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Kalamzoo made Maestro "Rhythm King" effect beat synthesizer!

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That's a pretty rare one , I'd bet.

 

VG price book lists a MRK-2 Rhythm King made from '71-'74... early drum machine.

 

It may be kind of funky.. and that may be cool... or perhaps not at all . I'd check it out if it were cheap.

 

I've got an old Maestro Sustainer laying around here somewhere.. but it doesn't work anymore, I'd like to get that working just to have some fun.

 

They also made a Theramin at one point , that would be a blast.

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This working drum machine has 18 different rhythm patterns...Latin America, Traditional http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Drum-Machine-Maestro-Rhythm-King-/170911439546?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27cb1d9aba

 

One sold on eBay for $112 + shipping = about $150 ..

DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT:

Gibson Maestro MRK-1, Sound System, Rhythm King, Drum Machine, Vintage Unit, The Maestro Rhythm King MRK-1& MRK-2 are American built drum machines from the 1960s–1970s. Most famously used by Sly & the Family Stone. They are completely analogue of course and like all these old machines, have their own distinct sound.

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Thats what I need to play the intro to Phil Collins "in the air tonight".

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man that thing is cool...I can't find a drummer these days, maybe I'll just haul one of those around

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JJ Cale used something like that run into a mic'd fender amp on Naturally. Dont know if it was that exact model but its the same vintage/era.

Loved that album

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yeah that is a cool album..."the river runs deep" is one of my faves on it

 

 

he's got such a cool laid-backed vibe, mr mojo for sure!!

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Various web sources claim that Sly used a Maestro Rhythm King, usually citing the album There's a Riot Goin On. Listened to a couple of tracks and it COULD be true...

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