nady 8ch pre
some 58's & 57's i had in excess..
lots of guitar pedals...
motu midi timepice av
joe meek JM27
alesis monitor one
alesis 3630 comp
gradiente system one hifi preamp
an old peavey bass i had around
mostly old stuff leftover from my adat days... used the money to buy better stuff..
don't miss any of them ( well ,maybe i miss the s900 but i had not turned it on in a few years)
as for my midi stuff i only kept an xp-10 that i use as a controller (until i get something better, like a weighted 88-key controller) and my JX-10 analog synth which no matter how old and faulty it gets i always use for pad sounds.... especially movie soundtracks....
For me some of why I didnt sell what I wanted to where things like this big ass 2 track that I want picked up. Crating it is just not worth it to me. Also I have a scamp rack
that someone wanted, but the harness wasn't labeled and I didnt want to send it out not being labeled and tested since I hadn't used it since I moved, so I put 1/4 connectors on the thing since that was what the buyer wanted and just never got a chance to test and label the thing. Oh well maybe in 07
Most pre's have a "range" that's a little forgiving when you're setting gain. Like, for a random example, if you're miking an acoustic guitar, if you've got the pre on "6" it might sound a little low, "8" might be pushing it, so anywhere inbetween will work.
The Octopre has zero wiggle room in this regard. The proper setting will be "7.3". If you have it at "7.2." it will sound washed-out and wimpy. "7.4" will sound harsh and clippy. If you have the patience to find this magic number, you can get a full-throated and ballsy sound. I think maybe most people are erring on the high side, and from this flows the impression that it's ALWAYS harsh and clippy. And as you listen, as you're dialing in the gain, you don't hear the source getting "louder," you hear the "zone of amplifying" widen. It is some weird sh*t, for sure, but the thing is not worthless, it's just very, very touchy.
They did you a favor by taking it back. Why would you want a piggy gas guzzler like that. Get a Cooper mini!
It did get 20 mph, not excessive consumption. Mini Coopers are death machines around here, they don't do well here in the land of SUV's. Besides, they won't go where I want to go, away from everyone in the middle of nowhere. You need 4 wheel drive for that. I refuse to be restricted by the lack of freedom presented by goverment roads. Besides, Coopers can't jumb curbs.
Jeep's are great Cherokee's and Grand Cherokee's handle themselves off-road very well. Wranglers go anywhere, obviously.
Another great one for off-road and in town is the Nissan Xterra. Went out in the hills with a friend in one a week ago and I was surprised how well it handled the rough roads. It's very comfortable.
Other good options are the Nissan Murano and Infinity FX.