Giving Up Gear (was Re: Synth-playing Women)

From mikekent
Sent Thu, Sep 11th 1997, 20:02

>>On the downside, if/when you split up, they'll want half the equipment....
>>
>>Whereas, in most people's situation, they'll just say, "You can keep all
>>that junk...."
>
>True, but can you image the dillema of deciding which synths to take, and
>which synths to leave with you.
>
>Interesting problem, if you had to get rid of half of your equipment, what
>would you absolutely HAVE to keep ?
>
>It has to be my Jp-8 with my MS-20 in close second...

Wow, that would be really tough for me now. A year ago it wasn't as hard. I
made that decision some time ago, I did not split up with my wife, but I
needed space and money. Over the last 18 months I cut down to 15 synths (I
still feel lucky to have so many), probably with a few more to go soon.

Here are some that I don't think I'll ever give up:
  System-100
  System-100M
  Steiner Parker Modular
  Jupiter-8
  Octave Cat
  Pro-One
  + One really good modern wavetable synth: Currently XP-50.
Stuff I have decided to keep, but would give up if absolutely necessary:
  SH-7
  Micromoog
  TR-606
  Sound Canvas
Stuff I may sell one day soon:
  Jupiter-8 #2
  Sonic Six
  AlphaJuno-2 with Programmer
  Roland EM-305
  D-550 (currently FS at $450 OBO)
Some of the many items I was willing to give up:
  MKS-80 with MPG-80
  Minimoog
  MKS-30
  Moog 15 Modular (this was the hardest to give up)
  CZ-101
  Juno-60
  Prophet-600
  CS-15
  2 x System-100 (yes I had 3, kept 1)
  TR-808
Things I hope to get back some day:
  Prophet-600 (trade yours for my Sonic Six anyone?)
  Minimoog
I also really want a System-700, but I'm not optimistic that I'll ever find
one that I can afford.

Regards,
Mike.

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