What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Push-Pull » Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:29 am

This week, a Yamaha SY77 for $45.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Operatron » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:48 am

Pro5 wrote:In the UK there is a guy on ebay who snatches up all the synths at... fair to high prices and then dumps them back on ebay a week later + 25% upwards... he's annoying me - love the synths - don't artificially inflate the prices matey and stop us who want to actually use them from aquiring them ;)
that reminds me of a member from a local online auction store (Trade me) called "capricornone" the only difference is that he buys nearly all interesting analog vintage gear and doesn't resell them or make music either , just collect them for a supposed museum of electronic instruments of new zealand...... so awesome if not great vintage synths are just sitting in a cold dusty corner somewhere here in auckland by the only purpose of been part of a "museum" :/
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by retrosounds » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:09 am

my korg DS-8 for about $80 :) ...they normally go for about $200-$300 on eBay.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by j_m » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:06 pm

I got 2 MKS-70s and 2 Roland M-64C carts all for $60 a few months ago. Both are working but the display is out on one of them. Also got a AX-60 for $80 late last year.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by LucB » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:40 pm

A friend gave me a Casio AS-20 yesterday, 100% functionnal, will most probably end up being my first circuit bending experience.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by mingle » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:51 pm

Arp Pro-Soloist for $AU 5 at a local trash & treasure market!

Sold it on eBay for $500! :-)

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by iProg » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:11 am

Recent stuff:

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by secularatom » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:03 pm

i got a korg x3r while i was on tour in a san francisco thrift store for $16. i think they thought it was a dvd player because it was at the bottom of a stack. i recently sold it for $300 to get more doepfer, got to feed my addiction.
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by R.L » Tue May 05, 2009 6:11 pm

Last Friday got a Kawai K3 100% Functional for 125.00 This was one of the best bang for your buck synths I have ever aquired. Very Easy to use, and the 6 Voice Polyphony is nice on an analog system. :p
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Ashe37 » Wed May 06, 2009 1:38 am

Non-Functional Ensoniq EPS for $5.00. Will asses having it repaired, or just trade the parts...

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by R.L » Fri May 08, 2009 6:27 pm

Scooping up an Alesis QS-6.1 for 250.00
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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Bitexion » Fri May 08, 2009 6:35 pm

I would love to be one of those bastards who report finding a working Jupiter-8 at a garden sale for $100.
Or to be Rick Wakeman in 1971 when he got a used Minimoog (his first) for almost nothing because the seller thought it was broken since it only played one note. When told that's how a monosynth works, he said he didn't need it anyway, as he was a piano player.

But at least I got my Roland D-50 for free. The store owner (personal friend) dared me to hold it above my head for 5 minutes and I'd get it for free (It was just gathering dust in his store anyway, and I always played it).

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Pro5 » Fri May 08, 2009 8:31 pm

Bitexion wrote: But at least I got my Roland D-50 for free. The store owner (personal friend) dared me to hold it above my head for 5 minutes and I'd get it for free (It was just gathering dust in his store anyway, and I always played it).
Haa I've done that with mine for about... ten seconds (while moving it) is 5 mins that hard? I guess the old grab sticks start to ache after 2?? did you lock your arms? Gonna try that.. could be the new excercise regime I was looking for... think my SY85 is heavier though so will work my way up from the An1x to that... warm up kinda thing ;0

I think holding a CS-80 out at arms length would be a better test of one's power :mrgreen:

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by Bitexion » Fri May 08, 2009 9:07 pm

Yeah it starts to get seriously heavy after a couple of minutes. I wouldn't do it again.
The old rolands weren't the plastic lightweights of today.

Glad I didn't try that on a CS-60 he had in the store. It got sold within a week though, hardly got to try it out before it was gone again.

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Re: What was the cheapest Synth you ever bought?

Post by alpha5000dk » Fri May 08, 2009 9:09 pm

Kawai K1II and Hohner GP93 organ. Pretty cool sounding organ actually. Paid dkk 750 for both, that's about US$ 135. Most ppl seems to dislike the Kawai. Haven't played it much yet. Is it really that bad? :?

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