What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by crystalmsc » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:21 am

I don't really remember the price, but it was a Korg Trinity Pro with all options.
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by Alex E » Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:41 am

Jupiter 6 for $2500 in February. Sold it last month for $2200.

Lost $300. (Ouch!!)
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by sw_hunt » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:15 am

Does £14,000 renovating my old baby grand count ;-)

Moog Voyager for £2500 and Korg Kronos for £2400

Though the Yamaha SY99 I bought in 1992 hurt a lot more at the time, can't remember how much it was though...certainly over 2 grand.

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by vladimotor » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:35 pm

Probably Nord Lead 2 ($1300), pre-eBay lavishness.

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by Solderman » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:58 pm

Jupiter 8 with MD-8 interface and flight case: $3600 in late 2007
Sold less than 3 years later for about the same.(mentioned on pg 4 but seems a bargain now)

Most for a new item was $2200 for a Kurzweil K2vx(an expanded K2000) in 1997. Now worth maybe 1/10th of that.
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by jxalex » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:33 pm

Alex E wrote:Jupiter 6 for $2500 in February. Sold it last month for $2200.

Lost $300. (Ouch!!)

out of curiosity, WHY you sold it just after a year?

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by squatski » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:39 pm

probably the tb303 I bought 6 or 7 years ago for £900and something. it sure sounded amazing but got bored of it and just thought for the money I could probably buy better thingSSS

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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by minime123 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:31 pm

a massive vintage moog modular.
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by AdamAnt316 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:09 am

For me, it was the first synth I ever bought, an ARP Solus. Nearly ten years ago, I was visiting the house of a guy who sold stuff at some of the local swapmeets when I spotted it sitting around. He said that he'd found it in an abandoned apartment, and was planning to bring it to one of the upcoming meets. After talking with a friend, I called the seller and told him I was interested in it. He brought it to the convenience store I worked at at the time, I handed him $300, and it was mine.

It barely worked when I first tried it out; I felt like I'd been ripped off, but hung onto it. Several years later, a local engineer offered to take a look at it. He traced its issues to a series of temperature-compensating resistors which were attached to some of the ICs. He replaced them as best he could, tuned it up as per the service manual, and it was back to life. On eBay, these tend to go for more than I paid for mine, so I think I did fairly well...
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by Peopleunderthesun » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:25 pm

My Minimoog for $1800. Well worth it, has brought me so much pleasure over the years.
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Re: What was the most expensive Synth you ever bought?

Post by HalloweenJack » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:12 pm

Roland V Synth for 800 euros, I always buy used synths :roll: ...ironically my son and my wife were purchasing a brand new OB6 for me as a Christmas gift (2600 euros here in Italy), they changed their minds after "exploring" with me which synths were in my wish list, and even though I think that OB6 should be an amazing synth actually I don't need/want it :o , I received a Korg Arp Odyssey module instead, the Karp was in my wish list since day one when the keyboard version went out, but couldn't stand the minikeys and always found the keyboard version overpriced here in Italy, but now finally I have it!!!, the module is fantastic =D> , I would have buy it for sure since the price is really a bargain here (550 euros)...

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