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Prince synthesizers used Ob-xa & Linn LM-1

Prince synthesizers used Ob-xa & Linn LM-1 , this is the set of synthesizers used by Prince for Purple Rain & 1999ob-xa & Linn lm-1 Prince set upob-xa & Linn lm-1 Prince set upob-xa & Linn lm-1 Prince set upob-xa & Linn lm-1 Prince set upob-xa & Linn lm-1 Prince set upob-xa & Linn lm-1 Prince set up

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Reply #1 posted 01/22/14 10:01am

thebanishedone

Amazing stuff, it defined Princes sound
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Reply #2 posted 01/23/14 4:49pm

thebanishedone

wow no replies.where are all the synth lovers

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Reply #3 posted 01/23/14 6:37pm

Meloh9

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I would love to own this stuff.

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Reply #4 posted 01/23/14 7:53pm

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I have an LM-1 and a Linn Drum. I'm actually about to sell this LM-1 as soon as I get it back from Bruce Forat. I bought another LM-1 with the front-panel tuning mod, so this one doesn't get much use.

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Reply #5 posted 01/23/14 8:02pm

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I've re-created a few '80s songs before. Here's my version of Nasty Girl on the LM-1.

http://www.james-tech.com...tygirl.mp3

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Reply #6 posted 01/24/14 5:40am

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Nice. Where and when were those photos taken?

I have a LinnDrum... Always wanted an OB-xa (or OB-8).

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Reply #7 posted 01/24/14 6:57am

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PicassoFace said:

I've re-created a few '80s songs before. Here's my version of Nasty Girl on the LM-1.

http://www.james-tech.com...tygirl.mp3

wow sounds like the original,well done

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Reply #8 posted 01/24/14 12:25pm

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PicassoFace said:

I have an LM-1 and a Linn Drum. I'm actually about to sell this LM-1 as soon as I get it back from Bruce Forat. I bought another LM-1 with the front-panel tuning mod, so this one doesn't get much use.

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Lovely to own both! What are LM-1's going for these days on the second hand market?

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Reply #9 posted 01/24/14 12:33pm

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I always thought he used either the OB-X or the Oberheim Four Voice on 1999. Seems like the OB-Xa was already out in 1981 and the sessions for the album took place for the most part during 1982, so yeah, it could have been that one, considering how he usually upgraded to the latest models.

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Reply #10 posted 01/25/14 12:17pm

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funkaholic1972 said:

PicassoFace said:

I have an LM-1 and a Linn Drum. I'm actually about to sell this LM-1 as soon as I get it back from Bruce Forat. I bought another LM-1 with the front-panel tuning mod, so this one doesn't get much use.

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Lovely to own both! What are LM-1's going for these days on the second hand market?

I managed to snag the one in this picture on eBay a few years ago for $3500. It had a few issues like the open hi-hat trigger not working. The last couple LM-1s listed on eBay went for around $5000, but they were serviced by Bruce Forat beforehand, so they were in tip-top mechanical shape.

Bruce just fixed the open hi-hat and replaced the sliders on this one (you didn't get any sound unless the sliders were in full volume position, and sometimes I had to jiggle the sliders to hear the specific drum). He fixed a couple other issues, too, and the repairs cost me around $800. It should be in perfect mechanical condition now when I go to sell it.

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