godmcgarvey wrote:Still the most over rated, over hyped piece of c**p ever made. An essential element of any pretentious owners collection.
Wahahahahahahahahaha!! I smell a flame war! Mods prepare for battle!Acid Mitch wrote:What is it with all these people complaining about the price of 303's anyway ?
Are ya'll just jelous because you can't afford one or what ?
Guys don't forget some of us pretentious collectors got our 303's when prices were decent(well, not 1989 decent) and the clones that stack up to the 303 were actually more expensive. I think what happened was after the acid explosion in the early 90's, the cost went way up, then people got tired of hearing them in every other dance track, then the demand and thus the cost finally went down. At some point, just about everything vintage that makes farty buzzing noises seemed to go up and has shown no signs of decreasing since.
You want to talk about prententious...I bought my JP-8 for $3550 just because I always wanted one. Now they're going for that as starter bids. In 2002 people on the analog heaven maling list were squealing in outrage when someone tried to sell their JP8 for $1200...with MIDI!
Sign o' the times, I guess. Like I mentioned earlier in the thread, IMO I agree that 303's are not worth the prices they are going for, and as many others have said, there are better and more capable clones if all you want is something like that squelchy sound and wacky portamento.
Now could we please discuss the actual machine itself like the thread starter does? I still find the original facinating because it's such a mess and some people love it.