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#381056 - 01/10/14 05:14 AM G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...!
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#381060 - 01/10/14 06:06 AM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Dnj]
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18 years? I think it was 2004?

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#381067 - 01/10/14 06:31 AM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Dnj]
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Hi Donny

Mine don't sound quite like that, must be me. LOL

Perhaps I should have some lessons. rocker

Or maybe maths lessons for you, music lessons for me.

Col


Edited by Saswick (01/10/14 06:33 AM)

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#381068 - 01/10/14 06:34 AM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Saswick]
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Originally Posted By: Saswick
Hi Donny

Mine don't sound quite like that, must be me. LOL

Perhaps I should have some lessons. rocker

Or maybe maths lessons for you, music lessons for me.

Col


Talk to Fran or Diki Im sure they can help...

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#381121 - 01/10/14 06:15 PM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Dnj]
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Are you sure about the release being 18 years ago. I bought one new and it only seems like about 8 to 10 at most , or is time really going by this quickly? WOW!

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#381122 - 01/10/14 06:20 PM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Dnj]
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According to this site it was released in 2005.

Perhaps it feels like 18 years if you have to pack it around a lot. grin
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#381124 - 01/10/14 06:46 PM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Dnj]
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As most of you know, I've owned and sold three of these beauties. The reasons for selling each and every one are the bulk and weight. I don't need an at-home keyboard, so anything I have has to be much more portable than the G-70. That said, the G-70 is the best arranger I have ever owned. I love the sounds, the styles and the features. The vocal harmonizer is still one of the best out there. Recording and editing are simple enough that even I could use those features. The real drawbars are perfect for my style of playing and everything just feels and sounds so good when I play it. I miss my G-70's.

I now play a s950 and am very happy with it. If I could have all the features of the G-70 in the s950 body I'd be in heaven. I also have a BK-5 which I have hardly touched. It's not a G-70 or an s950 in any way, but I really haven't given it a chance. I've gotten quite used to the Yamaha OS and extras and don't want to invest any time learning to get around the BK-5. That's why I want to sell it. Somebody make me an offer...
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#381127 - 01/10/14 06:58 PM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Dnj]
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Don't give up, Cass. A BK-9 and an iPad is a FAR better arranger than the G70 ever was. Lighter than the S950 too!

Basically, you like the G70 styles, those that aren't already in it can be added, and quickly tweaked to sound even better (the new drum kits up the stakes a lot), and the Hammond is SO much better, it is almost like an entirely new feature.

Sell that BK-5, get a BK-9. And buy a decent outboard harmonizer (they beat ANY in arranger one hands down!). I bet you it makes you take a second look at that S950. It IS a G70 in an S950 body, in many ways!

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#381343 - 01/13/14 03:06 PM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Diki]
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Don't give up, Cass. A BK-9 and an iPad is a FAR better arranger than the G70 ever was. Lighter than the S950 too!

Basically, you like the G70 styles, those that aren't already in it can be added, and quickly tweaked to sound even better (the new drum kits up the stakes a lot), and the Hammond is SO much better, it is almost like an entirely new feature.

Sell that BK-5, get a BK-9. And buy a decent outboard harmonizer (they beat ANY in arranger one hands down!). I bet you it makes you take a second look at that S950. It IS a G70 in an S950 body, in many ways!


boy thats a lot of gear to hook & break down and travel with on a gig!! iPad, VH box, KB, all kinds of adapters & wireds speakers, mic, stands, vs a S950 with all that onboard & a powered speaker !!! confused1 confused2


Edited by Dnj (01/13/14 03:08 PM)

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#381345 - 01/13/14 03:31 PM Re: G70 still sounds great 18 years after release...! [Re: Dnj]
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And if the S950 did a fraction of what the BK-9 and an iPad does, had a decent 76 action, and a VH that was even a fraction as good as a dedicated standalone, I'd buy one in a flash!

Apples and oranges, Donny...

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