Used Gear Yes Or No?
Do any of y'all have had experience with used gear? Cause to tell you the truth I've been thinking about trying it in the future. The mars & guitar center prices kind of put a dent in the wallet? Any advice while scoping out the used gear? Also do a lot of the big producers for their studios do you think they buy used gear?
All my gear is used and works fine. The only thing I have new is my mixing board, and even that was a "blemished item," so I guess it was used also. I'm cheap; I can't pay a lot for anything.
... And also, all my samples are 2nd hand, hehe,
Well ... actually most of my gear has been bought used, from sampler to sequencer, 'cause you really can't get new 12-bit samplers from a store anymore +))
I've been lucky with mines I think, as I've heard some sad stories including people and used gear.
But remember, If you decide to buy it 2nd hand, make sure you can test the joint before you spend your kid's college-fund, or at least get the seller's contact-information so you can give a head some heat afterwards if something comes up.
Just my 2. cents,
Ällistysmies / J-Town Projects - Subsix Extracktz @
If you ever run into a crack head with some gear you better get that shit just make sure it's not some one's you know or yours
I'll use my PC/equipment purchasing experience as an example:
Roland JV1010 sound module
Midiman DMan2044 Soundcard
All of the above work flawlessly..
Plextor CD Burner
ABIT KT7A Raid Motherboard
Roland UA-100 Midi/Audio Interface
All of the above have been a PAIN!!
I've ordered brand new gear/computer parts and received the wrong item SEVERAL times.
I buy new when I have to, but lately I've been thinking that if you take your time and research the product and the seller (Ebay). You'll do just fine.
I've been fuckin' with new and used gear for yearz. there's nothing wrong with used gear as long as you check it out first. some pieces like the asr-x, although a powerful machine, some of their buttons and knobs start to malfunction...
gear is just like anything else....cars, houses, 6000 gallon water tanks,....you can buy it used or new....new is brand spankin new so it cost more....used has been used before and is much cheaper, but has the possibility to be damaged or sunmn/...
studios work with a budget just like you only bigger,,,,im sure if they need to and feel the deal is safe they buy used.
as long as it aint broken, i dont see any difference.