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  • Even though you guys don't seem to like vintage....

    Every thread I start about a vintage something gets hardly any replies, but this IS the keyboard forum, so I'll just leave this here....

    Got this yesterday...family shot with my Moog Opus 3 on top.



    Good deals with: TravvyBear, TD Moyer, modeerf, starmansam, dyer_maker, Reaganomics!, frenchji

    Gods of Harvest

  • #2
    I like vintage gear!

    It's just that the vintage keyboards I want are way too expensive to buy and service. But who knows--maybe someday I'll pick up a classic Moog, Oberheim, or Jupiter something or other.
    Too many keyboards, not enough music.

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    • #3
      A vintage minimoog would be
      Good deals with: TravvyBear, TD Moyer, modeerf, starmansam, dyer_maker, Reaganomics!, frenchji

      Gods of Harvest

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      • #4
        Lovely!

        Yesterday the Mark II top I ordered for my Mark I came. I'd wanted one of those for decades and finally pulled the trigger.

        But I never noticed before that the Mark II faceplate is taller than the Mark I faceplate. so there's a gap between the top of the faceplate and the bottom of the front opening in the top. :-( Not sure what I'm going to do to fix that. The Mark II top is higher in general, too -- avoids a problem I'd had with the bottom tonebar buzzing against the top (easily worked around, just pull that corner up). If I had the right tool for the job, I could just take 1/2" off the bottom and it'd be fine, but I'm really not sure how I'd tackle that job without making a botch of it.

        But it's great being able to use the top of the Rhodes! Mostly, I'll use it for packing and unpacking guitars and keyboards from their cases. I do that a lot, so I'll really enjoy having it.

        Too bad I don't have a Moog to put there!

        PS: I just noticed that they changed the erroneous "Input" label to "Output" on the Mark II. About time!
        learjeff.net

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        • #5
          What Conbrio said.

          A lot of people here love vintage kit, but the price of most of it now has gone way beyond it's value for what it is/does, and people's means aren;t what they were necessarily perhaps a few years ago.

          Also it got kind of hyped out for a while... guess everyone is just giving it a rest.
          Originally Posted by Metrosonus


          working in a library I wish women would just come right out and say "where do you keep your soft core / torture porn at?"









          Originally Posted by swardle


          Well, I've never seen such filth in my entire life. Disgustation!!!



          That's called pain. Get used to it.

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          • #6
            Yer kidding right? I love vintage... as long it belongs to someone else

            If I had the skills+time+money to maintain it (and also play it the way it should be played) and a place to put it, I would love to have stuff like that.

            I *do* have some vintage guitar stuff (1981 ES335 and Music Man HD150 amp, a green MXR analog delay, and original Cry Baby wah). The guitar is plug-and-play, but the amp needs some repair/maintenance (probably just some isolation caps need to be replaced). A Music Man amp like mine would probably be really nice with a Rhodes. It is very clean and loud and has 2xElectrovoice 12" EVMs with giant magnets in it (a factory upgrade when I bought it so it weighs a ton). The design has a solid state preamp and a 100 W power amp with 4x6L6 tubes. The sound is quite sweet even at soft volumes... but I am not selling it. Those EVM speakers are awesome.
            Gribs

            ...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.

            G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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            • #7
              Vintage only, for me.
              Alesis QS8, Ensoniq Fizmo, Oberheim OB-12, E-MU Vintage Keys Plus, Rhodes 73 Stage, Wurlitzer 145, Wurlitzer 146B, Wurlitzer 206A, Yamaha CP-70B, Yamaha CP-30, Kawai EP-608, Hohner D6 Clavinet, Mellotron M400, Hammond M-3, Vox Jaguar, Baldwin Fun Machine, Wurlitzer MLM, SCI Pro-One, Moog Rogue, Arp Explorer I, Moog Opus 3, Arp Omni 2, Multivox MX-202, Crumar Orchestrator, Crumar Performer, Akai AX80, Akai AX60 w/S612 sampler, Korg Poly 800, Ensoniq Mirage, Roland CR-78.

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              • #8
                Yeah the work and price can be prohibitive....luckily I'm a deal hunter. This came with the lid, legs and sustain pedal, in tune working perfectly....$500 . Hell of a lot more than the $50-100 you could get them for 10 years ago, but still a great price these days.
                Good deals with: TravvyBear, TD Moyer, modeerf, starmansam, dyer_maker, Reaganomics!, frenchji

                Gods of Harvest

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                • #9
                  Some of my best teenage memories were dreaming about owning a JX-3P, a Jupiter 6, a POLY SIX, or a DX7. I actually bought a mint condition MONO/POLY for $400 in 1984 and sold it in 86 to fund a DX21. WORST mistake ever. What were we talking about, oh yea I love vintage gear!!!!

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                  • #10
                    I have two vintage organs, a Vox Super Continental from around 67 or 68, and a Farfisa Compact Duo from about the same.

                    I love them a lot, but I found when I was playing the Farfisa a lot, I was wearing out the footages. That is, there is a contact on every key for every footage, and the more I played it, the more of them would stop working.

                    So for the most part I stopped playing them, and stick to my Nord C1. I take them out every once in a while to give em a romp, but put most of the wear and tear on the Nord.

                    Apart from that, I've grown a little weary of most vintage keyboards. I don't like most analog synths except Oberheims and Moogs.

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                    • #11
                      I like vintage! I only buy cheap stuff though
                      http://soundcloud.com/liliththekitten

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                      • #12
                        Yer kidding right? I love vintage... as long it belongs to someone else


                        Same here. The oldest pieces of gear I have might be my big-box Deluxe Memory Man pedal and my acoustic viola (it's probably not a Stradivarius, lol, but I'm sure it's older than any of my guitars).

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                        • #13
                          This came with the lid, legs and sustain pedal, in tune working perfectly....$500 . Hell of a lot more than the $50-100 you could get them for 10 years ago, but still a great price these days.
                          That's a great deal for 5 bills!. Really, you could get them as low as $50? More than 10 years ago, because I remember checking prices in the early 2000's and a Rhodes in good shape was $800 (about the same as now, searching ebay).

                          I do remember putting mine on consignment for $350 in 1985 as I was going to be out of the country for 6 months. It was still there when I got back, which made me happy. I think I have the DX7 (which I loathe) to thank for this.

                          My vintage gear: 1977 Rhodes Mark I
                          1977 Roland RE-301 Chorus Echo
                          1928 Steniway M (paid all of $2500 for it! but, it has ... issues)
                          1960's National LPC (Les Paul Copy -- which nobody seems to know they ever made. It's a cheapie knockoff but a nifty little guitar since I replaced all the hardware. Got 490 pickups for free from a friend.)
                          1965 Fender Jazzmaster

                          I didn't get any of this stuff to be "vintage", it's just what I got at the time, the bottom three used but in the 70's / early 80's.

                          Oh yeah, I still have my TASCAM 40-4 reel-to-reel 4-track 1/4" multitracking deck: their best. Anyone wanna make me an offer on that? I also have a bunch of old mixers, because I still use them!

                          Vintage gear is way cool, but thank goodness for technology so we don't have to lug it around. I still remember the day I donated my CP70 with great joy, knowing I'd never have to move it again.
                          learjeff.net

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                          • #14
                            I actually bought a mint condition MONO/POLY for $400 in 1984 and sold it in 86 to fund a DX21.




                            I think we've all made some bad decisions that still haunt us today.

                            When I got off the road in 89 I sold all my gear to one guy (package deal) because I needed money for school.
                            I ended up selling him my mint OB-Xa with MIDI + Anvil roadcase that I bought from the keyboard player of 'Images in Vogue' for $1,000, as he loads up his truck with all my gear he looks in the garage and points at my old Roland SH-5 and says "whats that?" Oh, go ahead, take it, I dont need it!"

                            I rebought the SH-5 in January for $2300 , amd the OB-Xa im still looking for and I know it's going to cost me huge. **************** I'm stupid!
                            i like palin.
                            i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
                            ~ yumpy

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                            • #15
                              I actually bought a mint condition MONO/POLY for $400 in 1984 and sold it in 86 to fund a DX21. WORST mistake ever.


                              Yeah, lots of people ditched their analog gear for some sort of Yammy FM synth back in the 80's.
                              Too many keyboards, not enough music.

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