iIs your keybed 100% straight?

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Raphie
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iIs your keybed 100% straight?

Post by Raphie » Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:33 am

I've got my One this last week, All is good, only my keyboard is not 100% aligned, on the right hand side 2nd key from the right sticks around 0.5mm forward and the 3rd key from the right seems 0.5mm raised. They both play fine though and seeing the rest of unit is is 100% mint and working perfectly, not sure if I want to go through the hassle of exchange?
Is this wrong? or within spec and is my OCD playing up? Welcome your thoughts.
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Re: iIs your keybed 100% straight?

Post by till » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:21 am

I got the Moog One and the Nonlinear Labs C15 here. They both got the very same type of Fatar keybed: TP/8S. And the both have a few less than a millimeter variations at some points.
Also many other fatar keybeds have some variations. The Waldorf Quantum Fatar TP/8SK keybed. Or the ones used on the Modal synths (001, 002, Argon6, Cobalt8) or the Minimoog Reissue or the Prophet-5/10 Rev. 4.

So I think this is a normal thing. And some of these Fatar beds might be a bit better others worse. These are mechanic plastic parts. They might not be perfect.
And check all those vintage synth keybeds. Even the ones not used much where 35 years ago not perfect leveled within 0.5 mm.
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Re: iIs your keybed 100% straight?

Post by Raphie » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:58 am

Ok, good to know, then it's not "faulty" as such. It's a big unit, in an even bigger box, happy it's safe in my studio on a stand. Not going through the hassle of exchanging them, if chances are I get the same issue back, just on different keys.

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