Yamaha SB-100 Professional System (used by Tony @ King Crimson Live on Friday's performance 4/10/81)

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The vintage Yamaha SB-100 Professional System Board was the master board for 01 series pedals. This specific unit was used on what is arguably King Crimson’s most famous performance: the televised live performance on ABC TV’s On Fridays show (04-10-81).

About the show, DGMLIVE notes: After the final night of the tour proper in Vancouver, the Crimson crew headed to the studios of ABC to rehearse and record their spot for ABC’s flagship comedy vehicle. Touted as a rival to Friday Night Live, ABC’s Fridays enjoyed a run of three years.

On the night King Crimson played “Elephant Talk” and “Thela Hun Ginjeet,” they were sandwiched between show regular, comedian Rich Hall and Easy Rider star Peter Fonda. The two numbers make for a pretty interesting not to say edgy contribution on a show whose musical guests were generally a tad more conventional. After this show went out, just five days later the team were in Japan to conclude a truly momentous year in the KC calendar. While it’s not too tough to find an SB-100, it is harder to find a complete unit. What’s more, this unit ships in a custom flight case with a sticker from Yamaha’s Shibuya Shop. There is only one of these in the world that carries this much provenance. It’s your chance to own a piece of history.

Tested and works perfectly. Pots need a little cleaning. Board has original tape markings for effects settings on Elephant Talk and Thela Hun Ginjeet. Comes with custom flight case.

Signed postcard & Official Tony Levin guitar pick included with sale.

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Product Specs

Condition:
Fair (Used)
Brand
Yamaha
Model
SB-100
Finish
Black
Year
1980s

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