My $500 Prophet 5

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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by redchapterjubilee » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:02 pm

I'm just glad one of us got the deal and not someone looking to flip it. I still regret not buying the Rev 3.3 I had a chance at three years ago for $1250. I had the money too since I'd just sold my entire vinyl collection but needed it as I was jobless at that point. Sigh.
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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by MPrint » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:38 pm

Damn man, I live like 45 minutes from that Guitar Center!!!! I would have killed for that kinda deal. Nice score though man. I'm working on a pretty good score right now too, but there's no way i'm dropping the info before it's in my possession.

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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by Clavier » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:17 pm

seamonkey wrote:otto the synth gods have surely found favor in you for finding such a sweet deal, at guitar center of all places.
That's what I'm saying. More often than not, vintage keyboard guys don't go to Guitar Center, so when something good comes up, it takes a while for it to sell. I got my Rhodes Mk1 Suitcase for $600 from a GC. It was there for three months and hadn't gotten any attention because the customers didn't know what it was!
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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by nathanscribe » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:34 pm

Amazing. Nothing like that ever happens over here; as steveman says, the UK market is tighter than a gnat's arse-crack. I always thought the Prophets were beautiful - never had the chance to play one, but just the look of them - and I too will have to console myself one day with a P08 rather than a vintage model, unless I get very, very, very lucky.

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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by killertofu » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:56 pm

http://used.guitarcenter.com/usedgear/d ... =105073630

Maybe someone can get this thing for less? Too bad its listed as working! :)

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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by sensorium » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:10 am

I think it's funny that people act like Rev 2 is king. I'd be willing to bet none of those people have heard a rev 2 and 3 side by side. I did a test with my rev 2 and 3 in my treated room....6 synth experienced friends. 50% guessed correct, 50% incorrect. What does that tell you? I'll take the reliability of a Rev 3 over the (unnoticeable) difference between the 2 any day ;)

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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by Clavier » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:23 am

Yeah, I'm pretty fond of the 3 myself, if not for any other reason, then just for the fact that the controls are always live. It's funny how Gordon Reid and people on You Tube all seem to think the rev 2 is so much better that the 3 sounds like c**p in contrast. I like how Bluesynths described the Prophet-5 as a "Hi-Fi" polysynth. I totally agree.

Also, have anyone noticed how many P-5s have been acquired by VSE members lately? Maybe by fall, half of the regular posters will own one, like the D-50 a few summers back. :wink:
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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by Christopher Winkels » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:25 am

I'd be pleased as punch to find a Rev 3 Prophet-5. To buy a Rev 2 for that price is a score indeed. Even if it requires another $500 to fix any and all issues it would still represent a terrific value. Pat yourself on the back, mate.

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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by stikygum » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:48 am

Didn't even have to hunt down your own fuse. I bet you'll be keeping that one for a while :)
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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by hfinn » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:57 am

sensorium wrote:I think it's funny that people act like Rev 2 is king. I'd be willing to bet none of those people have heard a rev 2 and 3 side by side.
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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by otto » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:29 am

I was aware that it was a rev 2 I was getting; they did have a picture posted online. However, this being my first P5 I cannot comment on the differences. I would think that being a different chipset that they would sound somewhat different. However, which sounds better I suppose is purely subjective. Subjectivity stated as objectivity is prevalent in the instrument and recording communities.
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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by Rangoon » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:00 am

hfinn wrote:
sensorium wrote:I think it's funny that people act like Rev 2 is king. I'd be willing to bet none of those people have heard a rev 2 and 3 side by side.
+1

Kind of a funny reply, given that in your own online taste test 100% of the respondents correctly distinguished the Rev. 2 from the Rev. 3....

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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by sensorium » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:34 am

Are you speaking to me or hfinn?

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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by Joey » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:13 am

f**k NICE catch otto

how are you liking your new virus as well?
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Re: My $500 Prophet 5

Post by killedaway » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:40 am

congrats otto! looks to be in excellent condition.
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