Every now and then you get lucky with a gear purchase!

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Administrator Since: Apr 03, 2002

Many months ago I went to a thrift store and found a pair of floor wedge monitors, some 12" w/horn, Sonic...marked cheap...I tested them, woofer didn't work on one, horn didn't work on the other and the cabinet covering was torn at some corners and icky with years of cigarette smoke sludge and stink...they marked them down even further...I took home the pair for $13!

I got home, pulled out the speakers, found wires disconnected...10 minutes with a soldering iron and wire crimper, and about 20 minutes with a hard scrubbing carpet cleaner and spray adhesive and boom, I have a working pair of stage monitors.

A few weeks back we tried them in the practice space and they worked great, sounded brighter and louder than the speakers we had...last weekend they did their first gig with us and they were great!

$13, less than an hour of elbow grease, and I have a pair of totally decent stage monitors.


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bace135 in the house tonight!
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Since: Jan 28, 2003


May 14, 2016 01:51 am

Hey dB, that's pretty slick.

I recently got a big old computer monitor for my new music machine set up. Some guy's business was going under and I got it for $200, brand new it goes for $550 - $600. Something about getting a deal puts a smile on my face.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


May 16, 2016 07:59 pm

Not a bad score there, either! Well played.

It's nice to stumble on a good deal every once in a while.

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