Roland Digital Keyboard KR-100 anyone know these?

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Roland Digital Keyboard KR-100 anyone know these?

Postby KBnewbie » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:40 pm

Hi,
First of all this may not be right place to be asking about this keyboard...please redirect me if I have got it wrong
Just picked up a KR-100 Roland keyboard in Brisbane real cheap.
I have downloaded a manual but cant find a lot of info about this midi LA synth keyboard...like approx manufacture date?
I will probably be selling it but need to get some more info to correctly describe it.
Seen one for sale in Asia for $275 USD, one for sale in USA for $475 USD but apart from that cant find any completed sales on ebay.
Cant find any youtube videos except one without sound????
I am actually a guitarist but I got to say the tones and functions of this keyboard are great.
Hope someone can let me know a little more of the history of this keyboard and whether or not it holds favor with KB players.
It appears to be a "road" version...not a timber home style one.
Hope someone can enlighten me.
Cheers,
Noel

PS. Read the manual that I downloaded and found it is dated 1990 and it also says that the KR-100 uses the same LA synthesis (LA sound) as their professional D series keyboards so this would date the KR-100 from around 1988 to 1990 I suspect.
Also found a label underneath the keyboard ...no date but Made in Italy!!!!!
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Postby Hybrid88 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:51 pm

I consider myself to know of quite a lot of Roland synths and have never heard of it. My guess is it's quite rare but still not worth much, just a forgotten digital relic from the past.

Made in Italy, well thats weird for Roland, but fits with it being quite rare - Italian synths aren't all that commonplace.
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Postby Thirteen » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:30 pm

Never seen one either, must be a bit of badge engineering from Seil, I thought that only ARP and Sequential did that.
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Postby KBnewbie » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:31 am

Here is the brief description of this keyboard 61 velocity sensitive keys, 64 preset tones being Piano, Strings, Organ, Guitar, Brass, Mallett, Synth, Reverb x 3 Room, Hall, Delay, Special Effects, Pitch bend and modulation lever, melody and chord intelligence, Drums, Switchable keyboard velocity, Midi, takes TNSC1 style cards, Stereo outputs and headphone, Stereo inputs, Sustain pedal, 3 inbuilt loudspeakers (L/R & Bass), uses the D series LA synthesis same as Roland D-50.
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Postby lumbago » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:28 pm

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan05/a ... roland.htm

suggests 1990 as the date of the KR100.
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Postby NYMo » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:33 pm

Hi there,

I think I saw the op selling this on ebay...no ??

BTW is this Steve (Mr Yamaha ) Smith ??

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Postby Chinagraf » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:37 pm

[quote="NYMo"]Hi there,

I think I saw the op selling this on ebay...no ??

BTW is this Steve (Mr Yamaha ) Smith ??

Cheers

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O[/quote]

Hey Nymo, I wonder the same thing everytime I see the signature....
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Postby lumbago » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:06 pm

No. Not Steve Smith from Yamaha.
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Postby headman » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:11 pm

No that would be Steve Lincoln Smith, formally of Yamaha, now of Innovative Music.
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Postby KBnewbie » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:56 pm

NYMo wrote:Hi there,

I think I saw the op selling this on ebay...no ??

BTW is this Steve (Mr Yamaha ) Smith ??

Cheers

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Has not been on ebay to my knowledge....replaced a broken key and now sold privately however.
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