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"Zawinul did not stop at the Wurlitzer and Fender Rhodes electric pianos he used in the 1960s. By the late 1960s he was extending his sonic palette with effects like phase shifters, Echoplexes, wah-wahs and ring modulators, and when synthesizers came on the market he was among the first to buy one (the EMS Putney). The list of synthesizers he has used since then — among them the ARP 2600, Rhodes Chroma, Oberheim Four-voice and Eight-voice, ARP Quadra, Sequential Prophet 5 and Prophet T8, Korg Trident, Oberheim Xpander, Korg VC10 vocoder, Emu Emulator, Casio CZ101, Korg DW8000, DSS1, DSM1 and M1 — reads like a synth museum's treasure list."more
I imported one of these over from tribeca manhattan back in 2001 not long after 911, it took an age to arrive and it had smoke damage, had it not been fully recovered by a synth engineer genius by the name of Tony Allgood it would have never seen the light of day again, even though it had been fully rebuilt i never got on with its sound, it was a shadow of the Prophet 5 i'd had a couple of years earlier, different Curtis chips, and architecture, what was supposed to be an 8 voice poly prophet 5 with aftertouch ended up as a Prophet 800 with a piano keyboard in my opinion, and incredibly overrated synth of which i wouldn't have twice, i was glad to see the back of it.