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I remember those! Back when I was first playing professionally, a few other keyboard players in bar bands actually used them. I met one guy who had a Mini moog on top of it beside his Hammond B3 and Leslie. Could never imagine carrying that rig! My back aches just thinking about it.
 

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I remember back in my college days one night I was with the clean up crew after a dance in the cafeteria and I got roped into moving some sort of Yamaha Mini Grand Piano cause the band was too cheap to hire roadies The F*cking thing weighed at least 250-300 lbs and I and another guy almost broke our backs hauling it out to the band's truck. I think it also had some sort of harp and string arrangement inside and it was black and looked like a miniature grand piano. I think it was some sort of clavinova or something. :p

Even nowadays, my Kurzweil in its hard TSA case weighs in well over 80 lbs. I wouldn't even dream of gigging with it. The only reason I even have the case is in case I ever have to move to a new address. Furniture movers have about the same gentle ham fisted touch as your average roadie. :p

The Piano in a box that I linked above must weight in at 400 to 500 lbs. You'd need a forklift to move that thing. :p

Gary ;)
 
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I remeber those. They came in a 70 key version and an 88 key one. If I remember correctly, it was the CP-70 or Cp-88.
Go and look them up and let me know if this was what you had to schlep!
Too heavy for me!
 

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Yeah it was definitely a CP70B. The time it was current was just about right. 1980-81.


According to this thread it weighed 286.6 lbbs. :eek:


Those sons of bitches in the band didn't lift a finger to help us. :mad:

We shoulda just dropped it on the concrete floor. Woulda served the bahstids right :D

Gary ;)
 
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