What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Slashe50 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Casio HT-3000 for $50, it's got some interesting sounds in there.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Cumulus » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:42 am

I once had a guy pay me $50.00 to haul away 2 CS-80's and a Mini Moog that had been taking up space in his spare bedroom. The Mini Moog was still in its original shipping carton and had never been opened and one of the CS-80's had the protective plastic covering the front panel......

OK, not really. Here's a true story that's almost as good. I know a guy who bought a house and when he cleaned out the garage there was a Mini Moog sitting in a corner with a bunch of junk piled up around it.

The guy who sold him the house asked if he wanted him to go ahead and throw away "all that c**p in the grage" but he said not to bother, he'd take care of it.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by MIDI_Thru_Kid » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:53 pm

Mine was my good old Roland JX-3P, got it for a trade for my Yamaha MM6. Best thing I've done all year, really. Technically, then, I got my JX-3P for free (well, I had to pay $20 to make them take my MM6).
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by JohnTron » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:55 am

I can't compete with most of these deals, but...

I picked up a very clean DW8000 for $100 earlier this year on ebay nonetheless. It's sitting under my bed right now. I need to clear a spot for it, or break down and buy a third stand already. Soon, I'll be totally surrounded. :lol:
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Headphones » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:04 pm

A Roland D-110 for $75. And it didn't even work. :evil:

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Artmuzz » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:13 pm

Cheapest synth I ever bought was a Casio SK-1 sampler for £1 then a Casio VZ1 synthesizer with case included for £40. Also a Kawai K4 with case and stand for £60 and a Roland D50 with case for £90. All th eother synths I own are over a £100.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by srgebel » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:51 pm

A roland RS 5 for $150, only had to clean it.

Stilll looking for a D 550 or D 50 though :)

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by sqweebking » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:06 am

Korg Poly 800 $25 at an estate auction, powered up and played beautifully on batteries that I didnt even know it ran on, everything else I paid too much for..

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by plikestechno » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:42 am

Just bought a Roland SH-7 in fantastic shape locally for 1k today. So much for paring down the vintage stuff.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by vinyl_junkie » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:41 pm

Yamaha DX-100 £Free
MAM Freebass 383 £50
Yamaha AN-200 £70

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by rhino » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:53 pm

Local electronic repair guy cleaning house of un-claimed stuff (owner got an estimate on repairs and never came back)

Roland FP-9 piano (no stand)
Peavey DPM-488 ("488"stands for the weight)
Korg DW-8000 in original case

...for $20 EACH !
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by krzeppa » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:47 pm

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by skewbert » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:40 pm

Years ago, I called a guy about a Six Trak he was selling for $100. After deciding I wanted it, we got to talking about digital vs analog and stuff. After a few minutes he says, "Hey. I've got this old Radio Shack synth sitting in the closet. you want it? Here, I'll just give it to ya."
Two minutes later, I walking out with a Six Trak and an MG-1 for $100.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Juno6 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:01 am

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by StepLogik » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:19 pm

rhino wrote: Peavey DPM-488 ("488"stands for the weight)
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