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Sound Craft Ghost?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by T-Slice, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. T-Slice

    T-Slice Guest

    I am finally going to build my own studio, and quite my retail job.
    I am wondering where I could get a soundcraft ghost for cheap, but of course good working condition (you get what you pay for right). If anyone has some ideas, please get back to me.
    Thanks, Tyler.
     
  2. Todzilla

    Todzilla Active Member

    You'll pay a lot less for the LE model and sans meter bridge. Both have significant merits, especially the meter bridge for impressing clients.

    Being able to MIDI mute channels can really clean mixes up a great deal. It's easy to downplay that.

    But if you're looking for savings, I'd advise that.

    Some may tell you to get an older better board for the money. They are right, as long as you don't mind spending a lot time tinkering and doing maintenance.

    Still, you're much better off with the Ghost as compared to a Mackie.
     
  3. T-Slice

    T-Slice Guest

    yeah, for sound quality I would much rather go with ghost. As for mute automation, I'll be mixing inside pro tools, so I dont need that goodness.
    Where would be a good place to search for one of these consoles? Ebay?
     
  4. vividsonics

    vividsonics Guest

    A couple of things to consider when purchasing a used Soundcraft Ghost:

    Try to find one with the upgraded power supply (I'm not sure the model number of the power supply but a google search should turn it up)

    You'll probably want to replace and upgrade the Control Room level pot because they get really scratchy really quickly.

    The headphone jack on the front/center under the arm rest can develop an intermittent connection. This may screw up the muting of the Control Room monitor outs. It might need to be fixed/replaced.

    Overall, I think these are a good bang for the buck console. I have a 32LE that has served me well on a daily basis since 1997 (when I bought it new) Good Luck!
     
  5. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    The larger power supply is the PS275.
     
  6. tedcrop

    tedcrop Guest

    I gotta give the ghost some props. I just bought one and I love it.
     
  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    the ghost definitely has many fans... they don't give up the ghost easily! :D
     
  8. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    sweetwater.com sells them new and you might find one used at blevinsaudio.com. Blevins Audio actually has some very interesting used boards and the occasional sidecar.

    They hold their value really well so I don't know that you'll be able to find the "bargain steal".
     
  9. billblues

    billblues Active Member

    give sarge a call at creationaudiolabs.com he may have refurb ghost. if not he knows those boards inside and out and can tell ya what to look out for
     
  10. TomF

    TomF Guest

    Hi Tyler,

    Try this link http://www.riksmusic.com/soundcraft/soundcraftus.htm

    They qouted me back in May. The Ghost 32 was $5800.00 and
    the LE32 $5100.00. The meterbridge was $790.00. They might
    be higher now , but give them a shot ,if you want new.
    I know new Soundcraft ghosts and meterbridges are on
    backorder (30 Plus Days) from Soundcraft.
    I just got the Ghost 32 two weeks ago, but I'm still waiting for the meterbridge.
    I actually got mine from Dale Pro Audio in NY,great place to deal with.
    They gave me a deal on the Ghost, but I also bought alot of other gear with it.

    Hope this Helps
    Tom
     
  11. oakman

    oakman Guest

    Geez! I found this thread after I posted a new one about the Ghost. Sorry Mods.

    I did have some other questions/comments in the post, so hopefully it's OK. I think i am going to purchase a Ghost next week.
     

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