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Postby gridsleep » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 am

The Ensoniq Fizmo has gotten near $2500 on eBay. Two of 'em. Fizmo has become as overrated as the Alesis Andromeda. Anyone else have any peeves that they would like to own if the prices weren't pegging on the insanity meter? I wouldn't mind having both of these but I prefer food and electricity on a regular basis.
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Re: Overrated

Postby synthRodriguez » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:40 am

I thought the price for a Jupiter-8 was nuts when people were asking $4500 - 5000. Now it's pushed into the bizarre, rarefied world of 5-figures, at least asking price, anyway...

The LAMM Memorymoog is even worse.
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Re: Overrated

Postby 24db » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:39 am

Don't even get me started on an Oberheim 4-Voice...
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Re: Overrated

Postby Jabberwalky » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:11 pm

I always assumed the Fizmo was simply expensive due to it's rarity. Most user reviews I've read express that it sounds crazy/unique, but is a chore to use. There's one for sale here locally for $1200, which is still too much for me to consider.

From the wiki
"An estimated 500-2,000 were produced. 100-500 limited-run rack versions were also produced"
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Re: Overrated

Postby Hyde » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:53 pm

Even the Bottom of the Barrel synths with a decent sound are starting to climb. I was watching Ensoniq SQ racks, just to have one at my disposal w/o pulling out the keyboard. one week they were going for $80-120. The next week $250-300+ Its funny how these things just spike, all of a sudden.
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Re: Overrated

Postby vladimotor » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:17 am

Hyde, it's the people who got them for $80-120 are now selling them for $250-300.
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Re: Overrated

Postby Ashe37 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:01 pm

I'd sell mine for $250! :P
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Re: Overrated

Postby squatski » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:00 am

are you also asking for synthesiser you think are overrated too? if so... Guess I'm the only one with the big enough balls to just sit here and say.. SH101... bite me.

and that's not because I don't own one, I've owned it before and I think for the price they go for now, a BIT overrated, maybe not fully overrated.
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