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by docflick
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the worst synthesizer you've ever owned?
Replies: 183
Views: 28121

Re: What was the worst synthesizer you've ever owned?

Yamaha DX9 - embarrassed to even admit owning it (though I was young and stupid when I bought it new) - practically unusable; all the challenges of FM with added limitations #-o
by docflick
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling
Replies: 120
Views: 19523

Re: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling

Regret buying:

Alesis Quadrasynth - what was I thinking? Thankfully, long gone
DX9 - uggh! practically unusable; all the frustrations of FM with none of the rewards ... (I was 18 and thought it was just as good as the DX7 and cheaper :roll:


Regret selling:

Nord Rack 2x - needed the cash #-o
by docflick
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: cheap interesting synths
Replies: 43
Views: 5914

Re: cheap interesting synths

SY77... goes for the same or less than any DX7 (Unless the DX7 is a beat up mk1). Awesome synth, very capable of many feats and does it with class and power. I got mine for ~£100 so it fits in this bracket easily. It's also a 'secret weapon'. Same applies to the 99 of course but that's a bit big fo...
by docflick
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 key replacement - any helpful info?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: DX7 key replacement - any helpful info?

Many thanks for all that, Pro5. Extremely helpful - especially for a key replacement novice like me. :)

I'll let you know how it turns out. With any luck, I won't do too much damage in the process ...
by docflick
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 key replacement - any helpful info?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: DX7 key replacement - any helpful info?

Thanks. I figured it was something along those lines. I opened the top of the case, and the key itself is solid though flat and loose - though I couldn't remove it from above. Do I need to go at it from the bottom of the keybed?
by docflick
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 key replacement - any helpful info?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: DX7 key replacement - any helpful info?

Thanks much for the tip, Hideaway. I'll shoot him an email. :D
by docflick
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 key replacement - any helpful info?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

DX7 key replacement - any helpful info?

The C#4 on my very beat-up DX7 is stuck in the down position. If I manually pick it up and let it down, it plays and sustains. I assume it's just a busted spring or something similar. Since I've never attempted a key repair / replacement before, does anyone have any pointers on the best way to go ab...
by docflick
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?
Replies: 47
Views: 5052

Re: Do You Keep a Synth Just For One Special Sound?

DX7 for edgy, velocity-responsive, biting leads (and basses).
by docflick
Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: TG/SY77 High Contrast Blue Replacement LCD Module
Replies: 120
Views: 48548

Re: TG/SY77 High Contrast Blue Replacement LCD Module

Great stuff - love the cool blue! My SY77 has come down with the same damn LCD issue that every 77 develops sooner or later. Going blind trying to read the display! As an owner of both a DX7 and a SY77 (and a former owner of a DX7IIFD), I agree that the SY77 deserves every bit as much praise as the ...
by docflick
Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?
Replies: 541
Views: 88498

Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

A fully functional (cosmetically OK) DX7 for $150.