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Today I found out what 808 basses sound like

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Sort of thanks for that... interesting but I'm trying really hard not to go down the rabbit hole of learning about synths, it looks really interesting and like something I would get and get into (software developer and professional geek by day)... but I don't have the time! Must play bass, must play bass... (just finished a session practising piano instead, oops).

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The band I was part of in the early 80s had an actual 808 drum machine (at the time when it was cutting edge and expensive) and we spent most of out time trying not the make the bass drum sound like that. 

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There was a good documentary on the 808 on either Netflix or Amazon Prime, can't remember which. 

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Really awesome, modern music is so bass heavy, some really cool grooves on the radio nowadays

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Well, you've avoided a serious headache, you may thank the maker, and maybe you've destroyed the built-in speaker(s). 🤯

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2 hours ago, Hellzero said:

Oh Vienna !

IIRC Vienna is a CR78, as are a lot of "808" drum machine parts.

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BTW the same band that owned the 808 also borrowed a TB303 for a week to see if we wanted to get one now that the price had dropped significantly (in 1984). We were throughly unimpressed by both the sounds and the programmability and decided instead to save up for an MC202.

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