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Edward
04-28-2003, 03:04 PM
I just thought I would mention that Guitar Center is selling the Fatar SL990 Pro, the latest generation of 88 key Fatar controllers, for only $399!

I had a chance to test it out and it feels like Fatar redid the key action. It feels so much better than the old action! Also, the unit has a 2 tone blue color scheme which looks Reminiscent of the Yamaha EX5 and looks nice.

The Sl990 does not have aftertouch though. Oh, and most important thing making this a perfect Giga controller, Fatar added the pitch and mod wheels like on the SL880. If anyone is looking for a decent 88 key controller at a low price I highly reccomend it. I\'m paying about $200 more for the Sl880 pro through AmericanMusical which has some other bells and whistles. I haven\'t seen the SL990 pro online yet but Guitar Center stores are stocking it.

Cheers!

Edward

donimon
04-28-2003, 08:48 PM
Yep. I bought it about a month ago at GC in Hollywood. It\'s great - big and solid action. Feels like a piano. I\'m very happy with it and you can\'t beat the price....

Bruce A. Richardson
05-01-2003, 07:32 AM
Even the older Fatar SL880 is a perfectly great controller. I have had extremely expensive controllers (A80 for one), and I am cured of spending my money on them. The difference in an A90 vs. an SL880 or 990 is enough to purchase a REALLY slamming sample library.

Bruce A. Richardson
05-01-2003, 07:33 AM
By the way, Edward, what part of Dallas are you in? I\'m just off of Lowest Greenville.

ngstime
05-01-2003, 09:37 AM
I picked up the SL-880 for $450 at GC ....what a deal! images/icons/smile.gif
too bad their sample selection is on the extreme weak side.

Edward
05-01-2003, 02:02 PM
Bruce,

I live at and attend SMU. Sounds like we are neighbors.

Edward

His Frogness
05-03-2003, 06:03 PM
I like my QS8, and it has aftertouch, and you could get one for about that much on Ebay probably. I just figured I oughta throw that out there in case someone wanted a comparison images/icons/smile.gif

Edward
05-04-2003, 05:23 PM
hmmm...what version of the QS8 do you have. The new 8.2, according to Alesis, doesn\'t have aftertouch just release velocity. The 6.2 does have aftertouch though:

- QS8.2 features an 88-key, fully-weighted hammer-action keyboard with velocity and release velocity. QS6.2 has a 61-key synth-action keyboard with velocity, release velocity, and aftertouch.

Stefanos
05-11-2003, 01:33 PM
i have a fatar sl-880 as well. Bought it used, but not much. Payed 420euro including stand......
But i can recommend it. If you can get it cheap ob ebay or something go for it.........