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by sammy123
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: M-Audio Venom $200 at Sweetwater
Replies: 21
Views: 3837

Re: M-Audio Venom $200 at Sweetwater

I recommend checking Amazon lightning deals everyday. Yesterday they had the venom for $174. I bought one. I think they had it last week for $199. So keep checking. It's a little easier to browse the deals using the app than the website.
by sammy123
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

I think I saw some tree trucks on the side of the road after the city cut down some trees. Maybe I should grab those. Haha.
by sammy123
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

I really like the poly section as well. The solo synth is pretty sweet. Now I just need to find/build some legs or buy a stand. Any suggestions?
by sammy123
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

Don, what you said about the polysynth eg/filter relationship makes total sense now that I am sitting in front of the Yamaha. Its sorta worded funny in the manual. Thanks.
by sammy123
Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

Hi Don. This is incredibly helpful. Thank you for taking the time to respond. I appreciate the info.
by sammy123
Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

As I play with the Sk more the ensemble/tremolo buttons on the lower manual have started to loosen up. Others are getting better as well. So maybe with time they will get better. A few keys on the poly-synth were a little quiet, playing has fixed that. So I think that this thing is a little groggy f...
by sammy123
Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

Do the buttons work? if so just leave them, they are not supposed to push in, just lightly click. I can get them to work, but I would not say they are fully working. They need help. For example, pulling the cancel button carefully out with pliers to get the preset button next to it to light up. The...
by sammy123
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

Thanks synthparts. That is awesome to know. So I got the cable and was able to power her up this morning. It was a great feeling to see those red lights go on. All keys work, all sliders work. The lowest key on the upper manual needs some extra pressure, but works. I tested each section and they all...
by sammy123
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

No, never needed to. Only thing that was wrong with mine was scratchy filter slider on the mono section. You'll soon see see later I guess. It's a beast of a machine, I love mine. I have heard they are incredibly well built and reliable. And it certainly lokks/feels that way. Did you fix the slider...
by sammy123
Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

Thanks for replying. Tonight is the moment of truth. I found a Hosa power cord on Amazon that arrives today. There is no play in the buttons so I guess we'll see what happens. I am excited, but not expecting a a working board. Ill let you know what happens. Have you ever had to clean your buttons?
by sammy123
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Yamaha SK-50D Organ/Synth

Hi Everyone, I have been a reader for years, but this is the first time I have posted. I am hoping I can get some advice on this old beast. Not much on the internet about this particular problem. A little back story; I bought this thing without testing it (no power cord) for $300. Good deal, but lik...