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Re: Starr labs - Z Tar midi controller (How About Zendrum?)

Tom Roady is on this list from time to time and is a Zendrum endorser.
Maybe he'll pop up again with some Zenisms ... ?


Douglas Lawrence schrieb:
> You guys may already know about this, but have you ever checked out a
> Zendrum (http://www.zendrum.com). They seem to have a couple models to 
> several prices ranges.
> I've seen them used live twice, Billy Cobham and Vinx (Jungle Funk). If I
> had extra $$$ right now, I think I would get one just to check it out.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: evening [mailto:evening@ulster.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 1998 5:43 AM
> To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> Subject: Re: Starr labs - Z Tar midi controller
> >Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 13:15:52 -0800
> >From: "Jonathan El-Bizri" <jbiz@linkexchange.com>
> >
> >I just bought a mini-Z fro Ztar systems. It's a mid controller set up 
> a
> >touch style instrument. >
> <snip>
> >I don't know if I can recomend them yet (I have yet to see mine) but I 
> >talked to a number of satisified customers. If anyone is interested, 
> >dig up the web address. Their site has lots of pretty pictures for the
> >curious.
> I had Harvey Starr build me a handhelp percussion controller about 3
> years ago.
> here's my experience:
> bad -
> I paid $900 up front & waited 15 months before I rec'd anything. It took
> numerous phone calls and during one of them he said "I've received death
> threats from people who've been waiting too long for their Z-Tars." This
> didn't make me very comfortable.
> The Z-Bar was pretty much unplayable from an ergonomic standpoint I sent
> it back & got a refund.
> good -
> His software kick ass - very, very flexible.
> He did send me a demo low-end Z-Tar to play with while I was waiting -
> which a friend eventually bought from him.
> In summary - Harvey is basically a nice guy & his Z-Tar * software are
> excellent but make sure you get a date from him as to when your gear will
> be built or better yet buy what's in stock. - the 30 day return is a nice
> policy.
> jmw