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#2921608 - 04/15/18 06:19 PM Fame TV series gear spotting.
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I've been watching the series Fame and trying to identify the many synths used on the show with very little success. The CP70's are easy to identify, but I was having a lot of trouble with the synths. They all seem to be older that the early-mid 80's period. Finally I looked up information on the net and saw that Yamaha sponsored the show and supplied the instruments. So THAT'S why there were no Prophets or Moogs or EML's on the show! I never owned any Yamaha synths in the 70's or 80's so I've had no luck identifying the many synths.
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#2921624 - 04/15/18 11:30 PM Re: Fame TV series gear spotting. [Re: RABid]
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Minimoog & ARP 2600, 100%. I thought for sure there was a Prophet 5 at one point, but Id have to search for a clip or still to be sure.
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#2921625 - 04/15/18 11:38 PM Re: Fame TV series gear spotting. [Re: Sven Golly]
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Originally Posted By: Sven Golly
Minimoog & ARP 2600, 100%. I thought for sure there was a Prophet 5 at one point, but Id have to search for a clip or still to be sure.


I may be confusing the TV series with the movie; this scene that I recall clearly seems to be from the movie:

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#2921719 - 04/16/18 11:33 AM Re: Fame TV series gear spotting. [Re: Sven Golly]
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Yamaha Synths seen in the show include CS40M and CS70M. Other Yamaha Keyboards were CP30 electronic Piano and YC30 combo Organ.
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#2921722 - 04/16/18 11:42 AM Re: Fame TV series gear spotting. [Re: Shamanzarek]
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It was on from 82 to 87 so most would be around that time.
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