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  • #31
    Originally posted by guido61 View Post


    No I never had one. I carried around a Helpinstill Roadmaster instead. Which I had to tune every couple of weeks.


    How did that compare with the CP series Guido?
    Never heard of it but knowing you - I'm sure you only used good gear.
    i like palin.
    i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
    ~ yumpy

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Crazyfoo View Post

      How did that compare with the CP series Guido?
      Never heard of it but knowing you - I'm sure you only used good gear.
      It was cheaper and more compact. The leybed folded down into the case and it was on wheels. Essentially a small upright with pickups on it. Easy to move and set up but a heavy little pig to get up and down stairs As such it sounded more like a real piano than the CP70 but not a particularly good sounding real piano.

      I don't remember it being particularly "fun" to play but it was certainly roadworthy

      I was never a big fan of the CP70 sound, to be honest, but I think they probably cut through the mix better with a loud rock band.

      I'll see if I can scrounge up an old live recording of me using in the next day or two just for the fun of it. I probably have something somewhere.
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      • Crazyfoo
        Crazyfoo commented
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        Would like to hear it if you find it.
        I absolutely love the CP piano sound when you add a pile of effects on it - reverb, chorus, flanger , phaser and delays can make some very creative sounds. Now I need to find an all-in-one effects unit that I can program presets into it.
        The only one I have is a lexicon mx somethjng that's paired with the Voyager because without FX they are dry as a fart

      • guido61
        guido61 commented
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        I've got an Alesis Quadraverb I can part with for cheap
        Last edited by guido61; 09-15-2017, 02:41 PM.

    • #33
      I recall our keyboardist in the 1980's had a Jupiter 8 and a Farfisa that was often out of tune and had a few dead keys.
      Everybody is terminally ill.

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      • Crazyfoo
        Crazyfoo commented
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        I had a fsrfisa too
        What a cheesy organ omg

    • #34
      Originally posted by capitalist View Post
      I recall our keyboardist in the 1980's had a Jupiter 8 and a Farfisa that was often out of tune and had a few dead keys.

      Haha! I had a Farfisa in the late 70s. I wonder where some of this old gear ended up? I don't ever remember selling it. Maybe that's in my parent's game room or something? I completely forgot about that thing!

      Along with the Helpinstill piano my rig in the early 80s was a Jupiter 6, Prophet 5 and Moog Source. I wish I still had all those boards today but sadly sold them for (now) way too cheap in the mid 90s when they were worth next to nothing and I was pretty desperate for cash. Crazy what some of those old board go for now. $7-10,000 for a Prophet 5 V3 like the one I had. I think I gave it up for like $400 and thought I was getting a pretty good deal for it at the time.
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      • Crazyfoo
        Crazyfoo commented
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        I never cared for the DX7. I remember when it came out and everyone went crazy for them but to me they sounded thin and chincey. I had one but used it for the metalicy sounds MIdI with the warm strings of the JX8P. The only DX I ever liked was when I saw toto live in 89 at Ontario place forum and they were running racks and racks of TX816's (8 DX7 in a rack) and they were running a pile of Oberheims. DX7 on its own never did it for me

      • guido61
        guido61 commented
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        Same here. I had the TX816 but only had two modules. But I rarely ever used any of the sounds on their own. But yeah....midi'd on top of the fat Jupiter or Prophet sounds? It was pretty sweet. Plus programming one was a nightmare. I was pretty big on programming my own sounds (still enjoy it a lot) but never had any desire to learn how to do it on a digital board like the DX.

      • onelife
        onelife commented
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        I got deep into DX7. The thing I liked the most about it was the ability to setup patches that really responed to keyboard dynamics - more like a piano than the other synths of the day.

    • #35
      Got into Vancouver late last night and picked the piano up a couple hours ago.
      Any of you old relics who had one back in the day know if it's easy to put together ? What about tuning ? Is there a special tuning key I need to pick up ? I'm sure I can get anything I need while I'm in the city .
      i like palin.
      i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
      ~ yumpy

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      • onelife
        onelife commented
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        A good friend of mine, who played in a band with my brother, always had a tuning hammer on his piano bench when he performed.

    • #36
      Originally posted by guido61 View Post


      Haha! I had a Farfisa in the late 70s. I wonder where some of this old gear ended up? I don't ever remember selling it. Maybe that's in my parent's game room or something? I completely forgot about that thing!

      Along with the Helpinstill piano my rig in the early 80s was a Jupiter 6, Prophet 5 and Moog Source. I wish I still had all those boards today but sadly sold them for (now) way too cheap in the mid 90s when they were worth next to nothing and I was pretty desperate for cash. Crazy what some of those old board go for now. $7-10,000 for a Prophet 5 V3 like the one I had. I think I gave it up for like $400 and thought I was getting a pretty good deal for it at the time.
      Guido pm me the details about your effects unit.
      I'm looking for an all-in-one unit that has reverb, delay , chorus, flanger and phaser
      i like palin.
      i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
      ~ yumpy

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      • #37
        My Yamaha G90A has none of the features you guys are discussing. Sad.
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        • #38
          Originally posted by Crazyfoo View Post
          OT: just bought a Yamaha CP70

          I've been wanting one if these forever !
          Got a nice one for $650.
          I know it's an old dinosaur but love the action and I've always been inspired playing one - going into my rec room !
          I've gotta start reading other magazines. When I saw "Yamaha CP70," all I could think of was a kid-sized dirt bike.
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          • #39
            Originally posted by The Badger View Post

            I've gotta start reading other magazines. When I saw "Yamaha CP70," all I could think of was a kid-sized dirt bike.
            i like palin.
            i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
            ~ yumpy

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            • The Badger
              The Badger commented
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              I looked up the Yamaha CP70 to see a picture of one, and discovered it is indeed a keyboard. That said, I still thought it was a small motorcycle. Such is the state of my minimal mind...

          • #40
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            • #41
              Brought it home in the back of my truck from Vancouver - put it together today and the thing is in perfect tune - only thing not working is the tremolo - not sure how hard that is to fix but I'm in love with this thing !
              i like palin.
              i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
              ~ yumpy

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              • #42
                Here it is
                i like palin.
                i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
                ~ yumpy

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                • #43
                  Now that I've had this bad boy for a few days I want to share some other uses.
                  Lots of folks say "oh a Yamaha CP70, what a waste of sale for one sound blah blah blah "

                  However I've recently found other uses such as an ironiing board.
                  The piano is in the dining room area and this morning I ironed my work shirts on it.
                  The other night I set up to bar stools on either end and we used it as a dining room table.
                  In addition to that it also holds lots of knick knacks and other assorted items and when you want to play some piano, that's where it really shines !
                  i like palin.
                  i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
                  ~ yumpy

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                  • #44
                    Originally posted by Crazyfoo View Post
                    Now that I've had this bad boy for a few days I want to share some other uses.
                    Lots of folks say "oh a Yamaha CP70, what a waste of sale for one sound blah blah blah "

                    However I've recently found other uses such as an ironiing board.
                    The piano is in the dining room area and this morning I ironed my work shirts on it.
                    The other night I set up to bar stools on either end and we used it as a dining room table.
                    In addition to that it also holds lots of knick knacks and other assorted items and when you want to play some piano, that's where it really shines !
                    You wife must be thrilled with your taste in dining room furniture. lol
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                    • #45
                      Originally posted by guido61 View Post

                      You wife must be thrilled with your taste in dining room furniture. lol
                      The ball busting has already started.
                      We're long distance at the moment with me in revelstoke and her in whitehrorse.
                      She's already made it clear that when she moves down next summer the piano is destined for the basement lol
                      I guess she's not liovojg my mountain bike and piano in the living room
                      i like palin.
                      i think she would rattle some cages and that's what america needs.
                      ~ yumpy

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