Yamaha Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) vs. Graded Hammer Effect (GH / GHE) vs. Graded Hammer Effect 3 (GH3)
I am doing some search as I am looking to buy a new piano keyboard. I am basically looking for a keyboard with the feel and touch of a real piano.
Looking at the specs on some of the Yamaha pianos, the Graded Hammer Standard (GHS) action seems to be available on most entry level digital pianos, whereas the Graded Hammer (GH) action seems to appear only in the more expensive pianos.
I also read somewhere about Graded Hammer Effect 3 (GH3) but not sure what it is?
Though I understand a bit now after my research, just to confirm, can somebody tell me the differences between these actions?
** Admin Update **
When one talks about a pianos action, it actually includes everything from the tips of the keys to the end of the hammers. That is why most manufacturers use professional grade components to provide a smoother and quieter mechanism
when striking the keys.
The Graded hammer effect (GH)
is Yamaha's premium weighted action, suitable for the intermediate and the advanced pianists, and is available on the high-end products.
This mechanism provides greater accuracy, and is easier to play repetitive passages faster, that is required by the experienced players.
The graded hammer standard (GHS) action
, on the other hand, is well-suited for the beginner pianist.
Piano teachers usually recommend graded, weighted touch keys, as on the acoustic pianos, to build proper piano playing technique. The graded hammer standard (GHS) action does offer such a keyboard touch.Related PostsBest digital upright pianos under $1500Best keyboards and pianos across various prices