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#2871128 - 08/05/17 02:47 PM What's been your most-gigged keyboard
JimboKeys Offline
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Just thinking about it, what keyboard has logged the most gigs for you?

For me it turns out it was my Moog modular Model 12 - bought new in 1972 (Model D had a 6-month waiting list and commanded a premium price, so as it would be only $50 more for the modular i went for it). Used it for playing lead lines in various rock bands, then joined a full time disco band using the Moog for string parts, then used it for left-hand bass in a trio. (And it's currently sitting in my attic waiting to be restored if i get the inclination).

Second place would be my first digital piano, the original Roland RD300s. Dragged that thing all over the place until it finally bit the dust from all the beer that had been spilled into it. crazy

So what's yours?
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#2871131 - 08/05/17 02:52 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JimboKeys]
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Roland D-50 or XB-2 ..... Probably the D-50.
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#2871133 - 08/05/17 02:58 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: CEB]
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Would have to be my Korg Triton Pro, since it overlapped 2 rigs.

First Rig was A70/Sound Canvas on top, Triton Pro on bottom. Then it ended up in my 80s band rig with Alesis Fusion on top, Triton Pro on bottom. Rough estimate I guess would be a little over 800 gigs, and I bought it used from a Pawn shop.
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#2871134 - 08/05/17 03:05 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: J. Dan]
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Roland XP-80 by a long shot. Cruise ships, hotels, corner bars, board walks, outdoors, indoors, hot or cold, just kept working over 15/20 years - I can't remember hardly when I bought it. And they action was still good. Not a single weight had glue dry up.
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#2871135 - 08/05/17 03:07 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JimboKeys]
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Korg Triton since 2000. I've added a few other boards to the rig over the years including the M3, Kurzweil K2661, and Radias but the Triton has been there all along. It has the MOSS board and one of the expansion cards as well... I've created lots of programs and combis with it.
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#2871137 - 08/05/17 03:29 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Synthoid]
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Hammond L111. Not kidding.
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#2871139 - 08/05/17 03:36 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: WesG]
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Many years with Fender Rhodes Suitcase, 3 of them.
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#2871141 - 08/05/17 03:39 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Raymb1]
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Yamaha S90
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#2871142 - 08/05/17 03:40 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JimboKeys]
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Originally Posted By: JimboKeys
Just thinking about it, what keyboard has logged the most gigs for you?

Rhodes MK-80 MIDI'd to MKS20/TX7/SC55 and Quadraverb effects ('89 - '95)
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#2871143 - 08/05/17 03:58 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JazzPiano88]
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Generalmusic Equinox. Mostly used for Midi triggering although I do use the Sax and Brass and a couple of synth sounds.
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#2871144 - 08/05/17 04:03 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JazzPiano88]
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A Korg 01Wfd in a NON-wheeled SKB flight case. This is part of why I walk bent over like a big comma now, but I earned my cane. It performed beautifully for a little over 20 years and made a confirmed Korg man of me. I'd owned a MonoPoly and a pair of DW8000s, but despite the hauling weight, having that 01W studio-in-a-box was yuge. It was my only live instrument and it taught me much of what I needed to learn to take up a DAW. Still one of my Top Five Buys Ever.
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#2871145 - 08/05/17 04:05 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: David Emm]
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Roland XP80. 20 years and still running.
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#2871151 - 08/05/17 04:33 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: BradD]
cgiles Offline
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Hammond C3 & B3, both with 122. But I'm an old man and never gigged with anything other than organs. In later years it was the H-S XB3, Nord C1 & C3 w/pk5 and pk7a pedals. I have a KeyB but never gigged with it. Favorite non-organ - Triton (with MOSS board).
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#2871155 - 08/05/17 04:49 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: cgiles]
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Kurzweil PC2
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#2871160 - 08/05/17 05:08 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Michelle (ggurl)]
Bill H. Offline
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Roland XP-80, which I still use at times.

FA-07 may finally be the board that can replace it.

Maybe...

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#2871163 - 08/05/17 05:37 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Bill H.]
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Kurzweil PC88
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#2871176 - 08/05/17 07:02 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Donsta]
Tom Williams Offline
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Farfisa VIP345 + a Leslie 860. Ran that pair at least 10 years, mid-1970s to well into the 1980s, including some pretty busy touring with a college group.

Second to that would be an Ensoniq EPS that served as my backup band for 10 years, but wasn't played as often as the Farfisa.
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#2871177 - 08/05/17 07:02 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: BradD]
ElmerJFudd Offline
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Originally Posted By: BradD
Roland XP80. 20 years and still running.


Originally Posted By: Bill H.
Roland XP-80, which I still use at times.

FA-07 may finally be the board that can replace it.

Maybe...


see that sh*t? that's what I'm talking about. wink
i wonder how many VR-09's will make it that far?

Been eyeing that FA-07 as well - just needs drawbar attachment and it could be a pretty good jack of all trades get the job done board. Super light though, curious on build. Fatar TP-09 Sven suggests?
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#2871178 - 08/05/17 07:11 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Toss-up between my Hammond Porta-B/Leslie 760 or Memorymoog.

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#2871182 - 08/05/17 07:19 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Donsta]
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Hammond B2 - 9 years 1971-1979
Custom E-MU modular - 9 years 1972-1980
Rhodes Chroma - 8 years 1982-1989
Korg CX-3 - 8 years 1979 - 1986

etc etc.
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#2871186 - 08/05/17 08:00 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: mate stubb]
Stokely Offline
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Years-wise, my JX-10 back in the day.

However, my current band has done a lot more gigs in the past four years than I did back in the 80s/90s. The keyboard for most of them has been a Kurzweil pc361. It's died on me at a gig, refused to boot...but has not done it again since. Makes me nervous, but I wouldn't feel right selling it and sound-wise it's just such a versatile beast. At this point I'll ride it until it dies (if it does). I always have a second board so I can get through a gig anyway.

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#2871189 - 08/05/17 08:13 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Stokely]
Rusty Mike Offline
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In my first musical life, it was my Rhodes Mark I Stage. My trusty companion from 1978 - 1985.

For Phase II, it's been the Nord Electro 3HP. I recently sold it and replaced it with the Stage 2EX 76, which I expect to hold onto for at least as long.

. . . to be continued . . .
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#2871190 - 08/05/17 08:32 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Rusty Mike]
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Well the S90 and the XK3 and XK3c when I had them.
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#2871193 - 08/05/17 09:27 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Outkaster]
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During my most active gigging years (even during the 1980s), the core of my rig was mostly a Hammond M100 built into a custom cabinet (1974 - early 2000s).

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#2871194 - 08/05/17 09:54 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Piktor]
ksoper Offline
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Roland JX-8P. That board went on cruises, flew to Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Spain, and all over the continental US. Purchased new in 1985, it still gets used on tracks.

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#2871195 - 08/05/17 09:57 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Piktor]
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Longest blocks of same setups were Rhodes stage with Mini-Korg synth for late 70's into 80's, then varying keys until early 90's with long stretch of Hammond XB2/Leslie 860 and Korg M1. Nord Electro from 2006 or so until recently with upgrade to E5D.

On a side note, I secretly miss the simplicity of the E2...:(

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#2871197 - 08/05/17 10:09 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: zxcvbnm098]
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Ensoniq KS-32. 1992-1998. For up to 6 gigs a week at one point. I'd worked for a couple of years before heading off to uni and needed something portable that would fit across the back seat of a sedan. It was this or a Korg T2. Bought it blind based on specs and a single (Keyboard mag iirc) review. Had the keybed replaced early on cause some keys were double triggering, otherwise zero issues. Oh except the processor was way underpowered to run the sequencer at even half tilt. Replaced in 1998 with a midi controller and an MRrack. Loved Ensoniq.
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#2871200 - 08/05/17 10:37 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: niacin]
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I bought my DW8000 brand new in 1985. It gigged regularly from 1985 thru 2005 when I got my Triton Extreme 61.

Never had any issues. It is enjoying a comfortable retirement in my music room
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#2871206 - 08/06/17 01:07 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: EscapeRocks]
The Piano Man Offline
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Technics P30 stage piano. Purchased second hand for £199 back in 2008. These things originally cost £1400 or so back in '98 (if memory serves me right... very much estimates) Such a classic looking slab piano and cuts through the mix perfectly for me!

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#2871215 - 08/06/17 05:45 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: The Piano Man]
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Yamaha DX-7 and secondly Korg Polysix.

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