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TooLoFi
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Post by TooLoFi » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:15 pm

sonicmook56 wrote: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
I got my soundworshop console for 100, and a pair of nice KEF 3-way speakers for free. On the flip-side, I once gave away a subwoofer to a stranger on craigslist.
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Post by Shawn Simmons » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:35 pm

Trashy, don't hate the player, hate the game.

This is the score of my life. For just over $300 this is what I scored:

2 - Echoplex's
2 - Moog synths
1 - 1965 Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb
1 - 1954 or '55 Fender Tweed Deluxe
1 - Tascam 1/2" 8-track
and a bunch of random guitar pedals.

I also traded an old G4 for a 1970's Ludwig Stainless Steel 5 piece drum-kit with a Supraphonic snare. Bitchin'.

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Post by trashy » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:39 pm

*throws up*

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Post by Shawn Simmons » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:43 pm

I seriously resisted posting anything about this cause I realize the implications of such a post/score. None of my friends will talk to me anymore, unless I sell them something, which ain't gonna happen.

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Mr PC
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Post by Mr PC » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:45 pm

Holy crap, Shawn.

You should elaborate on that deal. Did you buy that stuff from your mom?


Earlier this year I won a Mackie Onyx-1220 mixer as a door prize.

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Post by slochldrnplayin » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:59 pm

I scored an API 6 space lunchbox with 512c pre for less than 500 while the board was down. I thought that was a steal.

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Post by space_ryerson » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:00 pm

Crap! I wish I would shell out $300, and score 1/8th of what Shawn scored. But, I have been a bit lucky though in the past few months:

I was walking around the corner from my apartment, and there's a iMac sitting on the curb waiting to be thrown out. I took it home, opened it up, and it looks like the owner threw it out because she was getting errors from a loose piece of RAM. It has been upgraded to a 40gb HD, and had 768mb of ram!
The very next day I'm walking outside, and lo and behold, there's a 2-track 1/4" Telefunken reel-to-reel on the curb in near perfect shape! It doesn't turn on, but I will fix that soon enough.
Then, someone told me I could have this 700mhz ibook if I could fix it. 4 solder joints later; I have an ibook! I may have a spare G4 under similar circumstances as well soon.

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Post by joel hamilton » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:44 pm

Shawn wins.,

How does that happen in this world of computers and stuff....?


[sweating, walking towards brooklyn bridge with tears in his eyes...]


Amazing....

300 dollars.... TWO moogs and TWO echoplexes????????????

[running towards b.bridge screaming and laughing with tears in eyes...]

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Post by Spiderhead69 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:49 pm

A Mackie (I know) 1202 mixer for $20 at Goodwill.
A Hafler Xl-280 power amp with the 110 pre-amp for $35 from a garage sale.
Polk Audio 5JR Monitors for $10 from Goodwill.
A Digidesign M box for Free - won it by attending a Pro Tools demonstration.

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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:58 pm

Shawn1272 wrote:Trashy, don't hate the player, hate the game.

This is the score of my life. For just over $300 this is what I scored:

2 - Echoplex's
2 - Moog synths
1 - 1965 Fender Blackface Deluxe Reverb
1 - 1954 or '55 Fender Tweed Deluxe
1 - Tascam 1/2" 8-track
and a bunch of random guitar pedals.

I also traded an old G4 for a 1970's Ludwig Stainless Steel 5 piece drum-kit with a Supraphonic snare. Bitchin'.
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
did you save a kitten from drowning or something??

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Post by drewbass » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:10 pm

14 api 312s
23 api 325s
14 melcor gme 20s
atr 700
ag440
all circa 1971
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free

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Post by nacho459 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:31 pm

AKG D12 $100
Altec 1567a FREE
Soldano SP-77 $200
80's Big Muff FREE
HP oscillator $10
Heath oscilloscope $20
5150 4x10 cab $130

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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:09 am

THREE CHEERS FOR FREE!!!!!

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Post by jx » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:12 am

Roland Re201 ?80
Fender Rhodes ?100
Otari 1/2" free
Soundcraft Ghost 24-8 ?200
Coles 4038 ?50
1955 fender telecaster ?500

my mate scored a minimoog for ?80. it was listed in the paper as 'organ. broken. only plays one note at a time'.

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Post by jpmorris » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:24 am

Not much in the way of bargains, but:

Tascam TSR-8: ?175 on e-bay. The seller was looking for ?450 buy-it-now, which at the time was quite reasonable. A NOS unit was going for ?999.
The moral of this story: never do a 1-day auction on a Sunday.

Tascam MMC100: 2p, also on e-bay. This is one of those rare units capable of locking a TSR-8 against another recorder in slave mode.

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