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Old 03-31-2018, 01:33 PM
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I'm considering buying a second hand Oberheim MC3000 as my Studiologic SL880 has broken keys... Just wondered if anyone has used the Oberheim before and whether it represents a better quality touch than the Studiologic? The Oberheim is going for 200.

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Do you have the option of trying out the hardware before purchasing?
Second hand is always a bit of an issue, imo.

EDIT: There is absolutely nothing wrong with second hand! I'm simply
overly careful when purchasing something from someone else.
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Technically I do but it's a fair distance to travel first. It's been described as in "full working order" so was wondering whether a good version of this keyboard is much more superior to a fully working studiologic (if that makes sense)...
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Yup, that's what I'd actually been expecting.
And, yes, it makes sense.

I'm afraid, I've never used the Oberheim MC3000 myself.

Finding quality info on the web about it is a bit hard, but
I did find this: https://www.paulvickers.com/mc3000.htm
(Vickers is currently an Associate Professor at Northumbria
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:37 AM
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Ah, excellent thanks! I didn't come across his page before.
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I had one for years. It is heavy as hell. Built like a tank. It has a lot of functions. As I remember it had 8 midi ins and 8 midi outs. You could make up to 1024 configurations and save them to the instrument. The one problem I had which really turned me off to the keyboard was that the key weights would come loose and fall off. I would have to open it up and totally take the keybed apart and repair the weights. It involved regluing them in place. Also the touch was good but not great. I have a Roland A88 which I like a lot better. Hope this helps.
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