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I usually run 2-5 keyboards, depending on the venue and how much room I have. Here in the first picture are my Roland VR09B, Korg Kronos II 61 and Korg Nautilus 88. Probably my most common setup. Sometimes with the Hammond instead of the Roland. The Second picture is a Roland Juno DS61, Hammond XK1C, Korg Minilogue, Korg Kronos, and Korg Nautilus. I also have a few vintage synths that I don’t gig with anymore.
 

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I usually run 2-5 keyboards, depending on the venue and how much room I have. Here in the first picture are my Roland VR09B, Korg Kronos II 61 and Korg Nautilus 88. Probably my most common setup. Sometimes with the Hammond instead of the Roland. The Second picture is a Roland Juno DS61, Hammond XK1C, Korg Minilogue, Korg Kronos, and Korg Nautilus. I also have a few vintage synths that I don’t gig with anymore.
K&M Omega stands with 2nd and 3rd tiers. Here are a couple more pictures. I just bought the Roland VR09B because I’ve been having some problems with my Hammond. Sending it out for repair.
 

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Do you like the continental as a stand alone keyboard?
If I did not need to do splits, it would be one of my top choices for a single-keyboard rig. IMO: It covers all the essential sounds, with at least good and often excellent quality; it's lightweight (while also having nice build quality); it has among the very best actions if you must play piano and organ from the same board; it has seamless sound transitions, which are especially relevant when you only have one board. One of its bigger weaknesses is patch navigation... you can't get to very many sounds with just a single button press, and there's no display to confirm the sounds you're selecting... but even that can be addressed by using an app on your smartphone. Other boards I like as singles--and better choices if you need splits--would be Yamaha YC73 and Kurzweil PC4-7.

There have been numerous changes since I posted that pic, I'll have to do an update at some point. :)
 
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If I did not need to do splits, it would be one of my top choices for a single-keyboard rig. IMO: It covers all the essential sounds, with at least good and often excellent quality; it's lightweight (while also having nice build quality); it has among the very best actions if you must play piano and organ from the same board; it has seamless sound transitions, which are especially relevant when you only have one board. One of its bigger weaknesses is patch navigation... you can't get to very many sounds with just a single button press, and there's no display to confirm the sounds you're selecting... but even that can be addressed by using an app on your smartphone. Other boards I like as singles--and better choices if you need splits--would be Yamaha YC73 and Kurzweil PC4-7.

There have been numerous changes since I posted that pic, I'll have to do an update at some point. :)
The Vox Continental is built by Korg, and the build quality is superb. I prefer the sound of the Hammonds, but the build quality is not as good.
 
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For Hammond organ sounds, Hammonds definitely beat the Vox, but for most other sounds, Vox beats Hammonds. So for a single board (no split) gig, unless the gig was predominantly organ, I'd lean Vox here. (I'd say Hammond organ sounds are among the weakest sounds in the Vox, though still not bad, and better than boards that don't have dedicated organ engines.)
 
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I totally agree. I meant to say, I prefer the Hammond tonewheel organ sounds, and nobody does Hammond sounds better than Hammond. But the other sounds found in some Hammond keyboards, like their SK models are mediocre at best. My main keyboards are a Korg Kronos 61 and a Korg Nautilus 88. I prefer Korg keyboards for their superb sound and build quality. Korg builds the Vox Continental, and many of the sounds are derived from other Korg keyboards, such as the Kronos.
 
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You'd be amazed at what some restoration experts can accomplish with less to work with.

Believe it or not, that thing could be over a hundred years old from some boutique organ company.

It could be a valuable link in some church's history.

You see "junk"

I see "Antique!"

Gary ;)
 
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I've finished rewiring my studio this past weekend.

Months in the planning, two days in the execution.

I give you the new and improved Rat Burger Studio :)

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Mainly I pretty much had to reroute the wiring and tie it up properly :)

Gary ;)

EDIT >>> I think my next project is a two-tier pedalboard :)
 
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