|Original List Price||$1295|
|Tones & Patches||32 preset 32 programmable tones|
|Type of Synthesis||Analogue (DCO's) Synthesis|
|Sequencer or Arpeggio||Step Sequencer|
|Outputs||2 - Out L & R|
|MIDI Upgrade Availble from Inque or KiwiTechnics|
most of the sounds on it, and it's easy to program (even with out the programmer
no matter what other people say). It is limited, but can still make some
freaky sounds. Really good bottom end, but the high end is a little muddy.
It is really durable, it has been beaten and dropeed for 18 years, and
although it needs some work done to it (a male cat sprayed it and some
of the keys stopped working)everything (else) works well. Even the back-up
battery is still working. Although at the time, I thought that tape back-up
was so lame, I can save the banks and sequences as WAV files on my computer,
with a little tweaking I never get load errors again. There is something
about the bender too, I came up with this riff using the bender, and haven't
been able to duplicate it on any other keyboard. Some of the hidden features
are pretty cool, it's too bad I don't have the newest version of the OS.
I have a MIDI thru so I thought that would mean it was a newer keyboards,
but I guess not. I would never sell this one, but I hope that the keys
can be fixed someday.
UPDATE sept 11 2004 : There is a crack in the circut board. it has been there since 1997 or so but it is getting worse, some of the patch buttons won't work. I have lost another key in the lower register and the voices are starting to deteriorate. I fear I will have no choice ...
UPDATE : Nov 2005 there is
a MIDI update available!!!! See above for link.
|I rate it
I bought it for 1200$ c
I owned it from 1984 - present
Current PrePay value 187$ us
|condition of my keyboard
cosmeticaly There are a few scrapes on the top and a small chip in one of the keys
electronicallyThere are 3 keys that don't work in the lower register
2016: Now newly MIDI-fied and working better (although buttons 9-16 conked out again) it is sitting in the middle tier of the 3 tier stand, and still played as much as ever. Although I wish I could fix the last 3 broken keys and I think I should finally get a PG-200.
2012: The keyboard is deteriorating and needs some serious repairs. But there is a new update chip for it from Kiwi, when I have the money I will open it up and try and fix everything and install the new upgrade! (portamento!!!)
2010: the jx is sitting in the basement set up with all the others, but waiting for a few repairs and the Inque MIDI update. I have decided to end it's touring life after about 15 years, and it is semi-retired
2008: I at the moment have it set up in my dining room! I am gearing up for a live Beker show, and am practicing as much as possible. When I have gigs it still travels with me but I am hoping to retire it soon.
2006:This keyboard has been travelling with me since I bought it. I used it in some bar bands spradically through the 90's till 1997 when it came with me always. I am starting to have some problems with it, but I am waiting to get the MIDI upgrade, then I will open it up and see what things I can fix. It currently sits in our band vehicle in between gigs as I have no place to store it here.
I have found a few sites none
of them are all inclusive.