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#257060 - 02/22/09 11:07 AM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
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this thing is a toy....man for that price pick yourself up a PSR3000 used ...
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#257061 - 02/22/09 11:17 AM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
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Better be a well pampered 3000 too. I wouldn't put too much trust into the button contacts on a used 3000 with some years of use. Yeah.., the 3000 sounds great (no question about that) and you can get one used for a good price.., but the life of the button contacts isn't really too promising. I know some here will disagree but the issue of poor Yamaha button contacts failing on everything from the semi-pro arranger to the Tyros 2 has been brought up here several times (Tyros even having problems with buttons "sinking' into the unit)
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#257062 - 02/22/09 11:49 AM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
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Squeak ive never had a problem with the 3k buttons at all...and if you did no biggie to change ......there is no need to smash the buttons like many do causing this problem....yammys hold up very well thru the years under gig conditions.

[This message has been edited by Dnj (edited 02-22-2009).]
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#257063 - 02/22/09 11:54 AM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
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I agree Donny there's no need to smash those buttons like some do. However, the Yammie's don't hold up as well to button smashers I'd want to know the person who owned the 3000 and really know what their playing style was like. The Yammie's button contacts CAN and will last a long time.., but don't do so well against the other makers for the "button smashers" out there. I've always said Yamaha would make a killing on their semi-pro arrangers if they started shipping them with software editors. Software editors really extend the life of button on any keyboard.
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#257064 - 02/22/09 06:59 PM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
Fran Carango Offline
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Originally posted by Dnj:
this thing is a toy....man for that price pick yourself up a PSR3000 used ...



PSR3000 wasn't worth $500 when it was new!!!

Over priced toy...
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#257065 - 02/22/09 07:13 PM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
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LOL, I love the comments of the die-hard Roland fans!
Heck, I am one too. Once you have driven a Mercedes of arranger-keyboards, it's hard to downsize to a Toyota!

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#257066 - 02/22/09 07:21 PM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
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Originally posted by Fran Carango:

PSR3000 wasn't worth $500 when it was new!!!

Over priced toy...


Sorta like those $200 Powered No Name Ebay Speakers you just bought and got all giddy about (10" drivers getting down to 30Hz)

[This message has been edited by Kingfrog (edited 02-22-2009).]
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#257067 - 02/22/09 07:27 PM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
zuki Offline
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Originally posted by Dnj:
Squeak ive never had a problem with the 3k buttons at all...and if you did no biggie to change ......there is no need to smash the buttons like many do causing this problem....yammys hold up very well thru the years under gig conditions.

[This message has been edited by Dnj (edited 02-22-2009).]


As much as I think about having a used Yammy, I too had many problems with the contacts - with my last 2 boards - soured me!

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#257068 - 02/22/09 07:39 PM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
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Originally posted by Dnj:
this thing is a toy....man for that price pick yourself up a PSR3000 used ...


I wouldn't quite say it was a "toy", but it is definitely not in the same league as a PSR-3000...the mega voices alone on the latter take it to a whole different level.

Having said that, the E-09 guitar sounds are the equal of the G70, it has built in speakers, and a pitch bender as well.

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see in the manual that it can load in new styles...if not, that is a serious omission

Thankfully, it does have Bass Inversion.

It would be a great little keyboard to play for fun, and for those on a budget, or for those who don't want to lug around a G70.

Ian
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#257069 - 02/22/09 07:48 PM Re: Have Any of You Ever Tried Roland's E-09?
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Originally posted by ianmcnll:
It would be a great little keyboard to play for fun, Ian


Excactly
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