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freeman stringer info

Post by rhino » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:42 pm

Just picked up a Freeman String Symphonizer (made by CMI under the Cordovox name).

Anybody here have one? Need some info:

1. A picture or sketch of how the metal legs mount to the bottom of the case. Is there an 'angle' adjustment?

2. What did the music rack look like? What material?

3. Any clues as to some amp, mixing desk, etc. that might have similar wide rubber "T" edge-moulding?

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Re: freeman stringer info

Post by rhino » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:07 am

none of you young(er) guys have played one?

found a picture of the music rack (smoke plexiglas)
found a source for the plastic case trim edging

still need to know what the upper part of the legs look like (they fasten to the case with one large bolt)
is there an angle adjustment?

what (if anything) was printed on the audience-side of the leg cross-bar?? CMI, FREEMAN, CORDOVOX????
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Re: freeman stringer info

Post by rjd2 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:56 pm

i own one. however, i unfortunately generally dont care about those kinds of things, so can't help ya buddy....sorry....
dont have the legs,stand, whatever...

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Re: freeman stringer info

Post by WhinyLittleRunt » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:43 pm

We just got one last week for the studio, coincidentally. Not sure about legs or anything; this one had the two wooden rails underneath it that act like feet, but I removed them so it would fit comfortably on a regular kb stand... It came with an expression pedal which so far seems like a pitch bend, but it's also got some issues so who knows if it's working correctly... Overall it's pretty cool; I think the sound was more similar to Roland's string ensembles than ARPs.
I like vintage synths....

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Re: freeman stringer info

Post by rhino » Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:25 am

if that's the original pedal, the little tab on the left is a 'glide' switch: pressing it with your shoe will drop the pitch 1/2 step. Supposed to simulate portamento and 'fiddle' -playin' style attacks.
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