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#16939 - 03/21/00 11:11 AM "Strap-on?" keyboards...
Hawk15 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/00
Posts: 4
Loc: Jyväskylä, Finland
Hi everybody,

This is the first time I'm posting here. So, my question is, what kind of "strap-on" keyboards (like the one Donald Fagen uses) are available nowadays?

There's a picture of a "strap-on" synth here if you don't know what kind of a synth I'm talking about here.

I've heard that Korg RK100 and Roland AX1 are this kind of synths, but I've never seen a picture of 'em.

So, if you've got a "strap-on" keyboard, please tell me where are they available and what model is the best one.

Thanks in advance and groove-it-loud!,
~Hawk15

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#16940 - 03/21/00 11:20 AM Re: "Strap-on?" keyboards...
Hawk15 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/00
Posts: 4
Loc: Jyväskylä, Finland
Whoo-oo-oops... the link is dead. (You know, I'm still a "junior user" )

Well, well, here 's the correct link.

Sorry,
~Hawk15

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#16941 - 06/17/00 07:01 PM Re: "Strap-on?" keyboards...
mikeferd Offline
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Registered: 06/09/00
Posts: 8
Loc: Atlanta , Ga .USA
To my knowledge , the only 'strap on' that was actually a synth was the Moog Liberation.The rest are simply controllers - they make no sound of their own , just send out MIDI data . Yamaha produced two , one with 'mini'sized keys and one regular . I use three others: a Korg RK100 (1984), Roland Axis (1985), and a Roland AX-1 (the only strap on being currently marketed). There were a few others by minor companies . Oh , yeah , Casio made one also . Hope that helped.-Mikeferd Abbott

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#16942 - 06/18/00 10:37 PM Re: "Strap-on?" keyboards...
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10324
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
The Roland SH-101 was a true synth with guitar strap buttons and a controller grip for the left hand, but it was a mono synth. Or two voices at most, I forget.

* * I checked out the Fagan pic - I'm pretty sure it's A Yamaha or Casio, it's NOT a Roland.

Uncle Dave

[This message has been edited by Uncle Dave (edited 06-18-2000).]
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#16943 - 06/19/00 04:26 AM Re: "Strap-on?" keyboards...
mikeferd Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/09/00
Posts: 8
Loc: Atlanta , Ga .USA
I think the unit Fagen is playing was called The Probe . They haven't been widely marketed for quite a while . As far as the SH101, it does have 'guitar strap' hooks , so did the Korg Poly 800 and others used more often as 'regular' keyboards . The SH101 is single oscilator , no memory , no MIDI. Buy the AX 1.

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#16944 - 06/20/00 04:20 AM Re: "Strap-on?" keyboards...
Hawk15 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/21/00
Posts: 4
Loc: Jyväskylä, Finland
Thank you very much for the answers!

--Hawk15

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#16945 - 07/04/07 01:08 PM Re: "Strap-on?" keyboards...
lumenbeing Offline
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Registered: 07/04/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Los Angeles
I'm shooting a music video in LA and I want one of these to use as a prop. Does anyone in the Los Angeles area have one we could use? I also want to shoot a scene in room filled with synth equipment. If you've got a bunch of modular gear, please email me.
Thanks,
Chris
lumen@lumenbeing.com

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