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by killertofu
Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Minimoog restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Minimoog restoration

Hey guys, I just picked up a Minimoog model D for a decent deal, relative to condition. I want to have some restoration work done on it. But I want to make sure I keep myself grounded and dont take it too far. How perfect is "perfect" when youre dealing with a classic synth? I want to keep as much o...
by killertofu
Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate
Replies: 35
Views: 4037

Re: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate

[edit] nothing to see here... :oops:
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Micing Synths
Replies: 24
Views: 1443

Re: Micing Synths

I remember reading an interview with the band The Faint a few years ago. Their first synth album (Blank wave arcade) was recorded like this to give everything a very live feel. I read they would run their synth through an amp (didnt specify what type) and mic it from about 20 or 30 feet away. You ca...
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate
Replies: 35
Views: 4037

Re: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate

I think for some of us (myself included) that have been searching for the right synth get frustrated that other people buy every synth in sight (working or not), fix it up, and immediately try to sell it for 3X as much. I see it all the time on ebay with certain sellers in LA. I wont list names, but...
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Tascam 388
Replies: 8
Views: 1800

Re: Tascam 388

Never used a Tascam 388, but I have a Fostex R8. I never have liked the sound of the R8. In fact, I prefer the sound of my 80s tascam cassette 4 track instead! The R8 runs at 15IPS, twice the speed of the 388... so spec wise, that should make a difference in sound quality. I have **read** (but never...
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate
Replies: 35
Views: 4037

Re: PRICES : the most heated yet absent debate

Prices are worth what people will pay. If I buy a synth for $100, decide to sell it 3 years later and the going rate is $5000, you can sure bet im going to try and sell it for $5000!! If I dont, chances are the person buying it will try to flip it themselves! I have my eye on a few pieces im looking...
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: DX7 condition
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: DX7 condition

I guess I mainly mean cosmetic condition. Just about all the ones ive seen so far are working, its just that some are a little more "visually appealing" than others :mrgreen: Come on guys, digital synths will be all the craze in 10 years.. start selling your analogs now so you can afford the insane ...
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Name the synth AGAIN
Replies: 33
Views: 991

Re: Name the synth AGAIN

You seem to be good at tracking craigslist, did you happen to see the Memorymoog and "JUPTER 8" (the guy misspelled it) that was listed around christmas? The memorymoog was listed at $1500. I was WAY too late on that one (in craigslist time) and didnt see it til a few hours after posting, so I neve...
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Name the synth AGAIN
Replies: 33
Views: 991

Re: Name the synth AGAIN

Yeah! Bastard! An ARP 2600 should've taken care of my GAS for months! Now because of you I'll have to start a new thread: I WANT A MEMORYMOOG SO BAD!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: You seem to be good at tracking craigslist, did you happen to see the Memorymoog and "JUPTER 8" (the guy misspelled it) that w...
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: DX7 condition
Replies: 7
Views: 486

DX7 condition

Why is it so hard to find DX7's in good condition? Are the cases extra prone to damage? Or is it because so many were made that people just didnt take care of them? Ive been searching CL and eBay but have yet to come across a "mint" DX7. You would think that with SO many made there would be a few so...
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Name the synth AGAIN
Replies: 33
Views: 991

Re: Name the synth AGAIN

hfinn wrote:Okay, it's been a bit since I started the thread. Once again the winner is any of the two people that chose:
Yes, I was a bastard and did the same synth twice...

:mrgreen:
by killertofu
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I want a ARP 2600 so bad!
Replies: 62
Views: 5060

Re: I want a ARP 2600 so bad!

they will not touch REV 2's but there are a few places in the bay area that will Are you sure? I called them about 2 months ago when I was considering buying a Prophet 5 to see if they could do repairs. I specifically asked if they worked on the Rev 2s and I seem remmeber them telling me that they ...
by killertofu
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: I want a ARP 2600 so bad!
Replies: 62
Views: 5060

Re: I want a ARP 2600 so bad!

Arrrrgh! There's a orange 2600 with a 5,600 bid with 5 days to go! Isn't that too much money for a monosynth! How can I justify droping that kind of cash on a 2600! My total 2600 budget is U$2,500 but I hope to get it for much less! Today I got it! Gray ARP 2600 advertised on LA's craigslist! ........
by killertofu
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Name the synth quiz
Replies: 33
Views: 938

Re: Name the synth quiz

hfinn wrote:And the winner is the one that not one person guessed ;)
Aaggghh.. at least its not the ION!
by killertofu
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Name the synth quiz
Replies: 33
Views: 938

Re: Name the synth quiz

Prophet 5 !