I've re-entered the vintage realm... a TX802!

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I've re-entered the vintage realm... a TX802!

Post by Synthaholic » Tue Oct 16, 2007 6:26 pm

I now have a vintage synth again!

I snagged this beauty on eBay. It's a mint condition Yamaha TX802 FM tone generator, like it just rolled out of the Yamaha plant 20 years ago...

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The warranty card shows it was originally sold on 1/19/88.

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All the paperwork was included including Yamaha brochures and a copy of Aftertouch with an overview of the TX802.

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And there's even a rebate offer on the DX7II series. Well, there was 20 years ago...

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And click this link for a large picture.

Now I just have to figure out how to program this little beast. ;) It sounds wonderful.
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Post by DX » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:45 pm

Congrats. You will enjoy its sound.

You are very lucky. It is in mint condition, even original box and manuals.
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Post by Martin P268 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:03 pm

Congratulations, you are at the gates of new, amazing sonic realms.

I can't stress enough how inspiring these Yamaha FM synths are, and I only have the DX7 (also mint, like from the time capsule :-)). With TX's dual synth engine you have twice the FM goodness :-)

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Post by Soundwave » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:10 pm

I'd be tempted to put it back in its box for investment purposes and buy another cheap runner off ebay or something.

http://www.maths.abdn.ac.uk/~bensondj/html/dx7.html

I'm not sure you can program a TX without a DX7S/mkII UI but there's a decent freebie software editor about and the Doepfer Drehbank comes with a very nice DX7 template as is much easier and cheaper to get hold of than the infamous DX programmer.

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Post by crystalmsc » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:08 am

great find! it looks mint and the rare brochures are really a nice bonus.
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Re: I've re-entered the vintage realm... a TX802!

Post by wysiwyg » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:36 am

Synthaholic wrote:I now have a vintage synth again!

I snagged this beauty on eBay. It's a mint condition Yamaha TX802 FM tone generator, like it just rolled out of the Yamaha plant 20 years ago...

Image

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The warranty card shows it was originally sold on 1/19/88.

Image

All the paperwork was included including Yamaha brochures and a copy of Aftertouch with an overview of the TX802.

Image

And there's even a rebate offer on the DX7II series. Well, there was 20 years ago...

Image

And click this link for a large picture.

Now I just have to figure out how to program this little beast. ;) It sounds wonderful.
I saw that ad. It looked too good to be true. I guess not :cry:

Happy synthing

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Post by meatballfulton » Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:10 pm

Too bad the rebate offer ran out 20 years ago :wink:
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Post by StepLogik » Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:22 pm

I used to have that "Introducing yamaha digital music systems" brochure! I remember drooling over it when I couldn't afford anything in there.

It would be nice to get a scan of that whole document...

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Post by synthetic88 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:56 am

I have that Yamaha brochure. It's great, all of the shots have no people in them and look like you're walking right into them, and the setups evolve from home to pro. It's one of the few gear brochures I've kept over the years.
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