eric Posted October 30, 2018 Share Posted October 30, 2018 Hi friends, This is not a FS ad, but more of a plea for thoughts on the best outcome for my beloved Yamaha S90. A bit of history - I bought the S90 when they were first on the market around 2002-2003 timeframe and it was a faithful gig companion for nearly a decade before I switched over first to a S70XS and later a NS2 as my main board. My S90 is special. It is loaded with 2 of the PLG-AN boards and 1 PLG-DX board, so I have nice polyphony for VA and FM covered. I spent years crafting a ton of awesome sounds that are still good by today's standards. I had my craftsman friend build me custom end blocks out of Bolivian rosewood to replace the stock MDF end cheeks that were getting beat up. These are beautiful. The S90 shows lots of signs of being used, but its keyboard action is perfect and it overall is a very functional unit. I also have a heavy duty custom Anvil-style flight case for it. I had been stacking it above my Hammond A-101 in my home music room, but a few shifts have taken it out of that position and now it is merely residing in the case in my gear closet. It feels like kind of a sad waste, but I don't really have a place to have it set up for regular use. Which begs the question I'm asking here: What should I do with it? Options I have considered are selling it - I don't know that the overall package is worth very much as the PLG boards are fairly niche and nowadays would not increase the overall value unless I had a very discerning customer. I also thought about pulling those PLG boards out and selling them separately, but do they even have value any longer? The beautiful Bolivian rosewood end pieces also add some panache, but in this day and age, who is really looking for an original S90? I had also considered donating it, but I don't want it to go somewhere where it will be underutilized or abused. Which leaves me with the option of just storing it in my gear closet and maybe breaking it out every few years to make sure it is still working. What would the forum do? Thanks, Eric Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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