What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by plikestechno » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:02 pm

Don't throw things at me but I got a perfect conditioned Juno 60 and MD-8 for 100 dollars yesterday. A friend insisted on selling it for that much as that's what he paid for it back in the day. I'd been hoping for one to come up locally forever so it worked out.
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Post by gcoudert » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:07 pm

boxed wrote:
gcoudert wrote:Yamaha DX7 last year. £27 (33.9 Euros / US$53.1 at today's rate).

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umm where did u buy it?
From some sort of pawn shop on eBay. It's not in great condition but it has the Sycologic V2 expansion board installed!
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by n1nj4 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:16 pm

DSI Tetra at $650 using a %20-Off coupon....Ended up selling it.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by yamaha22 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:24 pm

casio sk-1 5 bucks

if i lived in a bigger city i could probably get better deals on gear...

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by BadGrrmmr » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:59 am

My mate got a DX7 and a Juno 60 for $70aud.... I hate him a little...

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by mcomeg » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:54 pm

My cheapest synth was my Korg Monotron, but that doesn't really count, yeah? About five years ago I got a DW-8000 for $100. Unfortunately, I didn't really know what to do with it at the time and sold it not too long after. I'm now willing to admit that that was a mistake.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by pinky_blue » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:03 pm

Off the top of my head:

Korg Poly 800 - £25
Casio Vz10m - £20
Yamaha TX7 - £20

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Juno6 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:49 pm

a month ago... Yamaha CS-15... $150. not bad.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by rockmanrock » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:45 pm

Roland CM-32P for £11.50. It's the computer music version of a U110/U220. I bought it as a taster then got hold of a U220 which despite having more samples doesn't sound as sweet as the CM-32P, odd.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by justin_havu » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:11 am

Just picked up a CZ-1 for $70. It has an intermittent output problem. Sometimes the output cuts in and out. I'm wondering if it's a loose wire or something.
Waveforms, and filters, and knobs. Oh my!

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by lollarguitars » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:33 pm

new guy here
yamaha sk 20 for $40
50's hammond B-3 from a catholic church given to me for hauling it away - thats a synth isnt it?

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by brewertontc » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:23 am

I found a spinet piano outside of a broken-down church. It was horribly out of tune. Somehow I managed to get it into the doorway, where it likely remains to this day (I didn't take it with me when I moved out of the apartment). Did you know that even small pianos weigh like 500 pounds? And that they only make ONE sound? And they don't even do MIDI-out?

But it was free, and that's what matters.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by hinotori » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:50 pm

wow, some really great stories.

As for me :
Crumar Performer at a rainy car boot sale in the early 90s for £2, still not 100% ok but sounds incredible.
Yamaha cs30 - $80
but cheapest must be an ms20 for free. :)
I hope everyone get lucky too
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by rhino » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:02 pm

Working, clean Ensoniq EPS = free
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Nils » Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:12 pm

Roland SH-1 $150
ARP Axxe $150
Roland SH-7 $300
OSCar $180
Another OSCar $220
tr-606 $25
JP4 $250
JU-6 $150
Elka Rhapsody $40
The Nineties were great in some ways ;)

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