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 Ruff » Wed May 27, 2009 3:39 am

Not quite as ancient as some of the things here, but rather appropriately, my 1960s era Seeburg Rhythm Prince arrived today...

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When you start controlling tempo via motor speed, you KNOW you are gettin' old!! :lol: :lol:

Haven't quite figured out what the h**l is going on here!

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

Post by madtheory » Wed May 27, 2009 7:37 am

Wow! Lightbulbs. Being used as cheap resistors maybe?

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

Post by b3groover » Wed May 27, 2009 7:51 am

As my name might imply...

1958 Hammond B3

I had a 1939 Hammond BCV for several years. Beautiful old gal. Also have a 1942 or so Hammond CV.

But the oldest instrument I own is a lovely 1913 A.B. Chase baby grand piano.

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

Post by iProg » Wed May 27, 2009 8:42 am

Christopher Winkels wrote:
iProg wrote:Of the ones I own, the Yamaha CS-15 from 1979...
That's mine too. I jokingly told my wife when I bought it that "it's older than you".
It's older than me too! I'm born somewhere in between the Prophet VS and the Roland D-50!

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

Post by ndkent » Wed May 27, 2009 10:38 am

I've got a Keio (Korg) Rockmate Donca Matic portable drum machine from 1966.

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

Post by Shreddie » Wed May 27, 2009 7:04 pm

I have a mid-late 50's Sony 1/2 inch two track reel to reel. Unfortunately the rubber on the capstan has fallen to bits and is awaiting replacement, other than that, it's all original and in fantastic condition. The fan is damned noisy when you fire it up though!

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

Post by HideawayStudio » Wed May 27, 2009 8:39 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:Not quite as ancient as some of the things here, but rather appropriately, my 1960s era Seeburg Rhythm Prince arrived today...

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When you start controlling tempo via motor speed, you KNOW you are gettin' old!! :lol: :lol:

Haven't quite figured out what the h**l is going on here!

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Hey - I'll have Selection <A-2>... Darn where's that dime! :)

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

Post by Polyroy » Thu May 28, 2009 2:14 pm

Roland SH-3a, arrived in not amazing shape but still sounds nice and after selling my amp i'll get it serviced to its sounding beautiful. The built in chorus effect can make some beautiful leads.

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

Post by R.L » Thu May 28, 2009 6:25 pm

hard to tell, synthesizer wise would be My Oddy from 1973 or my mini from 74', Organ would be from 1965, and my guitar beats them all since it's from 1964
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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by Jack Spider » Thu May 28, 2009 9:22 pm

A Roland AP-2 Phase II from the mid-70s.
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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by Analogue Crazy » Thu May 28, 2009 9:26 pm

My oldest is definatly my CZ-5000, from 1985.
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Post by Analogue Crazy » Thu May 28, 2009 9:26 pm

My oldest is definatly my CZ-5000, from 1985.
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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by V301H » Fri May 29, 2009 6:55 am

Oldest keyboard instrument is a 1962 Hammond C3. Oldest synth might be MS20, Pro-One, or CS70M.
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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by cornutt » Fri May 29, 2009 7:32 am

Actually, I forgot my very oldest bit of gear: a Bohmann parlor guitar, which probably dates to around 1920. Unfortunately, a previous owner butchered it: it's still playable, but it has none of the original hardware. I wouldn't know what it was if it didn't still have the label inside. It came down to me through one of my wife's relatives; there's no telling how many times it has changed hands.
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Re: What is the Oldest Piece of Gear in Your Studio?

Post by cornutt » Fri May 29, 2009 7:40 am

Hey Ruff, are those neons in your Seeburg beatbox? That's what they look like in the photo. My guess is that it uses them as attack or spike generators. They might also be neon-lamp oscillators. (Some old organs used neon-lamp oscillators.)
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