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#2871548 - 08/07/17 11:17 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: vonnor]
AWkeys Offline
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Definitely my current Nord Stage 2 Compact. Had it since about October 2011. While my rig changes from time to time, the Nord is at the center of it and goes everywhere with me. I'd imagine I've played 1200-1500 gigs since, not including recording sessions and rehearsals.

Bought another one for backup. If they don't fix the output routing issue in the NS3, I probably won't be upgrading and will probably start using my newer EX.

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#2871580 - 08/08/17 05:47 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Originally Posted By: EscapeRocks
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

Ahh, the DW8000. I had the baby brother DW6000 that I gigged as a second board for a long time in the '80s.
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#2871583 - 08/08/17 05:54 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Mills Dude]
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Late '80s - 2000, gigged a KX76 controlling an M1R and a Roland U220. It was a very versatile rig for me.

In more modern times, the Korg X50, seriously. Yeah the action is terrible and the DC connector always seems like it's ready to snap off. But 9 pounds, toilet roll handles and Triton series sounds made this a great second board for me. I'll still drag it out in the right context, great for a worship set that needs drippy pads and strings.
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#2871584 - 08/08/17 06:02 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Mills Dude]
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Originally Posted By: Mills Dude
the Korg X50, seriously. Yeah the action is terrible and the DC connector always seems like it's ready to snap off. But 9 pounds, toilet roll handles...

great for a worship set that needs drippy pads


Keep a few rolls of toilet paper handy for those drippy pads. grin
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#2871606 - 08/08/17 08:53 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: J. Dan]
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Originally Posted By: J. Dan
What ONE keyboard got through 1000 gigs?


Well it wasn't just one, because I wore the first one out. But it's still the XP-80 - 1000 gigs easily.

After retiring it from club gigs, it got a second wind as a P&W board when a couple of leaders fell in love with it's Spectrasonics choirs (included on the Vocal expansion board). I just couldn't come up with anything like them on anything else.

I found the second XP-80 on CL for just $350 - a board that a guy bought for his daughter when she was in high school. He was cleaning out her room, and it had been stored in her closet for over 10 years.





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#2871614 - 08/08/17 10:16 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Bill H.]
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My D50 smile
Still working ... but I do use it live anymore.
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#2871628 - 08/08/17 10:55 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: ksoper]
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I'm thinking mine was also the XP-80. It hit a sweet spot and stayed there a long time.
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#2871846 - 08/09/17 11:23 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JimboKeys]
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Registered: 12/14/16
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Most in time: Yamaha YPG235 - four years

Most actual performances: Sort of a tie between the Motif XF8 and the YS200 (usually as a two-keyboard stack), although the YS200 was brought for pads several times without the Motif, when I played acoustic piano. So, actually the YS200!
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#2871893 - 08/09/17 02:51 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: vonnor]
Shutoku Offline
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Without question it is my Korg m1.
I got it when they first came out and it was my main keyboard until I stopped gigging about 10 years ago.
I've returned to gigging about a year or two ago, and my m1 is still fully functional. I replaces most of the buttons, and the battery has been changed a few times, but I'm not gigging with it simply because it is a lot heavier than my current stuff, and has nothing to contribute sonically I cannot get on the Kross. (I actually did recreate Universe on the Kross, and some day I'll do Zephyr and some of my own new-age patches)
I did consider using it as a midi controller because the keyed is much better than the Kross, but I'm using a Roland arranger keyboard in that role...I suspect with the same keybed, but in a mostly plastic case which is significantly lighter.

If' I'm going to pack the weight of an m1, I want weighted keys at this point.
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#2872109 - 08/10/17 01:12 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Shutoku]
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The Yamaha S80 hands down.. 10 yrs of gigs(2001 - 2011) with the Korg CX3 quickly closing in at around 7 yrs.


Edited by tucktronix (08/10/17 01:13 PM)
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#2872473 - 08/12/17 02:42 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: lsj]
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well that's easy, my recently retired XP-80 (since its first release-2017; who didn't have one of those) and my MOTIF ES7 (2003-2017)
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#2873043 - 08/15/17 02:25 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: Darcity]
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ARP 2700
HAMM B3
Axiom 61 w a V-Machine (VST player).

New runner-up:
Surface Pro w Cantabile VST host
Alto TS215 pwrd spkr

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#2873275 - 08/15/17 11:59 PM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: JoJoB3]
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Korg 01/W Pro. It is still working fine, albeit the display is a little dim these days.

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#2873314 - 08/16/17 07:34 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: willf]
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Since my frequent gigging was in the 70s (3-4 nights a week, plus the occasional afternoon wedding bringing it up to 5 times a week) it would be my Farfisa Compact with Leslie 825. It survived four bands, and help me pay for college.

Now that I play 0-4 times a month as a hobby, my Korg CX3 is most gigged. Had an inexpensive Yamaha keyboard for piano and other stuff. Graduated to a Casio PX3, then to a Casio PX-5S. But the Korg is still my go to for organ (and with the Lester K, it sounds very warm with much improved Leslie sim). It would take years for the Korg to catch up to the Farfisa though!
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#2873320 - 08/16/17 08:22 AM Re: What's been your most-gigged keyboard [Re: vonnor]
The_Star_Guy Offline
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Registered: 01/26/12
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Loc: Ann Arbor, Michigan
This has been a great and surprisingly informative thread!!

Most Gigged (in model)....original Yamaha DX7 (owned 3 of them plus a DX7-II FD)

Most Gigged (same actual unit used over a variety of gigs)....Yamaha SK-20 (it was pre-MIDi, but an amazingly flexible & versatile board onstage; I only dumped it because I thought that I would need MIDI going forward....ultimately a big mistake)

Honorable Mention: my original "first pro" setup.....Farfisa Compact with Leslie 825 (got me thru high school and into college)



Most surprising thing learned here: The sheer number of you that had & used a Roland XP-80 with such favorable memories!!!!

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