Do I buy my friends gear.

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by ThirdBird, May 18, 2009.

  1. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    Toms River, NJ
    My friend has been loaning me some of his gear so I can record.

    Loaned gear:

    2 Behringer Truth B2021A Monitors
    1 Behringer Xenyx 1832FX Mixer
    1 Set of Nady Drum Mics 7-Piece

    This is what they retail for brand new.....

    Monitors $300
    Mixer $280
    Drum Mics $150

    Total = $730

    I think I will offer him $300 to $400 for all of the gear.
    What is the absolute highest you guys would pay for all of it.

    Do you think that is a fair price for it used, or should I replace it with my own gear of better quality piece by piece?

    I feel a bit bad using it for free without giving him something for it.
    Obviously it is not top the line, but it gets the job started.

    Thanks for any help!

    P.S. - The guy has a handlebar mustache.
  2. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Mar 8, 2004
    Tacoma, WA
    I'd pay $5.
    That's about all that pile is worth.

    I'd pay $10 for a picture of the handlebar mustache though!
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    Idea. buy it and give it all away.
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Assorted Behringer crap when new: $700.
    Assorted Behringer crap when second hand: $100.
    Assorted Behringer crap when you expose it to a hammer, set it on fire and drive a truck over it: priceless.
  5. ThirdBird

    ThirdBird Active Member

    Dec 4, 2007
    Toms River, NJ
    I can get you a picture of that mustache for $10, definitely.
  6. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    NY, USA
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    oh man berhinger is crap. i made the mistake of buying them when i was new and even as a newbie i concluded that i had purchased crap. go to craigslist in your city for some used gear. whatever you do dont buy those awful monitors.
  7. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Pacific NW
    Your $300-$400 will be better spent on used gear of a higher quality.

    Its not going to take a lot to get higher quality than that bunch of crap.

    Try and find a nice little Mackie board...they're what the POS design is stolen from.
  8. I have had mixed experience with Behringer stuff

    I still have an old board I use from time to time. I don't expect it to sound great, and it never dissapionts, and has been a reliable peice, if you can believe it

    Everything else that I have ever bought from them has broken.

    In all honesty, while I think Behringer stuff can really help someone learn without a huge expence up front, in the end what you will be buying is gear that, even if it works perfectly, will need to be replaced, because its cheap, and that will only take you so far.

    I almost bought the Behringer Monitors before, I am lucky to have a knowledgeable music store here, and they steered me away from those.

    I ended up buying a set of Tapco (mackie) s8's they are loud, and were on sale, and are pretty decent monitors, expecially for what I paid.

    I would just take your time, and replace the stuff yuor borrowing piece by piece with better qaulity stuff, then as a repayment, your friend can borrow your gear later, because it is better

    I won't totally bash Behringer though, I got my start using some of thier stuff, and even though everything has been replaced that I owned by them, it got me into it, when there is no way I could afford more expensive stuff.
  9. casper

    casper Guest

    If you dont already have the audio interface?? Look at the presonus firepod. Gives you 8 preamp channels and 8 outs. It requires firewire interface. You can plug mics direct. You can control the gain on the premps from the software. Monitors there are many brands if you can listen to a few its really a personal choice.
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