What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by killedaway » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:09 pm

th0mas wrote:yamaha cs-20m for $70 or my roland sh-1000 for $50
awesome.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by th0mas » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:08 pm

killedaway wrote:
th0mas wrote:yamaha cs-20m for $70 or my roland sh-1000 for $50
awesome.
Both within the last year, too, mind you ;). I watch craigslist/kijiji like a hawk.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by killedaway » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:48 pm

th0mas wrote:
killedaway wrote:
th0mas wrote:yamaha cs-20m for $70 or my roland sh-1000 for $50
awesome.
Both within the last year, too, mind you ;). I watch craigslist/kijiji like a hawk.
yeah, same here. some of my faves have come from CL. one thing i'd really like to trip across used/inexpensive is a Roland SH-2. i'd jump out of a moving car for that one.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by space6oy » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:04 pm

it's not a synth and not THAT amazing a deal, but i just landed a rockman stereo echo for $100.
off the top of my head two of the best best deals i've gotten have been an AX-60 for free and an 808 & CSQ-600 for $808. kid you not.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by CJ the noisemaker » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:49 pm

guitarsandsynths wrote:P.S. Anyone wanna sell a 2600 for $450? :thumbup:
That's like me asking "hey, can anybody donate me an arp 2600? " (btw, I'll take one off your hands if it's broken... really broken) :D
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by garranimal » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:54 am

Bought a Sequential SixTrak with road case from a secondhand store excellent physical condition. After testing it in the store there was definitely an issue with the oscillator tuning so I stole it for like $150 USD. Took it home, ran the software tuning procedure and voila! Perfectly good analog synth!

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by monolith » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:38 am

ARP omni for free. (needs the caps replaced)
I just got a saturn 09 for $103US.

They're not super bargains, but i'm cheering! :wink:

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by minime123 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:25 pm

that cap replacement is a serious PITA. but once its done and youve serviced the rest of the omni, its a great sounding synth.
ARP omni for free. (needs the caps replaced)
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by monolith » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:51 pm

minime123 wrote:that cap replacement is a serious PITA. but once its done and youve serviced the rest of the omni, its a great sounding synth.
ARP omni for free. (needs the caps replaced)
So I've heard. :( How much is a functional one valued at?

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Mooby » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:19 am

EMU SP1200 mint: $150 :mrgreen:
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Maskin » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:37 pm

A Yamaha TG-33 for €99,-. Not exceptionally cheap but the cheapest I've got so far. :)
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by celebutante » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:56 am

Ok, here we go:

Sequential Pro-One- $35 (broken fuse holder, otherwise, fine!)
whiteface ARP Odyssey- $100 (here's the worst part- it belonged to Darryl Dragon of Captain and Tennile. I bought it from his studio, and he was selling SIX of them for that. I should've bought 'em all!)
Roland VP-330 vocoder $230
Roland TR-606 $10

UGH. I shoulda kept 'em all!

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by FluoD » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:55 pm

reading this thread makes me ANGRY (with jealousy :oops: )

it also seems much easier to get deals in the US than over here in britishland. what with craigslist etc. are the brits just more clued up on the gear and what its worth?

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by tim gueguen » Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:21 pm

More like a case of there simply being more Americans with cool equipment they're clueless about because there are more Americans.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by R.L » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:42 pm

tim gueguen wrote:More like a case of there simply being more Americans with cool equipment they're clueless about because there are more Americans.


I hate to say it, but you are correct man. I know ppl who have a lot of nice gear but they have no friggin idea what they have. I know a kid who got a Juno 106 and sold it for chump change cuz it only did 6 voices, not what he wanted!! I could have bought that for the price of a VL-V1 (10.00) lol. But it goes the same for the jokers out there who charge a kings ransom for what they have. I know it's an early minimoog but 5 grand :oops: that makes me angry.
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