What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

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What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by Psy_Free » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:47 pm

As I can't guarantee the presents I might get from various relatives will be very exciting, I usually buy myself something for Christmas. This year I plumped for a Casio CZ-5000 (been after one for quite a while). Naughty boy that I am, I couldn't wait til Christmas day to play with my new toy and had a little mess around once it arrived, just to check it was all working you understand. Have to say, it was worth the wait. Now to wrap it up and put it under the tree.

What, if anything, are you/have you bought yourself for Christmas ?
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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:58 pm

I've bought myself a whole lot of plane tickets lately, so that's what I'm getting for Christmas. In Thailand now, will be in Sydney for NYE, New Zealand in February and then Europe in May.

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by vinyl_junkie » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:20 pm

Well I was going to buy my self a SH-101 but a few things came up that were very cheap that I couldn't say no to...

Mackie HR-624 mk1 £250
Mackie SR-32-4 VLZ Pro £250 to replace my old and dying Spirit mixer that broke

And I think I'm getting one of those portable turntable from one of my friends or that's what I think all the clues add up to lol

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by themilford » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:22 pm

I guess I bought myself a Prophet 600 a RS-09 a Sennheiser e906 and a Small Stone.

I bought the family new woofers for the Audio Note Js... so we can have a stereo again.

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by colmon » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:20 pm

beer. lots and lots of beer.

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:37 pm

Been selling gear rather than buying!!! Raised about $1800 so far.
I listened to Hatfield and the North at Rainbow. They were very wonderful and they made my heart a prisoner.

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by rhino » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:47 pm

Vacuum de-soldering station.
When the wise man points to the stars, the fool looks at the finger.
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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by krzeppa » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:50 pm

My music project consists of my wife and myself....We went in together this year and bought a brand new MacBook Pro and Logic Studio 9. She doesn't know that I also bought us Arturia Analog Collection, Korg Legacy Analog, Novation V-Station. Hope she gets me the vocal stompbox I've been begging for. :)

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by Psy_Free » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:01 pm

beer. lots and lots of beer.
That goes without saying ;)
Been selling gear rather than buying!!! Raised about $1800 so far.
That's something I'm no good at. I guess I'm just too sentimental, I even keep completely broken gear in case one day it might work again by magic, or I might try to fix it.
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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:02 pm

meatballfulton wrote:Been selling gear rather than buying!!! Raised about $1800 so far.
Actually I've got a big pile of things to sell as well at the moment, should be able to get $3k or so to spend on amps, cause my main band has a drummer now. I think a pair of bass amps, one either side of the stage, should be nice for getting the synths through. :D

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:01 pm

I bought a Macbeth M5 and a Kenton Pro MIDI to CV, apparently. Still waiting on the Kenton.

On the flip side, I'm selling some stuff for Xmas too.
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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by nathanscribe » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:50 pm

Already been naughty enough to treat myself pre-holiday, so I can't buy myself anything more just now. Got a UA710 Twinfinity, Strymon El Capistan, SE2200A (with relexion filter) and ART Pro VLA ii.

And a rack shelf. Maybe that's my present. :-)

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by garranimal » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:00 pm

rhino wrote:Vacuum de-soldering station.
This is the one you want?
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Worth every cent. It's even called "808" haha.
meatballfulton wrote:Been selling gear rather than buying!!! Raised about $1800 so far.
Same here, I don't know how much I raised. I was really bad last month, I don't even want to say. But what I really want for Christmas is a job. Looks like that will have to wait until the new year hopefully.

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by StepLogik » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:24 pm

rhino wrote:Vacuum de-soldering station.
i want one of these so bad. i've been thinking about getting the Hakko 808. i just don't do enough synth repair to justify the cost. however, if i did have one i think i'd be more willing to work on my ailing synths since de-soldering is the worst part of a repair job's labor, imo. i suck at it in the worst way, too. :lol:

i'm restoring an ESQ-1 right now and it has several components that need to be replaced in addition to re-capping the power supply. the thought of doing that with a braided solder wick sucks.

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Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas ?

Post by StepLogik » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:27 pm

garranimal wrote:
rhino wrote:Vacuum de-soldering station.
This is the one you want?
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Worth every cent. It's even called "808" haha.
everyone i've talked to says the same thing - worth every penny. is there a lot of maintenance required for that model?

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