How much gear did you have in high school?

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Post by VCO » Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:42 pm

well...see my gear list below :D

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Post by ApolloBoy » Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:47 am

I'm a senior in high school...
Had: DX7, AX-60, SR-16, Yamaha TQ5, 01/WFD, Juno-106, MG-1, JX-03
Want: OB-6, Prophet 6, Jupiter-6

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Post by Pighood » Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:53 am

I was 18 in 1981....synthless.

Got my first synth in 1988.

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Post by ApolloBoy » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:02 am

WDW wrote:P.S. Anyone in high school nowadays even know what DOS is? Today, the only young folks who know what it is are probably Computer Science History majors, studying the dosazoic period. :-)
Yeah, I used to use DOS when I was a little kid.
Had: DX7, AX-60, SR-16, Yamaha TQ5, 01/WFD, Juno-106, MG-1, JX-03
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Post by MitchK1989 » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:22 pm

ApolloBoy wrote:
WDW wrote:P.S. Anyone in high school nowadays even know what DOS is? Today, the only young folks who know what it is are probably Computer Science History majors, studying the dosazoic period. :-)
Yeah, I used to use DOS when I was a little kid.
I did from time to time as well. The kids in grade 12 now are the ones who grew up with windows 3.1 and 95 mostly, and the ol' NES and SNES... Which is why now the demand for these machines are rising as we try to find the game systems we never should've sold.

But as for the original question... I'm just starting grade 12... I don't have as much gear as some of the other teens on here, but then again I've only been into synths since march. I earned a decent chunk of cash over the summer and am looking for a back to school present for myself at the moment, but ebay seems to be sold out of all the synths I'm interested in at the moment :wink:... I'm hunting for an EA-1 MK2 to complete the set of electribes too... I figure I'll be able to buy the last electribe, one or two more synths (sub-500 dollar ones... Which works out perfectly because I'm most interested in the Z1, SQ80, AN1X, and K5000s), and some more effects... Then any other money I make this year will go towards moving to toronto after grade 12 and a bit towards tuition assuming I need any of my own money for university (my parents will pay half my tuition and I should be able to make at LEAST the other half in scholarships...)

Overall it's a nice time to be getting into synths... they aren't that expensive, I can afford them even on crappy student jobs that pay minimum wage... I just wish I had found this site before I bought my micron and nord lead... Because nice synths as they are... They just aren't as good of a deal as far as bang for your buck as a lot of other ones... I'd probably have an AN1X, K5000s, and SQ80 instead... For the same price as a nord lead 2x and alesis micron...

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Post by Cybananna » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:01 pm

I didn't have squat. I had a Fender Duo-sonic 2 and a Fender Princton amp. They were actually my dad's but he gave them to me. I didn't have any money. In college, I borrowed $300 from my dad to buy a better guitar. I didn't know anything about synths then except that they looked expensive. In college, I probably could have bought them pretty cheap, but no money, and I did need a guitar since that's what I played in a band. And a borrowed bass that I played in another band.

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Post by grondo2001 » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:32 pm

I had my portasounds-pss270, pss590 and pss130,
yamaha dd5- drum machine and my 'pro' synth kawai kc10 (spectra)

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Post by nathanscribe » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:44 pm

grondo2001 wrote:I had my portasounds-pss270, pss590 and pss130,
yamaha dd5- drum machine and my 'pro' synth kawai kc10 (spectra)
Our school music rooms were full of portasounds... but a couple of the music teachers had some DX gear and an Alpha-Juno, and there was a tr505 lying around.

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Post by justin_havu » Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:27 pm

When I was 18, I had a Casio CTK551, Yamaha DJX-II, Yamaha TX81z, FB01, Korg KMX62, and 2 PAiA 4-band parametric EQ's
Waveforms, and filters, and knobs. Oh my!

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Post by splitpoint » Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:06 pm

I had a Sequential Split-8 and a Kawai sx240 (not at the same time) The sx240 was pretty cool but I kinda miss the Split-8, I really liked the feature of being able to temporarily switch patches by holding down the footswitch and instantly changing back by releasing it. Man I wish other manufacturers spoorted that feature, it was great for gigs.

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Post by pop » Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:22 pm

I had a Gibson Lespaul Studio, a Marshall Valvestate 8080 and some pedals. I'm still having both. I had no synth when i was a teen, 'couse i wasn't in that kind of stuff. My first one was a juno 6 but it was just a few years ago.

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Post by urgetoplay » Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:11 pm

Spent nearly 2 years saving for a Jup-8 back in the early 80's.Also has a dual manual Thomas Organ and a Huntingdon upright piano.
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Post by code green » Sat Sep 09, 2006 11:47 pm

Cybananna wrote:I didn't have squat. I had a Fender Duo-sonic 2 and a Fender Princton amp. They were actually my dad's but he gave them to me. I didn't have any money. In college, I borrowed $300 from my dad to buy a better guitar. I didn't know anything about synths then except that they looked expensive. In college, I probably could have bought them pretty cheap, but no money, and I did need a guitar since that's what I played in a band. And a borrowed bass that I played in another band.
you had a silverface or blackface princeton...that's definitely more than squat! :P

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Post by CloudOnAFly » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:03 am

....in highschool...

i had the miracle keyboard, and my microKorg...
then again i graduated at 16...

so now being 18...does that still qualify?
Cort Curbow Bass
Fender Precision Bass
Ibanez GAXb150 w/ gk3b
roland gr-01ex
microKorg
electribe es-1

effects:
fz-3"fuzz",fz-2 "hyper fuzz", odb-3 "bass overdrive", alesis ampliton tremelo

amp:
crate bt100, bt10.

+ a mess of monster cables, and midi cables.....

soon adding..
a wretch machine
...simply put..


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Post by hfinn » Sun Sep 10, 2006 12:59 am

A Fender Stratocaster which I still have. That was it.

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