What Keyboards Do You own? Past and Present?

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  1. Steve Hotra

    Steve Hotra Silver Supporting Member

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    Lets see what us guitarists / keyboards have / used to have:

    Past rigs:
    Roland RS-09 .. organ / synth combo
    Prophet 600
    Fender Rhodes Stage ( wish I still had it)
    Yamaha DX-7 ( who hasn't owned one of these?)
    Yamaha SY - 77
    Hammond A 101 -- wow !

    Current;
    Yamaha Mox 6
    Yamaha S90
     
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  2. kimock

    kimock Member

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    Awesome!
    "Used to have"
    Various crap tube organs, misc broken pianos and a mini-moog.

    Currently, a truly sweet Yamaha spinet in a good spot in a good room right next to a decent Rhodes 73 stage piano that I've been slowly learning to service correctly.
    Various midi controllers, Taurus II pedals.
    That's west coast.

    Back east, an excellent B3 and Leslie and another Rhodes 73.
    I gave up renting that stuff for my own band(s) whenever possible.

    In true TGP fashion, I suck.
     
  3. Phletch

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    Does the keyboard on my iPad count? :D

    I had some old Moog monophonic synth in the mid-80s, and it had to have been around 10 years old at that time. Got it at a garage sale for like $50. Wish I still had it. All I have now is this Akai midi thing I use with my computer.
     
  4. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Member

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    Right now, I've got a rather cheap Casio CTK if I'm in the mood for playing it, which isn't often.

    I used to have a 70's Hammond X2 and a 1900's Bush & Gerts upright piano. I sold the Hammond during my early 90's gear purge. I donated the piano to a church when I couldn't afford to keep moving it around with me.
     
  5. Duffy Pratt

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    Past - Kurzweil PC 88

    Current - Steinway M from 1923, 5'1" grand
    Steinway D from 1995, 9' grand
     
  6. Gillespie1983

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    The Past
    Rhodes 73
    Hammond Drawbar/Tube Organ (maybe an L model?) - Leslie 145
    Arp "something". It could play 2-note polyphony. Woohoo!
    Yamaha DX-7. A very dated sound.
    Korg N264. An underrated beast of a keyboard IMO.

    Now
    Roland Fantom G
    Nord Electro 2
     
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  7. JCW308

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    Alesis QS6.1
     
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  8. aussie_owner

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    For someone that doesn't actually play keys, I have several keyboards, plus a synth.

    80's Yamaha electric piano (61-key) - inherited from MIL
    90's Casio, forget exactly which model (I think it's a CT 680) - Bought for wife years ago, was loaned to a friend for years, and recently was returned to us. The rhythm banks are pretty useful for jamming. Wife never played it, although she took lessons as a kid.

    M-Audio Code 61. This is my main controller for software synths and recording.
    Novation Launchkey 25 - Portable enough to use with my iPad around the house.

    Korg MS-20 Mini - This thing is a blast. Hours of amusement, and some amazing tones.

    And an iPad full of virtual synthesizers, including a bunch of Korg apps and some others.
     
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  9. Devnor

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    Been playing keyboards for almost 30 years. I have a ton of old legacy synths like the D50, SY77, FS1r, JD990, EX5r and many, many more. I've never sold a old synth I stopped using.

    Current synths include Motif XF7, Jupiter 80, Hammond XK3c and Moog Voyager among other things.
     
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  10. tjontheroad

    tjontheroad Silver Supporting Member

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    Current crop is;

    Roland FA-06
    Kurzweil SP4-7
    Notation MiniNova
    Roli Seaboard Rise 25
     
  11. Tim Bowen

    Tim Bowen Member

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    Gone but not forgotten:

    - various Moog & ARP synths
    - KORG Poly 61
    - Roland Juno 6
    - Crumar Orchestrator
    - Yamaha DX7 (original & disc drive models)
    - Magnus plastic chord organ Model 300

    Current:

    - Yamaha upright piano
    - Kurzweil RG100SE digital piano
    - Crumar Orchestrator (different one)
    - Hammond 44 acoustic-electric melodion
     
  12. jdogric12

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    Kurzweil SP88
    Yamaha DX7
    Alesis Micron
    Roland JV-1010 module
    Roland SD-50 module
    Casio SK-1
    Suzuki Omnichord
    Hammond M3 & Leslie 122
    Rhodes suitcase 73
    Ekosynth P15
    Alesis Q49
    Crumar CPB-1
    Roland PK-5
    Moog Minitaur

    not sure if these count:
    Casio DG-10
    Casio DG-20
    Roland GR-500/GS-500
    Roland GR-300/G-505
     
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  13. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure I could remember all of the keyboards I have owned, but the first one (other than a Magnus air organ) was a Fender Chroma Polaris. I currently own a Yamaha Motif ES6.
     
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  14. Jayyj

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    My favourite keyboard I own is a beautiful old 19th Century French harmonium that I bought from an antiques dealer who specialised in deconsecrated church furniture (now there's a niche market). I've owned a few harmoniums and reed organs over the years but this one is really special. It's a quarter tone above concert pitch due to the reeds shrinking with age which is a bit of a pain but it sounds gorgeous. It's a really underrated instrument but you can hear it in the background on lots of Beatles records and Nico used a little missionary harmonium throughout her solo years.

    Other keyboards: a Rogers grand piano and a Hammond X5 in the studio, then a few old synths (Roland Juno 6 and RS09, Yamaha CS5) and a few modern ones. I use a Microkorg XL for gigs: I'm really a guitarist but we have a few synths on stage and take turns to fill in the keyboard parts.
     
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  15. 71strat

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    Ive had my great aunt's 1917 Steinway Upright Studio Grand all my life. I'm 58. It was my mothers.
     
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  16. jazzguitar14

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    I have and have had a lot... mostly Rhodes and Hammond rigs...

    Current daily use:

    Roland FP-4
    Moog Voyager Old School
    Old Italian Accordion 96 bass
     
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  17. rob2966

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    Used to own:

    Roland D-50 (kind of wish I still had it, for nostalgia reasons)

    Still own:

    Yamaha S-80
    M-Audio Venom (too cheap to say no at Sweetwater blowout pricing)
    DSI Mopho (keyboard version)

    Later
    Rob
     
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  18. Black_Label

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    Minimoog Model D
    DSI/Oberheim OB-6
    Moog Sub37

    I'd like to add a Minitaur and maybe a Juno 106. But who knows...
     
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  19. scienceguy

    scienceguy Silver Supporting Member

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    Used to have:
    Rhodes 73 Stage
    Rhodes 88 Suitcase
    Hammond B3 w/ Leslie 142
    Roland RD-250s
    Roland D-50
    Hammond XB-2
    Alesis Quadrasynth
    Alesis QS8
    Korg CX-3
    Nord Electro 2
    Nord Electro 3
    Nord Wave
    Nord Stage Compact
    Yamaha CP33

    Current stuff:
    Hammond A100
    Roland D-50 #2
    Nord Stage 2 SW73

    Biggest regret? Never should have let that B3 go.
     
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  20. Dubious

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    Hohner electric piano
    Fender Rhodes
    Yamaha clavinova piano (use as a midi controller)
    Roland Juno 60
    Roland SH32
    Kawai K1
    Yamaha TX7 (desktop dx7 module)
     
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