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NPD! CP-70

Postby ClavAnother » Mon May 20, 2013 2:30 pm

If everything goes as planned, I will be picking up a CP-70 tonight. These are my favorite of all pianos, I realize the some will think it's weird, but I like them better than grand pianos (come to think of it, I'd rather have a Yamaha upright than any grand...).

Part if the deal is that I have to trade my JP8000, but I think I can handle that.



CP70, fuck yeah.
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby selfinflikted » Mon May 20, 2013 2:43 pm

Awesome!
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby christianrock » Mon May 20, 2013 3:20 pm

Whoa. Srs Bzns
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby ElectricPuppy » Mon May 20, 2013 4:04 pm

Who's going to carry the CP70?
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby christianrock » Mon May 20, 2013 4:06 pm

That's what women are for!
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby ElectricPuppy » Mon May 20, 2013 4:07 pm

OH SNAP
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby midinut » Tue May 21, 2013 3:22 am

Peekchers pleeeeeeeease...
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby Plink Floyd » Tue May 21, 2013 3:38 am

Yay! They do indeed have their own recognizable sound. The uppers are nice & bright & cut through guitar muck quite nicely. The lower notes have sort of a harp sound to me, which I attribute to using mag pickups instead of the overall effect from the soundboard and box and air and stuff. Somewhere I heard a recording of one where they micd it inside and mixed it with the regular output. Different, but not necessarily better.

Mr. Livgren made nice noices with his:



I also did not know you had teh JP8000. Good trade 4 u, I think.
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby ClavAnother » Tue May 21, 2013 5:39 am

Well, truth be told, I really liked the JP8k. Luckily I made a few cool recordings with it, but more so it's a cool performance synth. I'd like to get another one someday.

But yes I can haz CP 70 nao. Its a tad quirky, and I may need to fine tune some things, but I do now officially have my own. Some of you may recall some old photos of my studio populated by a CP70, but back then it was a loaner from my brother. This one may need some work such as new strings or something, but we'll see. The power supply connector has seen better decades, but I can think of a fix for that.

At least it's complete. And teh local. In the end I gave up $700 cash and some gear that ran me about $365 going back three years.

My plan is to play some gigs to recoup the cash, but I am in the mood to get all my electro-mechs back in order and maybe rest the nord a bit. Although, it is still the best answer to a quick gig.


Pics to follow in a few days, I have some gigs to deal with. I'll be back this weekend.


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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby Plink Floyd » Tue May 21, 2013 6:29 am

ClavAnother wrote:Well, truth be told, I really liked the JP8k.
I didn't mean to say that you wouldn't have liked it. I've always thought those synths looked like lots of fun. I just meant, you know, good trade.

And I remember who it was that put mics in his CP: John Cascella, who was Mr. Srs Bsns Keyboard Dude in mah town in the 70s, who went on to teh big time with John Mellencamp. He showed me thems himself.
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby christianrock » Tue May 21, 2013 2:11 pm

NAO YOU TOO CAN PLAY SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY








congrats :thu:
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby soundwave106 » Tue May 21, 2013 6:00 pm

Eh, I'd prefer he play cuts off of Genesis' "Duke" album. :p

(I has no room for a CP70, so I am envious. Though I suppose I could add Helpinstill pickups or something similar to my upright. It wouldn't be a CP70, no. My current upright micing setup frankly sucks.)
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby christianrock » Tue May 21, 2013 6:07 pm

I was joking. I don't think the Clavmeister plays easy old U2 songs.

soundwave, you live in Tampa, where houses are cheaper than good cars. Sure you can make some room.
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby ClavAnother » Tue May 21, 2013 11:06 pm

both have been known to come out of this house...


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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby gregwar » Wed May 22, 2013 8:21 am

d00d those thing are sweet congrats :wave:
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby Plink Floyd » Wed May 22, 2013 10:05 am

soundwave106 wrote:My current upright micing setup frankly sucks.)
Do I vaguely remember you saying you have an Acrosonic? Or wut?
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby soundwave106 » Wed May 22, 2013 12:55 pm

Plink Floyd wrote:
soundwave106 wrote:My current upright micing setup frankly sucks.)
Do I vaguely remember you saying you have an Acrosonic? Or wut?


Ya, an Acrosonic model from the late 1960s or so, it's a little fancier than some Acrosonics (has an interesting wood grill trim). It's actually a pretty sweet upright.

It is miced with a pair of cheapish MXL 603S mics. I'm not too happy with this setup unfortunately. It's fairly noisy (I don't exactly have super-treated rooms), getting the positioning right is tough (I don't have much studio room), and the wife has to be super-quiet when I'm recording (wife is generally not super-quiet).

I've investigated non-mic (pickup) solutions for this reason. The Helpinstill I mentioned would be kind of neat in that it's also an electric guitar pickup system for pianos ala the CP70. It would pick up nothing but piano string, so I would probably get a CP70-ish-sortof sound out of the upright. (Part of the CP70 sound is the lack of a soundboard etc. so the upright would be quite a bit more "pianoy" than the CP70, but you'd get that direct-string-on-pickup angle.)

Keyboard Mag has an actually helpful shootout online on piano pickups and other piano specific micing systems. For impressively realistic sound, I was most impressed with the Yamahiko piano pickups and the pricey Earthworks PM-40 system.
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby christianrock » Wed May 22, 2013 1:26 pm

I've heard some really sweet sounds from nothing but an Avantone CV-12 on an upright piano.
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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby donaldcrunk » Fri May 31, 2013 2:25 am

i hate you clav


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Re: NPD! CP-70

Postby ClavAnother » Fri May 31, 2013 2:44 am

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