What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by rhino » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:22 pm

moog mg-1 = $35
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by nvining » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:47 am

tim gueguen wrote:
nvining wrote:Hohner Clavinet/Pianet Duo - $300. By far, the best deal I've ever gotten, considering that it has all the accessories and one just went on eBay for $2.7k USD.
Any clue as to why the high price? Its not exactly the best known member of the breed.
Most Clavinets - the D6, in particular, are buzzy as h**l. They pick up radio signals, electromagnetic interference, the neon sign above the bar, ... you get the idea. This has caused some fun when gigging with one, let me tell you.

The E7 and the Duo are shielded, and have "better" electronics (whatever that means), so theoretically they're more desirable for recording. The Duo is also the last Clavinet and Pianet ever made, and if you put a pair of Aaron Kipness's new sticky hammers on the Pianet section sounds fabulous (i.e. 'actually works'), so it's a great instrument all around. Plus, I don't think they actually made all that many, so you end up with a situation like the Rhodes Mk V where there's a lot of mystique around it. Anyhow, I'm still waiting on the parts needed to restore it, so we'll see what it sounds like when it's all done.
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JSRockit wrote:Korg DS-10
that's the benefit of having a music app on a game machine :wink:
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by R.L » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:09 pm

I just missed this one, Musician's Friend Clearence Center had a 08' DSI Prophet move out for 750.00 due to sticky keys and a surface sratch on the bottom of the unit

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by R.L » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:32 pm

Sequencial SIXTrack and Hardcase for $250.00 that is my newest deal lol
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by guitarsandsynths » Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:17 am

Let's see...
All but the gr-09 were bought in the past 10 months, some are gonne, I have kept what I could.
Kawai K5 U$20 - sold
Kurzweil k2000 U$40 - sold
Roland XP10 with SKB hard case U$100 - gave to my mom
Odyssey MKII U$200- sold
wurlitzer 200A U$300 - sold with deep regret!!!!
Korg mono/poly U$450 - traded for a guitar, and much missed!
Clavinet II U$100
Oberheim OB8 U$320
Gr-09 with MKII U$50
Roland csq 100 U$60
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Not cheap, but great deals:
Jupiter 8 U$1700
Roland SH 7 U$750
I just missed a M2 with a leslie for US50, on craigslist. I was the first to call. The guy agreed to sell it to me the next morning. When I called he had sold it the night before just after he talked to me. The guy who bought it posted it the same day, with the same pics for U$1,000. He has lowered it to U$500(or something like that) this week.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by cbernabo » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:14 pm

I got a Roland S-50 with the programmer panel and about 60 disks for $125.
In 1984 I bought a Juno-6 for $200.
In 2002 I got a DX-7 for $229

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by wiss » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:20 pm

$75 for a Roland RS 505 Paraphonic.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by guesswho » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:13 am

wiss wrote:$75 for a Roland RS 505 Paraphonic.
That is a great f**k deal!

I picked up a Juno 1 for a $100, CZ-1000 for $90 and a Drumtraks for $60. Nothing to really brag about.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:28 am

nvining wrote:The E7 and the Duo are shielded, and have "better" electronics (whatever that means), so theoretically they're more desirable for recording. The Duo is also the last Clavinet and Pianet ever made, and if you put a pair of Aaron Kipness's new sticky hammers on the Pianet section sounds fabulous (i.e. 'actually works'), so it's a great instrument all around. Plus, I don't think they actually made all that many, so you end up with a situation like the Rhodes Mk V where there's a lot of mystique around it. Anyhow, I'm still waiting on the parts needed to restore it, so we'll see what it sounds like when it's all done.
My E7 buzzed like h**l. I couldn't stand it. I even had it "fixed" by a very competent tech... it still had the most unpleasant hum, which I had to bury in the mix. Icky.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by rjd2 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:05 am

if you unscrew the left panel on an E7, and slide it towards you, there is a sweet spot where ground hum goes away, fyi...since most clavs probably arent moving around, you can just leave it like that. i do.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by R.L » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:15 pm

Korg X3 on Kansas City CL for $350.00, pretty good also includes DVD manual and a Hardcase.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by aeon » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:33 am

Roland alpha-Juno 2 for $50
Roland PG-300 (NOS) for $10


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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Isthmus » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:37 am

Not really a proper synth, but since it has an entry here on VSE I figure it's fair game:

Some years back at a sleepover with a friend I was playing around with a Casio SK-1 he had (actually it wasn't even a "real" SK-1 but the version that they rebadged for Radioshack) and decided I liked it so stuffed it in my backpack. Yes yes, I stole it but this was in middle school - a youthful indiscretion. Anyway he found out and made me pay him five bucks. So I didn't quite get the five finger discount on that beautiful machine, but hey, a few bucks ain't bad.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Push-Pull » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:29 pm

A SCI SixTrak for free (just the battery to change)
A DX100 for 80$...
A SY77 for 200... In fact, two SY77 for 400 ! Not bad at all !
The making of my modular... (ok it's in french, but the pictures are easy to understand !)

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