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Post by gearaddict » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:02 am

Chaorta wrote:
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Chaorta wrote:You know i bought an SK5 with the thought of bending it, but i'm really lazy. I soldered on a ground wire, poked around, and havent touched it since. I should sell it.
pm sent..im in chicago...what would you sell it for?
*shrug* make me an offer.
$15 - $30? ...
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Post by Chaorta » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:06 am

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gearaddict wrote: pm sent..im in chicago...what would you sell it for?
*shrug* make me an offer.
$15 - $30? ...
$15 plus a shirt and it's a deal :D
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Post by gearaddict » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:14 am

Chaorta wrote:
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Chaorta wrote: *shrug* make me an offer.
$15 - $30? ...
$15 plus a shirt and it's a deal :D
Well, i dont press the shirts myself, so if i threw in a shirt, I would have to buy it myself and send it or give it to you-- But i might be able to do a discount on the shirt-- i think cafepress (the manufacturer) allows me to do this...which shirt color were you looking at and i will figure out what can be done :)?
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Post by Chaorta » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:15 am

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gearaddict wrote: $15 - $30? ...
$15 plus a shirt and it's a deal :D
Well, i dont press the shirts myself, so if i threw in a shirt, I would have to buy it myself and send it or give it to you-- But i might be able to do a discount on the shirt-- i think cafepress (the manufacturer) allows me to do this...which shirt color were you looking at and i will figure out what can be done :)?
Black, large, Purple doepfer please :D
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Post by Constantine » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:00 am

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Constantine wrote:i wanted to circuitbent a casio sk-1 for some time, but couldn't find any.
None in Moscow? That sucks. I once found 2 in one day, and haven't found any since. One for $5 and the other for $0.25
yeah, there weren't much casios imported in 80's i guess))

that's a lucky find :) they go up to $50 on ebay, though i don't think it's their real worth.
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Post by gearaddict » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:09 am

i got an sk-1 for 20 dollars from a circuit bender at school who was cleaning out a garage full of gear... i will soon own an sk-5 thanks to this forum and will bend it promptly! :)
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Post by voltageHead » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:44 am

I own 2 SK1s and a SK5 .Got the SK1s cheap at a thrift store and got the sk5 on ebay.
if you're looking for SK1s or Speak and spells then check out goodwill and other thrift stores often.

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Post by KLAXON » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:48 am

Constantine wrote:
neandrewthal wrote:
Constantine wrote:i wanted to circuitbent a casio sk-1 for some time, but couldn't find any.
None in Moscow? That sucks. I once found 2 in one day, and haven't found any since. One for $5 and the other for $0.25
yeah, there weren't much casios imported in 80's i guess))

that's a lucky find :) they go up to $50 on ebay, though i don't think it's their real worth.
Yeah, but you guys can get Polivoks' for $100 whereas we have to pay $600 or more so I guess it works out in the end, eh? :wink:
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Post by Constantine » Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:43 pm

no, we can't :lol: average price is $350 for one in good condition)

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Post by MrFrodo » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:14 pm

Again, an circuit-bending affect envelope control?
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Post by Maschinengeist » Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:19 pm

Well, when time permits I love to bend about anything musical. Keboards behing my favourites. I'm slow as h**l because I don't like too much the "chance" approch.

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Post by KLAXON » Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:15 pm

Constantine wrote:no, we can't :lol: average price is $350 for one in good condition)
:lol: I must have just heard of a lot of the same stories as you of very cheap or free polivoks' from friends in Russia. :wink:
Constantine wrote:I've heard a lot of stories about people buying them for about $30 or just getting them for free
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Post by jayman » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:30 am

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i was just recording with these 2 .. and i have lots more to go. i have 3 sk1's i just got another speak and spell and math a couple of days ago .. i'm totally into using the old noises they make and espescially the rythms that the sk1 spits out
i totally dig how our ears can hear all this s**t and and we don't even do like half of it with normal instruments, and then all we gotta do is hook a speaker up to some circuits and move those circuits around and we can push our hearing to it's limits

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Post by neandrewthal » Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:01 am

Constantine wrote:no, we can't :lol: average price is $350 for one in good condition)
Exactly, so that means $600 monday to wednesday, $100 friday to sunday and thursday is up in the air.

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Post by jayman » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:19 am

another day another sk1.. couldn't turn it down , it was 2.95 at the OTHER thrift store( not the one where i got my juno 60)
having two awesome thrift stores within 2 blocks of me really makes up for having to live in east county. yay!
now all i gotta do is get "unlazy' and bend more stuff"
i totally dig how our ears can hear all this s**t and and we don't even do like half of it with normal instruments, and then all we gotta do is hook a speaker up to some circuits and move those circuits around and we can push our hearing to it's limits

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