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    Posted 1 month ago

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    It's not "vintage" or even all that "old" by any standard I'm aware of (though with the rate today's tech seems to change for such things, maybe?) but it IS otherwise what we in my line of work refer to as a "PLD" (Piano-Like Device) in that it has 88 weighted keys of the correct size that can be used to generate a myriad of various "piano sounds". (and a whole bunch of other stuff, too, the sounds of which really aren't natural to come out of a box with keys like this, except that they do. . . ??)

    Anyway. After years of not having any kind of keyboard instrument of my own in my home, I was getting tired of that situation. Of course I'd rather have a huge and heavy antique (player!!) piano but ain't likely to ever get either one of those *or* the space to put it if I *did* get it -- I've even entertained the idea of putting together a tiny pipe organ, which I could easily get enough parts etc. to do, but those take up even **more** space I don't got . . . ???

    So when I spotted this recently at a local pawn shop I took note (sorry, unintentional bad pun) then went home and did a little looking around online for similar things, deciding their asking price was about twice too much than I'd pay. I shoulda forgot about it then but didn't... <groan> Went back there today and examined it a little closer...offered dude less than half his price and he declined but counteroffered, still too high for my taste so I declined that time and left the store again. Returned the final time about half an hour before closing with $50-less-than-counteroffer *cash* in my hand . . .

    . . . and carried it outta there with me that time?!! :-) :-) :-) [after watching him deal with some other little dude trying desperately but unsuccessfully to get $100 for his (or at least somebody's) wristwatch...that was kinda amusing?!] I hope I didn't really pay too much...

    It is a YAMAHA, model YPG-635. I haven't been able to decipher its serial# label (yes, it *has* one?!) to determine a date for the thing, (maybe 1989? the only series of #'s that kinda might be a date code?) and I don't even have a manual for it yet to tell me how to really *operate* the thing beyond its simple functions, but I think I'll be able to download that.

    No, it ain't anybody's REAL piano, but its prolly close enough for my purposes of self amusement... ;-) :-)

    ------------------EDIT, a few days later----------------

    I just noticed and added a pic of what it says on the 'startup screen' -- there's a "copyright 2008" there, so maybe this machine is newer than I thought it was?!! :-) :-) :-) No matter really, I'm still enjoying the h*ll out of having it, and have even found a preliminary spot to stick it in (after moving a bunch of piled boxes elsewhere) so I *can* sorta spin my chair around and doodle on *its* keys instead, if I get tired of the keys on the computers?!! ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) I'll end up getting my $300 worth of FUN from it, NO DOUBT! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 month ago
      Wish my parents had bought one...because I have a freaking organ in my living room. Can't sell them and heavy as heck! Boat anchor..
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 month ago
      That depends on which exact kind/make/model of OLD (Organ-Like Device) you have in your living room Dave -- you are correct that most of the 50's-70's electric organs are essentially boat anchors these days, but not *all*...??? Show us a picture or two of it, please! :-) :-) :-)
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 month ago
      THANKS to vetraio50, Brunswick, FreshAir, jscott0363, dav2no1, officialfuel, fortapache, aura, & Daisy1000 for sharing my (growing!) love of this thing!! I just added another pic showing a (c)2008 date on its startup screen -- makes me even happier to realize that it is actually newer than I had been guessing! :-) :-)
    4. Vynil33rpm Vynil33rpm, 1 month ago
      Wow KooLieO ,now I know why you want
      to be like the guy in
      the multitalented musical
      instrument playing picture

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