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This makes me sick...

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Moneylessrecording, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. I went to a flea market today, and a guy had a Beta 58 for sale. I asked how much he wanted, basically out of curiousity, and he said $50. My jaw nearly dropped, but I don't have the cash even for the $50 right now. If he would have said $40, I might have done it anyway. Sorry if this is in the wrong area, wasn't sure where to post it. I just had to tell somebody. I really wanted that mic, though. On an upper, I bought that guitar I put of the recording gear for. It's really nice for the money. Not quite the quality of the Gibson I was playing, but for under $200, it's better than even I expected. The sound is great, and the electronics work great, but feel leaves a touch to be desired. The action has already been lowered twice, and I'm about to do it again. The neck is great too, by the way, the only problem is action.

    Sorry for the long post.

    Here's a link to it: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-AJ100CE-AcousticElectric-Guitar?sku=518364
  2. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Of course a mic without some way to use it is not worth much.
  3. BRH

    BRH Active Member

    So, moneyless... next time you go to a flea market.. take some money with you, so you won't be moneyless.
  4. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Convince your self that a guy with swine flu sang a duet into the mic with a chichken infected with bird flu. It's not true of course, but it will help you get over the regret.
  5. Yeah, I know it isn't much use at the moment, but some time in the future...

    Unfortunatly, I have to have money before I can take it to the flea market.

    Yeah, that little story helps. I also keep telling myself that isn't the mic I need.
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    It isn't. Why the hell do you want something like that!
  7. Actually, I could use one eventually. I'm trying to start a band, and we'll need some live mics, and isn't that what the beta 58's made for?
  8. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    No, absolutely not. Who told you that you need mics for a live band. Such nonsense.

    Actually you could use them, but what's the guarantee it's a real beta 58? The amount of fake SM58s on ebay should ring alarm bells.
  9. Actually, I'm pretty sure it was real. You could tell that this mic was pretty old, but still looked new. There are little touches that a real Shure has that the fake ones don't. If it was fake, there would have been lots of little things wrong with it.
  10. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dang, now I want one.
  11. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Are you sure you really wanted a Beta 58? I prefer the classic SM58s myself...
  12. That's what I keep telling myself, but I'm trying to start a band, and I'm gonna need some good live mics. So... the beta 58 would have been really nice for what I need. I may just save up and buy that kit of SM57s and 58s, cause that'll be about the right amount of mics, and I can use 'em in the home "studio" when I get it built.
    EDIT: Oops, not built. Put together. Sorry for the poor choice of words.
  13. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Bands don't need microphones. It's nice to have your own vocal mics, but backline mics would normally be supplied by the venue, or with the PA hire.
  14. Yeah, you don't live around here, do ya? A lot of the stuff I'll probably be doing won't have any mics to lend, and I'd prefer not to hire anyone.

    EDIT: I was just thinking, and you are probably right. Most of the places that don't have mics, we probably won't even need them. Sorry about that quick retort. Boy, I keep eating my words on this forum.
  15. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    What IIRs said may be true in the UK but in the US most small venue halls, bars, nightclubs, coffee houses expect the band to supply a PA, usually and sadly as part of the measly amount they pay or worse yet for free. The cost of using a rental usually comes to what most of these places seem willing to pay. If you are playing electric with a drummer I don't see how you could possibly sing at a volume for two hours that could be heard unless you have a much stronger vocal ability than most and can do so without becoming hoarse.
  16. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Don't worry there will be plenty of other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. :)

    A word of advice: If you ever buy a new state-of-the-art computer you cannot open up another computer catalog for at least 2 years. If this $50 Beta 58 made you sick, you will become catatonic when you think about how much value a cutting edge computer loses in a year or two.
  17. I'm actually starting a Christian band, so it shouldn't be loud, and all the members I have at the moment are me (acoustic and vocals) and a good friend (female vocalist). I'm hoping for some other members, but haven't found any to invite yet. I'm hoping to do most of my gigs in churches and such, so most of them should have a good enough PA for a small band. I didn't think about the coffee houses, I know of one about 30 min. away from my house that might let a Christian group play, but it's small enough I shouldn't need a PA for it, especially if I don't find a drummer.
  18. I know a little about computers. I watch my brothers computer (that he built about 5 or 6 months ago) and it hasn't really been outdone yet. Of course, he used the best parts available, and NVidia had just put out a new run of parts. The only thing that has changed at all are the prices. I'm just upset about the Beta 58 because it's the one time I ever could afford one before I'm 25, and I didn't have the cash.
  19. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    This makes me sick...
  20. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    this makes me sick.

    dude, get a job and work for a day. that'll cover a used beta58. or, work for 10 minutes every day for the next 4 weeks.

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