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  1. Jack

    I just opened and set up my Roland F140R.

    The instruction book does not tell me what the 318 voices (sounds) are or how to access them. I can get the variety of piano sounds but I’m trying to get organ, string, etc sounds. Is there a list online or on a website that gives the codes? I’m an organist so I guess I’m just used to pressing a stop.

    • Hi Jack,

      Congratulations on your new F-140r. On the second page of the owner’s manual, you can find the instructions to select different voices. Basically you first press the [piano] button and then use the [+] and [-] to change tones. For non-piano tones, press the [other] button and then use the [+] and [-].

      Also on page 19, there’s the list of tones.

      In case you don’t have the manual, here’s a digital version.

      Good luck and have fun with your new piano!

  2. Mike

    This is completely inaccurate, it seems you never even played the F-140R. It feels much better than most other actions in this price range, and it’s one of the quietest actions I’ve ever played. Complete nonsense, there’s no way you can feel let-off when playing with normal speed, it’s just impossible. Either do you research and test the F-140R in person, or leave your thoughts for yourself.

    • Hi Mike,

      Allow me to welcome you to my site and thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Like I emphasis several times in this review, it’s solely based on my experience on the one unit I tested. And like always, I recommend anyone reading my review to find a physical shop and try the key action before purchasing.

      I don’t know if my fingers are just sensitive, but I can definitely feel the ‘clicky’ let off on the F-140R. I could get used to it after playing on it for a while. But that sensation is always there.

      If you can’t feel that or if it doesn’t bother you, that’s great news for you. Because beside the key action, I do think the Roland F-140R is an excellent digital piano at its price range.

  3. Fei Cai

    I love my Roland F-140R, the keys have very decent weight, just like a real piano(this is very important for any beginner, you don’t want to play on weightless keys and develop strengthless fingers), and the sound is just superb! I think overall Roland F-140R excel in it’s price range in every single way.

      • Fei Cai

        I sort of understand why you say the keys are clicky, to me it is not clicky, it’s more that in very rare occasions the keys can bounce back a tiny bit delayed than you expect them to. But I’m not sure if it’s because of my way of playing is insufficient or it is the keys…. anyways, good rewiew Wei!

        • Okay, good to know that it’s not just me who’s feeling the clicks in the key action. The keys bounce back delayed because the so called let-off. It introduces friction to mimic that escapement feel on grand concert pianos. I’m pretty sure it’s the keys and not the way you are playing them. I would suggest that you play the same passage on an acoustic piano and see if there’s any difference.

  4. This is a really great review of the Roland. I do not play the piano, but it is something I have always wanted to start playing. I would love to have one for my home that I could start using. This looks like a great choice! Being a beginner, I guess the key action would not be a huge deal breaker, or is there another piano you would recommend as a long-term purchase?

    • Hi Matt’s Mom, cute name. Thanks you for your comment. If you have never played piano before, I would recommend the Yamaha P45. It’s a great digital piano for beginners and most importantly, you can’t beat the price of that one. It’s less than $400. See my Yamaha P45 review here.

    • Thanks for dropping by Diego. I’m actually not so sure about my review. It’s very personal. Some pianists I talked about love the action on the Roland F-140R.

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