Music Player Network Home Guitar Player Magazine Keyboard Magazine Bass Player Magazine EQ Magazine
Topic Options
#2968381 - 01/11/19 01:16 PM Ultra rare DX7
ivorycj Offline
Gold Member

Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 986
Loc: 5280
https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/canon-city-yamaha-dx7ii-centennial/6764978860.html

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

Kurzweil Forte • Yamaha Montage 8 • Korg Kronos 61 • 1973 Fender Rhodes MKI Stage 88 • 1898 Steinway I

Top
KC Island
#2968382 - 01/11/19 01:23 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: ivorycj]
jeffinpghpa Offline
Gold Member

Registered: 05/22/07
Posts: 608
Loc: Charlotte, NC
I would love to play "Jump" on that.
_________________________
Yamaha U1 Upright, Kurzweil Forte 7, Viscount Legend Live, Roland FA-07, Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 Mk2, Arturia V Collection 6, Komplete 12, Lots of iPad Stuff, Pair of QSC K10 Speakers

Top
#2968384 - 01/11/19 01:27 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: jeffinpghpa]
hardware Offline
Platinum Member

Registered: 03/04/14
Posts: 1640
Loc: Nevada
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.
_________________________
Magnus C350 + FMR RNP + Realistic Unisphere Mic

Top
#2968385 - 01/11/19 01:36 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: hardware]
ABECK Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 01/22/01
Posts: 2779
Loc: Framingham,MA,UNITED STATES
I'm gonna need a little more bling for that price.

Top
#2968399 - 01/11/19 03:20 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: ABECK]
mate stubb Offline
Grand Poobah of the Trebuchet
10k Club

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 16364
It still sounds and programs like a DX-7.
_________________________
Moe
---
Kawai Novus: "Please feel surprised even more."

http://www.hotrodmotm.com

Top
#2968402 - 01/11/19 03:41 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: ivorycj]
David Emm Offline
Platinum Member

Registered: 09/14/12
Posts: 1375
Loc: Solder Huffer's Gulch
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.
_________________________
Synplant works like my brain does: you click on the coffee bean in the middle and green shoots come from successive quadrants.

https://soundcloud.com/david-emm-1

Top
#2968403 - 01/11/19 03:44 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: mate stubb]
ElmerJFudd Online   content
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 11/30/14
Posts: 6818
Loc: USA, greater NY area
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/
_________________________
Live: Casio PX-560, Roland VR-700
Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k, Yamaha S90ES

Top
#2968407 - 01/11/19 04:21 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: mate stubb]
davedoerfler Online   content
KCFF League Champion 2017
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 12/27/12
Posts: 8355
Loc: the swamp
Originally Posted By: mate stubb
It still sounds and programs like a DX-7.


like
_________________________
When you want authentic sounds, use orchestral samples.
When you want something moodier and more evocative, use mellotron samples.
Different colors in your crayon box.
Moe

Top
#2968414 - 01/11/19 05:08 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: mate stubb]
Sundown Online   content
Platinum Member

Registered: 12/28/10
Posts: 1213
Loc: UNITED STATES
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.
_________________________
Sundown

Just Finished: Condensation; Two Button Press
Working on: The Jupiter Bluff; Fishing in Kingsbury
Main axes: Kawai MP11 and Kurz PC361
DAW Platform: Cubase

Top
#2968417 - 01/11/19 05:26 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: Sundown]
elsongs Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/15/11
Posts: 336
Loc: Los Angeles, CA, USA
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.


Edited by elsongs (01/11/19 05:27 PM)

Top
#2968418 - 01/11/19 05:26 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: Sundown]
wd8dky Online   content
Platinum Member

Registered: 03/06/06
Posts: 1012
Loc: Chicagoland
Won't the 24K button caps show your fingerprints, though?

Top
#2968431 - 01/11/19 08:23 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: wd8dky]
Marzzz Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 11/24/00
Posts: 2660
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
Show me a DX1, then we’ll talk!

Top
#2968606 - 01/13/19 01:55 AM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: Marzzz]
analogika Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 10/15/17
Posts: 238
Loc: Germany
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.

Top
#2968611 - 01/13/19 03:48 AM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: analogika]
KorgyPorky Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 03/03/17
Posts: 201
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..

Top
#2968704 - 01/13/19 05:40 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: KorgyPorky]
ProfD Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 05/11/06
Posts: 9890
Loc: Wash DC Area
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
_________________________
PD

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return."--E. Ahbez "Nature Boy"

Top
#2968724 - 01/13/19 09:24 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: ProfD]
xp50player Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 04/14/14
Posts: 34
Maybe this was a lot more collectable before the Montage and MODX came out.


Edited by xp50player (01/13/19 09:25 PM)

Top
#2968881 - 01/14/19 02:35 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: xp50player]
eric Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 01/25/02
Posts: 6413
Loc: Virginia
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.

Top
#2968886 - 01/14/19 03:18 PM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: elsongs]
Bucktunes Offline
Platinum Member

Registered: 12/14/00
Posts: 1724
Loc: Quincy, Illinois,UNITED STATES
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
_________________________
><>
Steve

Top
#2969035 - 01/15/19 09:39 AM Re: Ultra rare DX7 [Re: mate stubb]
JoJoB3 Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 04/04/13
Posts: 418
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 :|

Top


Moderator:  Dave Bryce, Stephen Fortner