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#2871216 - 08/06/17 05:53 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: niacin]
George88 Offline
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Loved Ensoniq.


In 1990 I used a VFX 6 nights a week for 6 months straight. I still have one...my 3rd.

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#2871217 - 08/06/17 06:08 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: lsj]
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Probably my Hammond SK1--I always gigged but since I got that I've been far more active.

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#2871218 - 08/06/17 06:31 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Jazzooo]
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Difficult question. Years past, probably my Rhodes stage 73. After that my Korg M1 and more recent the Hammond SK1. (Owned an XP80 for many many years but didn't gig with it a lot)
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#2871226 - 08/06/17 07:58 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: KeyMoe]
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Percentage of time in working use ? Easily my Roland FP-50. It's at the studio where I teach, and gets hands-on time from 18 - 20 students a week.
For stage, an S90XS was my most-gigged keyboard for about five years. That became an RD-2000 a few months ago. Easy to see that one getting to most-gigged status soon.
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#2871228 - 08/06/17 08:17 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: alien_evil]
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Easily the Yamaha P120. The S90 a close second.

The last 3+ years the CP4 and 4 years with the Nords (piano 88 & NP2) before that.

My memory's a little hazy going back too far in regard to how long I kept keyboards but I can't recall keeping anything as long as I did with the first two Yamahas I listed.

I will say today I play acoustic pianos generally more then electronic keyboards on gigs. That being the case, I can see the CP4 hanging around as long as the P120.
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#2871234 - 08/06/17 09:17 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: lsj]
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#2871239 - 08/06/17 09:40 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: jeffinpghpa]
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#2871243 - 08/06/17 10:21 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: mwheels]
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Hammond B3. Hands down. No contest.
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#2871245 - 08/06/17 10:29 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: mwheels]
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This thread has been a fun read. thu

I tend to gig with the same rig and then do an entire overhaul with very little overlap. I probably played the most gigs with a PC-88mx, Trinity Plus, and Voce V5. This was when my band played a ton of wedding receptions, over a period of about 10 years. In second place would be my rig consisting of a CP-70B, CX-3, and Prophet-5. This was in my band's club heyday, although I did a lot of weddings with that rig, as well. crazy

My current rig, a Kronos 88 and Jupiter-80, has a nice streak going of four years. Not as many gigs, however...
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#2871247 - 08/06/17 10:49 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Moonglow]
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Roland Fantom X7, 2005-2016. It gigged with me on three continents, Africa, Europe, and North America. Long live switching power supplies!
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#2871270 - 08/06/17 02:43 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: zephonic]
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Korg wavestation 1990-2003 on top of rhodes, Fp1, p90 and as acontroller for k2600r and tr rack. So many gigs....
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#2871278 - 08/06/17 04:37 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: fjzingo]
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I'm interpreting "most gigged" to equate to the sheer quantity of gigs. For me, I'm thinking it's the CP-70B. Way back when, in an approx 3-year stretch, I played about 750 gigs with that bad boy. During that stretch that monster held up pretty damn well. Only one broken string and a few tunings here and there.

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#2871287 - 08/06/17 05:32 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JimboKeys]
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#2871289 - 08/06/17 05:37 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: zephonic]
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Originally Posted By: zephonic
Roland Fantom X7, 2005-2016. It gigged with me on three continents, Africa, Europe, and North America. Long live switching power supplies!


+1 for the Fantom X7. Got my first one (new) in 2007 and am still gigging it hard. Picked up a second one (used) a few years ago to use at home for practice and as a backup. I keep thinking it's time to upgrade, but when I look at what's out there and the prices, nothing tempts me enough to pull out the credit card... yet.

Now if Korg ever releases a Kronos with 76 waterfall keys... for about 2 grand... I'm there.
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#2871299 - 08/06/17 06:48 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: wineandkeyz]
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Roland JX-8P, Hammond XB-2, Yamaha S-90 for past keyboards that are no longer in active gig service. Each of those logged a decade or more on live gigs, with the XB-2 probably winning the prize for sheer number of gigs.

More recently, my NS2 88 has been a very faithful gig companion.

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#2871334 - 08/06/17 11:50 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: lsj]
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Korg Triton Studio for 16 years, and Nord Electro 5D goes with me to every gig now.
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#2871337 - 08/07/17 12:09 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Macsaint777]
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Without doubt the Prophet-5 rev2. It was on duty up to 250 nights a year from 1982 when I purchased it second hand and up to mid 90's.
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#2871338 - 08/07/17 12:13 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Doberfort]
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The way this is going, I think we should differentiate longest time vs most gigs. That's a big difference. And pick one keyboard. Folks are listing all the rigs they've had. Don't care if you had 5 different keyboards that lasted a long time. What ONE keyboard got through 1000 gigs?

Only one other person besides me has given a gig count. The OP asked about MOST GIGGED....to me that's NUMBER of gigs. give your count!!!!


Edited by J. Dan (08/07/17 12:14 AM)
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#2871341 - 08/07/17 02:44 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: lsj]
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Oberheim MC2000ex and MC1000 plugged into various things (mainly laptop and JV2080). probably did around 250 gigs with those


Edited by SteveQB (08/07/17 05:11 AM)
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#2871346 - 08/07/17 03:26 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: SteveQB]
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Way back when .... Roland XP30. Once or twice a week for five years. Secondary sound source. Lightweight workhorse.

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#2871349 - 08/07/17 04:11 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: lsj]
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First place would probably go to my Triton EX76 for the three years I've owned her, 2006 to 2009.
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#2871352 - 08/07/17 04:26 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JerryA]
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Way back when .... Roland XP30. Once or twice a week for five years. Secondary sound source. Lightweight workhorse.

This - only for 13 years, my most precious keyboard!
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#2871367 - 08/07/17 05:36 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Losendoskeys]
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#2871378 - 08/07/17 05:59 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Al Quinn]
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Hammond Model A (not the A100 series--a REAL Model A, built in 1936 and the 1341st Hammond ever built) with two "phone booth" (31H) Leslie cabinets. Toured the lounge circuit in the Detroit area for years and fortunately had either friends with pick up trucks or vans to help with the move in/out. The Model A didn't have fold-back keys and I played bass a lot on the keyboard (as well as the bass pedals), so the "A" had the advantage of going down one more octave on the key bed than the B's. It also was narrower than the B's, making it a LITTLE easier to gig with.

...........miss that set up (but only from the sound perspective--not the schlepping!).
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#2871383 - 08/07/17 06:36 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: rockinroller]
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Probably my original Nord Electro. I bought it right when it came out and gigged it steady til I sold it, probably 10 years of gigs.

Other than that, maybe my Juno 106, I bought that in 1986 and used it regularly on gigs into the mid 90's.
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#2871390 - 08/07/17 07:39 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: DanL]
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Without a doubt, my trusty old Korg Z1 wins hands-down. Got me through 400+ gigs between 2004 and 2016, and was the only "overlapping" board between various rigs. Just retired it at the end of last year (replaced by Kurzweil PC3). Was extremely reliable, other than a few broken-key repairs over the years.
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#2871393 - 08/07/17 07:45 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: synthizen2]
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Keyboard with the most gigs? Definitely my surface pro. grin
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#2871397 - 08/07/17 08:10 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Krakked Knuckles]
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Probably my old Yamaha P-120 and Korg Ver 2 CX3..
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#2871426 - 08/07/17 10:07 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Legatoboy]
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+1 on Korg CX3 (the version 2, digital one)

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#2871436 - 08/07/17 10:27 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Morrisseysixman]
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By number of shows? Probably the CP-70b I toured with from 1981 to 1985. 48 weeks out of the year, 4-6 nights per week.

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