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Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by DiMarco, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    It arrived and is built like a tank plus normal size. Mine has the limited edition black face with orange accents instead of vice versa. Had a quick run through with my Hyperjazz and it so far seems to be really good.

    More extensive testing tomorrow.

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    Henrythe8 Supporting Member Dolphin Hoarder

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    Hardy Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Yes, I have a deal with @kimgee and it’s on its way! The bass, not the footrest. :p

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    woah that will fit perfect in your collection man! That full chrome stripe is so killer!
     
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  6. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    :eek:

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    I blame Hardy for this.

    Playing through an 'octave up' pedal always comes with weird digital artifacts which makes the octave effect sound nasty and annoying.
    So I always felt having 8 strings would not entertain nor inspire. But after checking some videos from dUg Pinnick (on his 12 string) and Andy Irvine playing his SS1 12 string, I did cave in.

    Now I just need to promise myself not to play 'Jeremy' first thing on it. That would be so totally cheesy...

    The brand is Schecter, the model Stiletto Studio 8. It has EMG 35hz pups, an 18v three band pre and is a 34" scale neckthru instrument.
    Body: Mahogany. Neck: Maple with Walnut laminates.

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    This is what I use for an 8-string myself. I tried to use a POG for awhile but I'm going back to the real deal.

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  8. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    I've been wanting an 8string since like forever...

    Congrats, Marco.
     
  9. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Congrats Marco!
     
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    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Well, I just realized that if some finantial things go as planned in the next week or two, I'll have some extra cash around and will buy a couple of "toys" to satisfy my current musical needs.

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    I've been researching about a a home keyboard to learn to play and, sooner than later, to play live, and found this afordable series of Casio keyboards with good sounds to start from (anyway I'm only interested on piano, electric pianos, mellotron-ish and organ sounds, everything else sounds too cheassy to me), velocity-sensitive keys, sustain pedal and USB/Midi conectivity. A Casio CT X700 seems like the right choice... and I found a secondhand, mint, with stand for a really good price. The seller will reserve it for me a couple of weeks. :)



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    Second instrument I want to buy is a cheap mandoline to learn to play and expand my brain and sound palete. I'm not familiar with mandolines and local instrument stores don't have then in stock so I will probably buy a cheap mandolie set from Thomann or Gear4Music for less than 90€, lets see. :)

    There you go.
     
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  11. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice, Nacho! Why don't you buy an electric piano from Casio? They are really good for the money, and they have great piano, electric piano and organ sounds, with a good piano keyboard. And it is a totally different experience of playing/ learning this instrument.
    https://www.thomann.de/intl/casio_cdp_s100.htm
     
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  12. Nachobassman

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    Hey, Flo...
    Actually I found a secondhand Yamaha NP11, very similar to that Casio, very good price, but it only has 10 sounds, piano, e. piano, organ, strings and harpsichord (¿?). Apparently those pianos have keys that feel almost like real piano keys and have better sounds... I'm thinking about that option, too.
     
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    Yamahas are known for probably the most realistic keyboards, so I'd take it. Those 10 sounds are probably all you need (most likely you can layer piano and strings for a heavenish sound). But really, a piano feels different than the keyboard in the first picture, and it can be quite addictive if you start learning. The cheap synth like keyboards are not fun to play.
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh noes, please do not buy the NP11, it has less keys, and probably don't feel that great. There is a bit of magic with the full 88 keyboard, and I know Casio pianos pretty well. You cannot beat them in that price range. At you get gloser to 1000 EUR, Yamaha win, but here I would take the Casio.
     
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    I understand your point of view and really appreciate your imputs. Sadly, I have a very limited budget, that's the reason I will stick with a "normal" keyboard instead of a digital piano, and 61 keys instead of 88.
    Even the NP11 looks like a better choice than a keyboard with 800 sounds and drum patterns but right now it's what I can aim for. Money rules, you know. :)
     
  16. DiMarco

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    Hammond B4, Piano, Rhodes/Wurlitzer, Smellotron, MiniMoog. That's what you need.

    All other keyboard sounds are obsolete.

    Thought about a cheap masterkeyboard and vsti on a laptop yet?
     
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    Those sounds are exactly what I'm looking for. The thing is, for less than 200€ I can't get a decent, 61 keys, velocity sensitive, keyboard controller and good sounds, or am I wrong?
     
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    Well...

    INCOMING!
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    Found a mint, secondhand CTX3000 for almost half of new price, so I couldn't resist it. :D
     
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    Yay!
     
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    Bought a Corvette ProLine from 92
    Should arrive friday
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    I might switch electronics to active MEC
     
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