Thanks for everyone\'s help. I found someone in LA who owns 2 of the 100 Yamaha GS-1 s in existence. He\'s a famous rock icon and will be dragging them out of storage next week!! Hopefully we can find the little magnetic sound strips that go with the keyboard, which are crucial. I\'m so excited I can hardly contain myself! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] I\'ll let you know what happens.
Sorry, I\'ve just stumbled across this thread - too late as usual. Are you referring to the Yamaha GX1 or GS1? I\'ve heard of the former (Fanfare for the Common Man video springs to mind) but not the latter. I LOVE the GX!
It\'s easier to find GS-2s actually (many more of them made), and they had some additional controls. As I remember from my retail days, the tone was identical and used the same magnetic strip library, but it just lacked the solid wood case.
Apparently, the GS2 only had 2 operators and wasn\'t as flexible or versatile as its big brother. After reading about Nick\'s quest the other day I dug up this old article from SOS written by one of my favourite writers on synths and their secrets, Gordon Reid:
I think that the diff between the GS1 and 2 was more like the GS1 used two identical sets of operators, so that you could layer sounds - like layering set A with set B. It didn\'t have the option to put four operators into a single algorithm. That means the GS2 could do the same sounds as the GS1, but not layer and detune them. ie it could do the A or the B side of a GS1 sound only.