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Is red the new black?


Ken Beaumont

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I guess Nord was a trendsetter.

 

Those who ignore history are doomed to think everything started in 1995. :facepalm:

 

http://www.parlapiano.com/museum/images/vox.jpg

 

http://machines.hyperreal.org/manufacturers/Roland/SH-101/images/SH-101.red.gif

 

 

And you used to be able to buy one of those(similar, not the exact model you posted) in a kit from Heathkit and build it yourself

 

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I'm not ignoring history, but it seems to me at this point there are a lot more red instruments. The question was is it becoming the new black or standard. But your right, Nord certainly wasn't first to be red. But all nords are red, who did that?

 

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In the movie "Ray", there is a gorgeous red sparkle top Rhodes. I had a silver suitcase back in the day and never realized they were made in other colors.

 

Here are some nice pics:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagevibe/page134/

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I want to introduce a new line of professional tie dyed keyboard instruments.

 

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In the movie "Ray", there is a gorgeous red sparkle top Rhodes. I had a silver suitcase back in the day and never realized they were made in other colors.

 

Here are some nice pics:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagevibe/page134/

 

They weren't made in red AFAIK, the red tolex was just for the film I believe... mind you I retolexed one of my old rhodes in purple many years back...

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In the movie "Ray", there is a gorgeous red sparkle top Rhodes. I had a silver suitcase back in the day and never realized they were made in other colors.

 

Here are some nice pics:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagevibe/page134/

 

 

They weren't made in red AFAIK, the red tolex was just for the film I believe... mind you I retolexed one of my old rhodes in purple many years back...

 

I thought the top and not the tolex was red, but it's been a while since I've seen the movie. Didn't they make the top in colors other than silver? I remember looking at the now inactive Fender Rhodes site.

aka âmisterdregsâ

 

Nord Electro 5D 73

Yamaha P105

Kurzweil PC3LE7

Motion Sound KP200S

Schimmel 6-10LE

QSC CP-12

Westone AM Pro 30 IEMs

Rolls PM55P

 

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I guess Nord was a trendsetter.

 

Those who ignore history are doomed to think everything started in 1995. :facepalm:

 

http://www.parlapiano.com/museum/images/vox.jpg

 

Continental tops were actually orange, it just doesn't look it in that photo.

 

Farfisa Combo Compacts were lipstick red when new IIRC. The couple that I've seen recently have faded out over the last 45 years and no longer just blow your eyeballs out.

 

Red was the favorite color of my first wife. To this day I can't stand the color red, and it would take a very special keyboard indeed for me to want it if it were all bright red.

 

I don't own any Nords BTW :D

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My Farfisa in the pic above was used when I bought it in a pawn shop for $250 - my first purchase!

 

I took it home, cleaned the hell out of it, and took red and black shoe polish to that tolex to make it gleam.

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Nord dared to be different. Will anybody else? How about green?

 

As in that odd Motif green that Yamaha tried?

 

What a disaster that was! What was going on at that meeting?

 

Just stick to black man.

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To this day I can't stand the color red, and it would take a very special keyboard indeed for me to want it if it were all bright red.

 

I don't own any Nords BTW :D

 

Same here !

 

Best colors for gear on stage is black, white or grey,- ask the light designers.

I think, today it´s acceptable if a rig is completely the same color,- maybe all red, silver, blue or whatever,- but the worst is a lot of different devices,- all, most, many or some in different gaudy colors.

 

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Haven't there been threads on here about why don't we keyboard players get color choices like the guitar guys? Where are those posters? Have they all been banninated? ;)

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