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Old old keyboard...
« on: April 18, 2017, 12:25:11 AM »
Well was looking on ebay the otherday and came across a PSR-6700 (circa 1991).

It had a few watchers, but as listed for spares or repair it was stuck at 99p 30 minutes before it sold, so me being me (like old boards to tinker with), put a bit of £23 on it, low and behold I won it, for £3.20!!

I thought the seller wouldn't sell at that price, but low and behold he did. So picked it up yesterday as only 30 minutes drive from mine, well when I say picked, more like put my back out, good god is it heavy, I thought my old 9000 was a brick!!

Anyways got it home, and yes it does need a repair, at some point someone dropped a drink on the keys and it ate 2 diodes under the keys, but that's it. So its going to cost me £3.99 for 50 switching diodes (keep some spare for my other boards) and it will be up and running, as using my controller keyboard it works perfect.

One interesting feature I wish they'd put an option of on my s900 is a function called interactive accompaniment.

This feature is great if your playing and for some reason have to leave the keyboard, or your wanting a couple of slurps of your beer, it will start playing itself, not just backing, but adlibbing in the key your playing.

But unfortunately, the board won't be staying as when it's all fixed up, its being donated to a local church that has a keyboard group.

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Offline SciNote

Re: Old old keyboard...
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 12:53:03 AM »
Looks like a nice keyboard!  Glad you can get it working with just a couple diodes.  I'll say that some of those classic keyboards have a character that just seems to be missing in today's equipment, despite the fantastic capabilities of modern electronics.  One thing that I like is that, with many of the older models, there are fewer menu-type functions, so that most functions can be controlled directly from the front panel.

I've been keeping an eye out for a PSR-510 -- a 1993 model that I owned back around that time, and one I almost feel like I never really "gave it a chance."  But I don't know -- I'd have nowhere to put it if I bought one, and those buggers actually seem to be appreciating in value, at least on eBay!  A few years ago, I'd see them for about $150-175, but now, the ones I'm seeing there are going for about $225 or so.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2017, 12:54:34 AM by SciNote »
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Offline aprilla

Re: Old old keyboard...
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 10:53:55 AM »
Oh you lucky thing you! I had a 5700 and I loved it until it blew up (yes, it blew up, transformer issue). It was my favourite keyboard, we worked really well together.
Actually I saw someone looking for a 5700 lately (here?), it made me want it again too.
Lucky lucky where ever it ends up and I am sure they will be appreciative. Well done for saving it.

But heavy? That's not even close!  ... mind yourself LOL
« Last Edit: April 18, 2017, 11:54:01 AM by aprilla »

Re: Old old keyboard...
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 01:20:45 PM »
Well update on the 6700.

Got the diodes, stripped the unit and fitted a new key that needed replacing. All cleaned up and looking like new.

I love the interactive accompaniment feature and wish there was a similar feature on the s900 I have.

And the custom voice feature using the waves and fm is great, think I might have to keep it.

Offline Roger Brenizer

Re: Old old keyboard...
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 01:40:54 PM »
Very well done, Simond.  I believe you should keep the PSR-6700, because you deserve it after restoring the keyboard to a useful state.  :) :) :)
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(The older I get...the better I used to be...LOL!!!)
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Re: Old old keyboard...
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 04:05:35 PM »
This guy, called Kris Nicholson, actually devoted a few video's to the PSR6700

He can play like no one! But it does get old after a while (All the glissando's and he seems to have no idea what he can play best with a certain sound) However! The instrument is FANTASTIC sounding, even after 26 odd years!

Offline alans

Re: Old old keyboard...
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 02:43:14 AM »
All this talk of old keyboards got me thinking,the first Yamaha I had was a PSR 410 which I recently sold to my neighbour for £20.Just seen one on Ebay for £400.Are they really so much in demand or is it just nostalgia,will they really sell at these prices?  🙄🙄

Previous keyboards-Yamaha PSR 410,Technics KN2000,KN5000,KN6000 , KN7000 and Tyros5

Offline SciNote

Re: Old old keyboard...
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 07:58:18 AM »
Well, I sometimes consider picking up a PSR-510, and I see them on eBay regularly at about $150-300 US, so they can get pricey.

By the way, I think I just accidentally hit the Notify button on the forum.  Not sure what it does, but figured I'd let people know it was an accident in case it's anything bad ☺ !
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