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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:04 pm

$70 Shure Sm57s on Woot. Time to stock up!

http://sellout.woot.com/offers/shure-ca ... dium=email
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby jb » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:29 pm

ken wrote:$70 Shure Sm57s on Woot. Time to stock up!

http://sellout.woot.com/offers/shure-ca ... dium=email



sold out!
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:15 pm

$99 (Reg. $150) USB Interface

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2-Input/2-Output Portable USB Audio Interface with 2x Microphone Preamplifiers, 96 KHz/24-bit Conversion

http://www.adorama.com/FRSC2I2USB.html? ... ate.912772
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:51 am

Musician's Friend is doing "Stupid Deals of the Hour" today from 6am to 6pm Pacific time.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Nov 27, 2015 9:52 am

And Hello Music is offering 15% off everything today, with free shipping on orders over $25.

http://www.hellomusic.com/

Lots of deals on lots of interesting stuff there.

Happy Black Friday!
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby jb » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:10 am

somebody stop me before I buy a teenage mutant ninja turtles guitar

Is that why they call it the "Shredder"?
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Postby Lunkhead » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:52 am

Ha. Looks very smashable...

Just an update, Hello Music's 15% off deal lasts all weekend.

And Sweetwater has a lot of good deals running all weekend too, while supplies last.

http://www.sweetwater.com/

I'm very curious about this Blue hand-built mic for only $199:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Bluebird

They also have a GoPro Hero 4 Session with a 32GB memory card, for $299.

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GoProHero4Se

(Whoa, holy crap, the movie on this other GoPro product page http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GoProHero4Si is a local SF band that I've seen a bunch of times. Good for them. Weird, also this one, Ken knows this band, we saw them open for The Rentals: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/GoProHero4Si )
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:28 am

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

Today's deal is a pair of Fostex PM0.4d monitor speakers for $180.

http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs ... 0.4d.shtml

Some folks here like fluffy I think have similar Fostex monitors and are happy with them, yes? I'm considering these as I was looking to downsize from my fairly large Event 20/20p monitors with stands/etc.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby fluffy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:15 am

Yes, I absolutely love my pair of Fostex PM0.4n, and PM0.4d is the model that replaced it.
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Postby Lunkhead » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:26 pm

Damn, I didn't buy them and now the deal is a CAD mic. :( :(
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Postby ken » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:03 pm

Stupid Deal of the Moment is an MXL V250 for $40. This mic usually costs $50, so you are actually saving a few bucks. Once you spend so little on this mic, you can then spend a few hundred making is sound really good:

http://microphone-parts.com/pages/mxl-v250-mods
http://www.oktavamodshop.com/product_in ... cts_id=225
http://www.johnbonnellmicmods.com/

or do the cheap mod as a stop gap measure:
http://www.silentsky.net/products.html
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Postby ken » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:43 am

JBL LSR305 Professional Studio Monitor (PACK OF 2) $199

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F1D ... g=tbpre-20
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby fluffy » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:33 pm

Where are you seeing that price? There's a 20% off sale which brings it down to $219ish, and there's a few used/refurbished deals for under $199, but I'm not seeing anything to get $199 on that page.
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Postby Lunkhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:12 pm

fluffy wrote:Where are you seeing that price? There's a 20% off sale which brings it down to $219ish, and there's a few used/refurbished deals for under $199, but I'm not seeing anything to get $199 on that page.


I couldn't find that price either.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:03 am

My apologies for that.

You can get them for $99 each in red from Musician's Friend.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audi ... 05&index=2
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Postby ken » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:07 am

Of course, if you're just looking for a cheap pair of 5" monitors, I'd consider the ones from Monoprice. $170 for the pair: http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=1 ... 1&format=2
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Postby Lunkhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:17 am

Amazon is offering some chances to win signed memorabilia from various artists including signed guitars. You have to sign up to be spammed by them over email to enter.

http://www.amazon.com/b/?ie=UTF8&node=11535696011

Different items are being given away every day. Of particular note, in my opinion: on Friday they will be giving away guitars signed by Jeff Lynne, and by The Zombies.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby ken » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:26 pm

Musician's Friend has a 20% $99 or more coupon.

CouponCode: HolidaySavings

They have Fostex Monitors for $99 as well http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audi ... itors-pair
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:12 pm

Note, only the white speakers are $99. The 20% off only applies to "qualifying" items, but, it looks like those speakers do qualify.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:38 am

Today's Stupid deal is the Tascam US-1200 for $80:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

It looks like it's class compliant, so, should work ok even though it's an old interface. This would be a super cheap way for somebody to get an interface with 4 XLR inputs. It's also got two 1/4" inputs for line/instrument level recording. So you could have a few mics plugged in and a bass and a keyboard or something. I find having four inputs saves a lot of unplugging and plugging in time switching between mics and instruments.

It's also got a DSP and some built in effects but I'm not sure how usable those would be if they stop making drivers or software for newer OSes.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby Lunkhead » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:32 am

Today's stupid deal is a white 30' Fender coiled 1/4" cable for $10:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

I see it for $20 on Amazon, so, half off. This is a long cable, and the coiled part is kind of cool if you're into the aesthetic of that. Some say coiled cords darken your tone a bit which may be helpful if you've got an overly bright guitar and/or amp, assuming it's true.
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Re: Deals On Gear and Software

Postby jb » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:38 am

Lunkhead wrote:Today's stupid deal is a white 30' Fender coiled 1/4" cable for $10:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

I see it for $20 on Amazon, so, half off. This is a long cable, and the coiled part is kind of cool if you're into the aesthetic of that. Some say coiled cords darken your tone a bit which may be helpful if you've got an overly bright guitar and/or amp, assuming it's true.


That must've been yesterday. Today the link shows me a "Korg Pitchblack Portable Polyphonic Tuner Black".

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