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G70 For Sale - Excellent Condition

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G70 For Sale - Excellent Condition #5615
Bought this on a whim and then got sick. I love G70s so much this is my fourth one, but as always, the bulk and weight make it impossible for me to gig with. This is a beauty in excellent playing condition. Just a few minor scratches on the end caps. PCMCIA adapter included with Manual, music rack, and power cable.

This is most probably the best arranger workstation Roland has ever made. Solid. 76 semi-weighted keys, beautiful operating system, color touch screen. Not many of these beauties left out there. Get this one while you can.

Will sell to R-A forum member for $1000 plus actual shipping within USA. Firm.
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2 months 2 weeks ago Last edit: 2 months 2 weeks ago by cassp.

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G70 For Sale - Excellent Condition #5616
Always wondered why the BK-9 didn't become the logical successor to your G70, Cass?

25 lbs lighter, many sounds considerably improved, far more MFX, audio playback and recording, a Chord Sequencer, data compatibility with the G70 (within limits)... Action as good as any Yamaha or Korg (but not that G1000/70 action, of course!), better fader control of MFX and voice parameters, full instant read from USB stick, 999 entry Performance List (UPS).

It has always perplexed me why so many failed to migrate, especially as it was at least $1000 cheaper than a G70 and so much lighter. Surely the touch screen going wasn't THAT important?! Sure, for setting up in advance of a gig, it had some advantages, but on a gig (if you set up in advance) it was barely a factor when all you need to do is select the Performance and go! If the VH was important, a $200 TC Helicon seriously outperforms the Roland VH, leaving you still way under the price cap.

I hate to say it, as much as I was devoted to the G70, but given a choice between the two, I'd take the BK9 every day of the week and twice on Sundays!

(BTW, you might want to edit your post... G70 has a 76, not a 73 action!)
2 months 2 weeks ago Last edit: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Diki.
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G70 For Sale - Excellent Condition #5617
Diki,
My experiences with the BK 3, 5, and 7m turned me off to the OS. So, I have no interest in a BK9.
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G70 For Sale - Excellent Condition #5618
I can only say you missed out on the best arranger Roland ever made. Anything BUT a souped up BK5...

The return of the chord sequencer alone made it the logical successor to the G1000, but with the G70’s massively better sound. Now add the amazing SN sounds (the guitars alone make that section a major leap forward for Roland), the massively improved B3 sim (tube grind now pre-fader rather than only at ear-splitting level!) and hundreds more Tones and kits including (finally!) nice fat basses that used to take an SRX card in the G70. Stir in audio playback and recording, spice up with synced audio loops, and finish with everything on an easy to back up USB stick memory system..!

Perhaps Roland screwed the pooch bringing it out after the cheaper, less capable BK’s? Trust me, if the BK-9 had come out first, I think the story would have been quite different. $1000+ cheaper, way better sounding, 25lbs lighter, full audio integration, simpler data management and backup, iPad editor app, fast bootup, still having an FC-7 input...

Maybe that’s the lesson to be learned? Lead with your best! Bring the down market keyboards out afterwards... The E50/60’s didn’t come out until after the G70.

If you find a nice BK-9 one day, treat yourself... I still have one of my G70’s left. If I honestly thought the G70 was the better keyboard, I’d still be gigging it!
2 months 2 weeks ago Last edit: 2 months 2 weeks ago by Diki.
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