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#246840 - 11/01/08 02:45 AM Absolutely as new Tyros 2
cgiles Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
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Loc: Roswell,GA/USA
Fully loaded with HD and Ram. Probably less than 10hrs total use. Original box. Not a single scratch. Just never got into it. Would prefer local pickup but will ship if you pay shipping. MIGHT throw in $300.00 soft, wheeled bag (for another $100 - custom fitted, never used). Going for a good cause - a Fantom G7. $2200, 2300 w/case, plus shipping.

chas
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#246841 - 11/01/08 08:19 AM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
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Chas what happened? Why did you decide to get rid of the Tyros2? Inquiring minds want to know
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#246842 - 11/01/08 08:35 AM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
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I bought it originally based on pre-release Synthzone buzz. Never liked it and bought a PA1x Pro a few weeks later. Never really used it but just too lazy to try and unload it. I immediately did the Ram/HD update but then I always max out a new KB. In keeping with my impulse buying tendencies, I'm getting that Fantom G7 (curse the bas...d that posted that demo ) and I figured this might mitigate some of the 3250.00 that turkey costs. I actually like the SA sax but somehow find myself always using the one on the Korg???? I'm sure I'll find something to love on the G7.

BTW, if the price is a little high????, I'll entertain offers. It really is essentially brand new.

chas
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#246843 - 11/01/08 08:55 PM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
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cgiles,

I currenty have a bearly 1 month old G7 for sale. Contact me at axa130@hotmail.com with the subject = 'Your Roland Fantom G7'.

I hope you mean 'Fantom G7' and not G70, correct?

This being true, I can do it for $2390.00 SHIPPED to you in the US. Unit has no signs of use (let me know if you want pictures).

Thanks,

AJ

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#246844 - 11/01/08 09:23 PM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
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Chas....thanx for teh reply & want to wish you good luck with your new Roland G7 its an awesome KB. Hope to hear your experiences when you get comfortable...

also hope you can make the jam too!
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#246845 - 11/01/08 10:05 PM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 13617
Loc: NW Florida
I played the FantomG... it's a great keyboard, but I'm not sold on the ARX cards, yet. Too little choice, not really needed, either (it already has great drums and Rhodes on board), and only two slots. They better come out with a MUCH better one (or two!) soon...

And, it's a good job you have the C1, chas, because I thought ALL the organ patches sucked bigtime!

Hey, before you spring for it, if demos are going to make up your mind, try this one for the MotifXS... http://files.keyfax.com/MP3s/motifator2.0/xs/Demo_Funkalicious.mp3

This is one of the best all round demos for a single keyboard I've heard in a while. Why can't Yamaha put THESE drums in the T3? Check out the realism of the bass articulations, the effects quality, the liveness of it....
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#246846 - 11/02/08 01:38 AM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
cgiles Offline
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AJ, you've got mail.

chas
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#246847 - 11/02/08 01:13 AM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
cgiles Offline
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Diki, I listened to the Motif XS demo and it is very good but I think I like the Roland 'sound' better, especially the drums. Also, I have a Motif ES (the XS IS a big improvement) but no recent Roland board at the moment (I have a SonicCell but that's not the same). Also, watching the (Roland) video, it seemed he was able to get around on the KB in real-time pretty well plus speeding and slowing the integrated audio samples plus great sounding drums (to me), etc., all added up to what looks and sounds like a real fun KB.

BTW, on that GW8, everyone says it has the sound engine of the SonicCell or Fantom X. If that is so, then how come the SC sells for @ $895.00 and the GW8 for less? Doesn't make sense, unless there's more to the story.

Anyhoo, the G7 sounds like a fun board to play funk organ over and you know how much I like funk organ. The C1 is still going to be my all-time favorite board (except for a real 'B'). I just wish Nord or someone would make a lightweight 25 pedal, B3-type pedalboard for it and maybe a add-on drawbar unit that sat on top of the C1. Ah, always dreaming. Wish I'd hit the lottery, I'd manufacture some of this stuff, maybe even an aftermarket (midi-driven) CHORD SEQUENCER for frustrated former G1000 users . Anybody want to pool some bucks for a start-up? Can you imagine a bunch of Synthzoners agreeing on ANYTHING long enough to have a successful joint venture. I don't think so.

chas


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#246848 - 11/02/08 11:26 AM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
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Posts: 13617
Loc: NW Florida
Sonic Cell has integrated USB audio interface and inputs, and two SRX slots. GW-8 has neither. GW-8 has double the ROM (expanded) but most of it is for the expansion 'world' area.

Sonic Cell has a voice editor and patch creator, GW-8 voice editing is much more basic. GW-8 style editing is basically non-existing.
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#246849 - 11/02/08 12:42 PM Re: Absolutely as new Tyros 2
keybplayer Offline
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Registered: 10/27/03
Posts: 2417
Loc: CA
Chas,

If you decide to buy the Fantom G7 from AJ make sure there is a factory warranty attached to it. Sometimes I think AJ gets these "pre-release" road demo'ers that may possibly be in 'beta' form (hence the term pre-release ). Nothing against you AJ, I'm just making sure chas is aware of the situation and if the factory warranty is still binding i.e. (was it imported from Europe possibly??) and that he fully knows the ins and outs of the G7 you're trying to sell.

Another consideration you may want to think about chas is that Guitar Center has had sales on the Fantom G series as recently as just a couple months ago. The price for the Fantom G7 when it was on sale at GC recently was a mind boggling $2,499. With a brand new "boxed" G7 you will be getting a brand spanking new G7 with full factory warranty and with all all the trimmings (CD, Manual, etc), and undoubtedly, it will also have the latest OS 1.10 update already installed on it too.

Best,
Mike

PS: With the economy in the tank it may serve you well to wait until Roland gives another bonus offer on the Fantom G series instead of getting one that's second hand from AJ, and never knowing what you will be getting either, when you really think about it. Just like when you buy a second hand automobile. Do you want somebody else's trouble? Food for thought, and although I realize AJ is trustworthy, of course, he didn't own it himself and he would not really be able to give you the full details of it use or misuse. OTOH, he may indeed actually know the person who owned it, and if so, it would be worth considering because you never know for sure when that "next" big sale on the Fantom G series will materialize - if ever.

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