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Ultra rare DX7 #2968381
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https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/canon-city-yamaha-dx7ii-centennial/6764978860.html

I have never seen or heard of this before. Pretty interesting.


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: ivorycj] #2968382
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I would love to play "Jump" on that.


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: jeffinpghpa] #2968384
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Before my time but I did use a TX816.
4 for pads and brass with the Breath Controller, 4 for EPianos.
Very complimentary to Oberheims, Prophets, MemoryMoogs, Voyetra8, etc.

Back then if somebody made a great preset, guys would want that keyboard.
The synth pad on Don’t Forget About Me sold lots of that board.


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: hardware] #2968385
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I'm gonna need a little more bling for that price.

Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: ABECK] #2968399
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It still sounds and programs like a DX-7.


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: ivorycj] #2968402
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Originally Posted By: ivorycj
https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/canon-city-yamaha-dx7ii-centennial/6764978860.html

I have never seen or heard of this before. Pretty interesting.

I don't think its possible to have a truly healthy relationship with a synth that tricked out. Its like having a new Lamborghini in your garage. Any time you're not out peacocking in it, you're as nervous as a chihuahua about Evil befalling it. That's also the kind of price that makes chocolate milk come out of your nose, like the occasional $250K GX-1 or $20K Jupiter-8. There's nothing like a synth seller who has no sense of the real market.

What they never understand is that we are madmen with a bunch of boxes.


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: mate stubb] #2968403
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Did you see these memory mods for DX7s.
Huge space. We’d have loved this stuff back in the day.

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2019/0...ha-dx-7-synths/


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: mate stubb] #2968407
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Originally Posted By: mate stubb
It still sounds and programs like a DX-7.


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: mate stubb] #2968414
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Originally Posted By: mate stubb
It still sounds and programs like a DX-7.


That reminds me of a classic line my friend from high school once said, when his girlfriend tried to get me to date her friend. She said “Amy cut her hair, she’s really cute!”

He said “You can shave a Sasquatch, but it’s still a Sasquatch”.

Four grand for a DX-7 of any color is nuts.


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: Sundown] #2968417
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this was Yamaha's DX7IIFD Centennial Edition, a visually tricked-out DX7IIFD with 76 keys and front panel bling. It was called the Centennial Edition to celebrate Yamaha Corporation's 100th anniversary in 1987. Less than 300 of these were made.

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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: Sundown] #2968418
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Won't the 24K button caps show your fingerprints, though?

Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: wd8dky] #2968431
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Show me a DX1, then we’ll talk!

Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: Marzzz] #2968606
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I'm calling bullshit on "Button caps are real 24k gold!"

They're regular plastic with golden chrome paint.

This was a special limited edition that went for $4,000 in 1987, not $40,000.

Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: analogika] #2968611
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Originally Posted By: analogika
I'm calling bullshit on "Button caps are real 24k gold!"

They're regular plastic with golden chrome paint.

This was a special limited edition that went for $4,000 in 1987, not $40,000.


Its not the buttons that are gold... but the top layer is a thin layer of gold leaf or gold foil.. and yes thats real gold, altough its vallue is near to nothing as there is mili grams of gold..

Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: KorgyPorky] #2968704
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Seems like yesterday that the centennial DX7 ad was featured in Keyboard magazine. Hard to believe that was 31 years ago. eek

From another thread, nevermind a storage device to save them, I cannot imagine any set-list requiring 6,400 different patches. laughcool


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: ProfD] #2968724
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Maybe this was a lot more collectable before the Montage and MODX came out.

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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: xp50player] #2968881
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A few years ago at NAMM, Yamaha had on display a bunch of keyboards from the past as a bit of a walk through history. They were all set up and plugged into speakers, so I was able to play a CS80 and they had a few other CS/GS models, plus the gold and silver centennial DX7IIFD as well. It was interested to see and play this in a 76 note form factor. I might be able to dig up some pictures.

Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: elsongs] #2968886
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Originally Posted By: elsongs
this was Yamaha's DX7IIFD Centennial Edition, a visually tricked-out DX7IIFD with 76 keys and front panel bling. It was called the Centennial Edition to celebrate Yamaha Corporation's 100th anniversary in 1987. Less than 300 of these were made.

I remember seeing one of these in a music store (Guitar Center, maybe?) in Sherman Oaks, CA back in ‘89. love I don’t remember it being outrageously priced, though. Maybe because it was secondhand, or maybe because the era of the DX7 was over by then. By that time, the D50 and M1 were the reigning keyboard royalty. It was cool to see and play it, especially since it was so rare. cool


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Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: mate stubb] #2969035
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Originally Posted By: mate stubb
It still sounds and programs like a DX-7.


Eh, this model is rare is all. But yeah, still a DX :|


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