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Q: how reliable are G2 and G2X after all these years?

Postby mt3hh » 23 Feb 2018, 16:00

hei, I've been planning to add Nord Modular G2 to my synth rig, mostly for bedroom use but also for some lives now and then. I've been tempted because I've heard that the sound engine is somewhat similar to Lead 3 and I happen to love that sound, but I've been devastated by the stability problems of my Nord Rack 3. Is the quality of Modular G2 improved and can these instruments trusted to a gig these days?
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Re: Q: how reliable are G2 and G2X after all these years?

Postby stiiiiiiive » 23 Feb 2018, 23:51

I've been unsing mine for 10+ years; the only problem I had is that the memory of one of the DSP failed at some point. Result: some patches with reverbs or delay modules won't sound clean, depending whether they are on the bad chip.

I don"t use those modules that much so it doesn"t bother me.

Other than that, it's always ready for any gig. Even the buttons are merely having that particular "double click" behaviour.
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Re: Q: how reliable are G2 and G2X after all these years?

Postby Mr. Marko » 22 Apr 2018, 16:07

I have one of each... G2X stays at home, G2 serves me well for 50 gigs a year and is running aftermarket expander. Pitch benders are the only that that have been replaced.

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Re: Q: how reliable are G2 and G2X after all these years?

Postby alcools » 16 May 2018, 19:14

Actual synth: Nord Modular G2 engine - Nord Stage 3 compact
Before: Nord Lead 3 & 4R, Stage 1&2, Wave, Virus C, DSI Tetra, P6 & P12, Virus Ti2 and few others...
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Re: Q: how reliable are G2 and G2X after all these years?

Postby phutneybuilder » 09 Apr 2019, 12:02

I've owned a G2 (Expanded) and I currently have a G2X, neither have given me any trouble, the only fault I had on the G2 was one of the LED's failed to light up when the D Select key was pressed, investigated the problem and found that there was a small break in the pcb trace this was under S12 which I unsoldered and removed, gently removed the green protective film over the trace, then exposed the copper trace and soldered a link across the break, job done, I'm a multi-skilled engineer with fifty years experience in the field so I don't recommend anyone attempting this without the necessary skills and equipment, better take your synth to a good keyboard technician. I'm currently selling the G2 (expanded).
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