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#59061 - 01/09/04 01:24 PM Re: Americana Disks
Gunnar Jonny Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Johnnie.c:
I have just dug out my old Amercana disk catalogue whic was part of the main Technote catalogue and it brings to mind that there were several americana disks that were very scarce and are now very rare


How many of those disks are listed in the
catalogue?
Just counted in my archieve, and found 35, but
some are similiar for other models.
GJ
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#59062 - 01/09/04 01:51 PM Re: Americana Disks
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Ok seems like a lot of interest in Americana disks. Please correct me if I'm wrong on the facts.

The Americana disks were last made for the KN5000, with most of them made for the KN2000 and KN3000 .

If you had an Americana disk made for the KN2000, or KN3000, and you updated your keyboard to the KN5000, Technote would upgrade your disks to "fit" the KN5000

The Americana disks of old, play very nicely in the KN6000, and KN7000, although a little tweaking helps.

The Americana disks included a Solo in the rhythm, that was quite nice.

The only drawback of these disks, for me personally: Panel memory wasn't automatically set up to allow for a nice flow from PM 1-8. I prefer commercial disks to move with the arrangement starting by selecting PM 1 to PM2 on through PM8 as the final. I know this can be set up manually..but I guess I prefer a Pro to have it already included..(I'm lazy)

I too would like to know how many of these disks were produced...just curious.

Anyway, judging by this long thread, Americana Disks were and are still popular..interestng too

Larry Hawk
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#59063 - 01/09/04 02:08 PM Re: Americana Disks
technicsplayer Offline
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already answered above folks; take out the duplications; 34 disks.

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#59064 - 01/09/04 02:12 PM Re: Americana Disks
Gunnar Jonny Offline
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Yeah, you're right Alec, I just wondered if I had missed any of that great serie......
Thank's for the info.
GJ
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#59065 - 01/09/04 07:38 PM Re: Americana Disks
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I have a few of these discs. I purchased them from Technote USA, for the Kn3000. At that time there were in Orem, UTAH, USA. One day they told me they were no longer shipping inventory. They were waiting for the Kn6000 discs and would advise me as they received them. I am still waiting but they are not. They folded up shortly after that and a couple years or so later technote developed a distributor in the Los Angeles, Calif area. They have now been replaced by a Technote USA distributor in Florida.
I have several of these discs. they are under copyright however they can be sold or given away if you do not RETAIN a copy or any rights to them, and the new owner agrees to be bound by the license.
Thats my report.
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#59066 - 01/09/04 09:53 PM Re: Americana Disks
Mary in Tucson Offline
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Registered: 09/07/03
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Loc: tucson, Arizona, USA
Hi Everyone,
From the response I guess I wasn't the only
one interested in the Americana Series. I have heard from several keyboarders that have
them. I think the last ones were made for the
KN5000, but they work fine in the later models. Was very interesting to read all your responses.
I have only used the Forum twice, but I check in almost every day to see what is going on and have come to recognize most of your names.

Mary

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#59067 - 01/10/04 08:34 AM Re: Americana Disks
Johnnie.c Offline
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Registered: 08/12/01
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Loc: England
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunnar Jonny:
How many of those disks are listed in the
catalogue?
Just counted in my archieve, and found 35, but
some are similiar for other models.
GJ


Gunnar
Like you I also have the complete Americana collection.
The last catalogue that the Americana disks appeared in was October 1998 of which there were 35 disks but only 34 were compatible with the KN range the odd disk being only for theEA5/GA1/GA3/FA1.

The other instruments represented are -:
F100/G100/KN901/KN1200/AC1200/KN1500/KN2000/
KN3000/PR303/PR305/PR307/PR500/PR700/PR900.

All the above were not represented on all the disks apart from a KN and there were also only two disks exclusive to the KN5000
The cost of the disks was 15.99 each plus postage
Johnnie

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#59068 - 01/11/04 04:26 AM Re: Americana Disks
Gunnar Jonny Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Johnnie.c:
.....The last catalogue that the Americana disks appeared in was October 1998 .....


Thank you for the information Johnnie.c. Sometime ago I had that catalogs as well,
but where to find among all my "mess and disorder"...........
Myself I like to think I have a system in that mess, but my wife disagree

Oh well, but I noticed something that I have not payed any attention before. If you
look into i.e. AMKN301 Variety vol 1 (for KN2000) and then AMKN401 the same title
for KN3000, there is not the same patterns or titles in it.
This is similiar for the rest of the variety disks too, so in that way the disks
having similiar titles are very different indeed.
Good, even more value for the money then.

Happy playing
GJ
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#59069 - 01/11/04 12:29 PM Re: Americana Disks
Johnnie.c Offline
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Loc: England
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunnar Jonny:
Thank you for the information Johnnie.c.
Oh well, but I noticed something that I have not payed any attention before. If you
look into i.e. AMKN301 Variety vol 1 (for KN2000) and then AMKN401 the same title
for KN3000, there is not the same patterns or titles in it.
This is similiar for the rest of the variety disks too, so in that way the disks
having similiar titles are very different indeed.
Good, even more value for the money then. Happy playing
GJ

You are welcome Gunnar Jonny I consider that the Americana series were some of the best styles available at that time.
I hope the following is of some help
The Variety Vol 1 is AMKN 300 and AMKN 401
The same situation applies also to Variety Vol2 = AMKN 402 and AMKN 304 Variety Vol 3 = AMKN 403 and AMKN 310 Variety Vol 4 = AMS 502 and AMKN 409
and Country Vol 1=AMKN 301 and AMKN405 BIG Band Vol 1=AMKN408 and AMKN303
Regards Johnnie

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#59070 - 01/11/04 01:18 PM Re: Americana Disks
Gunnar Jonny Offline
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Loc: Norway
Ooppss... my mistake regarding the names and
numbers, but the content are different and not
similiar as we should expect?
Yes, I agree, they where and still are very good.
GJ
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