Thursday, February 26, 2009

Absurdly Overpriced Yamaha DX-100 on Ebay

I always find it amusing how gear prices fluctuate based on what becomes popular at the time. Ever since it became widely known that Roger Troutman of Zapp (even if you've never heard Zapp before, you may know Troutman from Dr. Dre & Tupac's "California Love") used a DX-100 as the carrier for his famous talkbox sound, the price of these has gone up to where people are asking 2-4 times what this thing is really worth. Never mind the fact that you can get a TX81z (nearly the same thing) for next to nothing. What's even more hilarious is that the listing indicates 'price reduced'! Just goes to show you... do your research before buying used stuff online.

More info at the listing...

1 comment:

stretta said...

The DX100 shares the exact same architecture as the DX21, DX27, DX27s, and FB01

The TX81Z is a super set of the DX100 architecture, adding seven more waveforms. Otherwise, identical. The DX21 is the keyboard version of a TX81Z.

All of these are very common. Not rare at all, and 100% reproducible using software like FM8, With a little work/translation, it may even be patch compatible with the 100. I'm sure there is some method out there for importing 4-op DX patches into DX7s.