Synths with a pedigree

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Post by voicedood » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:44 am

yeah this subject has come up before so i'll say it again..

long story short - i bought my jp8 off of Sir MixaLot on ebay. i didnt really know this until i cussed him out about what was taking so long for him to ship it to me and then he confessed that it was him. I googled the name of the person i'd been dealing with and the first item that came up was his bio on mtv's website..
heh.. oops..

prolly shoulda had him sign the bottom but oh well. I still have the pics from the auction with his grammy and gold (?) record next to the jp8..
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Post by Esus » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:14 am

Previous owner: Paul Beaver
Previous (unconfirmed) users:
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ravi Shankar
Confirmed:
Basil Poledouris

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Post by hfinn » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:22 am

I've owned the Thompson Twins OB-Xa and Run DMC's 808.

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Post by blakeq » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:54 am

I have a F.A.T. FB383 that was owned by Sascha of KMFDM.

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Post by wiss » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:55 am

ok....I will name drop some of my current gear

1. Fender Jazzmaster ~ Emma Thompson

2. Epiphone ~ Garfunkels kid which was his dads at one time, who I lived a few blocks from until about a month ago.

3. My Classical~ Charro used it in a commercial

4. JC-120 ~ Andy Summers tour amp

5. '64 ludwig snare a gift from Meg White after I shot that video with her

6. EPS~ I stole it from the RZA

7. J.Masics ~ gave me a few effect pedals

8. Lou Barlow ~ traded me a bass

9. John Davis~ sold me a Fender Mustang and Musicmaster

10. Steve Albini's techs and I traded a few pieces of gear

11. Mogawi Guitar Tour Guitar Tech and I. I gave him a 10 strip of .... for his Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream.

12. My Last SCI -6track was owned by a rental company in the 1980's and it had the list of all the bands it rented out to on North American tours. That list was huge and they left the programed sounds in it.
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Post by sam » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:04 am

A CS-30 from the Human league..
Lam memorymoog.Sonic six.Vp330 mk1.SH101.OSCar.ARP odyssey..multivox mx3000.Solina stringsynth.polivox
ms20/50.Andromeda. OBX.
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Post by Phenom » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:50 am

I was once offerred a D5 that used to be owned by Cliff Richard.

My mate once bought a guitar that was owned by Lorraine McIntosh from Deacon Blue.

I'll get my coat...

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Post by otto » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:21 pm

The DX7 I'm trading with Alex was previously owned by a guy named Kirk who drives an astrovan and lives in suburbs.
hello darkness, my old friend
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Post by Alex Hamilton » Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:32 pm

I was once offerred a D5 that used to be owned by Cliff Richard.
No wonder you rejected it! :lol:

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Post by Juno6 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:57 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:My old Roland Promars was previously owned by Alan Wilder and used in Depeche Mode in early 1982.
You must be bloody jocking... :shock:

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:23 pm

Juno6 wrote:
Analogue Crazy wrote:My old Roland Promars was previously owned by Alan Wilder and used in Depeche Mode in early 1982.
You must be bloody jocking... :shock:
No. I bought it off ebay about 3 years ago for £250 and the owner did not even shout its pedigree out on the auction. The owner who had it before him bought it off Alan Wilder in the mid 80's and then he bought it in the late 90's. I woz really lucky to get it for that price, the seller was a real nice guy. Im still in touch with him, he's one of my top synth friends in Sheffield.
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Post by Juno6 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:31 pm

Analogue Crazy wrote:
Juno6 wrote:
Analogue Crazy wrote:My old Roland Promars was previously owned by Alan Wilder and used in Depeche Mode in early 1982.
You must be bloody jocking... :shock:
No. I bought it off ebay about 3 years ago for £250 and the owner did not even shout its pedigree out on the auction. The owner who had it before him bought it off Alan Wilder in the mid 80's and then he bought it in the late 90's. I woz really lucky to get it for that price, the seller was a real nice guy. Im still in touch with him, he's one of my top synth friends in Sheffield.

Oh, I love happy ending stories! Congrats!

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Post by nathanscribe » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:09 pm

Well I've got a CZ-1000 that was owned by Analogue Crazy. Beat that.

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Post by Analogue Crazy » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:22 pm

nathanscribe wrote:Well I've got a CZ-1000 that was owned by Analogue Crazy. Beat that.
Hey nathan, i just dug out the origional owners manual for that CZ, i knew i had it laying around somewhere. Ill bring it to you next time we meet.
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Post by OMNI26 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:03 am

I once had a Minimoog that was previously owned by Journey.

I also had a Rhodes-88 suitcase piano that was owned by Dionne Warwick.

The keyboardist from Blues Traveler wanted to buy another Minimoog that I had, but I wouldn't sell it to him.

From what I understand from the people I sold them to, a Clavinet I once had was eventually used by The Neptunes, and a Pro-One I owned ended up going to one of the guys in Ace of Base.

Oh, and I just sold a Rhodes stage piano that was supposedly owned by Merle Haggard.

Sorry this post isn't more exciting, folks, but that's all I got! :lol:

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