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  • Yamaha MR1242 desk?

    Hey Phil,ever heard of one of these?
    I'm looking for a cheap desk and one popped up,seems to be from 1988 or there abouts
    Any info on them?
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  • #2
    ^^^Um, yeah.^^^
    Reasonably clean, doesn't have oodles of headroom. 3 band fived EQ, IIRC, 4 buss. If everything still works and it's cheap, why not?
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    Flogger wins.

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    Because we floggers won the music war some time ago.

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    <i>Preaching to the choir Rush in on a whole different level to quote a movie You might listen to Rush but you cant here Rush</i>

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    • #3
      Sure - they look like this:

      http://en.audiofanzine.com/utilities/a.provider,m.47270,mod.media,th.normal,s.pictures. JPG



      They're pretty old at this point, so how it has been treated will make a huge difference, but I wouldn't be interested in spending very much on a board like that today. They sound decent (certainly nothing special - they're old used boards, not magical "vintage" ones), and they are generally reliable (Yamaha generally makes good stuff) but old live boards like that generally aren't all that expensive on the used market these days - at least over here. I have no idea what it's like in Dublin.

      What are they asking for it, if you don't mind me asking?
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      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

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      • #4
        thanks Flogger & Phil!

        it's a friend of mine who just told me that he figured they were selling for about
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        • #5
          Bummer about the dust - hopefully it was boxed up - or at least covered up while in storage. Still, it's Ireland, not California, so I suspect dust is less of an issue there, and damp much more of one.

          Assuming it all works, his price seems about right.
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          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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          • #6
            Phil you're a gent! I think I'm going to offer
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            • #7
              Maaaaybe Yamaha UK can help you out with parts. I've been really impressed with how well Yamaha USA treats me whenever I have need of help; hopefully they're equally helpful in the UK. Still, it's an older board, so they may not have the exact match in terms of knobs or fader caps available. Can't hurt to ask - I'd definitely start there. If you wanted matching caps and can't find one or two matching originals, you could always replace all 18 of 'em with new ones of non-original design. I believe they're pretty standard faders; finding caps that would work with those 60mm faders shouldn't be too difficult.

              After Yamaha, the first two places in the US I'd look for something like that would probably be the Mouser and Digikey catalogs. Sorry I can't offer any similar Euro based suppliers, but I'm sure if we ask around, we can track some down.
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              "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

              - George Carlin

              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

              - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

              "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

              - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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              • #8
                Maaaaybe Yamaha UK can help you out with parts. I've been really impressed with how well Yamaha USA treats me whenever I have need of help; hopefully they're equally helpful in the UK. Still, it's an older board, so they may not have the exact match in terms of knobs or fader caps available. Can't hurt to ask - I'd definitely start there. If you wanted matching caps and can't find one or two matching originals, you could always replace all 18 of 'em with new ones of non-original design. I believe they're pretty standard faders; finding caps that would work with those 60mm faders shouldn't be too difficult.

                After Yamaha, the first two places in the US I'd look for something like that would probably be the Mouser and Digikey catalogs. Sorry I can't offer any similar Euro based suppliers, but I'm sure if we ask around, we can track some down.


                Excellent! Thank you kindly Phil,that's gonna be a Great help!
                So anyways...it looks like I'm getting this for free!
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                • #9
                  For FREE?

                  Free is good. hil:

                  What are you going to use it for - as a submixer or...?
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                  "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                  - George Carlin

                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                  - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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