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  1. Just stumbled across these - £80 and opto based rather than digital. Not seen these mentioned much on here, are they any good?
  2. @BassAdder27 Was half thinking about getting an ABM600 or RM800. How does your ABM600 compare with your RM800? Is the extra weight/cost of the ABM worth it?
  3. Tell me about it. Now looking at the Roland FA06. Probably overkill for something that will get used for 2-3 songs max, so maybe I need to reset to something cheap and cheerful
  4. And now you've got me looking at this😁 I see you can download a cover band preset bank for it, which would be useful for lazy buggers like me. http://axial.roland.com/articles/the-cover-band-collection/ looks a bit cheaper than the ds61 with a better organ/synth trying to work out what the advantage of the ds61 would be over this?
  5. That’s interesting, I’ve been drifting up in price since I started looking at this and the Juno DS61 was looking like a great choice. Am I correct the phrase pad thing can be used to trigger wav files that can be loaded in? Only real downside is it a bit on the large side. btw- There’s one on gumtree in Bridgend at 325 which seems a bit of a bargain, but a bit too far for me to travel, so might be useful for someone nearby.
  6. The footswitch thing looks really useful, especially to fill things out if you only have 1 guitarist, but for what I’m thinking I just want a cheapish small lightweight keyboard with some decent sounds built in, that can occasionally be used on some songs when there is a keys intro etc. I’m playing in pubs where space is a premium and I don’t want to be messing around with laptops etc., that will likely get beer spilt on them, knocked on the floor or nicked. So far the MX49 mentioned earlier, or the Roland Go:keys, look like they might be contenders.
  7. Just had to look that up. https://www.gear4music.com/Recording-and-Computers/Keith-McMillen-12-Step-Chromatic-Keyboard-Foot-Controller/IKX?origin=product-ads&gclid=CjwKCAjwkN6EBhBNEiwADVfya8N7ZtGTHfJajkC9XwY3vVPS8g5gNnTnRVx6yHS4jAZDiNrEYUGQ0hoC4MAQAvD_BwE Not sure how you make use of the the 5 note polyphony though unless you are an octopus🤣
  8. Foot keys! What are you using for that?
  9. I currently play bass in a rock/pop covers band. I love playing bass and wouldn’t want to switch to any other instrument. There are times when a bit of keys on an intro etc., would be useful so I did wonder if it was practical to have a little keyboard setup on stage to do this, then switch back to the bass for the bulk of the song. I can play the piano a bit, so wondered about giving this a go. Anyone do this? If so how do you get on? Is it a major hassle? I don’t know much about keyboards, but I’d want something lightweight, compact that doesn’t take up too much space, doesn’t require hooking up to laptops etc., and has all the sounds built in. Wouldn’t want to spend a great deal either, ideally under a few hundred quid. Any suggestions on this front?
  10. I do that with my Yamaha RBX270. Leave the strings on, takes 2 minutes to take the neck off. Always take it on holiday/work trips, fits nicely in a largish suitcase. Also take a little vox amplug headphone amp. Don’t forget to pack the screwdriver so you can put it together at the other end.
  11. Thanks for the heads up. That would have been ideal, but I’ve already committed to the BB735 for sale on here, so I’ll see how I get on with that.
  12. That’s a beauty. I’d already agreed to buy the BB735 advertised on here, but otherwise I’d have snapped this up.
  13. Thanks, I think they have narrowish string spacing unfortunately.
  14. Thanks for all the tips.... I hadn’t looked at the 425, I assume it is just the previous version of the 435, is there much difference? That Peavey looks nice, but I guess I’d have to wait for one to pop up for sale. I’ve got a MM sub4 so know they are great, mine has 20mm string spacing so assumed the sub5 would be generous too, but found out they are only 16mm, which makes me a but hesitant. I was going to bid on that Maruszczyk Elwood 5 mentioned previously but I found out it had been ordered with the extra narrow bridge instead of the 19mm it comes with normally - shame as it went for a bit of a bargain price in the end.
  15. Yes! It’s a lovely bass but as I’m just dipping my toe into 5 strings so didn’t want to break the bank just yet.
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