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by rschnier
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Collecting, eBay and Synth Economics
Replies: 46
Views: 6163

Re: Collecting, eBay and Synth Economics

I collect somewhat, but for what people might think is a weird reason. I'm old enough to remember when many of these synths came out, and how much I wanted various ones at the time but had no chance of affording them at the prices they went for when they were new. But now, I can satisfy my gear-lust...
by rschnier
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: ARP Omni-2 Brass Demo (Post Restoration)
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

Re: ARP Omni-2 Brass Demo (Post Restoration)

Very nice. :thumbsup: I've got a couple Omni-2's that I'm planning to recap later this summer when I have more time. The case and keyboard on one of them is in pretty bad shape, so I'm toying with the idea of moving the guts to a rackmount case and integrating a MIDI interface into the package. Thes...
by rschnier
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: E-mu Emulator II - Recapping the Monster!
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Re: E-mu Emulator II - Recapping the Monster!

E-mu's equipment of this era is so beautiful on the inside...my SP-12 is the same way. A lost art; thanks for posting.
by rschnier
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:07 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Tangerine Dream-Moogfest
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Tangerine Dream-Moogfest

Thanks for posting! Have seen TD play live only once, back in the late '80s...man they like to play LOUD. As in ear-splitting loud. Nice to see Edgar is still doing his thing -- the amount of quality output over the years has been simply amazing.
by rschnier
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: interesting custom jobs
Replies: 26
Views: 4278

Re: interesting custom jobs

^^^ I didn't see it in gcoudert's equip list (and noticed the image was hosted on gearslutz) so was commenting from that point of view...but I'll second the question!
by rschnier
Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: interesting custom jobs
Replies: 26
Views: 4278

Re: interesting custom jobs

Holy s**t, that's f-ing beautiful. And they apparently cloned (but also re-arranged) the silkscreened images from the E-II's panel; I cannot imagine the dedication and pickiness that must have required.
by rschnier
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg Polysix issues after battery/trace repair...
Replies: 17
Views: 3075

Re: Korg Polysix issues after battery/trace repair...

One point of particular note: If you get one of these boards (and I can attest also that the quality is excellent), be sure to note that the pin layout on some of the transistors is designed specifically for the replacement transistor type (for example B-C-E), not the type on the original board (for...
by rschnier
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have you ever... thrown away a synth?
Replies: 54
Views: 6748

Re: Have you ever... thrown away a synth?

tekkentool wrote:[head explodes]
Thanks, that pretty-accurately represents my feelings about it looking back. But this is the "true confessions" thread, right? :cry:
by rschnier
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have you ever... thrown away a synth?
Replies: 54
Views: 6748

Re: Have you ever... thrown away a synth?

I've thrown away two pieces, both of which I'll regret forever (ever since then, I hesitate to ever even sell anything, even if it seems to be not useful at the time): Roland TR-606 Drumatix, in 1988; I'd even modded it for separate outs. (I'd recently bought an SP-12 and the Drumatix seemed a child...
by rschnier
Mon May 09, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Korg DW8000 (shoegaze/dream pop/space rock)
Replies: 3
Views: 3013

Re: Korg DW8000 (shoegaze/dream pop/space rock)

Play it if you can, before closing the deal. The keyboard contacts on the DW are notorious for going flaky. It can be fixed (a few people have posted w/ the procedure -- it basically involves using conductive paint-on stuff to renew the membrane switches), but at least you'd know what you're getting...
by rschnier
Fri May 06, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 549975

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

plikestechno wrote:Oh well, good to know there's still deals out there.
O. M. F. G. :shock:
by rschnier
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 549975

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

Of course...it was "the drummer" who left the burning cigarette on the synth.... :twisted:
by rschnier
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 414661

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Well, in all fairness.... He has the right to ask whatever he wants for it (I dunno, maybe they ARE that rare?) and we all have the right to hoot, laugh, chuckle, etc. and not buy it.
by rschnier
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!
Replies: 3139
Views: 549975

Re: POST ANY INTERESTING EBAY / CRAIGSLIST LISTINGS HERE!!!

space6oy wrote:i have this scene in mind of someone handing him a guitar, shooting him in the foot, telling him he's a dumbass & walking off w/ both. :lol:
Mommy, mommy, why am I walking in circles?
by rschnier
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 414661

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

bhrama wrote:
Not even sure where to begin with this one.
The shipping seems to be quite reasonable. :headbang: