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Rene Brosseau


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Chatham,Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 14 Nov 2017 2:19 pm     Reply with quote

My profex II no longer working & there's an SPX90 at a local store for $200...just wondering if anyone is using one of these?
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Robert Parent


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Savage, MN
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 4:31 am     Reply with quote

Used one briefly years ago..... Yamaha makes pretty nice reverb units and even bought their REV500. Price sounds a little high, but then I see you are in Canada so it may be about right.

I still have the REV500 sitting here that I would make you a good deal on, but not likely it would make much sense to ship out of country.

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Rene Brosseau


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Chatham,Ontario, Canada
Post Posted 15 Nov 2017 4:46 pm     reply Reply with quote

OK Thanks
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Jerry Roller


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Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 6:59 pm     Reply with quote

I like the SPX90 very much. I dont think you can get a better reverb.
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post Posted 16 Nov 2017 9:11 pm     Reply with quote

JayDee Maness played through those for years, including his Desert Rose stint. There's your recommendation.
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David Nugent


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Gum Spring, Va.
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 4:38 am     Reply with quote

Do these units feature a pre-amp as well or used strictly for effects? Reason for asking;There is an 'SPX 990' listed on the local Craigslist at a fairly reasonable price..Thanks.
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Jerry Dragon


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New York, USA
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 6:36 am     Reply with quote

You should be able to pick that up for half that. Lexicon is, in my opinion, far superior, that opinion comes from working in the studio with vocals with both brands, but of course it is just an opinion.
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ajm


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Los Angeles
Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 8:55 am     Reply with quote

The SPX90 was considered the bees knees when it came out over 30 years ago.
The operative phrase in that last sentence is "..... over 30 years ago."

It probably still sounds good, or good enough, but you'll need to try it out.
Keep in mind that it only does one effect at a time.

Just my gut feel based upon not much, but $200 USD seems kind of high. A quick search of CL LA turned up only a couple, and they seem like they could be had for much cheaper.

I believe that the SPX990 as well as the SPX900 were the next evolution of the SPX90. An internet search turns up a lot on both of them.
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Jerry Dragon


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Post Posted 17 Nov 2017 9:34 am     Reply with quote

Yamahas rev5 unit was the best I have used of theirs. I had two at one time but have sold them recently. The were from the mid eighties.
Eventide and Strymon make some nice units but they are a bit expensive but not as expensive as lexicons higher end units. I have seen quite a few SPx90's go for under a hundred dollars.
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Rene Brosseau


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Post Posted 18 Nov 2017 6:55 am     Thanks Reply with quote

Thank you for all the helpful information !
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Godfrey Arthur


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Philippines
Post Posted 19 Nov 2017 6:13 pm     Reply with quote

The 90 is a great rack effect.

It has it's own distinct sound.





It should be considered that older 'digital' electronics had a tendency to be more analog simply from the fact that digital was new, analog was still king and the transition from analog to digital left more of an analog sound.

Not everything new fangled is better.
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