Would you buy an ARP 2600 for $9k?

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Would you buy an ARP 2600 for $9k?

Post by amnesia » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:01 pm

Would you buy an ARP 2600 for $9k?

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Post by gwaidan » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:07 pm

No.

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Post by Soy Sos » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:08 pm

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Post by amnesia » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:08 pm

me either.maybe $6k at the most.

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Post by Adam-V » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:09 pm

No.

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Post by revtor » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:13 pm

no, not today with so many more options.

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:14 pm

Yes . . . if I had many millions of dollars sitting around, it was NOS - brand new in the box never used and then a top tech went through it and cleaned up any oxidation, rot, mold, bad caps etc and it was delivered by a porn star, fitness model or stripper of my choice and I could "play" with her for a whole weekend. :hihi:

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Post by Adam-V » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:16 pm

Even 6k would be too much for me. That would buy rather a lot of functionality in new modules.

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Post by Bricks » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:21 pm

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Post by Just me » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:24 pm

Way too much. I've had 2 of them over the years and though they are great machines, they are not worth the money people are asking for them.
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Post by Ockeghem » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:26 pm

JohnLRice wrote:Yes . . . if I had many millions of dollars sitting around, it was NOS - brand new in the box never used and then a top tech went through it and cleaned up any oxidation, rot, mold, bad caps etc and it was delivered by a porn star, fitness model or stripper of my choice and I could "play" with her for a whole weekend. :hihi:
Wouldn't she be worn out after carrying it up? Looks like a heavy piece of gear.
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Post by Christopher Winkels » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:55 pm

JohnLRice wrote:Yes . . . if I had many millions of dollars sitting around, it was NOS - brand new in the box never used
This.

Otherwise, no. I love ARP gear, but the prices are starting to slip out of the range I'd even remotely consider. When 2600s crested $3,000 several years back I began to lose interest.

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Post by splitpoint » Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:57 pm

I like the 2600 but there's no way I would ever pay more than $3k for one, even new in the box.
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Post by 3vcos » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:00 pm

I'd be willing to sell my very nice Arp 2600 for the deal price of only $8500!!!!

Or... Since I have two, I would make you the once in a lifetime offer of just $16000!!!!!!

(cash only, no PayPal)

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Post by CJ Miller » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:01 pm

I would pay no more than $2k for a 2600, if it was a perfect specimen. Today's typical prices could buy quite a bit more synth. And I could build one from scratch for a fraction of this.

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:26 pm

Ockeghem wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:Yes . . . if I had many millions of dollars sitting around, it was NOS - brand new in the box never used and then a top tech went through it and cleaned up any oxidation, rot, mold, bad caps etc and it was delivered by a porn star, fitness model or stripper of my choice and I could "play" with her for a whole weekend. :hihi:
Wouldn't she be worn out after carrying it up? Looks like a heavy piece of gear.
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Post by freeyerheel » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:34 pm

does anyone know what the orange one currently went for on ebay? it was at 3,500 last i checked and then forgot to see what it finally sold for, but it was an open bid. the other 2 that are on ebay are set at 9k! i feel its insane but i also have to say how much i like mine, i think i lucked out and got one that is pretty special, im not sure everyone would agree though. i spent 6k on a 2600 with a ob expander thrown in. if i could go back knowing what i know now i think i would buy new analog synth and forget about owning a classic. i originally thought id send it to cms for an overhaul and get it all spiced up, but that isnt as easy as you would think and very expensive, the other thing is that there are only a very few who can work on them, so i would consider that if your thinking on getting one. otherwise if you have that kind of money and can wait for a coons age consider buying one of phils cms synths that "i think" do exist somewhere in a space time continuim? or maybe not? even if you had 50 grand to spend im still not convinced you could get one, berkley college seems to have one.

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Post by pas » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:37 pm

9k is obscene, same goes for 6...these prices are getting a bit ridiculous, for instance, been wanting an andromeda for ages, almost bought one when they were in production then life happened & it slipped away along w/ my savings. now that i'm in a comfortable position, been eyeing them & i think the last one on ebay went for over 4k, what the fuck? w/ these prices i feel it's best just to build your own eurorack, 5U, serge, whatever...beautiful machines, but no, not interested.

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Post by MindMachine » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:47 am

CJ Miller wrote:I would pay no more than $2k for a 2600, if it was a perfect specimen. Today's typical prices could buy quite a bit more synth. And I could build one from scratch for a fraction of this.
Start building them. You will make a fortune!! :mrgreen:

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Post by Joe. » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:04 am

The guy that listed it for 9k on eBay is a complete dumbass.

When your fishing for interest ,you list on eBay with a high price AND include the "make offer" option :roll:

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Post by noobyscooby » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:13 am

If I keep balking at paying 5k for a 2600 a couple of times a year then I sure as hell would never pay 9k for one. I remember staring at a 7k Synthi AKS for about an hour before someone else bought it. Just can't do it.

Like a Synthi AKS, like a Jupe 8, like a Synthex, like a CS80, it's one of those synths I've told myself I'll never own unless I stumble into one cheap. Which is obviously much harder to do than even 3-4 years ago.

I've resigned myself to using XILS 3, Jupiter 8V, 2600V (and the rest of the Arturia V2 collection) and enjoy them.

I just have this thing where I can't pay more than 3k for a synth. Which is what I paid for my used Serge modified blue voice panel in boat. I was literally shaking when I sent the 3000 + 50 dollars for shipping for it.

Twice I've spent 2k+shipping for a synth. A fully serviced EML 100 and a Prophet T8 that was in perfect shape but now has a couple of little issues. I guess I also spent 2300 for a TKB in boat.

And then there's been a few between 1 and 2k. Some things like Serge M-Class panels I still have, many I don't.

Even 3k seems stupid for me. It's a synth after all and not only that but there are a lot of great options that are much, much cheaper than that. That's why modular is so deadly. You look at it as a whole and ask yourself "How much did this cost?!" when you would never throw down that kind of money at once. Or at least I wouldn't.

The Andromeda is another one that I'll never own. When they were back in production you'd see them for 1500 sometimes. 3, 4k now? Nope. Just another one of those that I'd like to try but just can't justify to myself.
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Post by noobyscooby » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:21 am

That said, if analogs hadn't dipped so low from the mid 80s-early 2000s I think far fewer synths would be viewed as overpriced. I think a lot of people forget what these synths sold for new. Adjusted with 70s/80s inflation I feel privileged to own what I do.

Those old days are over kids, and they ain't coming back. I don't know if synths are going to keep going higher but they're not going to drop through the floor again either.

I wish I was into instruments when I saw many 50 dollar 303s and a 500 dollar ARP Quadra that sat in a music store forever back in the day. You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than finding a 2000 dollar fully working 2600 now.

It's not just synthheads competing for these now. Every flea market/garage sale/thrift store/storage war/free ad junkie knows these things are worth big money now so you're competing with them too.
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Post by daverj » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:24 am

freeyerheel wrote:does anyone know what the orange one currently went for on ebay?
You mean this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arp-2600-3620-K ... 0777205761

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Post by noobyscooby » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:33 am

Yep, any no reserve auction for a decent 2600 seems to be ending about 5k these days.

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Post by burnn_out! » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:50 am

I'd love to own one. It's on my list for sure. An awesome synth with an awesome histroy behind it. Unfortunately it's more a collectors piece/ antique than players piece it seems. Even still I'd be hard pressed to pay more than 5g's. :despair: surely a macbeth m5 or m5n could be had for the same and be much more reliable....
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