Reaping the Ebay harvest

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Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Chris Abbott » 18/07/2013 - 8:23

Love the (home-made) NES mouse... and is that Angie on the cover? 80s-tastic :)
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Post by Commie_User » 18/07/2013 - 23:06

Well despite that mouse being some kind of foam dummy, there's still great stuff out there, no doubt about that.



And for dawn of the 80s fun, check this out:

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-Vic ... 46113247c7

Quick start: http://www.sleepingelephant.com/v-web/b ... 7a2c2a#top



Such keyboard fun could see me finally have a VIC on my retro wall. Hell, if a SNES can make it up there just for the two notators on Mario Paint and Fun And Games......



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/boxed-fully-w ... 4ac4940a6f

You bet 'with sound and music'. I'd like to hear a single made with that.


Case: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Commodore-VIC ... 3f271d22fc

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Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Commie_User » 19/07/2013 - 9:49

And for another interesting record, look at Mighty Mighty Man: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROY-BROWN-MIG ... 35c99b84d7

It's the first record I'm aware of to be banned for licentious language.




And a much cheaper Bessie Smith race record.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/78-Rpm-Bessie ... 5679191%26



No matter how young or old the stuff, it all meets the leveller of the great online garage sales. If they're lucky enough to survive to old age.

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Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Chris Abbott » 19/07/2013 - 11:33

Makes you wonder if we have special stuff in our DNA making us care about things the rest of the world has long discarded... (though I admit 78RPMs aren't at the top of my nostalgia wishlist either... I guess it's those individual differences again...
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Post by Commie_User » 19/07/2013 - 22:23

Well I certainly think it's ironic that our First World is now so advanced that we can revert to using old stuff for art and pleasure. And there's a great spread of both outdated and retro stuff that we can revel in nostalgia, have use of genuinely great stuff which you can't quite get today or a little of both.

Best of the ages I suppose. I've certainly filled my place so much that I impose a usefulness rule on myself. Any machine on the retro wall must immediately have something to do in the studio, for example. Or I won't buy anything I'm not really really into now. Talk about over-consumption.




Though I made a loophole for spares. With only one serial fully operable for networking, I'm really after this particular A1200. It looks pristine from here, has a hard drive and is very cheap: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 1118329519

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Post by Commie_User » 19/07/2013 - 23:37

And after reading a meme website, I tried to find a stuffed animal as creepy as the Depression Dog.

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http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/depression-dog



Didn't.



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Taxidermy-Dog ... 3a7f9ec8e8


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Taxid ... 46101c42bd


The badger looks like he's having a rather relaxed time being dead.

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Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Commie_User » 21/07/2013 - 23:39

I like that album cover.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MATT-MONRO-HI ... 20d548d248



Look, a smiley happy face:

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Revox-D36-Ree ... 27d4a75d53

I like that in a Revox.







He can record the way professionals do... lying on the floor in his pyjamas.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1974-Akai-4-C ... 53de45c9f1







Another computer open reel machine. I wonder how to hook it to a 64? Anyone with a serial-SCSI converter let us know.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-9348-002- ... 232d74a5d3

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Post by Chris Abbott » 22/07/2013 - 10:40

Even looking at that open reel machine makes me panic, for some reason. And don't get me started on the guy in his dressing gown...
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Post by Commie_User » 22/07/2013 - 21:48

Well let me take you back from the worrying tape recorder road and back onto the nice, safe retro video game console road...

Studio use edition.



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Guitar-Hero-W ... 2a2e932c21

This one has the sequencer mode with keytar, mike and drumpad compatibility. Not much in it but the step sequencer's fun and it's a cool novelty composing on your mere console.




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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SINGSTAR-QUEE ... 2c70f8429d

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SINGSTAR-QUEE ... 3cd35f7999

And quality karaoke, still in its shrinkwrap.




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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Music-2000-Pl ... 3383da6249


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PS1-MTV-Music ... 5af276d0c2

£40 but you can have it. Should work with the mouse too: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Music-2000-fo ... 460e8c3909






Music Maker sequencer: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400521312402? ... 1497.l2649


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Music-3000-fo ... 46113d2742


Music 3000 mate, if you must have it all. Which I think I may.




Oh and the sampler:

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MTV-MUSIC-GEN ... 56529d17db







Plugging emulated band equipment in the PS2 on top of taking sound sources, before mixing a composition and mastering via SP/DIF to your PC or CD recorder. The mind boggles at the splendour of keeping such old consoles going as rack gear. As tomorrow's 'chiptune' wonder relic.


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And a fresh SCART switchbay for when mine goes a bit too wrong: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCART-switchb ... 53fb87b05f

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Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Commie_User » 23/07/2013 - 20:44

Mega Drive modem.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TEC-TOY-Mega- ... 1e7b2bd2c9

Oh.



And a Sega Mega Drive LP:

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEGA-Mega-Dri ... 56520406a0

Ah.



I wanted so much to find a more pressing justification for having my Mega Drive on the retro music wall, besides Michael Jackson's Moonwalker with its samples built in. Didn't quite find it.


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And for my own reference, the sealed Guitar Hero backup spares I still 'need' are 3 and World Tour. I've got 5 sealed in the box set but want another to open.

My god, are people like us really that anal?





JOB LOT OF 10 MATE.....

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JOBLOT-OF-10- ... 4610e931a5

Buy 20, get another 10 FREE. Hmmm........




Just the one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GUITAR-HERO-W ... 58a0a05561


3: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Guitar-Hero-3 ... 232885b558



5: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Guitar-Hero-5 ... 337d28d1f5

...Just looked on the shelf to see I've got 5. Brilliant. But buy it yourself though.

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Post by Commie_User » 23/07/2013 - 21:55

And perhaps I can find some tenuous orchestra pit use for my Gamecube......


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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Donkey-Konga- ... 19de1c2caf


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Donkey-Konga- ... 25806e109b


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksi ... &_from=R40


Could help practice if nothing else.

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And maybe a PS2 Action Replay, which also has handy utilities with it, plus Gamecube one for luck.

Sony: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACTION-REPLAY ... 589f4b892f

Nintendo: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DATEL-ACTION- ... 563614a895

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Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Commie_User » 24/07/2013 - 9:00

Well I've completed my PS2 Hero collection now. (Who's the MAN... (with 9 excess backups of World Tour)?)


Could still look out for controllers.

Standard red ones: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RED-OCTANE-WI ... 338255690b

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Play-Station- ... 1c34125938




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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BEATLES-ROCKB ... 3a829e6c31

I bought a beautiful Hofner one myself and I love to dig it out when feeling especially good.



Could consider this Kramer: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Playstation-2 ... 3383efcb2a

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And CERTAINLY this stringed Mustang, doubling as MIDI axe when not in the game. If the Sony's in the studio, I could go whole hog and take things full circle as I did the MIDI drums for it.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROCK-BAND-3-W ... 1c2f2d70d6

Well, that's it. Electricity board rebate gone West with just one more purchase. Totally worth it.

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And this looks nice.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-PlayStat ... 4ac740a0f8


Good price cuts waiting 'til they're out of date or put on special offer.


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So chaps here know I love the improvisation. Just as I had a 15ips capstan sleeve made for my Akai and was very impressed with what it could do. Rich, full, crisp sound with a 1969 affordable domestic unit, especially impressive when the 4000D could also perform 'tricks' like superimposition and individual twin-track modes on the stereo channels.

And even now, my dub of Written In Red by The Stranglers sounds very nice compared to stuff done on the proper Tascam 34.

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'Course, it wore the motor out. But for a 20 year-old, pre-Ebay me, I thought it was the only way I could have all that.

All hail it.

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Post by Commie_User » 24/07/2013 - 18:25

And just as I think I've got the Sony covered.....

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Frequency-Son ... 4610ef9c5b

Part game, part music thingy. Hmmmm.






And just for the museum, I could get the DJ Hero, though it's not my genre at all. It's cheap enough. And who knows, I could enjoy it if I play with it and I could even grab some samplings.



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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PS2-DJ-HERO-G ... 19df9cb4c4





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4p1H6E7z78
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hj_x8cQwgo



Though if I want something a little less superfluous, I could grab the keytar instead.

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ROCK-BAND-3-W ... 1c2bf969c9

As I'm sure World Tour takes a keyboard: http://www.rockband.com/compatibility




Cheap Ejay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/eJay-Dance-Ra ... 4610916845

Might as well.



I mean wow, look at it. And to suddenly get political from out of left field, there's a lot to thank Margaret Thatcher for. (So perhaps that should be out of right field.)
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Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Chris Abbott » 24/07/2013 - 21:13

Can't find it on eBay (And probably wouldn't buy it if they did, just don't have the space), but I'm going to put this here because I used it for my very first recordings and I've got a soft spot for it!



I'm amazed my mum was able to afford one, frankly!
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Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest

Post by Chris Abbott » 24/07/2013 - 21:20

And.... I still have this in the loft... my first proper synthesizer. Played the hell out of it.

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