July 17, 2006

Crumar Performer

by Chris Randall

I scored a Crumar Performer off Craigslist for almost a yard sale price. How 'bout that? I'm gonna go pick it up tomorrow. I have a soft spot in my heart for string synths. I've owned an ARP Omni 2 and a Roland RS09 at various times. Never had a Performer, but I've heard good things. We'll see 'bout that.

But anyways, I religiously look through the Craigslist postings in my area for things like this, but this is the first time it's actually paid off. I'm quite pleased.



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Jul.17.2006 @ 8:49 PM
p.p.s. i feel kinda sorry for the poor guy who bought my old Arp Omni 2 off craigslist. Yikes, that was a piece of...

Jul.17.2006 @ 9:20 PM
Chris Randall
Damn, that's tempting, but I have a hard time coming up with something I need _less_ than an SDS-8 system.



Jul.18.2006 @ 12:11 AM
penzoil washington
most of that simmons stuff is good for one or two useable sounds., tops. i've had both the analog and sampled stuff. their handclap machines are hilarious, though.

the synare stuff, on the other hand, is insane and flexible. i have the simple Synare 3 and would love one of their bigger systems.


Jul.18.2006 @ 2:47 AM
I also really like the Crumar Trilogy... it is a Performer style string synth, organ, and standard analog synth in one.

Jul.18.2006 @ 11:14 AM
2 months ago I bought a mint Fender Rhodes mark 2 electric piano (needs a tuning) and a mint Juno 60 (with box and manuals) for $350 canadian.

The price was originally $200 for both but he jacked it up after receiving tons of emails. Still reasonable though. (ahahahhhahaha)


Jul.18.2006 @ 11:15 AM
Chris Randall
Damn, that's a good score too. I'm going to pick up the Performer tonight. We'll see how it turns out. I have to drive more than an hour to get it.



Jul.18.2006 @ 1:38 PM
I can top that...I bought a Fender Rhodes Suitcase Mk1 for $125. Three speakers were blown in the suitcase (but you can take the signal from the FX loop, so I just DI it), and I needed to completely re-adjust half the tines, but thankfully Harold Rhodes designed it so it would be easily fixable. It's a real beaut, sounds like a monster through a fuzz pedal. I don't have room in my current apartment so it's hanging out in my parents' house next to a few busted combo organs, but I will never sell it.

Now if I could only score a Clav...


Jul.18.2006 @ 2:31 PM
Is a mark 1 that much better than a mark 2? Mine is also a suitcase.

$350 CDN ($310 US) for a externially perfect Rhodes (the one w/ wooden keys too) and a perfect Juno 60 with original cardboard box and manual.

So I basicially paid $160 US for the Rhodes, while you paid $125, and I got a Juno 60 for $160 US, and you got nothing else, plus you had to fix yours up.

You probably didn't even use craigslist to find it. You top nothing (unless a mark I is that much more valuable, which I doubt).


Jul.18.2006 @ 4:24 PM
I got a Parker Nightfly in perfect unplayed condition, still with the plastic on the pickguard and the sticker from Haight st Music that had $1499 written on it (MSRP not actual price) for $500 and it was one of a short run model that had 3 single coils in strat layout. Then there was the Casio CZ-5000 and RZ-1 for $80 total, and a Sek'd/Marian Marc8Midi Soundcard (retails for around $500) which I traded for an Echo Mia.


Jul.18.2006 @ 6:14 PM
Porco Rosso
Crap or find?

Radio Shack MG-1 from a pawnshop in Spokane: $37.

Hohner Clavinet E7 from a pawnshop in Salt Lake: $75

Mosrite Ventures II (Ramones!!!) guitar that had seen better days: $25


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