeable in a live environment, but when I play at home in relative quiet, the noise is there. Keys just don't feel as solid as they should. In the interests of fairness to Nord though, I have also been through 2 Korg SV1 key-beds (which are also Fatar if I recall correctly), and 1 RD700GX key-bed, so the issue is probably me being a heavy handed muppet.
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Re: Nord Electro 5hp noisey Fatar keybed

Postby maxpiano » 16 Apr 2019, 18:35

WesBrook77 wrote:I've had this issue, yes. First time, I returned the board under warranty and it came back (after several weeks I might add) with the problem fixed. However, the noise has developed again, so I'm just resigned to it being this way. Does not really affect the playability and it's not noticeable in a live environment, but when I play at home in relative quiet, the noise is there. Keys just don't feel as solid as they should. In the interests of fairness to Nord though, I have also been through 2 Korg SV1 key-beds (which are also Fatar if I recall correctly), and 1 RD700GX key-bed, so the issue is probably me being a heavy handed muppet.


Korg SV1 uses a Korg RH3 graded-action keybed (Korg own design and production), no Fatar. That keybed is another one know for having had issues (on SV1 and also first editions of Kronos 73/88) but different, not related to noise but to notes retriggering/repetitions (if I remember well).
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Re: Nord Electro 5hp noisey Fatar keybed

Postby Rusty Mike » 16 Apr 2019, 23:59

This topic has been discussed many times over the past few years.

I vote for a sticky!
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