March 20, 2007

What a beauty...

by Chris Randall
 



This has been making the rounds, and if you're interested you have no doubt seen it. I have to be honest and say that while it is completely unnecessary, if I had the 50-odd grand this is gonna go for, I'd seriously consider it. Historical significance, looks, and a big fat bottle of Mojo to go with it. Anyways, many pictures and some information here. Hey, Paul, if you don't get the offer you're looking for, I have plenty of room to store that thing for you...

 
 
 

5 comments:

 
 

 
Mar.20.2007 @ 7:48 PM
retrosynth
There's also a IIIp up for sale with two 960 sequencers. It was listed on Craigslist last month for $12k but lots of people called the seller to tell him it was worth 2-3x that. He's pulled it out of storage and taken pictures, but it hasn't been gone over by a tech so probably needs $5-10k of loving care from Kevin or Julie.

link [www.2712.com]">link [www.2712.com]

 
 

 
Mar.20.2007 @ 10:31 PM
penzoil washington
ok i take back everything i said equating modulars with model railroading. me want choo choo.
 
 

 
Mar.21.2007 @ 2:54 PM
mitchell
I know this has been said, and I hate to sound like a model-railroader with bug in his ass, but you could probably buy the entire synthesizers.com catalog 3 times over for that kind of coin and have the world's largest modular (which would definitely make you an idiot, but I digress).

I understand the historical significance, but still, I bet the real Moog doesn't sound any better. I'm sure that will offend people, but once you're past the formidable vintage Moog voodoo factor and your erection is over, electronic component tolerances/quality were awful then compared to now, and I suspect the schematics for the modules are pretty darn close.

And if you had that kinda disposable income for a monster modular, you could spend it on MOTM, Modcan or some other pricey thing that will do a lot more. And you can spend additional cash buying more modules instead of paying Kevin Lightner (nothing against the very talented Mr. Lightner!).


mitchell

 
 

 
Mar.21.2007 @ 3:02 PM
Chris Randall
Yup. All true. But there's the rub: sexy goes a long ways. If you had a monster MOTM or .com system, the first comment would be "wow, that's big." If you had this, the only word would be "wow," unqualified. More modules doesn't make the song any better, and one second of mojo is worth ten thousand miles of patch cable.

That said, given that kind of disposable cash, I would probably purchase a new 200e, because it appeals to my creative needs more than the others. But if I had that kind of disposable cash, truthfully, I wouldn't bother making music any more. I'd be too busy snowboarding/surfing/whatever.

-CR

 
 

 
Mar.21.2007 @ 5:47 PM
penzoil washington
I'd also go for the 200e, though I would bother to make music given those Buffet bucks.
 
 

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