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Offline anon125

does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« on: January 22, 2020, 04:08:48 PM »
i have been trying to email them at the address on their website but no reply.
are they still in business?
is there a head office store?

https://www.bonnersmusic.co.uk/showroom.irs

thanks all
 

Offline Bill

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 04:28:47 PM »
mailto:enquiries@bonnersmusic.co.uk

England

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Offline anon125

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 07:24:32 PM »
thanks but nobody replies to that which is why i put the post
 

Offline Del B

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 08:09:10 PM »
Try contacting them by Phone?
 

Offline EileenL

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 11:20:01 PM »

Offline anon125

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 11:54:11 PM »
thanks
i am the other side of the pond - very long distance call
 

Offline DrakeM

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2020, 12:01:46 AM »
You might ask your question for a contact email via their YouTube videos. However, I checked several and they do not seem to have ever responded to anyone's questions yet.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 12:08:19 AM by DrakeM »
 

Offline DrakeM

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 12:07:59 AM »
Not sure what you question is or what you are looking for but have you tried contacting FRANK at Audioworks here in the states (Conn.)?

Here a link to them:

 http://audioworksct.com/

Regards
Drake



Offline anon125

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 01:08:43 AM »
Thanks
why i needed bonners is michael there made videos about his 30 year old psr4600.
so he has one and i needed a question answered about it.
on ours the chord sound does not continue when you lift your hand to play another chord.
 

Offline andyg

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 08:38:02 PM »
Anon125: If you ask Bonners about the new or used products they have in stock, or about their current videos, they'll reply. I know that, because I've helped on one or two replies - I teach there!

Michael (keyboardcrazy49) makes his own videos, they're not made by Bonners so you should ask him directly about the instruments he uses.

To help answer your question about your old PSR4600: 1) have you turned on the accompaniment to split the keyboard? 2) if you have, have you pressed Sync Start to start the rhythm with your first left hand chord? If you haven't then the chords won't hold. The 'memory' for chords only works when the rhythm is running.
It's not what you play, it's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

www.andrew-gilbert.com
 

Offline anon125

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2020, 09:00:23 PM »
Thank you very much AndyG
yes we did all that
we first press orch to lower - choose a voice for the left chords.
next we go to solo too choose a voice for the melody.
select a style.
autobass chord to fingered.
synchro start.
thanks
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 09:04:58 PM by anon125 »
 

Offline panos

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2020, 09:20:50 PM »
What Anon needs is what now we call: "Left Hold" for the left hand voice.
If someone can help...

Anon, I can see a "Hold" button in the PAD section.Maybe is that the right button to press?
My first keyboard was a similar or maybe this model but I don't remember much.It's been 18 years since then.

Here is the manual of PSR 4600 in 4 languages:
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/340260/Yamaha-Portatone-Psr-4600.html?page=22#manual

Maybe there is also a release or a sustain effect for the left hand voice?
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 09:43:51 PM by panos »
 

Offline anon125

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 10:18:51 PM »
thanks i have the manual

that would be a very odd place for a left hold button!
 

Offline andyg

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2020, 09:21:16 AM »
I've gone through the manual. There does not seem to be a 'left hold' function. Not surprising, remember that this is a rather old, entry level keyboard and I'm not sure that the feature existed that long ago. If I see Michael, I'll ask him to check.

So it looks like although the accompaniment drums, chords and bass will hold when you release the keys, the Orchestra will not.
It's not what you play, it's not how you play. It's the fact that you're playing that counts.

www.andrew-gilbert.com
 

Offline anon125

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2020, 01:42:25 PM »
when you see Michael also please thank him for the very helpful keyboard videos.
thanks
 

Janus

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Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2020, 01:51:16 PM »
Thanks
why i needed bonners is michael there made videos about his 30 year old psr4600.
so he has one and i needed a question answered about it.
on ours the chord sound does not continue when you lift your hand to play another chord.

Be glad it is still playing
This keyboard belongs in a museum

 

Janus

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Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2020, 02:15:52 PM »
Be glad it is still playing
This keyboard belongs in a museum
Here the manual
https://app.box.com/s/kvpgaye7wytw0l2d4ycxh1x8dyvxeh17
I can't find the hold funtion
perhaps an old member and knower of this keyboard can have an look
Or make a factory reset it must be standaard working

Gr.Jan
« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 02:25:32 PM by Janus »
 

Offline tyrosaurus

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2020, 04:18:27 PM »
Here is a link to a YouTube video by Michael (KeyboardKrazy49) about the PSR-4600 styles.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgB5-e7Msw0

I have not watched very much of it, but even in the demonstration of the first few styles, it appears to show both the rhythm and accompaniment continuing to play after he lifts his fingers from the keys!


Regards

Ian
« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 04:22:10 PM by tyrosaurus »
 

Offline tyrosaurus

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2020, 04:50:05 PM »
It looks as if the bass and chord style accompaniment is produced by the so called 'Auto Bass Chord' function (ABC) on the PSR-4600.

On page 36 of the manual, there is a note which says:

"The automatic accompaniment will continue playing even if you lift your fingers from the Auto Bass Chord keys.  You only need to press the Auto Bass Chord keys when changing chords."

So it looks as if when a style is started, if ABC is on, the bass and chords should 'hold' when you take your fingers off the keys, similar to what happens on more modern models.


Regards

Ian
 

Offline anon125

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2020, 06:06:20 PM »
acm holds but not the chord.
thanks for your help
 

Offline joca

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2020, 01:20:13 PM »
i have been trying to email them at the address on their website but no reply.
are they still in business?
is there a head office store?

https://www.bonnersmusic.co.uk/showroom.irs

thanks all
This is Tony White email he is the boss tony@bonnersmusic.co.uk

Offline anon125

Re: does anyone live near a bonners store in the UK?
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2020, 06:27:19 PM »
thanks for your great help