The Keyboards In My Life

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Had the CS60 while I was stationed in Hawaii. Picked it up used. Wish I had never sold it. I did so to fund a Korg PolySix. I wanted a Prophet 5 but couldn’t afford one of those at the time. The CS60 was just “ethereal” to me. I felt an organic connection to the instrument I have never felt with another. Seriously considering a Deckard’s Dream but questioning my soldering skills - and my sanity. If you owned a 50, I’m sure you “get it”.

I intended to put that list together when I first saw the thread, but it took me awhile to put it together in Excel a little bit at a time. It had me revisiting memories that I’m glad I did. It was a fun romp. I wasn’t making an attempt to “out-do” anyone when I did it, but more looking at what all I’ve used to make my music over the years. Hence the guitars, lights, studio and stage gear as well. Not to mention the wife has been on my ass about documenting what equipment I have for a rider on our homeowners insurance. So I can check that off the list. Now that I see it posted, it’s a bit embarrassing. It didn’t look so big in Excel as you only see a portion at a time. A few of the instruments were loaners from others, or keyboards I had access to and used anytime I wanted to, but did not own. The title did say keyboards in my life, not keyboards I’ve owned. I should for the sake of the thread title go in and remove all non keyboard related items as well. So do drum machines count? And yes I probably did miss a few (I’ve thought of several since). I am probably OCD but don’t religiously keep receipts. I do on higher ticket items.
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I guess drum machines are technically synthesizers in many cases.

But this thread is an interesting exercise in history, I'm glad you took the time. I need to audit my current studio for insurance one day too - serial numbers and video and a list.

Regarding he CS50, I totally still have it and the only way I'd get rid of it is if I had a 60. Even then it's not a certainty. I absolutely "get it", the way you only can if you play one. It's the most connected I've ever felt to sound.
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Clav, I do believe you're the only other person I ever met that played a Kawai EP-705. Used it live for several years. Learned how to tune pianos in the process. It had a nice sound. I liked it better than the CP-70/80. Still was a bear to move around and load on the truck and such.
Yeah, I would hold on to your CS-50 as well. I would love to find another CS-60 at some point but I figure it would be a pain in the ass to maintain as the parts are getting old like me and hard to find. Of course I wanted a CS-80 at that time but that wasn't gonna happen on a soldiers salary either. I found that CS-60 used from a private source. Can't even remember what I paid for it (and I'm not gonna ask my first wife - who probably DOES remember). Anytime I hear Vangelis music I feel I could have recreated a bunch of it with that CS-60. There happens to be one on ebay that has a Buy It Now price of $4500 on it just for your information.
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don't tempt me. I've gotten six new synths in the last six weeks. I'm not getting any more yet.
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I had a 705M with midi. Right now I have a 608, which is the same piano (no midi) in a different casing. The body is sort of like an SKB case - Maybe vacuformed? I definitely Like the CP better - Even though the CP60 is similar, is still has two strings per note on the unwound notes
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I just realized that this year I’m celebrating 30years of synth addiction!

OP is updated in case anybody cares.
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I"m not getting the images..

30? wow..

Probably about the same for me too. I started with a tape recorder recording weird crap in my garage though lol.
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Those images are from six months to a year ago. Who knows what they were :idk:

Anyway I got a tape recorder when I was about seven. It was soooo kickass
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I'm glad I made this list. I've been maintaining this post all these years and I just read through it realizing how many of those old bastards i'd forgotten about.

ClavAnother wrote: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:54 pm All The Keyboards since 1989

Fender Rhodes: Stage 88 mkI , Stage 88 mkii, Stage 73 mkI x 2, Stage 73 mkii, Suitcase 88 (mkii), Suitcase 73 (mkI), 54

Hammond: Model A x 2, M3 x 2, M2 x 2, A100, A143, (A3), A101, C2
Leslie: 31H x 3, 122 x 2, 125 x2, 21H, 22H, 760 x 2

Yamaha: SY55, CS60, CS50, CS30, CP70B x2, CP60M, DX7

Kawai: EP705M, EP608

Wurlitzer: EP200A, EP200A, 112A, 720A

Hohner: Clavinet D6, Pianet T

Baldwin: Electric Harpsichord, Electropiano

Korg: CX-3, M500 Micro Preset, MS2000b, MS20 Mini, Poly 61 x 2, Polysix, Trident mkI, Microkorg, KingKorg, Wavestation EX

Moog: MiniMoog, Liberation, Prodigy, Micromoog x2,

Arp: 2600 (TTSH)

Sequential Circuits: Prophet 10, Pro one, SixTrak, Prophet 600, Prophet 5

Oberheim: OB-8

Nord:, Electro 61, Electro 2 73

Studio Logic: Sledge

Ensoniq: ESQ-1 x 2, Fizmo

DSI: OB-6

Roland: SH-101, JP-8000, JP-08, Juno 6, RS-09, System-8

Crumar: Orchestrator

Casio: SK-5

Behringer: Model D x2 Deepmind 12, Odyssey, MS-1, Pro-One, K-20

Vinicius Electrik: Lizard System

Cable-Nelson: Baby Grand

I'm wondering if I've forgotten any more.
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Would you mind sharing the list of all your present keyboard/synth gear?
I've bought so many synths and gear since the mid 80's, it makes me want to cry when I remember some gems I let go...if only..
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topcat wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:36 pm Would you mind sharing the list of all your present keyboard/synth gear?
I've bought so many synths and gear since the mid 80's, it makes me want to cry when I remember some gems I let go...if only..
Fender Rhodes Suitcase 73

Hammond
B3 (A3)

Wurlitzer
200a
FOR SALE 720a
FOR SALE 112a

Hohner
Clavinet D6

Lowery
Spinet organ

Yamaha
FOR SALE CS-30
FOR SALE CS-50
FOR SALE CS-60
FOR SALE DX-7

Moog
Liberation
FOR SALE Micromoog

Sequential Circuits
Prophet 10
FOR SALE Prophet 600
FOR SALE Six-Trak

Korg
FOR SALE Polysix (Kiwi)
FOR SALE CX-3 (80s)
MS-20 mini

Behringer
Oddessey
Pro-1
K-20
Model D
Model D trade pending for the Wasp
MS-101

The Human Comparator
TTSH

STG Soundlabs
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Thanks Mr Clavinator..
The Prophet 10, is that the reissue?
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Man you did collect a lot. you got some good ones.
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topcat wrote: Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:41 pm Thanks Mr Clavinator..
The Prophet 10, is that the reissue?
Ah right! I used to have a Rev 3.3 now I have a Prophet 5 Rev 4 turned Prophet 10 with the expansion.
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MetroSonus wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:04 pm Man you did collect a lot. you got some good ones.
FWIW I am not a collector...these are my tools of expression

P.S. I sold the CS-30 tonight.
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Also, you'd be surprised at how many of them found me...sometimes I feel like I couldn't get away from new synths even if I tried. I'm magnetic or something.
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THE PAST

Fender Rhodes Stage 88 mkI
Fender Rhodes Stage 88 mkII
Fender Rhodes Stage 73 mkI
Fender Rhodes Stage 73 mkI
Fender Rhodes Stage 73 mkII
Fender Rhodes Suitcase 88 (mkii)
Fender Rhodes 54
Hammond Model A
Hammond Model A
Hammond M2
Hammond M2
Hammond M3
Hammond M3
Hammond A100
Hammond A101
Hammond A143
Hammond C2
Hammond Porta B
Yamaha SY55
Yamaha CS60
Yamaha CS30
Yamaha CP70B
Yamaha CP70B
Yamaha CP60M
Yamaha DX7
Kawai EP705M
Kawai EP608
Wurlitzer EP200A
Hohner Pianet T
Baldwin Electric Harpsichord
Baldwin Electropiano
Baldwin Fun Machine
Korg M500 Micro Preset
Korg MS2000b
Korg Poly 61
Korg Poly 61
Korg Trident mkI
Korg Microkorg
Korg KingKorg
Korg Wavestation EX
Korg MS-20 FS
Moog MiniMoog
Moog Prodigy
Moog Micromoog
Moog Micromoog
Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 Rev 3.3
Sequential Circuits Pro One
Oberheim OB-8
Nord Electro 61
Studio Logic Sledge
Ensoniq ESQ-1
Ensoniq ESQ-1
Ensoniq Fizmo
DSI OB-6
Roland SH-101
Roland JP-8000
Roland JP-08
Roland Juno 6
Roland RS-09
Roland System-8
Crumar Orchestrator
Behringer Model D
Behringer Deepmind 12
Vinicius Electrik Lizard System
Cable-Nelson Baby Grand

Total: 65

THE PRESENT

Fender Rhodes Suitcase 73 (mkI)
Hammond A3
Lowery Birkshire
Yamaha CS50
Yamaha PF15
Wurlitzer EP200A
Wurlitzer 112A
Wurlitzer 720A
Hohner Clavinet D6
Korg CX-3
Korg MS20 Mini
Korg Polysix (KIWI)
Moog Liberation
Moog Minimoog
The Human Comparator TTSH (Arp 2600)
Sequential Circuits SixTrak
Sequential Circuits Prophet 600
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 (10) Rev 4
Nord Electro 2 73
Casio SK-5
Behringer Model D
Behringer Odyssey
Behringer MS-1
Behringer Pro-One
Behringer K-20
Behringer Wasp
Behringer 2600
Behringer TB-3
Modular Eurorack

Total: 29





jesus. wtf.
TOTAL 94
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