Thanks, Fran:

I suppose change is inevitable and, like many others, I am always interested in finding creative and ultimately, less expensive ways to create songs. So far, nothing beats the Yamaha line of Arranger Keyboards for me... for that purpose. Up until the S970... most of the board layouts were similar enough to allow migration from the previous model to the new unit. Then the Genos (totally unaffordable for me to really justify) comes on scene and many parts of the layout look a bit alien to me. I'm sure I could make the transition if one landed at my doorstep... LOL!

Sciatica and numbing fingers prevent falling back to the relative simplicity of a guitar. The arranger makes all that easier for me.

Have a great weekend.

----Dave (not to be confused with Uncle Dave)