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  • Gear Challenge

    You just sold all your gear to move to a new city. Now you are moved in and have just been hired to play keys by a variety band. Rock, pop, country, everything. The band has a PA.

    You have $2,500 to build an entire rig, stand and bench and everything.

  • #2
    Korg Kronos 61 and a Quiklok Z-stand. Call NovaMusik and see if they will swing a deal for 2500 including cables.

    If you need something that feels more like a piano then a Korg M-50 88 and something like a Novation UltraNova and a Quiklok Z-stand with a 2nd tier.

    If you prefer Yamaha then you can get a Motif XF6 instead of the Kronos.
    The Kurzweil PC3 series gets lots of love around here too.

    ...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).


    • #3
      A Kronos and a TV tray. That oughtta do it.
      Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.


      • #4
        Nord stage 2 and a quicklock Z stand.


        • #5
          Yamaha P95, $550 (26.5 lbs)
          Yamaha MOX6, $1200 (15.5 lbs)
          ElectroVoice ZXa1 $500 (19 lbs)
          K&M 18880 stand + 18881 stacker for 2nd tier, $245 (8 lbs)

          TOTAL: $2495. No bench, you'll have to stand! But you could negotiate a slightly better deal.

          This gives you a weighted 88 and an unweighted 61 board, a good range of all the "bread and butter" sounds, a good sounding monitor, and a good stand... and it's all lightweight for easy load in and out.


          • #6
            You guys are forgetting your monitor/amps