FA-07 Keybed vs Jupiter 80.

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FA-07 Keybed vs Jupiter 80.

Postby JeffB63 » 17:58, 11 September 2017

I have a Jupiter 80 in my live rig and I absolutely adore it.

The problem is, as I get older, I need to cut down the weight I'm carrying to gigs.

I was just looking at the FA-07 specs and it weighs 7kg. The Jupiter 80 is 17.7kg! Wow!!

I don't need anyone to tell me that it won't sound like the Jupiter, just if anyone has both and has compared the keybeds.

Funnily enough I swapped an Integra-7 and A-88 for the JP80 to cut down my carry but didn't do the research. Oops!

Any help would be appreciated as I'm about to start a new live project and I want to persuade my new bandmates that I'm not as old as I look!! ;)
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Re: FA-07 Keybed vs Jupiter 80.

Postby Skijumptoes » 11:03, 12 September 2017

It's more similar, if not the same, as the Jupiter 50, from memory the 80's are a 'better' key than the JP-50. But the -07 is definitely a big improvement over the -06, hard to compare to the -08 though as it becomes very subjective at that point as to how you like your keys.

The -07 is quite a light key but it's reliable and consistent across blacks and whites alike. I'm pretty sure the JP-80 like you have is heavier action, and has waterfall keys? I've only ever played with the JP-50.
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