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

Post by Manhattan Glutton » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:59 am

fluffy wrote:Yes, but check the reviews - it seems to be fairly unreliable and painful to work with.
Well then it's a sufficient replacement for drummers.

Oh snap!

Or bassists, or bandmates in general, or...
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Generic » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:12 pm

fluffy wrote:Yes, but check the reviews - it seems to be fairly unreliable and painful to work with.
That's only based on 1 review. 1 review which contains the following passage:
Do you own the product?:
No
Have you used the product?:
No
So yeah, grain of salt.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:17 pm

Hm, weird.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:29 pm

Well, there's other reviews on Amazon which also make me think it's kind of sketchy: http://www.amazon.com/Miroslav-Philharm ... B002GOXXMA

Personally the other IK Multimedia stuff I've had has also felt similarly crapped-together and has the usual 'finite activations with our own proprietary process that only punishes legitimate customers' thing so I mean I'm not a big fan of IK Multimedia to begin with. And I mean I'm not the only one who feels this way, of course; http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=c ... edia+sucks
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by ken » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:57 am

Today's deal seem like a better than average mic stand for only $14. It seems these are lot nicer than MF's usual deal of two cheapo stands for $30. If you wanted to buy a nicer mic stand, but aren't ready to put out $50-100 for K&M, check this out.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessor ... 5000001000

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

Post by fluffy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:56 am

Note that if you link directly to the product page, it doesn't show the stupid deal, just the normal price of $33.99. The RSS feed has the same problem, though. Kind of annoying.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by nyjm » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:15 am

Yeah, that pricing difference is kind of weird. Nonetheless, I heartily recommend grabbing one or a dozen of these at this price. I have two of these stands and love 'em.
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Post by ken » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:22 am

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/stupid/

Today's deal on $20 headphones are good if you need a second pair of headphones for tracking your friends or whatever. We've got a couple of these in the BSS space and they work just fine for tracking and such.

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

Post by ken » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:19 am

$50 for an M-Audio Fast Trak and entry level protools.

I am a big fan of the Fast Trak. It works and sounds great if you just need one simple input and some stereo outs. Very simple to install and use. If you are currently still recording with your computers built in audio, I suggest you upgrade to this.

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

Post by fluffy » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:01 pm

I am very tempted by today's, which is an Epiphone Les Paul with tremolo for $399 (Heritage sunburst only): http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ ... 3000191000

I'm not sure I need YET ANOTHER GUITAR though. Especially not yet another cheap one.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Generic » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:42 am

That was the deal of the day sometime last week, too. It's quite tempting and will probably return to tempt you again sometime soon.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:45 am

And today's is another set of powered monitors that looks pretty decent, for $130 (and even then the regular price of $200 isn't bad). http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audi ... 2000000000
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Generic » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:53 am

Aw man, you're making me drool.

However, I just dropped $450 on a keyboard, so I really can't afford that.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by signboy » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:40 am

Sonivox Sampla, thirty bux.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Caravan Ray » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:24 pm

fluffy wrote:And today's is another set of powered monitors that looks pretty decent, for $130 (and even then the regular price of $200 isn't bad). http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audi ... 2000000000
They are $499 in AUS. Even with the weight of postage and the hassle of having to use a US agent to arrange the purchase and postage - that is a good price.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:25 pm

I love Fostex for so many reasons. I need to give up my phones only mixing someday. I should buy these. Will I? We shall see.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:05 am

For anyone who's been looking to pick up a decent acoustic guitar for cheap, today's looks like it might be pretty good. I can't speak to their quality though. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ ... 5000010000
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Generic » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:07 pm

fluffy wrote:For anyone who's been looking to pick up a decent acoustic guitar for cheap, today's looks like it might be pretty good. I can't speak to their quality though. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/ ... 5000010000
Looks okay, with the exception of the fact that the description reads "dreadnought" but the picture is clearly of a standard-shape guitar.

It's already sold out, though. What was the price?
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by fluffy » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:29 pm

Oops. It was $200.

Also what exactly does "dreadnought" mean? I used to think it meant there was a notch to get up to the high frets but Wikipedia says it's more to do with the overall size of the body.
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Re: Stupid Deal of the Day on Musician's Friend

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:48 pm

Dreadnought simply refers to a large body acoustic guitar, which is pretty standard now. I think that term was first used by Martin guitars or one of the old famous guitar makers, can't remember, then became highly copied. The notch as you called it is just called a cutout.

edit: Google says the term dreadnought was started by Martin, which is the reason all of their guitar models start with the letter D. Huh, learn something new urrry day. :)
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Post by hillbilly » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:59 pm

What ever my opion worth, dread is normal size. parlor guits are smaller and puncher mor mids, but jumbo's have the best all round sound
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Post by hillbilly » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:04 pm

had a friend in Raleigh nc, parlor fender acoustic, paid $1200 used, with hshell. high end shit. would play and stomp the hard shell case for base. it was all some. There is some thing going on with parlor size
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