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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Caravan Ray » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:41 pm

I need new headphones. I have broken my old ones.

I should take advantage of the strong Aussie dollar and buy from the US

Musicians Friend has these:
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... 70553#used

but they only seem to ship used to Australian - not new. I don't think I want to put anything on my head that has been in contact with some smelly Seppos ears. They may have been used to listen to Nickleback or something.

Does anyone know of any other big online music stuff stores in the US?


NB - something like those Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs Precision Studiophones are listed as $79.99 in the US.
To buy the same in Australia would cost $168.00 in Australian dollars - which are now worth slightly more than a US dollar. Our retailers are really ripping us off



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Hmmmm...this seems to explains it. Found another store who has in their FAQ


http://music123.custhelp.com/app/answer ... w/shipping
We can ship anywhere in the world but certain restrictions do apply. We are only able to ship to physical addresses, and certain manufacturers will not allow authorized dealers to ship their products internationally (specifically, Adamas, Adams, Akai, AKG, Alesis, Allen & Heath, Apple, Aria, Audio Technica....We encourage our international customers to shop our extensive offering of quality used gear, on which we have no shipping restrictions.



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Found someone on ebay who will ship a new pair for $35. That might be the go
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Lunkhead » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:54 am

More MXR guitar pedals, this time a compressor and a flanger, both for $80:

http://www.goingtoday.com/
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:38 am

20' instrument cable for $5. These usually sell out fast.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Lunkhead » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:44 am

Extreme Isolation headphones, $76:

http://www.goingtoday.com/
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:07 pm

Today's deal is a 25-note USB MIDI keyboard for $30. Looks like a decent deal, and much more compact than the Oxygen8. I haven't had much luck with ION stuff in the past but for $30, sure, why not.

http://keyboards-midi.musiciansfriend.c ... D&ZYXSEM=0
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:30 pm

Don't have an iPad? Want to spend significantly more for a limited-function device with 1/128th the storage capacity? Then boy do I have a deal for you! http://books-videos-music.musiciansfrie ... D&ZYXSEM=0
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by ken » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:04 am

A pair of MXL mics for $150 today:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid

I've seen these guys at GC and the chrome looks sweet. I'm amazed these are already on clearance. I'm guessing you get mics similar to the MXL2003a and MXL603s. These mics would be well suited to the Okatavamod modifications.

http://www.oktavamod.com/

(FYI - I am currently really impressed with the CAD M179 microphone. You can also buy this mic for about $150 from a lot of places. It sounds great on everything! http://www.zzounds.com/item--CADM179)

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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by ken » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:55 am

Hey Folks,

Not sure how to finish off your mixes? The stupid deal of the day is T-Racks Mastering Software for $50.

Get it.

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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:53 am

Sold out already :(
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by ken » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:56 am

Odd. I just added one to my cart. MF has been a little odd like this lately as they are moving to a new website and it seems like some people can access it and others can't.

If you are interested in this deal, I suggest you try again throughout the day just in case.

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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:05 am

It says "sold out" on the musiciansfriend.com/stupid page but not sold out on the "more info" page, which still lists it at $50. I suspect that any orders made through the more info page will be "backordered" and then silently dropped, which seems to happen a LOT for the better deals on MF.

I went and ordered it anyway, though. I mean I'm pretty happy with Logic's mastering stuff but it never hurts to have more options.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Lunkhead » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:19 am

Today's deal is $49 for an M-Audio Fast Track USB interface with ProTools M-Powered Essential. This could be a good first audio interface for solo Song Fighters on really tight budgets who are using their laptop mics and GarageBand or some equivalent free/pirated software.

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... sku=H09959
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by ken » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:41 am

I would just like to say that I really like the M-Audio Fastrak. It is super simple to set up and use and sounds surprisingly good. It has limitations, like no phantom power and only one input, but if you have a Sm57 and only record one thing at a time, you are good to go!

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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by BBABM » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:43 am

m-audio fastrack usb, and the m-audio usb producer mic are ALL i use... of course mine are several years old, and came with "session" rather than pro tools (lame) but i love it, and it is stupid easy to use, almost any program will talk to it... the list goes on. cant beat it for the money... i may buy it again now that its 50$... mine has developed a short that buzzes occasionally.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Lunkhead » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:28 am

Today's deal is an MXL ribbon mic for only $80:

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/pr ... sku=H69305

Any feelings on this one anybody? My reflex is "Ooh, fancy, ribbon mic, whoa, so cheap". But I've no idea if it's really any good or not.

EDIT: For those who need more cowbell, here's one for $7:

http://www.goingtoday.com/
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:49 am

I bought a different cheap MXL ribbon mic when it went on sale a few years ago. I've been pretty disappointed with it. I'm probably not using it for the right things but nothing I do recording-wise is the right thing for it. It basically just sounds muddy. Maybe this one is better. I dunno.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:01 pm

Oops, I just remembered that my ribbon mic is a NADY, not an MXL.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by ken » Thu May 26, 2011 8:11 am

Today's deal is: IK Multimedia CSR Classik Studio Reverb VST for $50.

I've got these and they are easy to use and sound great. If you need some new reverbs, you should check it out.

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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:27 am

Wow, a Nady SP-4C for only $24 bux more than normal. I'm always a day late and a dollar short, buy high and sell low. But I'm not falling for this one!


......grrr, I just bought one. :(
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by ken » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:22 am

Today's deal is an entire orchestra for $30!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:28 am

Yes, but check the reviews - it seems to be fairly unreliable and painful to work with.
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