What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by CfNorENa » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:37 am

Juno 60 and Prophet 600 (1982).

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by Sir Nose » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:10 pm

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by OntarioHydro » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:43 pm

It would have to be my dad's RCA 77D. It's an earlier model and they came out in 1945... He says 1947 at the latest.

As for things that make sound it would be a Wurlitzer home organ with the little Orbit synth.

Then the Simmons SDS-V.

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by urgetoplay » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:30 pm

Ionic performer: 1973ish
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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by Arturo00 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:04 pm

Arturo00 wrote:If we're talking synths, it's either my multimoog or my jupiter 4. If we're talking any gear, probably my two API 525A's (made sometime in the early to mid 70's).
actually, scratch that. I have a Hammond L112 from 1967-ish. I forgot...
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Post by Synthazaiser » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:47 am

Oldest is my Hammond B3 made in 1959.
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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by JJQ » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:05 pm

I think Ive the same conclusion as Cumulus:
"Right now, synth-wise it would be the MiniMoog. I think it pre-dates the CS-50. it's a relatively early serial number."

Other gear I guess Its my Schulte Compact Phasing A, since its used on Phaedra, I guess its made before 1974.
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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by Cumulus » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:00 am

JJQ wrote:I think Ive the same conclusion as Cumulus:
"Right now, synth-wise it would be the MiniMoog. I think it pre-dates the CS-50. it's a relatively early serial number."

Other gear I guess Its my Schulte Compact Phasing A, since its used on Phaedra, I guess its made before 1974.
I just realized that my oldest piece of gear would have ot be the 1920's RCA Victrola. I have sampled several little horn parts for use in my pieces.

Just today I found a treasure-trove of old records at a thrift store and one of them have a great drum break that is going in something very soon.

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by Cumulus » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:02 am

JJQ, so you have a Mini and a CS-50 as well, huh? I think they compliment each other very nicely. There are thigns that the Mini can't do that are covered by the CS-50 and vice versa.

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by pflosi » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:29 am

like... polyphony? ;)

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by Dano » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:23 am

Roland Juno 60

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by D-Collector » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:44 am

Until I sold it, my Korg KR-55 (1979) was my oldest piece of gear.

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by madtheory » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:46 pm

OntarioHydro wrote:It would have to be my dad's RCA 77D. It's an earlier model and they came out in 1945... He says 1947 at the latest.
That's a beautiful mic. Has it been to Wes Dooley's yet?

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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by Dogboy73 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:54 pm

Oldest bit of gear in my studio? That would be me I think!!! :(

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