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Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid

Rockhen 31 Aug 05 - 06:06 AM
Paco Rabanne 31 Aug 05 - 06:15 AM
GUEST,Fullerton 31 Aug 05 - 06:15 AM
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Subject: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Rockhen
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 06:06 AM

Does anyone know anything about those weird keyboards that were like a guitar with a piano keyboard on them? I don't know what they were called but I think they were maybe a 70s instrument. They were a bit of a novelty instrument, I suspect, but look as though they would be a laugh to play...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 06:15 AM

Sounds like an accordian to me...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 06:15 AM

Controller keyboards

http://www.andertonsonline.co.uk/acatalog/info_AX7.html


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 06:51 AM

There were

1) just a keyboard that was worn LIKE a guitar with a strap

2) guitars with fret sensors that allowed notes to be played without strumming, just by making an electrical contact of the string with the fret - there were buttons for the open string notes. Similar things turned into midi guitar senders.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 03:21 PM

are they not called stylophones???


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Rockhen
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 07:13 PM

Reckon it is the keyboard worn like a guitar with a strap that I've seen.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 08:24 PM

Ask Rolf Harris about Stylophones... :-0


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Cluin
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 08:56 PM

Didn't that old Dreamweaver Gary Wright used to play one on stage?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Cluin
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 09:19 PM

Like this?

It's a Roland AX-1. Here's the AX-7, a similar model.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: MudGuard
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 02:36 AM

The name must be Keytar ;-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: C-flat
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 04:28 AM

I seem to remember seeing The Osmonds on Top-Of-The-Pops miming to "Crazy Horses" with young Donny wearing one of those.
It didn't make me want to rush out and buy one though!

C-flat.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Rockhen
Date: 02 Sep 05 - 06:08 AM

That Roland AX-7 looks ths sort of thing I meant....not to replace my piano/keyboard/accordion, you understand but looks a laugh to play and my piano is REALLY heavy when I play it with the guitar strap...why should the guitarists ALWAYS stand at the front?!! OOOps but I hate standing at the front....I like hiding at the back...oh shutup!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Rockhen
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 08:51 PM

OK. I got one. A Roland AX7, I mean!
I saw it in a local music shop, second hand and in excellent condition so...I couldn't help but think it was meant to be, after giggling over them for several years.
Daft gimmick etc, I know, I know but it was there in front of me, crying "buy me!"
A few years ago I sold a Roland sound module and am kicking myself now as I think I could have used that with the keytar, I think. I can plug it through my keyboard but any (helpful!) suggestions of sound module type thingies I could look for on ebay etc? Of course, I don't want to spend loads, is it too much to expect to be able to get something for £50 ish? I don't know, just thought some of your techno keyboard experts may know!
It would mean I could sometimes just take the keytar to a jam night situation rather than thinking I had to take my piano or keyboard. I just want to be able to use it easily at times, without having to have a laptop set up, which is what one music shop said I would need to do.

I am not very interested in getting too involved in the technical side, more just some way of jamming along for fun with a few reasonable voices, without having to cart too much with me.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 02:24 AM

Actually Mudgard, that's exactly what I've heard them called! Keytars.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Darowyn
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 01:50 PM

You can get some good bargains in sound modules these days, since most people rely on software synths on their computers.
As with everything, it's the unfashionable ones that are the best bargains. So a Roland TB909 will cost more than twice as much as a Yamaha TX81, which sounds just as interesting.
Roland stuff, even the old ones, hold their prices better than Korg or Yamaha, but really it comes down to what sounds you want.
Rolands have always been great for bass sounds.
Korgs specialise in dreamy, spacey sounds.
For strings and woodwind, it's hard to beat an EMU Synth module, especially the specialised orchestral units.
Yamaha are second best in each area, but probably the best all-rounders.
A basic GM sound module- with just the standard voices in the General Midi set will be way under £50.
The more original, multi voice, programmable one will be twice that, or even more- and there are still a few being made, though they all tend to be orientated towards electronic dance music sounds these days.
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: Tech: Name wanted? keyboard/guitar hybrid
From: Rockhen
Date: 20 Mar 09 - 03:43 PM

Thanks Dave, I have started a new thread called Using a Roland Keytar AX7 help required, as I thought it may be more relevant, so I will answer your post there, cheers!


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