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Keys ID please

Post by staticseven » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:39 pm

I was up in Parr Street in liverpool doing some recording. I brought some of my own gear but they also had this weird rhodes/wurly thing. Any ideas what it is? Its got some c**p on top of it.

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Furthest back.
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They also had the WORST minimoog. In beautiful condition but sounded so thin and rubbish!
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Post by Box » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:09 pm

Maybe a Wurlitzer Electric Piano?
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Post by Yoozer » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:13 pm

Why didn't you just ask or look for brands/logos? ;)
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Post by staticseven » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:59 pm

Yoozer wrote:Why didn't you just ask or look for brands/logos? ;)
the engineer had no idea what it was. no model, make, logo, nothing.
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Re: Keys ID please

Post by nathanscribe » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:37 pm

Interesting. What's the big black one at the bottom right of the top shot? Can I make out "Multivox"?

EDIT: Multivox 3000? Looks like fun 8)

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Post by Arpnutt » Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:27 pm

Sure looks like a very old Wurlitzer electric piano to me.

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Post by Esus » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:46 pm

It's a Wurly for sure--don't remember the model but it's pre 200.

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Re: Keys ID please

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:56 pm

It looks like mine, a 140A... but there are extra knobs on it that shouldn't be there. It has likely been modified.

Oh, how I would love to have that MX 3000. Especially since it looks like it might be working. :wink:
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Post by WDW » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:03 am

Focusing in on a couple of other points...

Are you sure that the "WORST" Minimoog was not simply programmed to be thin? You know that Minis can sound thin, right?

A keytar on a stand?! If they don't know that a keytar is to be worn, then maybe they don't know how to program a Mini.

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Post by Bitexion » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:45 am

Those Roland AX keytars are polyphonic, so I guess it was used as a plain midi controller keyboard in lack of one?

Horrible sounding minimoog, could be something wrong with the output or oscillators..I've played a terrible sounding JP-4, sounded like a broken organ to me, the saws were just thin and strange and waspy sounding.

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Re: Keys ID please

Post by staticseven » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:46 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:It looks like mine, a 140A... but there are extra knobs on it that shouldn't be there. It has likely been modified.
Thats what I wanted to know. Much appreciated mate!
Automatic Gainsay wrote:Oh, how I would love to have that MX 3000. Especially since it looks like it might be working. :wink:
I found it in an old disused mill. Cost me 5 quid and had it repaired. Think I might flog it.
WDW wrote:Are you sure that the "WORST" Minimoog was not simply programmed to be thin? You know that Minis can sound thin, right?
A keytar on a stand?! If they don't know that a keytar is to be worn, then maybe they don't know how to program a Mini.
No actually because I'm a moron!
The only reason the keytar is there is because the micro-korg has stupid small keys and a horrible pitchbend wheel. And when I was sat down playing the wurly (thanks!) it would have kinda got in the way.
The mini? Its not exactly rocket science to program! It just sounded like arse.
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