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Great gear scored on the cheap

Post by mjau » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:17 pm

So what've you found lately (or not so lately) that's been great...and cheap?

My latest has been an oktava mk-012 for $50.

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Post by sonicmook56 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:41 pm

I really like my Sound Workshops console I got two years ago for $300.
Crown D-150 amp (blown up, now fixed) $5
Custom Shop Fender guitar $500

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Post by joel hamilton » Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:47 pm

A pair of Spectra Sonics 610 Complimiters for 900 dollars. I sold one to Sonicmook....

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Post by Leopold » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:10 pm

Re20 for $235 and Gefell MV691 with m70 for $200.

"I raged against the machine and all this money came out!" Bart Simpson

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Post by Evergreen » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:31 pm

Sansamp GT2 - $50
2 AT4050 - $700 w/ warranty

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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:59 pm

well these Beyer DT770's ($200) i'm listening to for the 1st time are GReat!
that Beyer m160 is lovely ($290)
my ev 664 ($75)

Gibson Skylark Crestline ($150)
Gibson Thor ($120)

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Post by luckybastard » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:31 pm

hamer newport pro 750

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Post by fromthecurve » Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:34 pm

'62 Gibson ES-125T $500

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Post by tablebeast » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:06 pm

Bedrock BC-75 2x12 Combo Amp $300
Otari MX-7308 1 inch 8 track $400
AKG D12 (labeled Norelco) mic $170
Altec 1599B w/ 4 1588B pres $50
Audio Technica AT811 mic $18
Altec 2202 Power Amp $64
Grommes G5M Tube Mixer $125
Grommes G5TA SS Mixer $75
Made in USA SM57 Unidyne III mic $50
AKG D1000E mic $30

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Post by inverseroom » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:31 pm

r0ck1r0ck2 wrote:Gibson Skylark Crestline ($150)
That's a great little amp. Very bright, nice clean sound all the way up to massive overdrive. Nice score!

I recently got an Alesis Akira rack unit for $50. It's fantastic--if you like the ModFX boxes, this has a lot of their contents in it. Very clean but eccentric effects. And balanced I/O and a switch on the front. AND a little LED VU meter.

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Post by I'm Painting Again » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:48 pm

teac a3440 4 track - dumpstered great shape works great!!
Orban 418a stereo broadcast limiter - dumpstered the coolest thing ever looks and works great!!

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Post by cgarges » Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:24 pm

Oh snap! Wait 'til Shawn posts. He's got you all beat.

I just bought a few really cool things, but I'm not talking about them yet.

In the past, I've gotten 12" and 14" round badge Gretsch toms with cases that used to belong to Billy Hart for $50 total. I got a 1926 Deagan xylorimba for $400. I had an AC30 basically given to me. I got another 4-piece aqua satin flame round badge Gretsch kit with hardware for $425. I got a 20" vintage turkish K for $10 and a Remo snare drum. Got an awesome 18" SDHC cymbal for $3. I got a Beyer M380 for $120. I got 2 AKG 451EBs with -20 pads and original cases and clip for $75 each. I got a 70s U87 with shockmount, clip, and original case for $1k. I got a pile of Federal limiters relatively cheap. I got an Altec 436C for $250. I got a Sony C-38B for $300. Got an EV 635A for $10. Got a no longer made Noble and Cooley snare drum for $5.26. Yes, that's five dollars, twenty six cents.

I'm sure there are some others. A few of them will probably have been good scores. Time will tell.

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Post by trodden » Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:50 pm

Alot of my gear being good deals.. i try to wait til they come along.. like is a beyerdynamic soundstar (the 421 looking one) for $70 a good deal? cause i see them go for that or with the "vintage" tag for $200. I got my api 3124+ for a demo/open box price but it turned out to be a new one straight from the factory... therefore saving me like what close to $600. that's a lot of money. I tell you, my cheap ass mic stands are not a good deal, fuck them. i'm ready to spend that $600 i saved on the API on freakin' mic stands! I consider my cad e100 for $100 a good deal since it gets used all the time.. much more than some other mics i've paid twice for. My sovtek mig 100 was $125.00, good for 4 years or so, then it crapped out on me and cost $250 to fix and it sounds 500 times better than ever, too bad my active guitar playing diminished around that time. it has like "tone" and stuff now, and that "tone" doesn't change everytime i turn it on. that got frustrating.

Now that i think about, the best deal is a marshall 4X12 for $75.00. It was supposedly "broken" but broken meant that it needed rewireing.

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Post by trashy » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:03 pm

I hate shawn already.

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Post by Grady » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:09 pm

Some things I've gotten on the cheap..

Roland Space Echo - 100
Fender Champ with a Jensen speaker - 150
Oktava ML19 - 125
Electrix Vocoder - 60

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