Korg triton

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mingustoo, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. mingustoo


    Aug 30, 2002
    Isla Formosa
    Hi. Just a question for whoever has info on Korg Triton. The keyboardist in my band had acheezy Roland that was about ten years old that was bulletproof. We abused it so bad but it just wouldn't die. A professional windsurfer fell on it from about 12 feet, flipping it through the air. It was still plugged in so the keysman jumped off stage to where it landed and played it on the ground. We finally smashed it a t a rock festival using a crowbar and various blunt instrument. So, he goes out and buys a Korg Triton and I swear, if you sneeze near it, it breaks keys. Is this a Korg thing or did he get a lemon?
  2. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    (grandpa Simpson voice on) they don't make things like they used to. In my day we wore a brown onion on our belts - that was the fashion at the time - and they lasted years, not matter how many times you put em through the washing mach...ZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz. (Grandpa Simpson voice off).

    In economics, we call it "Planned Obsolescence". Things are designed to last as long as need be to not be considered crap, but not so long that people have to keep buying them.
  3. In the band I play with, two of the keyboardists have tritons.. One uses the rack module version and the other has a triton keyboard.. I've never see those things fail and as far as I've seen, those machines are awesome.. I don't know all the stuff these guys have to arrange to operate those things, but it seems o me that they are very versatile, and reliable..
  4. merlin

    merlin Guest

    A friend of mine has a Korg Triton. Expensive beasts they are at $8000 a pop. Its durable. Havent seen anything wrong with it.

    Although why take to a keyboard with a crowbar? I could never even shove an instrument, let alone blatantly destroy one.


  5. Skorzen


    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    This is not triton spacific but a heard a story about a keyboardist that had stage lights fall on her korg Karma key board, and not jost the little tripod deals, but the real deal hung lights. All that was wrong with it was a couple broken keys.
  6. Nails

    Nails Guest

    Jun 4, 2000
    Austin, Tejas
    I've never heard of the Triton being as prone to malfunction as you describe. In general, the only complaint I hear about Tritons is that the standard piano patch is weak. I think your friend got a lemon.
  7. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    Our keyboardist uses a Triton and believe me, this thing has seen abuse and is still going strong. Strong enough that he's about to buy a 2nd one.
  8. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Tell him to wait 6 months and it will be 1/8th the price.
  9. Fun Triton facts:

    New Korg Tritons cost anywhere from about $1200 (for the Le 61 key) to around $3400 (for the 88 weighted key version). The classic 61 (the one I want :D ) is 2000 new, and around $1300 used.

    Since the Triton is relatively new technology, they haven't started to depreciate much.

    I visit a keyboard forum quite frequently, I Have not heard of the Triton keys being unusually sensitive to damage or malfunction. The Triton Classic 61, in fact, has the same durable "FS" keyboard action made by Yamaha, used in the DX7 (as well as the Korg M1)... this is respected as being one of the best-feeling, reliable, semi-weighted keyboard actions ever made.

    Either you got a lemon, or you're giving your Triton an unusually severe bitch-slapping. Do you guys pound the keys with mics or drumsticks or guitar headstocks or something?

  10. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    I will, do you know why they're coming down in price so much?
  11. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Sorry I forgot the smiley. I was just kidding. It seems to be the trend for all Synth gear. There's always something new comming out which makes the "old" gear redundant and therefore cheaper.....
  12. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    :mad: doh!! Oh well, I thought you had some "inside" info. He'll probably just buy another one soon anyway. He loves the sound but wants to keyboards at once. He's silly.