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#225843 - 02/01/08 04:29 PM Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
Diki Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
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Loc: NW Florida
Just for a change, how about hearing from the more static members, here at SZ...?

Who's been playing their main arranger the longest? Home or 'pro', it doesn't matter. I'd just like to hear, for a change, from some of you that DON'T hop and skip all the time, but rather settle, and grow comfortable and familiar with their main axe.

Me, I'm a relative newbie, got my G70 in the middle of 2005. Mind you, I had my G1000 for eight or nine years prior to that, and unless something amazing happens (like Roland return the Chord Sequencer in all it's glory!), I sure want to get the same span from the G70!

So, all you contented folk... speak up! Let's hear from some HAPPY (with their arranger!) people for a change

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#225844 - 02/01/08 04:34 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
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Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
I am just like you looking in a mirror...sort of..

G1000 for 9 years and G70 for a year..

Before the G1000, I used the G800..

When I find a good board I ride it out...as long as it goes..

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#225845 - 02/01/08 04:35 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
zuki Offline
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Can't participate
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#225846 - 02/01/08 04:41 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
Fran Carango Offline
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You could have it you kept the VA-7..
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#225847 - 02/01/08 04:42 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
Tom Cavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 12/06/99
Posts: 2121
Loc: Muskegon, MI
Brickboo is still using the same Korg he bought in 1952!

Tom
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#225848 - 02/01/08 04:47 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
freddynl Offline
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Registered: 11/17/99
Posts: 1150
Loc: netherlands
Roland G-800, bought it around 1996,or early 1997, I am not sure about the year, but it is still working as a midi player at home.
So that's about 11-12 years now.
Never bought another arranger.

Fred
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#225849 - 02/01/08 04:52 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
Diki Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 12861
Loc: NW Florida
Nice one, freddy...

I had one of those, but it's one of the few things I unloaded fairly quickly (I think about a year or slightly more) because I got basically a straight trade over to a new G1000 (worked at a dealer at the time ) and the ZIP and newer sounds were a no-brainer.

But it still has that great key-bed and classic Roland operation (before they started messing with it!). Hang on to it, Freddy... it's a keeper

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#225850 - 02/01/08 04:57 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
abacus Offline
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Registered: 07/21/05
Posts: 4960
Loc: English Riviera, UK
Difficult to say, as software based boards will always last longer then any hardware based board. (Had the Abacus since about 2003/2004)
On the other hand, as a new OS brings a new board, (Although the physical side remains the same) Ive actually changed it twice, with a third one coming up in the future.
Confusing, I think I will leave it to each person to make up their own mind about it. (Dont forget to take into account that you cannot play any of the sounds and styles on later OS versions, on an earlier OS)

Bill
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#225851 - 02/01/08 05:09 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
Diki Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 12861
Loc: NW Florida
No, Bill... 2003/4 is just fine.

It doesn't matter how many OS revisions (G70 has gone through two major ones itself, but I don't consider it a new arranger!), just when you first got the arranger.

Now, if you have had to have extensive 'hardware' mods (new computer cards, new voice cards, that sort of thing), that definitely puts it into a grey area, but just OS things (IMO, an' I started this thread! ) don't count!

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#225852 - 02/01/08 05:11 PM Re: Who's had their main arranger the LONGEST...?
ianmcnll Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 10597
Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
I can't really participate either...I generally change every three years.

My job allows me to always have the latest arranger to work with, although the choice to buy it is still up to me.

I usually end up buying...having an employee's discount helps and is certainly a motivator.

It's not that I don't learn all about each successive instrument...again my work requires I know it completely...so being totally familiar with it is a given, and it usually doesn't take that long to get up to speed considering the Yamaha OS system doesn't vary that much from one year to the next.

I love the S900, but unless the next generation is a step backward(unlikely),I can pretty well guarantee I'll move on up to a new T3 or S***.

Ian
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