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Kurzweil K2661
« on: August 24, 2012, 02:51:41 AM »
So... I just picked one up for a great price. It was a bit of an impulse buy, but the price was pretty darn nice, and the wife said "I think you should" (to my pleasant surprise). I know Jem isn't really a Kurzweil fan, but I seem to remember a few Kurz users here on this forum (Espen? Evil Dragon?). I have an old K2000R that I never use but haven't moved on because I'd always *like* to use it more as it has some nice sounds. I figure I have that covered now so I can get rid of the rack. Well, thats how I am justifying it to myself :)

Nothing important; just felt happy and wanted to share :)

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 07:32:51 AM »
I'm happy that you are happy. :)
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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 09:27:12 AM »
Enjoy it! :)

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 09:59:28 AM »
Thanks guys. Evil Dragon, I have just been looking at your posts on another forum regarding your pitch wheel. Seems mine is similar - it returns to zero plus or minus about 40 cents (or more on the big octave patches). Maybe just dust, but I'm a little nervy now...

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 05:40:11 PM »
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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 11:27:06 PM »
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Thanks guys. Evil Dragon, I have just been looking at your posts on another forum regarding your pitch wheel. Seems mine is similar - it returns to zero plus or minus about 40 cents (or more on the big octave patches). Maybe just dust, but I'm a little nervy now...

Maybe it's dust, but safest way of dealing with this is replacing the potentiometer. Contact Kurzweil support. ;)

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 08:37:42 PM »
Congrats! :D

I'm not really a K user, but I have a 2500R, and I only use it for that piano sound whenever I need something to cut through the most evil walls of sound, or whenever there's a bit of nostalgia. Those ol Rudess sounds etc...

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 11:22:07 PM »
I cracked it open, and it seems that the problem is a simple mechanical issue. The pitch wheel was cracked and so didn't grab the pot shaft quite tightly enough. Well, thats how it seems anyway - should be a cheap and simple enough fix.

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 08:29:12 PM »
Nice purchase!  :)

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 06:04:22 PM »
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The pitch wheel was cracked and so didn't grab the pot shaft quite tightly enough.
:?  Are we still talking keyboards ????
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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 10:06:29 PM »
Were we ever talking keyboards?

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 10:47:40 PM »
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The pitch wheel was cracked and so didn't grab the pot shaft quite tightly enough.
:?  Are we still talking keyboards ????


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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2012, 06:56:06 AM »
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The pitch wheel was cracked and so didn't grab the pot shaft quite tightly enough.
:?  Are we still talking keyboards ????
All I knows is that that pot makes the keyboard more fun to play 8}

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Re: Kurzweil K2661
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2012, 04:46:27 PM »
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The pitch wheel was cracked and so didn't grab the pot shaft quite tightly enough.
:?  Are we still talking keyboards ????
All I knows is that that pot makes the keyboard more fun to play 8}
Really wouldn't do to confuse your pots, could lead to all sorts of problems :)
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