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Gear you've given/thrown away?
Old 1st June 2006
  #31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plush
I dumped a pair of Earthworks mics out the window of a moving car. The mics were ****, the designer a bull****ter, and the recording experience distinctly sub par.

I used them with disappointment each time and finally conveyed them to a busy street in Chicago. After I announced it, some guys were emailing me to find where I'd dumped them.

Maybe someone picked them up (but only after many trucks had run over them.)
Am I the only person who suspects that (a) this story is apocryphal and (b) some sort of private agenda is being played out here?
Old 1st June 2006
  #32
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I gave away my last ADAT. Its market value had sunk so low that a guy who was willing to drive down from New Hampshire to pick it up was spending about as much on gas as it was worth. And I figured if I gave it to him free I wouldn't have to worry about getting the irate phone call when it broke down (which it certainly soon would have, because they always did).
Old 1st June 2006
  #33
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Glenn, sell the RNC and make a donation in someone's name to "The Human Fund".

http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/TheStrike.htm

War
Old 1st June 2006
  #34
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I donated a pair of Alesis 3630 compressors to the local college radio station. They do a lot of live rock broadcasts of local bands, and they were glad to have them.
Old 2nd June 2006
  #35
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I gave a pair of Auratones to a broke friend who needed stereo speakers.
Old 1st November 2006
  #36
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hell yeah, i'm 21 and i'm on here everyday, and in my project studio everyday. Working my ass off reading up on everything, asking questions, and working just to buy anything i can, so if you guys are gonna throw stuff away that someone could make use of, throw it in my garbage. I'm free to pm and i pay for shipping. thanks guys.
Old 1st November 2006
  #37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Plush
I dumped a pair of Earthworks mics out the window of a moving car. The mics were ****, the designer a bull****ter, and the recording experience distinctly sub par.

I used them with disappointment each time and finally conveyed them to a busy street in Chicago. After I announced it, some guys were emailing me to find where I'd dumped them.

Maybe someone picked them up (but only after many trucks had run over them.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Middleton View Post
Am I the only person who suspects that (a) this story is apocryphal and (b) some sort of private agenda is being played out here?
Hello Brian,

Although the dumping of the mics sounds non credible, it did indeed happen.
I had no interest in spending one single moment to advertise the mics for sale.
Instead, I did what I thought they deserved--I made them urban trash.

It felt great to dump them out the window. I never looked back.
(however, I DID post the dumping location on Greaslutz)

I'm not made of money, but these deserved exactly the action they got.
Old 1st November 2006
  #38
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Plush, you are something else..heh


I gave away a pair of km184s to my little brother last year. Couldnt pay me to use those damn things.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Plush View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plush
I dumped a pair of Earthworks mics out the window of a moving car. The mics were ****, the designer a bull****ter, and the recording experience distinctly sub par.

I used them with disappointment each time and finally conveyed them to a busy street in Chicago. After I announced it, some guys were emailing me to find where I'd dumped them.

Maybe someone picked them up (but only after many trucks had run over them.)



Hello Brian,

Although the dumping of the mics sounds non credible, it did indeed happen.
I had no interest in spending one single moment to advertise the mics for sale.
Instead, I did what I thought they deserved--I made them urban trash.

It felt great to dump them out the window. I never looked back.
(however, I DID post the dumping location on Greaslutz)

I'm not made of money, but these deserved exactly the action they got.
Old 2nd November 2006
  #39
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Given away:

Presonus Bluemax (oh really?)
Oktava 219 (i think)
Samson 5 channel headphone amp
cheap Shure sd condenser
CAD E100 (gift, though. I like that mic.)


Thrown away... correction: SHOULD throw away:

Echo Layla 20bit.
It **** the bed years ago, but I just can't throw anything away.
Old 2nd November 2006
  #40
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Lesseeee....probably can't remember it all but....

Given away:
MXL V69
Behringer 2 channel pre
Ashly 4 channel gate
Alto Sax only good for wall decor

Thrown away:
Many pairs of subpar headphones
Several drum machines (have always kept my Korg 110 Super Drums tho)
A TON of cables by Hosa an the Shack (not really gear but ....)
An organ of which I can't remember the brand
ADAT XT
2 trumpets

I'm sure there is more - just escapes me at the moment.
Old 2nd November 2006
  #41
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I Gave away
A couple of Pultec EQP 1 's they were just too big....took up too much space in the rack so I gave em to someone.

Replaced them with some nice DOD graphic eq's

much easier to make smiley faces on.













Then I woke up......ahhhhh just a nightmare......
Old 14th July 2008
  #42
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I gave an entire sound system to the HArri Krishna's.
12U Raxless case,
Rebuilt all 4 monitors with new drivers,
BBE maximiser
2 shure wireless microphones
400 foot of monster cable
6 channel amp and EQ.

I even installed it.
$2700 and a weeks labor. (15% discount from guitar center!)

They promptly **** in my face after the donation and work was done.
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