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Need help IDing vintage yamaha synth...

Post by metrosonus » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:32 pm

this is from memory, no pics sorry :(

but the first time I ever played a synth was in 8th grade music class. They had a yamaha synth in a back room along with some other stuff we could mess around with on fridays.

anyway, I recall that it kept the CS / MS look with the raised panel , it looked portable, with a built in speaker and a carpeted case that had a lid you could latch onto it. I want to say it reminds me alot of the Roland groove keys keyboard...

I know im shooting in the dark here.. but thanks anyway :)

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Post by Mixolydian » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:38 am

My Yamaha CP11, actually an electric piano. It is close to what you remember?

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:54 am

Ah yes, the carpeted CS01 with the raised panel and latchable lid, that'd be the one. :roll:

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Post by you + me + my amplifier » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:59 am

ooh scandal

do classrooms normally have synths in them? thats pretty rad
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Post by Syn303 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:39 am

you + me + my amplifier wrote:ooh scandal

do classrooms normally have synths in them? thats pretty rad

Yeh defo, when i was at high school our music room had a Juno-6, DX-7 and a Simmons Kit
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Post by clueless » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:28 pm

Ours had an Oddy an Axxe and a minikorg 700. We had an after school synthclub and some newbie came and nicked all the slider caps from the Oddy.

What a c**k! :twisted:

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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:38 pm

You're a bunch of bastards.
My high school classroom had a Yamaha Clavinova. ::retches::

It did, however, have a Fostex 8-track reel to reel, though... so I guess that's not too bad.
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Post by tim gueguen » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:58 pm

One of my classrooms in high school had a Yamaha CE25 in it. I never found out what it was doing there, it not being a music classroom, and given this was '83 or '84 it would have been pretty much brand new at the time.
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Post by cornutt » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:50 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:You're a bunch of bastards.
My high school classroom had a Yamaha Clavinova. ::retches::
We had plastic flutes. :twisted: I did know a guy in high school who had his own Odyssey. He played in the jazz band, but I don't think the band director ever knew what to make of it, so it didn't get a lot of action.
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Post by nathanscribe » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:26 pm

We had portasounds and a broken glockenspiel. Prior to that, I had the wild experience of playing lead triangle to a tambourine accompaniment.

Once the teachers found out me and my mate had half a grain of intelligence and/or talent (and I'm sure I still have that same half-grain somewhere behind the sofa) we were allowed into the secret place with a DX100, TR505, AlphaJuno 1 and multi-track cassette recorder... mmmm.

On-topic though, I have no useful suggestions. I thought maybe an SY1 or 2, but they had no speakers...

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Post by MrFrodo » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:54 pm

Syn303 wrote:
Yeh defo, when i was at high school our music room had a Juno-6, DX-7 and a Simmons Kit
Damn! All we had was a Clavinova (also) and a couple of those little combo keyboards. (There was a DX11 in the building, but when did they ever take it out of the box?) I don't know what I would've done if they had a Simmons.
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Post by WDW » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:03 pm

Getting off topic here. Let's get back to identifying the synth...

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Post by metrosonus » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:48 pm

i want to say it was a CS for lack of information :( Good as VSE is, I know it misses a few here and there.. and i was hoping something slipped through the cracks.

I want to say it's a CS30 from the looks of it, as I recall it having a blue tinted panel, slightly.

it's possible someone made a carpeted road case for it, sort of like TD where you use the synth in the bottom part of the case?

anyway, thanks alot guys :)

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Post by otto » Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:27 pm

metrosonus wrote:i want to say it was a CS for lack of information :( Good as VSE is, I know it misses a few here and there.. and i was hoping something slipped through the cracks.

I want to say it's a CS30 from the looks of it, as I recall it having a blue tinted panel, slightly.

it's possible someone made a carpeted road case for it, sort of like TD where you use the synth in the bottom part of the case?

anyway, thanks alot guys :)
A CS-30 is black w/white and red lettering. It does not have a built-in speaker. Portable isn't a term I'd use when describing a CS-30. But if you mean you can pick it up and take it places than yeah, I guess it is portable.
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