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Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by Toom » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:46 pm

Is there a way to soften the keyboard action on the Sub 37? I find it to be a big stiff. I wonder if there's any trick to loosen it up a bit so that I can speed up my playing.

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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by spike » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:07 am

I own a Little Phatty and had the same issue with it. I contacted the Moog factory and they sent me (for $10!) a set of more compliant springs, one for each note. I just swapped out the old springs for the new ones. It definitely softened up the action, although not as much as I would have liked.
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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by glennfin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:45 am

I'm having the same issue with my new Sub 37..... the action is way too stiff... I'm going to do as you mentioned and contact Moog and get those replacement springs. :wink:
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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by griso » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:49 pm

I also have the same issue with mine Sub 37(almost all black keys are stiff),i don't think that Moog should ask money for this..it's a fault

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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by Ksynth » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:24 pm

I thought it was just me imagining this stiffness with a new Sub 37.

There is some way to calibrate the keys response though, I think, from reading the manual. Not sure if that would make any real difference.

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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by Bald Eagle » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:34 pm

I wouldn't say that it's a fault. I find the key action just about perfect for me. It's my Sub Phatty that was a bit stiff but still nice. All a matter of personal preference.

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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by mmarsh100 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:26 pm

Agreed, keyboard action is certainly a matter of taste/preference. For me, the keyboard is great on both the SubP and the 37.

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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by griso » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:23 am

It is not a matter of taste/preference,it is objectively an issue on mine:the black keys are stiff and are too high,the white ones (except some)are good,thus resulting unplayable,awkward,you loose the control when playing a speedy scale.
I don't think it is a Fatar keyboard assembly. :(

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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by Bald Eagle » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:44 pm

griso wrote:It is not a matter of taste/preference,it is objectively an issue on mine:the black keys are stiff and are too high,the white ones (except some)are good,thus resulting unplayable,awkward,you loose the control when playing a speedy scale.
I don't think it is a Fatar keyboard assembly. :(

In your case I would agree that it's not a matter of preference. Key action should be uniform across all keys regardless of preference. You should contact Moog support.

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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by glennfin » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:02 am

I agree 100% and a quick comparison to any other mfg's keyboard will show that the sub 37's keyboard is not right... I love the synth but the keyboard is a big disappointment.


griso wrote:It is not a matter of taste/preference,it is objectively an issue on mine:the black keys are stiff and are too high,the white ones (except some)are good,thus resulting unplayable,awkward,you loose the control when playing a speedy scale.
I don't think it is a Fatar keyboard assembly. :(
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Re: Sub 37 Keyboard Action

Post by Rufus the Dog » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:10 am

Personal preference I guess but I was 'widdling' away last night playing as fast as my rubbish fingers would allow the same riff on my Nord Lead 4, Sub Phatty and Sub 37 and I could found I had most difficulty on my Sub Phatty with Sub 37 next and Nord Lead 4 best. The Sub Phatty was a real struggle.

Do the Sub Phatty and Sub 37 share the same basic key bed?


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