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Post by vvv » Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:59 am

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Post by seaneldon » Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:08 am

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Post by valverec » Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:17 am

Wow, I love a lot of stuff under $600.00

Studio Project C1 tops the list though.

I also bought a couple PM1000 channel strips that I use on everything that were a hell of a good deal for about $150.00

Joe Meek VC5 is a fun EQ for around $150 on eBay

Presonus MP20 is a decent mic pre for around $250 used.

I buy everything used, so my money goes a little further. :) Everything I mentioned is less than $600 new regardless.

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Post by drumsound » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:14 am

I've got a shitload of stuff for $600 or less.

Every snare drum I own
All of my cymbals (including my turkish K for $50)
G&L ASAT $450
Blackface pre-CBS Bassman $65
Mesa 2x12 $60
Standard Strat with case $65
Wurltzer 200A $200
Heathkit gtr amp $200
Upright piano my folks got if free when I was 2 I think
Hammond M3 $50

that's just the live room
in the control room...
Real Traps
e609 $70 from a TOMB member
Beyer M88s
Beyer TGX 50
421s
EV 408s
Truth Audio TA-1p
RNCs
VLA
Mindprint T-Comp
Mangler
PCM 41
Tascam ATR-60 1/4" (from Johnny K)
ATM-23HE
ATM-25
4047
4050
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Post by vsr600 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:18 am

drumsound wrote:I've got a shitload of stuff for $600 or less.

Every snare drum I own
All of my cymbals (including my turkish K for $50)
G&L ASAT $450
Blackface pre-CBS Bassman $65
Mesa 2x12 $60....
Seriously where are you shopping? Turkish K for $50?!?!? I wish I could be that lucky...

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Post by r0ck1r0ck2 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:00 am

i have 4 items over $600..this question relates to the majority of my equipment...and so forth..

i need a m3 sooo badly...

i really like the Whippany elec. Rhythm Master

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and the cz-1000
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and every amp i own...including the microtech

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Post by drumsound » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:46 pm

vsr600 wrote:
drumsound wrote:I've got a shitload of stuff for $600 or less.

Every snare drum I own
All of my cymbals (including my turkish K for $50)
G&L ASAT $450
Blackface pre-CBS Bassman $65
Mesa 2x12 $60....
Seriously where are you shopping? Turkish K for $50?!?!? I wish I could be that lucky...
The K came from a Pawn shop that had no idea that it was anything special. The Bassman, Mesa cab and Strat were all trade in deals at a shop where I used to work.

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Post by nystrec » Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:59 pm

lately it's been my modded oktava MK 219's

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Post by joel hamilton » Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:17 am

I have to add:

Maestro Echoplex in almost MINT shape: 275.00 WITH spare NOS tape cartridge!

I have been looking for an echoplex in really good condition for like 5 years... FINALLY.

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Post by NewAndImprov » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:49 pm

Crap, almost everythng in my studio is <$600. But the stuff i couldn't live without is:

UAD Card: man, I basically could not do a mix without this, unless someone gave me 20k worth of compressors. Basically the only compression I use.

Roland Chorus Echo RE-301 (paid $400).

7th Circle n72: With the case and powersupply, it was $600, and I had to build it. First good preamp I've owned, and totally changed my recordings for the better. I really need to get a 2nd channel.

Shinybox23c ($225), currently my most-used mic.

The fun stuff:
Rhodes Stage 73 (Free)
Hammond M3 (Free)
Oberheim SEM ($300)
Hohner Pianet ($150): Just took this to a gig the other night, what a great feeling keyboard! A very reasonable replacement for a rhodes.
Korg ER-1 ($125) Fun little drum machine.

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:10 pm

r0ck1r0ck2 wrote: i really like the Whippany elec. Rhythm Master
Hm - meanwhile I have the Rhythm Jester - perhaps the Master could teach the Jester a thing or two -

I realize as I type this that I cannot remember how I got it, but I know it was WAY less than $600...

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Post by penelec » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:08 pm

Bang for the buck wise, I'd get a tape machine with a remote that could fetch its asking price.

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Post by AstroDan » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:20 pm

There's so much for under half that amount, like my favorite microphone, the MD421.

Now things you can get for under $600 that have no peers for that price range:

Stapes/Avenson omni pair
Octave Cat mono analog synthesizer
Silverface Fender Twin Reverb (maybe as of yesterday, the price went up)
Japanese Telecaster
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Post by joelkriske » Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:27 am

Avalon U5
$400 via ebay, thank you god, wowo direct bass, guitar, and synths/drum machines.

Roland SH-2
$200 AWESOME bass synth, filter thru... it makes me happy!

Epiphone Sheraton II
$400 circa 1993
played ever one they had, found the one i liked best, and it's still my fave.

Fender Vibrochamp (1976 if i'm not mistaken)
$150
i only wish it was loud enough for the stage!
and great as a double on bass with the avalon u5

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What is your favorite piece of gear costing less than $600

Post by 9000 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:53 pm

Ensoniq EPS 16+ Turbo ($200)

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