Peavey Paradox

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Peavey Paradox

Post by paulmirk » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:12 am

Hi all,
I am new here but have been playing synths for 30 years or so.
It occurred to me recently that I have an extremely rare synth.
I think there were only 3 or 4 made.
It is monophonic ,bright red, with an antenna that can be used for modulation etc..
Also has a ribbon controller,(though that is a little sketchy.)
It sounds great. Fat basses, quirky leads.
Shame Peavey never made the thing.
I was a Peavey artists when it was in development and was given one.
Never thought it would be one of four ever made.
If anybody is interested I could post a pic or two or a sound bite.
I wonder if it is worth anything?
Cheers,Paul Mirkovich

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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:57 am

I'm sure lots of people here would love to see pics and listen to some sounds.

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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by paulmirk » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:05 am

will do in the next few days

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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:39 pm

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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:17 pm

Didn't realise it was analog, shame they didn't follow through looks interesting. :)

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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by Rick N Boogie » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:09 pm

...sounds interesting as well.
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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by StepLogik » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:48 am

I remember this synth and a lot of folks were very excited about it. It was just way ahead of its time, analog wasn't as "mainstream" as it is now. If Peavey had shown that synth at the last NAMM show with a reasonable price it would be getting all kinds of hype.

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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by mpa1104 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:07 am

In which case, it seems to have been appropriately named! :)

What an interesting and attractive unit.
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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by ryryoftokyo » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:16 pm

Seems like a great idea. It looks very Peavey, it has some great tricks up it's sleeve and WOW that sound. I just think it was made at the wrong time. Having just the basic 1U would have made the entry fee VERY low and very practical for some since so many electronic artists rely on PC control these days. For those of us that wanted the physical, hands on control, that would have been there as well. I would guess that hte price would have been very reasonable since Peavey have always kept their prices very fair. What a shame.
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Re: Peavey Paradox

Post by bvc » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:38 pm

meatballfulton wrote:Paradox web page with photos
Haha, this song... http://www.rolamtech.com/synths/paradox/peaved.mp3

How exactly was an antenna used for modulation? I've never heard of that.

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