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Originally posted by Gerinski Gerinski wrote:

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ Since you are going that far, how about the instruments that Gryphon used (krumhorns and such) ? Gentle Giant and PFM? 
Honestly Gryphon is one of those well-known bands I have no idea about Embarrassed (never been too fond of Folk Prog), and I had to search to find out what a krumhorn is (double Embarrassed).
But who knows, maybe as I learn more these may get a place in my article too Tongue
Alright then.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2013 at 23:50
I don't recall any mention of the optigan. It seems to have an unsuccessful history wedged in a no man's land historically between the mellotron and digital samplers. Did anyone other than Steve Hackett use one?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2013 at 04:46
Originally posted by HackettFan HackettFan wrote:

I don't recall any mention of the optigan. It seems to have an unsuccessful history wedged in a no man's land historically between the mellotron and digital samplers. Did anyone other than Steve Hackett use one?
I mentioned the Optigan in the Vako Orchestron entry, which was a descendant of the Optigan. The Optigan was meant as a home keyboard, not for professional use, so I doubt any professional musicians used it (although I am not certain). Among the Orchestron users I only know of Kraftwerk and Patrick Moraz.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2013 at 16:04
Hi!
For personal reasons I have been rather away from PA for quite some time (and possibly will still remain little involved for some more time) and in the meantime I had been gathering some additional info for this article, but I never found the time to bring the updates to life.
 
Finally I have found some time and I updated quite a lot, around 5,000 words of text and no less than 83 new pictures have been added, more than an article it's becoming a treaty...
 
There are text updates and new pics a bit everywhere but the most significant new pieces of information are:
 
- Mellotron: added Wakeman's custom dual M400
- some new pics and info for the Hammond, ARP synths, Hohner, Farfisa, Vako Orchestron, Poly Synths...
- added Yamaha CP electric pianos
- the entry for Keytars has been significantly extended
- new entry for the Coral Electric Sitar (thanks to Dennis 'The Crimson King' for the suggestion!)
- extended info in the entries for '5 and more string basses' and multi-neck instruments
- Mister Bassman and BassMate bass pedals added in the Taurus entry
- new entry for 'Other guitars and basses'
- new entry for 'Other drums'
 
I hope you enjoy it!
Cheers,
Gerard
 
 
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HOLY sh*t!!!
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Any new entries since last fall, Gerard?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2014 at 02:13
^ Hi, that original thread had become impossible to edit, I guess because there was too much stuff in a single post, so I migrated the article to this new thread where I split the contents in several posts


Yes there have been a few updates but I can't recall them by heart

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2014 at 22:22
I've been playing prog music since 1971....I know, or have met, many of the best, including Bob Fripp, Rick Wakeman, and many more....

This is the best damn thread about prog instruments I've seen!  Thanks for your hard work on this one! 

Cheers, Chuck (with Ginny & Rick!)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2014 at 10:21
Thanks Chuck, that's a really cool pic!

But you posted in the old version of the thread, for technical reasons I migrated the article to a new thread, here


In the new thread the article has received several updates, one of them in the entry for Acoustic Guitars mentioning Ian Anderson's parlour guitar built by your well-known luthier Andy Manson Wink

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