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#2292728 - 04/16/11 04:48 AM Name your great music finds in the pawn shops.
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I have found a lot of good things over the years.
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#2292730 - 04/16/11 04:50 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Darcity]
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Originally Posted By: Darcity
I have found a lot of good things over the years.


Shaddup, Darcity. mad

I won't go near a pawn shop (see Never Can Say Goodbye thread below). facepalm

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#2292779 - 04/16/11 07:56 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: ITGITC?]
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Bought my first keyboard - a red Farfisa Combo Compact - from a pawn shop for $250 in 1968.
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#2292804 - 04/16/11 09:44 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: mate stubb]
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Moog Opus 3 for $90 in the late 90s. The guy thought something was wrong with it because it only made funny noises. LOL
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#2292805 - 04/16/11 09:52 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: J. Dan]
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Got a MiniMoog for $300 back in the 90's. It was not a great one, so I gladly traded it in straight up for my Electro rack when that came out. I figured if I ever really wanted a Mini that bad, I could scrape up the couple of grand for a good one.

Got my D6 for $200 in the early 90's, apparently about an hour before another keyboard player came in who had heard about it....
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#2292810 - 04/16/11 10:12 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: kanker.]
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A Hohner Melodica, circa late 60's early 70's judging by the case, for $75.00 less than 5 years ago. Perfect for hotel room rehearsals.

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#2292825 - 04/16/11 11:13 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: drawback]
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DX7II pawn shop! late 90's. Guy had no idea what he was selling. $300
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#2292840 - 04/16/11 11:42 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Mogut]
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Casio CZ101 - $75

Roland SH2000 - $50

Hohner Clavinet D6 - $125

Ensoniq Mirage (rack, serial #0003) - $100

all were fully working smile

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#2292842 - 04/16/11 11:57 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: S_Gould]
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Found this, only $1.50!



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#2292847 - 04/16/11 12:09 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Sven Golly]
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Kawai SX-210 $100 CAN

And almost a Wurly. It didn't work, but the guy wouldn't take the $75 I offered him.

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#2292854 - 04/16/11 12:43 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Sven Golly]
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Originally Posted By: Sven Golly
Found this, only $1.50!



rawk


You are KIDDING! eek

I'll bet you coud get at least.... a quareter for that On eBay! thu
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#2292903 - 04/16/11 04:45 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: ITGITC?]
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LOL!!
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#2292952 - 04/16/11 09:31 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Darcity]
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Pawn shops around here are ridiculous on their pricing. I did manage to wrangle a glorious old Carver combo amp/preamp with the old Sonic Holography circuits for a couple Bens. Loved the hell out of that amp - made Dolby Pro Logic look positively Neanderthal by comparison. Sold to a friend of mine for about what I paid just so my ex wouldn't get it in the divorce. Punk wouldn't sell it back to me after the divorce was final - he liked it too much.
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#2293006 - 04/17/11 06:41 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Griffinator]
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About 4 years ago, a perfectly working Roland XP 80 for $100. The guy said he didn't have the required disks to make it work......
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#2294223 - 04/20/11 12:38 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: KeyMoe]
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@KeyMoe, UNBELIEVABLE!!
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#2294336 - 04/20/11 05:02 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Darcity]
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It's almost IMPOSSIBLE to get a good deal in a pawn shop anymore, since E Bay.

I did find a K Zildjian ( made in Turkey) 22 inch cymbal for 60 dollars 20 years ago, now worth about 2000 dollars...still have it.

My best finds have been in thrift stores. I found a Hammond A 100 one time for 19 dollars, and a Rhodes in the same place for 50 dollars. But now even thrift stores check potential valuables on e bay also.


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#2294594 - 04/21/11 01:51 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Darcity]
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I bought a Hohner D6 in a pawn shop in Vancouver about ten years ago for 50 Bucks Still have it of course

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#2294859 - 04/22/11 08:38 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: ksoper]
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Back in the mid-90's a friend called me from a pawnshop in a nearby small town. He said they had a Gibson guitar and amp for $200 so I told him to buy it and bring it on over. When he arrived I re-imbursed him and thanked him for his trouble.

The guitar is a 1959 Les Paul Jr with original case and leather strap and the amp is a Gibson Skylark with a cover most likely all purchased at the same time.

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#2294868 - 04/22/11 08:58 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: ggm1960]
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I haven't found a good deal since the late 70's. But I did get a Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollow body and a Fender Twin for $150. So that for me was the find of lifetime.

What saddens me is all the great stuff I lost to pawnshops to pay for family emergencies and kids braces!
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#2307454 - 06/01/11 09:29 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Toano88]
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Not so much a pawnshop find, but my friend and I picked up a Yamaha Electone organ from a Kijiji listing the other day for $60, and the owner threw in a Teischord C for free.
The thing is, it has broken keys, loose wiring, and is out of tune. However, I'm going to try to get it repaired!
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#2307518 - 06/02/11 07:03 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Seannn]
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Years ago a keyboardist i know found an old CX-3 almost for free in a pawn shop. Today an old CX-3 is around 400-500 euros...
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#2307587 - 06/02/11 11:47 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Seannn]
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A Yamaha CP-70 with the flight cases that was owned by Louisiana LeRoux for $350 in the early 90s.
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Wish I had stored the Cp-70 cause the woman is long gone .
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#2307591 - 06/02/11 12:07 PM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: HAM&EGZ]
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Suitcase 73 Rhodes for $300

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#2316059 - 06/29/11 12:14 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: vanessaB]
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A long time ago I bought a Helpinstill Roadmaster at a pawn shop for 300 bucks.

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#2316066 - 06/29/11 02:08 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: matinee]
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Originally Posted By: matinee
I bought a Hohner D6 in a pawn shop in Vancouver about ten years ago for 50 Bucks Still have it of course

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#2316088 - 06/29/11 06:10 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: MonksDream]
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The pawn shops around here are worthless. There's one that's had an Emax III sampler rack since at least the early 90's and the price has been the same the entire time: $2k. Morons.
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#2316408 - 06/30/11 05:12 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Jim Alfredson]
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I attend the Ham/Computer Fest at the MD State Fairgrounds every year. Back in '93 I bought an Octave CAT (remember those ads in Contemporary Keyboard with Burns, Renwick and Rags?) for $15 in perfect working order and used it for 5 years before selling it for $350 as the analog retro wave kicked in. Wish I'd kept it now; great sound and much like an ARP (I think there were legal issues in fact).
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#2316412 - 06/30/11 05:52 AM Re: Name your great music finds in the pawn shops. [Re: Jim Alfredson]
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Originally Posted By: B3-er
The pawn shops around here are worthless. There's one that's had an Emax III sampler rack since at least the early 90's and the price has been the same the entire time: $2k. Morons.


As is that guitar store in Lansing.. smile

Anyway, most Pawn Shops are Internet savvy and many check out the same value sources we do (eBay, etc.)So finding a real deal is getting harder to find.

Me? I send my Garage Sale/Estate Sale agent (my wife) to check out promising items. grin

She gladly does it for me. thu

This is where I get many of my cables, power cords, etc, for pennies on the dollar.
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