July 24, 2007

WTB: Hohner Pianet...

by Chris Randall

As the title says, I'm looking for a Pianet in good working condition. I'd prefer an N, but I can live with a T. Drop me a line via the "contact" form above. And please note that I do know how to use eBay, so you don't need to post eBay links in the comments section.

Also, I'm still looking for a Lexicon Prime Time II.




Jul.25.2007 @ 12:04 PM
Dumb question maybe, but have you called Vintage King about the Lexicon?

Jul.25.2007 @ 2:31 PM
Chris Randall
I've got letters out to all the usual suspects.



Jul.25.2007 @ 10:07 PM
I'd never heard one of these, and I was curious. I quick search found this very generous person's site: link [www.sullivang.ne...]">link [www.sullivang.ne...]

Obviously no replacement for the real deal, but I though I'd share these decent, quite usable (not to mention free) sample sets with the AI community.



Jul.26.2007 @ 1:14 AM
I'm still kind of pissed off that someone managed to bet a few euros more for a Clavinet / Pianet Duo (basically E7 clavi and Pianet T in one package) that was in a good shape and really cheap in the end.

Seems like there's one on eBay at USA now:
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Jul.26.2007 @ 4:11 AM
Bless your search but be forewarned...

Having had several Pianets I would like to go on record and say, don't buy one!

I have refurbished 6 of them as best as possible. Having polished off all rust / residue, adjusting all the pickups, tuning, etc... you're still left with the problem of worn out "suction" cups that resonate the tines. As far as I know, nobody is making new "suction" cups so if you're Pianet isn't in 100% functional condition when you get it... its pretty much safe to say that it will never make the 75% functional mark. If you're cool with 75% at best, go for it. Otherwise, go for the sample set and play it throug an amp. You'd be hard pressed to have someone say it wasn't real...


Jul.26.2007 @ 5:55 AM
actually, clavinet.com is selling new "sticky pads" for the pianet T. I have just ordered a set, so i can't comment on the quality yet...

Jul.26.2007 @ 11:30 AM
Chris Randall
I was gonna say what J3773 said: clavinet.com actually has NOS original stickies, plus a new silicon one that is probably worth trying.



Jul.26.2007 @ 12:01 PM
I sampled a Pianet T once. Every single note, full length decay, twice for good measure. I enjoy and use the sample, but it's nothing like playing the original instrument. Very few samples are.

Aug.12.2007 @ 7:34 PM
I have a hohner Pianet N series with the original case for sale.
email me if interested



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