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I have an interesting trade coming up...hopefully!

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:51 am
by iProg
The last month I've been listening a lot to 80's stuff with great P5 players. I realized then that the Prophet '08, which I am very content with, doesn't really liveup to that sweet vintage sound one wants. I'm much for nostalgia.

So I put out an ad in hope to trade the P08 for a P5, Jp-8, OB-X/Xa/8 with cash in between, of course.

Nothing happens for two weeks.

Then I get a mail from a guy who says he has a great condition P5 rev.3 that he is sending in for service because of some sticky keys and says he is willing to do the trade with $250 in cash in between..

How does this sound to your ears? Is the rev. 3 reliable?

Re: I have an interesting trade coming up...hopefully!

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:54 am
by guitarsandsynths
Pretend you don't really want it, then grab it and run as fast as you can!!!! :lol:

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Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:33 am
by RobotHeroes
I would start by posting in buyers guide. :lol:

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Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:17 pm
by iProg
Come on guys, I need some help here!

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Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:35 pm
by hfinn
Well the average price of a P5 is about $1000 more than a P8 so what do you really need help with? Sounds like a no brainer to me.

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Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:35 pm
by Clavier
I will pitch in that the average rev 3 is stable enough that if you take care of it and give it a good service, it wont really give you any problems. They are easier to own than most people make out. Mine doesn't even go out of tune after hours of playing. One thing I can say for the Prophet is that it's a subtle beast, but a musicians instrument through and through. I hope it works out for you.

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Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:26 pm
by premieklovn
and in the future it will probably be way easier to get another P08 than a P5.

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:32 am
by RobotHeroes
premieklovn wrote:and in the future it will probably be way easier to get another P08 than a P5.
hfinn wrote:Well the average price of a P5 is about $1000 more than a P8 so what do you really need help with? Sounds like a no brainer to me.
Good points.

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:42 am
by clusterchord
hfinn wrote:Well the average price of a P5 is about $1000 more than a P8 so what do you really need help with? Sounds like a no brainer to me.
+1000

grab it. and.. run !!

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:48 am
by tunedLow
What about the old saying - if it sounds too good to be true... Just saying.

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:10 am
by lhm1138
Yeah, this smells like fish dicks. I'd step lightly.

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:59 am
by Clavier
Caution should be exercised of course, but I basically traded a DW-6000 for my P-5. The guy just needed something that was a little better for gigging with and the DW-6000 was it. Sounds like a similar situation.

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:53 pm
by iProg
Thank you guys!

The trade took place yesterday. There was really no question about it in the end.
The Prophet-5 is in good service hands right now and I'm picking it up on the next friday. The guy was really nice, he was a big fan of synth pop and had been selling off some of his stuff recently for very low prices because he needed space, cash and inspiration. He got rid of his Moog Voyager signature for 22k SEK which is very low...

Proud owner of a Prophet-5! :D

Re: I have an interesting trade coming up...hopefully!

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:25 pm
by tunedLow
Sweet, glad that worked out for you.

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Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:33 pm
by Clavier
Right on!