What did you buy in 2018?

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e@rs
KVRAF
3939 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:51 am

Got it, thanx! I was looking at some Auralex stuff, but in the end I think I'll approach the DIY method for my room. Unfortunately I have trouble in finding the right materials locally.

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Aloysius
KVRAF
23000 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:01 am

I wandered into a charity shop on my way home yesterday and bought a Line 6 Pod HD500 for EUR 85. Looks like it was used maybe once. Awesome. :)
Never buy something you don't want just because it's a bargain.

Reefius
KVRian
526 posts since 7 Dec, 2013 from Belgium

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:55 am

NI KK S49 MK2, Behringer Model D, Steinberg UR44 audio interface, a new PC and 32" monitor.

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Bombadil
KVRAF
3004 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:55 am

tapper mike wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:58 am
Here is a (terrible) picture. Have to wait until dark to get a nice shot. This one in no way does the guitar justice.

Made in Korea.

P1140336.jpg
The serial reads 'KS' which means it's the Samick plant.
There is absolutely no fault on this guitar that I could find. It is as if I'd given it over to my luthier friend and gotten it back after he worked his magic on it.
Intonation: perfect;
Frets; not a single sharp fret, not a single buzz, relief needed is minimal, which is important because;
The action is pretty low, right in my ballpark.
The nut is cut correctly. Again, not always a given;
The volume/tone controls are quite sensitive;
The pups are great. This guitar sounds as good as it looks.
If this is the last guitar I buy, and it probably is, then I've gone out in style. I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants a really good 12er without paying a fortune for a Ricky, or who's hands are too big for the Ricky. I see them advertised on American sites for $999.00 MAP. I wonder what they can be had for if you ask? Things are always more expensive here, but, for $999 or less, this is a no-brainer if you're in the market. :party:
Can't go wrong with Peerless made hollow and semi hollow no matter what the brand.
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Bombadil
KVRAF
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Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:56 am

Did something weird, there...
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Aloysius
KVRAF
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Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:05 pm

... in your trousers?
Never buy something you don't want just because it's a bargain.

surreal
KVRian
1165 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:20 pm

A yamaha Psr s670

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Bombadil
KVRAF
3004 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:38 pm

Aloysius wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:05 pm
... in your trousers?
That's a given. I meant with the quote and my reply getting mashed together.
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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toonertik
KVRian
837 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:41 pm

D-Fusion wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:40 am

The sound quality is great and sounds the same as the pres on the the Scarlett with no hiss or other artifacts :tu:
Thanx for answer... I'm thinking I'll get one after x_mas.. or after New Year...
If the later>> what am I doing here!!
(I have to make my old hardware justify it's existence while in my stewardship)

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Aloysius
KVRAF
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Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:41 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Aloysius wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:05 pm
... in your trousers?
That's a given. I meant with the quote and my reply getting mashed together.
:lol:
Never buy something you don't want just because it's a bargain.

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Bombadil
KVRAF
3004 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:58 pm

Btw, you got a good deal on the POD HD. I had an XT, ending up selling it for €65.
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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Aloysius
KVRAF
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Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:01 pm

It seems very good indeed. I was shocked when I saw it sitting there. Got it registered at Line 6 and downloaded all the software. I'm chuffed with it. :)
Never buy something you don't want just because it's a bargain.

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RichieWitch
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543 posts since 15 Jun, 2015

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:46 pm

Very little gear shopping this year, but I splurged for a Prophet 6, picked up a road case for it, and one of those crazy new ehx expression pedals. I was on business travel from February thru October, so that really limited what I was willing to buy and cart around with me. I picked up a Dell xps15 and loaded it with all my music software to give me something to do in the hotel. When I got home last month, I bought a two-tier keyboard stand, so my Prophet and my DX7 can be played together.

Oh, and picked up Dune 3 the other day. I've always enjoyed working with the Dune synths.

tapper mike
KVRAF
4952 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:54 am

Bombadil wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:55 am
tapper mike wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Bombadil wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:58 am
Here is a (terrible) picture. Have to wait until dark to get a nice shot. This one in no way does the guitar justice.

Made in Korea.

P1140336.jpg
The serial reads 'KS' which means it's the Samick plant.
There is absolutely no fault on this guitar that I could find. It is as if I'd given it over to my luthier friend and gotten it back after he worked his magic on it.
Intonation: perfect;
Frets; not a single sharp fret, not a single buzz, relief needed is minimal, which is important because;
The action is pretty low, right in my ballpark.
The nut is cut correctly. Again, not always a given;
The volume/tone controls are quite sensitive;
The pups are great. This guitar sounds as good as it looks.
If this is the last guitar I buy, and it probably is, then I've gone out in style. I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants a really good 12er without paying a fortune for a Ricky, or who's hands are too big for the Ricky. I see them advertised on American sites for $999.00 MAP. I wonder what they can be had for if you ask? Things are always more expensive here, but, for $999 or less, this is a no-brainer if you're in the market. :party:
Can't go wrong with Peerless made hollow and semi hollow no matter what the brand.
All the information I have states that the Samick no longer operates in Korea. Samick moved it's global headquarters to Tennessee - http://www.smcmusic.com/ It still sells acoustics but they are all made in China or India. The Incheon factory that used to make Samick's is now used for both Peerless and World Music Supply Co

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Bombadil
KVRAF
3004 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

Re: What did you buy in 2018?

Post Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:45 am

Ok. Still a superb instrument. My experience with Pac-Rim guitars is basically that they've gotten pretty good at electric gits, but acoustic guitars are still sub-par to American and European makes. There are exceptions, like Eastman, but even they have their issues. Again, just my experience. :tu:
“We're an Anarcho-Syndicalist commune”
Dennis

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