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Post by gurutzeta » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:20 am

A friend has recently bough 2 keytars, a lync LN 1000 (midi controller) and a non working Junost 21 (soviet synth). Pictures here:

http://blog-desorden.blogspot.com/2008/ ... night.html

Since the Junost is not working, my friend gave it to me to see if I can repair it. I will be posting my achievements with the Junost in my blog (if I manage to achieve anything...).

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Post by killedaway » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:26 am

woah, that Lync is AWESOME. i'd love to have one of those!
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Post by T7 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:08 am

Keytars huh? Are ya gonna grow a mullet to go with that? :lol:

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Post by BlackGnosis » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:40 am

its colouring is sending me into an 8-'s flashback x.x oh god, Level 42 is playing and its HOT AND NEW AIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH!
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Post by Alexx » Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:46 am



And about 2.45 into

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Post by gurutzeta » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:48 am

T7 wrote:Keytars huh? Are ya gonna grow a mullet to go with that? :lol:
I did already :roll:

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Post by ReaPeR » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:38 pm

i use only AX-7 as my main controller XD
if you made the right split and patches you won't miss the extra keys of a full size keyboard (oh well, if you don't have to play piano parts obviously... but it's not my case)
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Post by gurutzeta » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:11 am

ReaPeR wrote:i use only AX-7 as my main controller XD
The AX-7 rules... unfortunately it is out of production now (I believe)

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Post by stikygum » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:03 am

I don't know why Roland doesn't make another AX controller. Now is the time, they are in demand. These were about $600 brand new, which is actually kind of high, but the prices they go for is about 1 and 1/2 to 2 times as much. Really quite silly. Basically I think these people have money burning holes in their pockets and they bid like they're rare or something. How can the AX-7 be worth $1000+. It's not a quality guitar, it's a piece of plastic. :? No sound comes out of it at all. The only different between it and a $100 EMU controler is the AX was made for straping it on, even though you can easily put guitar pegs into any controller.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:48 pm

They've reissued the AX-7 before because of people saying stuff like that, then discontinued it again because there aren't actually that many people that want a keytar, especially one that's just a controller.

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Post by stikygum » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:14 pm

It seems ridiculous that people pay crazy out the butt prices on these, but don't care to buy one new for about half cheaper. I think Roland just rereleased it at the wrong time and missed the boat. How many people used keytars in the 90s and thought it was cool. Not many I imagine. How about today. I notice a LOT of bands that use them and synth based bands seem to dig them the most. And in today's day and age where music seems to typically have synthesized sounds in them now, it seems like Roland is like someone who's been hurt.... they're too hesitant and don't want to be hurt again. It's too bad. Even the AX-1s are fetching around $600.

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Post by Synthprophet » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:24 pm

The SH201 should have been of another concept. A synthkeytar like the Liberation, then it would have matched the SH name better.
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Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:42 pm

Synthprophet wrote:The SH201 should have been of another concept. A synthkeytar like the Liberation, then it would have matched the SH name better.
Like all the other SHs that were keytars?

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Post by OriginalJambo » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:59 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:Like all the other SHs that were keytars?
The SH-101 was, which let's face it is by far the most popular and well known of the series.

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Post by Synthprophet » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:34 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Synthprophet wrote:The SH201 should have been of another concept. A synthkeytar like the Liberation, then it would have matched the SH name better.
Like all the other SHs that were keytars?
Sorry... I should have wrote SH-x01 then, as the name seems to be inspired mostly from the SH-101 :wink: People even started to compare the two, eventhough there are no real similarities.
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