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Posted on: February 11, 2017 @ 03:25 PM
min3008
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Hi all

I’ve decided to purchase a MOXF 8. After reading reviews about the MOXF 8 case, I’ve noticed a number of comments made about how the case is too tight and it’s difficult to get the keyboard in. Apparently the handles are not in a good spot and there is no pull out handle on the end to wheel it along like a luggage bag? I’ve also read about zippers breaking.

Is anyone using a bag or case for this they would recommend? I’d prefer something light, not a heavy flight case.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017 @ 07:54 AM
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I have an official Yamaha soft bag and I’ve had no problems with it in terms of fit or the zippers breaking, but I am careful.  I don’t pull on the zippers very hard and I make sure that only I handle my gear.

Once inside the bag, my board always ends up on top of a pile of gear as opposed to under other items.

If you get a hard case, you’re adding quite a bit more weight to a keyboard which is renowned for its light weight. At the same time, you’d be adding a lot more protection, which is good, and the possibility of wheels, which is always good.

I doubt you’d be doing many gigs in a freshly plowed field, but you won’t always be able to use the wheels.

Hard cases aren’t exactly bomb proof either, so I think it’s about deciding on being more careful with a soft bag, or not minding the extra weight with a hard case.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017 @ 09:52 AM
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I think Philwoodmusic might have meant to say the XF8 is ‘not’ renowned for its light weight (or perhaps he just was being ironic). The XF8 weighs 63lbs and, in or out of a hard case frankly, can feel a bit like dragging around a dead body. Phil’s recommendation makes sense though. A soft case will certainly be more manageable and should suffice provided you treat the whole package with care and sense. Also, provided you are not planning on copious gigging with it.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017 @ 10:27 AM
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MrMotif - 13 February 2017 09:52 AM

I think Philwoodmusic might have meant to say the XF8 is ‘not’ renowned for its light weight (or perhaps he just was being ironic).

It’s a thread about a MOXF 8, Mr Quick Draw :-)

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Posted on: February 13, 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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The MOXF8 weighs 14.9 kg, or about 32.85 pounds. I’d consider that to be quite reasonable for a model with 88-key Graded Hammer action.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017 @ 02:18 PM
min3008
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Thank you all for your thoughts.

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Posted on: February 19, 2017 @ 06:00 PM
Aggie Piano
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I’ve had my MOXF8 for a little over a year now and purchased the Yamaha soft case at the same time.  I’ve used it almost every weekend for the year without problems...easy to carry or wheel at 32 pounds.  The fit is good once I learned to cup the corners with my hand when fitting the keyboard in the case.  Zipper is holding up.  MUCH better fit than the soft case I had for my S80.  I would not, however, trust the keyboard in a band trailer in a soft case.  I had my 63 pound S80 in a full road case that weight 80 pounds and it was a monster to haul but protected it like a vault in the trailer.  My MOXF8 sounds better than the S80 at half the weight and still has a great keyboard feel.

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Posted on: March 02, 2017 @ 11:56 PM
min3008
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Thanks all. I ended up purchasing the official moxf8 case and am happy with that decision.

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