I’ve owned this beast for six months now: and I’m still in love
Back in April when I wrote my review of the Crumar Seven I made it clear I was impressed. Six months on, I’ve spent quite a few hours with it, including a handful of gigs where I’ve had it as my bottom board, with a Yamaha MODX7 sitting on top of it (and yes it sits there pretty nicely).
What are my tips after putting it through its paces?
- Definitely carry the seperate pouch for the metal legs separately to the Seven – it makes the Seven an achievable carry and lessens the likelihood of accidental damage to your board.
- The legs DO get easier to screw in and out. I had a frustrating 20 minutes the first time I did it, but as you get to know the angle it becomes pretty simple to do.
- The road case is not the toughest so take care, although the lid has now been strengthened by Crumar and is sturdier than it used to be.
- If you use MainStage, Gig Performer or Camelot, the Crumar Seven happily accepts MIDI messages and I have specific sounds for a dozen or so songs in my setlist.
- Be prepared for regular comments from audience members and fellow musicians on how damn good the Seven looks. I’m yet to play a gig where at least a couple of people comment.
Again, read my full review for all the details, but this is a board I plan on playing and gigging with for a long time to come.