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by Saul
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Casio Privia Piano Forum
Topic: A replacement for the PX5s or the Px560?
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: A replacement for the PX5s or the Px560?

Well the good news is that a replacement for the PX5S is on the cards. The bad news is I don't know when. :think: There has been a lot of discussion about it at Casio and I think it is just down to timing. They need to bring it out at the right time and I don't think that is now. The MODX changed ev...
by Saul
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Hi there

Hi Jimpqfly and a late but warm welcome to the forum :)

Love the V50. Very much an underrated keyboard. Is yours all fully functional?
by Saul
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Best live act you've seen this year
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Best live act you've seen this year

Hey Shelly, congrats on 100 posts! :clap: :clap: :clap:
by Saul
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Best live act you've seen this year
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Best live act you've seen this year

Stop to consider for a moment that some people cannot go to live music venues anymore due to tinnitus. I can't go because of the risks to my hearing. Live music venues invariably have everything up way too loud and at this stage of my life I need to preserve what hearing I have left. Also one of the...
by Saul
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .

I agree with Derek that there is something about writing songs with guitar ..it's an organic, creative tool, but I'm learning that keyboard makes them blossom. I remember the first time I heard one of my songs arranged by a keyboard player who could also play guitar. However, I feel that voice blen...
by Saul
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .

I'm the "one guitar with a spare just in case a string breaks" kind of guy. Or I would be if I gigged. At home I have several guitars, all out on stands never hidden away in cases and I play all of them at intervals through the day. They all sound different and feel different to play. I guess my int...
by Saul
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .

Yeah I am just getting to be very cynical in my old age Derek. Not much out there now that makes me sit up and take notice. I see people getting all excited about small boxes that make bleep sounds and huge heavy expensive but limited keyboards that don't produce any sounds I have not heard before. ...
by Saul
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .

You have to hear it for yourself in real life in order to make a valid judgement. You cannot make an informed opinion from YT vids. I can. I just did. And it is not impressive. Doesn't matter how many knobs, buttons or anything else it has. It is a huge 8 voice synth that doesn't produce sounds I h...
by Saul
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Just as we 're getting comfortable with Yamaha, Roland and Casio . . .

I guess things like this will always be of interest to some but in terms of sound I have heard it all before. Nothing original here. It could be any synth, software, hardware or mix of the two. The market is saturated and has been for a very long time. If you didn't know what it was how would you id...
by Saul
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Casio fined £3.7 million for breaking competition law!
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Casio fined £3.7 million for breaking competition law!

I use Amazon Prime too. It's only really viable if you order regularly but on the whole it works out quite well. Prime video helps too although I do wish they wouldn't keep dropping stuff. You get half way through a box set only to discover it is no longer on Prime 8O There will be a lot of competit...
by Saul
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Casio fined £3.7 million for breaking competition law!
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Casio fined £3.7 million for breaking competition law!

Actually there are restrictions in place on both sides of the Atlantic. In the USA you have a thing called 'MAP' or makers authorised price and dealers cannot sell below that. This was originally brought in to protect bricks & mortar stores against the growing threat from online retailers. Online re...
by Saul
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Casio fined £3.7 million for breaking competition law!
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Casio fined £3.7 million for breaking competition law!

Casio-VS-CMA.png Was just reporting on how Fender had been caught out manipulating the retail market here in the UK when I came across another ruling by the CMA concerning CASIO 8O It is the CMA's largest ever fine for this type of offence. Casio admitted they were guilty. How can we trust any of t...
by Saul
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Electric Guitar, Amps & Effects
Topic: US guitar firm Fender illegally restricted discounts, says CMA
Replies: 0
Views: 99

US guitar firm Fender illegally restricted discounts, says CMA

fender-vs-cma.png I think is probably stating what most of us already know but good to see the CMA stepping in. Will this lead to lower prices though? With the state of the economy right now I doubt many would notice the difference :( The CMA has provisionally found that Fender Europe broke competi...
by Saul
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Chill Out Room
Topic: Larry Junstrom died aged 70
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Larry Junstrom died aged 70

The list goes on and on... :cry: Larry Junstrom, co-founder of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has passed away at the age of 70! 8O Another big loss - RIP Larry! Big part of my youth Lynyrd Skynyrd although Junstrom wasn't in the band when I got into them. 70 is no age to be dying these days :( Gary Rossi...
by Saul
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Yamaha THR Forum
Topic: THR Cabinet IRs
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: THR Cabinet IRs

Hi Eric. Welcome to the forums :) I hear what you are saying about the THR100. Why Yamaha make the decisions they do is generally a complete mystery to most of us! It seems to be a constant tug of war between aesthetics and usability? They often drop functions that were really useful and add those t...

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