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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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Ricky a professional user from USA writes:
I've been playing keyboards for 30 years, and this is the first time I've played a digital keyboard that feels GOOD. The action is comparable to a Rhodes piano with bump mod. You can feel the hammers moving, yet it's very light to the touch. This is what a weighted board should feel like, not those heavy, slow keys that many other manufacturers make.

I picked up this thing for $200, used & beat to hell. Seriously, it looks like someone threw it off the Sears Building and sailed it to Tokyo and back. But it still seems to be going strong.

I don't know if they keys are supposed to be like this, or if it's due to the condition, but they're really clunky & loud like a typewriter. I sorta like it that way because it feels mechanical. If you're used to playing acoustic & electro-acoustic pianos, this is the keyboard for you. And you can get it really cheap nowadays.

A word about the sounds (with the VE-RD1 expansion)... by today's standards they're not much to write home about, but I do like the piano better than anything I've heard in recent years. I don't like the new bright, tinkly digital pianos that are all the rage today. If you like your pianos to be dark & "wooden", this is a good one for you.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-10-2011 at 19:31
Daryl Durham a professional user from Idaho - USA writes:
I purchased the A-90 expanded version around 1996 for a studio I was trying to put together. Studio was never realized. Soooo - I have what is basically a new 1996 A-90. If anyone is interested ? I bought it because it was one of the best out there. Daryl - 208-819-1665.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-28-2011 at 15:05
Reinaldo Torres a hobbyist user from United States writes:
You can fix the broken keys with a very strong glue. I took the time to open the keyboard, pull the broken keys and glue them back or reinforce the craked ones. In some 30 minutes the keyboard was put back together again.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-21-2009 at 01:03
Reinaldo Torres a hobbyist user from United States writes:
I have the A-90 used because I always wanted. The keys got broken sveral times until I became an expert on the subject. You need to open the keyboard (becareful with the cables) and pull off each key from the rear by opening the rear of the key, they actually clip. Then pull the broken weight and use soldi mix (the one that came in two different tubes to be mixed). Leave the fixed weight to dry for an hour and that is it. Probably in 3 hours you can put the keyboard apart, fix 10 keys and put it back together.

Roland sells the spare parts but the spares are different so you would have to buy the entire set that cost around $800. I rather the soldimix.

For the rest is a great controller, probably the best and last ever made.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-14-2009 at 22:40
Joe a professional user from USA writes:
I have loved my A-90 for 13 years and now I want to fix it up. The action hammers break all the time and I would love to buy a whole new set of them! Does anyone know where I could buy a set for cheap. The other thing, recently I was playing it live and it started switching off and a back on during the performance! The power chord coming out is all frayed and the harness inside is loose. Any suggestions on a quick fix?

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-29-2008 at 08:13
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