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Craigslist/eBay Bragging thread, pt. 2

Postby dontfeartheringo on Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:05 am

do your victory dance here, ladies and gentlemen...


We want to hear your success stories.


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Postby Maurice on Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:57 pm

This falls out of the thread scope, since it's not Craigslist or ebay, and it wasn't a purchase...but I'm bringing it up to offer to share the love with PRFers. One recent blog post I'd read reminded me of the Wall of Voodoo rhythm machine (Joe Nanini era); someone had called it a "Kalamazoo Rhythm Ace," which is plainly wrong. A bit of investigation shows that it'd be either a Maestro Rhythm King (made in Kalamazoo) or an Acetone Rhythm Ace. When I was but a whelp, I'd seen the Call of the West era WoV live, and the Maestro Rhythm King is what was onstage.

Thinking that someone, somewhere, had digitized these sounds, I started poking around. Individual instrument hits are available here:

http://www.submodern.com/slowburn/?p=736

and I'm going to use them. But what if one wants the classic loops? One can get them here:

http://www.rhythminmind.net/drumsamples.html

...but they're in ReCycle audio loop format (.rx2) there. Doing a bit more poking about, I found a converter with a free trial period, and I've converted them to 16-bit .aiff (essentially the same as .wav; if you need .wavs, you should be able to convert them yourself). And so, ladies and gentlemen of the PRF, you may download them from here, if you're so inclined:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/muje53
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Postby Red Square on Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:35 am

very awesome! and timely! i had been trying to research what drum machine it was that Suicide used and noticed that Wall Of Voodoo seemed to use the same one...

thanks for the samples!!
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Postby terminus on Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:04 pm

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Acoustic 150 bass head for $15 on craigslist, after which I sold my 80s Maxon AD-9 for $150. Granted, the bass head doesn't work (apparently it just makes a buzzing sound), but I'm sure greg can tell me how to fix it, and it will end up fixing itself.
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Postby a. james on Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:49 pm

terminus wrote:Image

Acoustic 150 bass head for $15 on craigslist, after which I sold my 80s Maxon AD-9 for $150. Granted, the bass head doesn't work (apparently it just makes a buzzing sound), but I'm sure greg can tell me how to fix it, and it will end up fixing itself.
worth it. get it.
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Postby terminus on Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:18 am

that damned fly wrote:worth it. get it.
Got it.

The switches seem really flimsy, and it looks like there was originally a lamp or something in place of a 3mm LED to indicate when its powered up. I was a bit surprised that it doesn't have a 3 prong plug, so I'm going to add an IEC socket. I'm going to just attach the ground wire to the chassis, but I'm wondering if I should maybe have a switch or something so I can cut that connection to get rid of any potential ground loops that show up. I know my IVP's power ground connection is the same as the chassis ground and instrument ground, so there's a definite potential for ground loops with it.

I don't have a cab right now, and I was wondering whether a sealed 2x12 or a 1x15 would be more versatile for guitar and bass (and keyboard?). I don't really anticipate doing much in the way of live gigs for a year, so this would mainly be for "jamming together on some righteous (in the non-religious sense) grooves" and micing for recording purposes.
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Postby cjh on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:14 am

Thanks for the Maestro rhythm samples Maurice, lord knows why but I've just spent an enjoyable twenty minutes running them through every gain gizmo I could lay my hands on and turned them into a miniature pastiche of power electronics. I'll have a bash at Suicide next!
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Postby Rimbaud III on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:30 am

Heh. Shitehouse.
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Postby Trad on Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:40 am

I once sold a Johnson J-Station for $25.00 more than I paid for it.
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Postby KrisPoulin on Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:46 am

Beyer M380 with bidding ending on September 12, 2001.
Due to the obvious goings-on at the time, bidding was slow-to-nothing, and due to the fact that there was no reserve, I got it for $95.
For the record, my max bid was about twice that and I, too, was paying no attention to ebay at the time. I'd made my bid days earlier and had kind of forgotten about the thing until the "winning bidder" email arrived.
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Postby gjhardwick on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:36 pm

cjh wrote:Thanks for the Maestro rhythm samples Maurice, lord knows why but I've just spent an enjoyable twenty minutes running them through every gain gizmo I could lay my hands on and turned them into a miniature pastiche of power electronics. I'll have a bash at Suicide next!


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Postby a. james on Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:41 pm

terminus wrote:
that damned fly wrote:worth it. get it.
Got it.

The switches seem really flimsy, and it looks like there was originally a lamp or something in place of a 3mm LED to indicate when its powered up. I was a bit surprised that it doesn't have a 3 prong plug, so I'm going to add an IEC socket. I'm going to just attach the ground wire to the chassis, but I'm wondering if I should maybe have a switch or something so I can cut that connection to get rid of any potential ground loops that show up. I know my IVP's power ground connection is the same as the chassis ground and instrument ground, so there's a definite potential for ground loops with it.

I don't have a cab right now, and I was wondering whether a sealed 2x12 or a 1x15 would be more versatile for guitar and bass (and keyboard?). I don't really anticipate doing much in the way of live gigs for a year, so this would mainly be for "jamming together on some righteous (in the non-religious sense) grooves" and micing for recording purposes.
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Postby cjh on Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:54 am

Had another play with those samples while scoffing breakfast - the first shot at Suicide is a bit crap. My hapless mucking about aside, although their sound is deadly simple I think it's almost impossible to accurately reproduce it.
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Postby ubercat on Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:23 am

Yorkville PM8300 PA, unused, includes a few hundred feet of cables + NES in mint condition & 23 games + a really kool Fisher Price doctor's play set (1977 mint) for....









....33 dollars.

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Postby m.koren on Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:43 pm

EDIT: Sorry, but I have no idea where to put this, and I don't think it merits it's own thread...

Got to play a 1948 Gibson L7 today at a garage-sale. The seller wanted $16,000, so I had to pass on it. She also had a silverface '67 Bassman with a non-matching single 15" cab. Both for $500. Is that a good deal ? The Bassman was almost mint. I have the option to grab it next weekend.
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Postby ubercat on Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:38 am

Go get that minty bassman for 500. Fucking great deal. :) Go get it killer!
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Postby m.koren on Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:17 am

ubercat wrote:Go get that minty bassman for 500. Fucking great deal. :) Go get it killer!


Right. Thing is, silverface Bassmans are going for less than that on ebay and I'll be stuck with a nothing-special cab I have absolutely no use for. Ah fuck, I'll probably still get it. :smt102
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Postby endofanera on Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:47 pm

m.koren wrote:
ubercat wrote:Go get that minty bassman for 500. Fucking great deal. :) Go get it killer!


Right. Thing is, silverface Bassmans are going for less than that on ebay and I'll be stuck with a nothing-special cab I have absolutely no use for. Ah fuck, I'll probably still get it. :smt102

Assuming nothing has been modified, that '67 silverface is basically a blackface inside. When last I checked, Fender was building them the same way through 68 or so. It doesnt affect the ability to sell it for better money, but sound-wise it should be a real deal.
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Postby gjhardwick on Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:09 am

my brag;

Orange 2x12 with Celestion Greenbacks - £35 (inc delivery!)

and even though it was really badly spraypainted black (wtf?) i managed to sell it for £150 a week later.
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Postby phildotidiot on Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:54 pm

I just got a fender bassman 100 and a fender 215 cab for $400. Played my tele custom with the neck pick up on through it and... holy shit! that's some low end! Who wants to start a stoner rock band?
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