I must have been 12/13. Me and a friend used one of those 'my first sony' type tape decks with one of those voice pitch devices to recreate comedy bits the dutch Gearslutz might know as Ome Henk.
A year or two later I progressed to a TASCAM 4-track cassette recorder, a behringer mixer a friend owned and some cheap Shure mics. I remember using a sock as a popfilter.
A few more years and pretty much 65% of ALL money I made, and here I am!