#1
Hey


I'm not a synth player, but I've always been intrigued by synths.

Way back when, when I chose my instrument it came down to this: Synth or Guitar.

I chose guitar, however much I loved synth.

Anyways, so I looked in my local pennysaver for a Fender and this dude has a Novation X-Station 25 for $250. The description is quote "Plays perfect, bought for $500, need the money".

I was trying to buy a decent Mexi Tele off Ebay with my saved money ($250) but I figured this deal was too good to pass!


Only he didn't specify it was an X-station 25.. only a "...X-Station Synthesizer, bought
for $500..."
So I guessed it was a 25


I left him an e-mail about specific model, condition, etc. but if it's what he says, is it a good deal?


I am not a synth player.

However, being a lead guitarist, and certified touch typist, I am very good with my hands/fingers, so I figure I'll pick it up easy as guitar.


IS THIS A GOOD IDEA?


And P.S. this plugs into a regular amp right? Would it sound alright through a guitar speaker (Say, 100W Marshall Valve Pre Amp?) Or would it be cheap sounding?


Thanks LOADS!


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#2
i have no idea about the actual synth, but yes, you should be able to pick it up relatively easily, except for the fact that you have to use your right hand as well. Most synths are able to plug into a regular amplifier, and it should sound fine.
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#3
Well, as a veteran synth player myself I'd advice getting an 88 note synth... u know, to work on technique and such but nevertheless novation makes damn fine products.

As for the amp... yeah, it'd sound cheap seeing as guitar amps are mono and keyboard amps are stereo. Besides, a keyboard has a lot more note range than a guitar does.

Hope this helped. Cheers.
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#4
Hmm how bad would it sound on a regular amp?


Because I doubt I'll have money for a new amp soon
Gear:
-Krank Krankenstein JR 50W
-Orange PPC112 w/ Celestion Vintage 30
-Gibson Les Paul Studio (white)
-Gibson Flying V
-MXR Carbon Copy
-Digitech Whammy
-Digitech JamMan
-Boss SD-1
-Epiphone Hummingbird