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Title: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Moby (Mike Diack) on January 09, 2007, 02:33:57 pm
OK this is a direct ripoff of the golden lemon thread that has prooved so popular. What item(s) large or small has given you the most satisfaction in terms of bang for buck or any other warm fuzzies criteria that you might care to apply.
(For me it's gotta be LabSubs - they had the kind of "Holy **** Batman, these things really do work" factor that made me immediately forget the money, pain and sawdust involved in their creation)
M
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dan Brown on January 09, 2007, 02:37:45 pm
Nexo Geo S
Neumann KMS105
Lighting Rig

[Edit 2 -
Anything Ramtech
Anything R&R (I love my ESP cases especially)
Sennheiser e609 blackface(agreeing)
01v96 rack - I have used that more in the last year than anything
Aviom system

My father taught me to think through everything before buying it.  I don't think I always have but as of more recent I have really done all that I could to make sure that each item is needed for more than just immediate gratification.

Edit 2 done]


db

[Edit - Actually the funny thing is with the other thread I couldn't think of one thing that I regretted buying.  The things above are the items that I love the most and that keep me happy]
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Bennett Prescott on January 09, 2007, 02:52:32 pm
My Allen & Heath Mixwizard has paid for itself so many times over, it practically mints money. Fantastic piece of equipment at an easy to swallow price.

I have also never regretted buying any of the DriveRack DSPs... I rarely use them as generic crossovers anymore, but instead as multifunction problem solving units, worth every penny to have so much power in so small a space, especially on tour!
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Ales Dravinec 'Alex' on January 09, 2007, 03:37:42 pm
Weller TCP !!

Alex  Cool
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Chiara on January 09, 2007, 03:49:07 pm
Manley VoxBox
Danley TH 115's
Crest X-VCA console
RNC compressors
DBX 160X/XT/A comps
Aphex Dominator II
Audix D-series mics
Behringer DEQ 2496 -  Twisted Evil
Studio Projects studio condensor
Requisite L1 comp
SPL Transient Designer
Rane C4/G4
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Ian Hunt on January 09, 2007, 03:51:35 pm
BeyerDynamic RR7000 wireless mainframe & transmitters
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Douglas Johnson on January 09, 2007, 04:03:37 pm
Well... It would be may Driveracks, except I really should have gotten another 48x rather then the 442, or my 01v/96 v2, except for the one time it didn't boot up right, or my Audix mics, except for the riders that have made me rebuy Shures.  After using one a couple of weeks ago, I know I wouldn't regret buying a KMS104, if I could justify the price.  That pretty much leaves the Valley People 4 channel gate, great unit that I got at a great price, don't regret buying it for a second, even though I don't use it now that I have the 01v.  Confused

doug j.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Drew Curtis on January 09, 2007, 04:03:38 pm
-Original Sennheiser e609's (Black ones)
-EV MTL-1 Subs
-Atlas MS10's
-MT Cases
-Patch Snakes everywhere
-Subsnakes
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Brian Houchin on January 09, 2007, 04:18:27 pm
A trailer with a ramp door.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: drewgandy on January 09, 2007, 04:21:28 pm
John Chiara wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 14:49

Manley VoxBox
Danley TH 115's
Crest X-VCA console
RNC compressors
DBX 160X/XT/A comps
Aphex Dominator II
Audix D-series mics
Behringer DEQ 2496 -  Twisted Evil
Studio Projects studio condensor
Requisite L1 comp
SPL Transient Designer
Rane C4/G4



SH-50's aren't on your list?  Do tell.  
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: (Brian) Frost on January 09, 2007, 04:25:20 pm
My Nexo PS10s do so much more than a 10" should be allowed to do.  They get loud, sound smooth, cover different room configurations and array well with eachother as well as with larger Nexo speakers.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Babcock on January 09, 2007, 04:28:15 pm
L Acoustics Factory Training
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Randy Pence on January 09, 2007, 04:44:03 pm
medium sized vice-grips
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Maki on January 09, 2007, 04:49:39 pm
01v

Tried and true stuff:

Crest Pro 01 series (though most are sold of now because they are old and heavy)

Turbo Floodlight

Soundcraft Vienna

Mike
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Milt Hathaway on January 09, 2007, 05:03:39 pm
EV PSX-series powered mixers
K&M boom mic stands
Ultimate Support speaker/lighting stands
Audioarts/Wheatstone graphic EQs
iPod
Wireworks snakes (some of them I'm still using are over 25 years old)
Every Chevy van I've ever owned.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Marty Bilecki on January 09, 2007, 05:34:00 pm
  Just off the top of my head

Mackie   32 x 4
yamaha   M7cl
yamaha    Pm 3000     (Still making me money every weekend!!)
Soundtracs  Mcx  40 x 10 Monitor  (Ditto as above)
Xta 226
Eaw Sm 200 wedges

Marty b
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Adam Whetham on January 09, 2007, 05:48:28 pm
Marty Bilecki wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 16:34

 
Mackie   32 x 4
yamaha    Pm 3000     (Still making me money every weekend!!)



We're still making money on our PM3500 along with our old old Mackie 32 also. Glad to see we're not the only ones to keep the giants and the old guys around to make some money.

Other things of mine.

SPX90
Audix D Series
Mackie SRM 450 (the originals from 2000 have paid for themselves 5 times almost now)
M7CL
Ultimate light/speaker stands
Thomas Par Cans (think metal and take a beating on rentals.)
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Douglas R. Allen on January 09, 2007, 05:48:48 pm
Yamaha 01V96 mixer.
Yorkville EF500p and LS800p speakers.
0m5 and 7 mic's.
QSC Plx3002
The girl I had last night
Peavey Cs800s amps. Small light and the X1 crossover in it.
Lastly my first power amp I ever bought. An old Cs800 4 spacer.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Greg Hershey on January 09, 2007, 05:57:48 pm
Mixwiz and anything from Mark and Liz at Audiopile.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Stuart Hogg on January 09, 2007, 06:01:51 pm
A loading ramp for the van. I held of buying one for quite a while because of the cost (the equivalent of around $700) but I honestly don't know how we every got by without it. It almost halfs the time it takes to load up a simple rig.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Phil LaDue on January 09, 2007, 06:09:33 pm
Shure Beta 58A
Adapter cables for Shure ULX bodypacks
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Brian Bolly on January 09, 2007, 06:25:04 pm
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Horvath on January 09, 2007, 06:34:06 pm
Smaartlive
Smaartlive seminar
Syn-Aud-Con seminar
Rat Sniffer & Sender
Neutrik Minirator
Anything by Ramtech
Anything by Motion Labs
BSS DPR-901II
BSS FDS-355
Klark Teknik DN3600
Lexicon PCM80
Drawmer DS-201
Denon DNC-635
Audio Technica AT3035
Sennheiser e609 (the good ones)
Every Audix mic I own
Countryman Type 85's
K&M stands
Nexo Alpha
R&R cases
The list goes on..
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: A Man on January 09, 2007, 06:43:44 pm
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Tom Reid on January 09, 2007, 06:43:44 pm
A set of Martin Marquis extra lites.
I turned around and ran into Jason from Sounds Cool.
He asked me if I was mixing, I said "yes I'll do a couple shows for you".

3 years later I'm back into the vicious gear cycle.
I'll never forgive him and John for 'egging' me on.  Very Happy


Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Hasse Queisser on January 09, 2007, 06:47:04 pm
A lot of things have been really good purchases for us (like the Martin Wavefront speakers), but the ones that really do stand out are:

- My molded earplugs.
- QSC Powerlights (those 9.0's are BRUTAL and never missed a beat).
- A&H Mixwiz. Never stops making me money.
- Audix D-series. Laughs at drumsticks and sound good.
- K&M stands.
- First digital desks a little over a year ago (2x M7CL). I hesitated to go digital for a while, but now I'll never go back.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Thomas Mikarlsen on January 09, 2007, 07:30:41 pm
Lexicon 960L (even tough it's still on it's way to me  Smile  )
TC EQ-station
Soundprojects Linex linearray
JBL VRX linearray
Camco Vortex amps

Proper gear for light & Stage rental.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Lieman on January 09, 2007, 08:05:39 pm
I totally second the ER-15's and custom molds.

And I saw K&M Booms.  My K&M 212 Studio Boom.  Talk about a monster.

Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Doug Fowler on January 09, 2007, 11:09:33 pm
http://www.whirlwindusa.com/i1/qboxr2.jpg
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Emil Barnabas on January 10, 2007, 12:25:04 am
The handtruck I bought 30 years ago. It's been repainted many times and has never let me down.

K&M boom mic stands
Ultimate Support speaker/lighting stands
SKB racks
Speakon connectors
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Brendan Denney on January 10, 2007, 12:46:29 am
QBox
Mackie 1604- the first one going out all the time paid for the other 3
Jbl eons
sony 7506's
LED Mini Mag
sm58s
countryman type 85s


will hopefully soon not regretting
VRX line array
LS-9
I-tech 6000s (although the itech thread has me scared i might be regretting these)
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Andrew Broughton on January 10, 2007, 02:05:44 am
SO MANY things!

Here's a few:
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dave Barnett on January 10, 2007, 03:41:39 am
KT DN3600
Lexicon PCM70

After more than a decade I still enjoy using those two pieces.

XTA DP226
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Charlie Jeal on January 10, 2007, 03:54:39 am
In no particular order:

TC Electronics D2
Audix D6
Shure SM91
CK tungsten carbide blade sidecutters
Streamlight Scorpion
Focusrite Platinum Compunders
TL Audio Ivory 5021 MK1
Klark LB100 DIs
BSS AR116 DIs
Beta 57as
Good side action automatic wire strippers
Sansamp Bassdriver DI
Rode NT5 matched pair  really good sd condenser at any price
Airline ticket back to Australia
Smaartlive 5.4
Earthworks M30

the list could go on and on..

Charlie
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Bob Leonard on January 10, 2007, 10:29:16 am
Focusrite Compounders
QSC amps, any model (some over 10 years old)
Mackie 1640 w/ firewire adapter
Heil PR-20 microphones (recently)
TC Electronics 2000's and M1
JBL SRX725s
Bag End TA15s or DRC18" subs (12 years old)
Cubase SX3
DBX 2231's
Ashley 2002 crossovers

And...

Bogan PA systems back in the day
Altec Lansing speakers
Any of my Gibsons especially the historic 59 and 60
Any Mesa amplifier

Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: hiep nguyen on January 10, 2007, 10:36:45 am
NEVER REGRETTING:  Countryman 85, BSS AR133. ALL others will soon be regretted.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dave Lowum on January 10, 2007, 10:37:59 am
ER15 and ER9 earplugs
Gerber MultiPlier
Mini Maglite with tactical cap and LED kit (Thanks Andy!!)
BSS DPR404 comps
Yammi SPX990
Smaart Live
Nexo Alpha
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Chiara on January 10, 2007, 01:28:30 pm
[quote title=drewgandy wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 16:21]
John Chiara wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 14:49


SH-50's aren't on your list?  Do tell.  




Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on January 10, 2007, 02:48:34 pm
Sony MDR-7506.
Any Mackie mixers I've bought.
Any Corvettes I have bought. (although on this one, I wound up wishing I had cheaped out and gotten the automatic so I could drive it with my broken leg--but this too shall pass Smile)
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Luke Sheridan on January 10, 2007, 03:48:08 pm
Nexo PS8 system, gets used constantly, always sounds good.
Surefire flashlights
Nice tools
danley th115

molded ear plugs

Lots of others, but these are my favorites
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike McNany on January 10, 2007, 04:45:06 pm
Speakons and 12ga 4 wire cable
Parts for I/O panels
Subsnakes
Small trailer (2nd one, 1st too large with no brakes)
Covers for my epoxy finish Yorkies
Audix D6
Convertable hand truck/cart
Crown CM311A (singing drummer!)
QSC PLXs (after heavy amps)
Peavey RQ2314 for small gigs

And last, a small pencil soldering iron for $4 to use vice a 100/140 watt Weller soldering gun.

Mike McNany
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: KeithBroughton on January 10, 2007, 05:13:12 pm
I'm with Doug Fowler on this one.
The Q Box has been the most useful little item I own.
And by the look of the pic, there is a NEW ONE!
Must have......
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Caldwell on January 10, 2007, 05:19:28 pm
Here's a quick list.

- Table saw
- Audix mics OM6,7 D1,D2,D3,D6
- Drawmer processing DL241, DL441, DS404, 1960
- BSS FCS 960
- Crown MA and QSC Pl2 amps
- Sennheiser wireless mics
- AKG 535 mics ( I'm up to 14 now)
- Lexicon PCM60 ( bought in the early 80's and it still
                makes a great drum verb)
- converting to Speakon connectors shortly after they came out.


Mike Caldwell


Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike {AB} Butler on January 10, 2007, 05:44:58 pm
Top of the list:
- Neutrik Minirator. Possibly the one item that gets pulled out the most often!
- Ditto Shure Beta 58A. Just what the doctor ordered to fix the SM58 blues..
- Shure SM 57. Simply the best workhorse, all-purpose mic.
- Rat shack battery powered speaker / amp combo. Settles many an argument about whether the speaker or the amp died.
- Ditto the Medium and small vise grips.
- MetCal soldering station. Leaves just about everything else in the dust..
- Ditto the QSC PLX series amps.
- Biesmeyer T-Square ripfence for my saw. Took me from plodding to lightning speed forevermore. Very Happy
- Ditto the Sony MDR 7506 Headphones.
- EWI Bugkatcher. Few testers will touch this one for the versatility, ruggedness, and price.
- Ditto Smaart - with a an IBM Thinkpad..
- Ditto for any product sold to me by Audiopile.
Hmmm.. time for the Best deal ever.. next.. Anyone?? Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil
Regards
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Alex Schultz on January 10, 2007, 05:47:27 pm
Verizon stock back in the early 80's (IIrc) when it was Ameritech/Airtouch Communications.

Best of Days
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Phil LaDue on January 10, 2007, 05:50:19 pm
Leatherman Wave
EV 664(it's damn cool)
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Halliburton on January 10, 2007, 05:57:59 pm
No particular order:

Good snakes, subsnakes, and patching snakes.
Speakons, and most Neutrik connectors.
Good LED mini flashlight(bifocals and all that, you know).
Rat Cable tester.
Danley designs.
Fluke DMM, Amprobe, and other electrical testers.
Handtruck with pneumatic tires.
Real Gaffer tape.

Best regards,

John "there may be life above 80hz Geri O'Neil, but it sounds so much better when the good stuff below 80hz is reproduced well" ;>)
Halliburton
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Brad Weber on January 10, 2007, 06:13:45 pm
Brian Bolly wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 18:25

  • beer

If you never regretted purchasing beer, then you obviosuly never really bought enough! Very Happy
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Andy Peters on January 10, 2007, 06:16:18 pm
Brad Weber wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 16:13

Brian Bolly wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 18:25

  • beer

If you never regretted purchasing beer, then you obviosuly never really bought enough! Very Happy


"Buy once, cry once" applies to beer, too!

-a
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on January 10, 2007, 06:30:17 pm
Andy Peters wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 17:16



"Buy once, cry once" applies to beer, too!

-a



The most memorable (in a bad way) beer I ever purchased, and I've even sampled Gablinger back in the day,  was called "Coburger" or "Coberger", and only cost $2.69 for a case. It was bought as cheap whatever beer to feed the indiscriminate masses and after several hours of hard partying there was plenty left... it was that bad. I'm not sure of the spelling after almost 40 years but I strongly suggest avoiding either should you encounter, even if free.

JR
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Adrian Afoon on January 10, 2007, 07:49:06 pm
in no perticular order

Lab Gruppen fp6400 amps
Sure SM57
DAS Aero CA-28A
DAS Aero CA-215A
Audix mics
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: MartinGajta on January 10, 2007, 09:07:39 pm
Mackie SRM450
Mackie cfx mixer (8 mic+2 stereo inputs)

crest 7001 (used them in many configurations they were run on mids
highs,lows and bridged on subs)ofcourse not to forget full range.
They are very old (3+ on xlr) but only once have problem with them.

AKG D112
SM 58
SHURE KSM 109
SENNHEISER HD25
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: doug moran on January 10, 2007, 09:19:30 pm
The keepers:

QSC PLX Amps
SLS 1290T's
A&H Mixwizard 16:2

Doug
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Rob Burgess on January 10, 2007, 09:38:37 pm
Andy Peters wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 18:16


"Buy once, cry once" applies to beer, too!

-a



    Buy once, pee many.

--
Rob
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Tim Padrick on January 10, 2007, 10:06:05 pm
Audix Mics on eBay (can you say bargain?)

Extreme Headphones

Kurzweil KSP8

Radial Pro48

Rane G4 & C4

TC Triple C



Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS on January 10, 2007, 10:28:06 pm
My PM3500...at $2750 this was one heck of a buy and has really improved my bottom line!
My Mackie 32.4 VLZ (semi)Pro  another item that has paid off big time.  Using it this weenend.
My wife....quite a big investment but who else would put up with all this audio crap! Very Happy
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Bennett Prescott on January 10, 2007, 10:34:19 pm
RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 22:28

My wife....quite a big investment but who else would put up with all this audio crap!

I'm glad to hear you don't regret purchasing your wife. How much did she cost? Twisted Evil
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: (Josiah) (Peterson) on January 10, 2007, 10:59:44 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 21:34

RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 22:28

My wife....quite a big investment but who else would put up with all this audio crap!

I'm glad to hear you don't regret purchasing your wife. How much did she cost? Twisted Evil



I don't think that this applies to Ryan, but.....

I'm pretty sure that Abdul-EQ had to throw in a camel or two on his last one Very Happy  Very Happy

-Josiah
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on January 10, 2007, 11:06:02 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 21:34

RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 22:28

My wife....quite a big investment but who else would put up with all this audio crap!

I'm glad to hear you don't regret purchasing your wife. How much did she cost? Twisted Evil

Bennett-

Perhaps the era of the mail-order bride lasted longer than we imagined?

Glad it worked out. Smile

Tim Mc
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS on January 10, 2007, 11:26:59 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 20:34

RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 22:28

My wife....quite a big investment but who else would put up with all this audio crap!

I'm glad to hear you don't regret purchasing your wife. How much did she cost? Twisted Evil


I still haven't figured out my cost basis yet.  I am sure it is VERY high.  The capital gains tax would kill me due to the major appreciation I have for her! Cool
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Tom Reid on January 10, 2007, 11:42:18 pm
Rob Burgess wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 20:38

Andy Peters wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 18:16


"Buy once, cry once" applies to beer, too!

-a



    Buy once, pee many.

--
Rob


Beer is rental only.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Eric Wong! on January 12, 2007, 11:05:26 am
Crown Macro-Tech 5000VZ - yeah its old school and heavy but its got some balls.  I also only paid $1000 for it when Mars went out of Business.  I'll probably keep it til the capacitors dry out on it.

EV SX80's.  Great cheap little speakers, I've used them for everything.  

EV SB180 subs.  Though discontinued, I love these subs, they're the perfect size/weight for my needs, have decent efficiency and play pretty low for their size.  

Ultimate stands.  Excellent build quality, light weight, strong, great to look at etc.  

Rane Empath.  yes its a DJ mixer, however its very high quality, very well laid out though expensive.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Eric Dodson on January 12, 2007, 11:25:53 am
I know it's a little early....... having just received the console and I work for the company that bought it and I didn't use my own money to purchase it.....
The Yamaha LS9!!!
I just spent 3 days on a show with several bands on this little digital jem..
WOW, cool desk; how can you regret buying this???
All the visiting BE's were thrilled to get the chance to use it.

Awwww, what else???
Micro Wedges
M7
O1V96
RamLatch Snake
Audix D6
Radial DI's
Community RS880's, (We have had these for a long time and they still work and sound great!)
Nexo Geo D
Nexo Geo S
Nexo CD18, (Wow!!)

Time's short and I gotta go......
Eric Dodson




Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Slay on January 12, 2007, 11:44:31 am
TMB Easy tilt stand
Yates Harness (I do regret it getting stolen though)
Pretty Much any Klein Tool I've ever bought
Beyer M88's
Set Gear pouch
DN 370
Midas Verona
Yorkville EM408 Monitors
EV SB180's
TC M-One's
Ford F-250 Diesel truck
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Maki on January 12, 2007, 01:00:34 pm
Apogee CRQ-12 parametric eq

Mike
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Rasmus Rosenberg on January 12, 2007, 04:15:53 pm
In no paticular order:

Sony Md 7509 Headphones
Lenovo (IBM) Thinkpad x41 tablet PC
Silex wg2000 Device server
Petzl Tikka plus headlamp
Hagl
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Ian Hunt on January 12, 2007, 06:30:30 pm
Yes indeed, that is a great EQ, wish I had more than one
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Bob Urtz on January 12, 2007, 09:15:36 pm
Sennheiser HD 280 pro's (great isolation)
MotionLabs 50a rackpac
WHEELS and castorboards for all of my cases!
EWI workbox
EV SX300's
PLX amps
$30 handtruck from Big Lots
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jonathan 'JP' Peirce on January 13, 2007, 12:50:53 am
PM5Drh
Any and all my Meyer gear...
Meyer SIM3 School
JP
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Kevin Maxwell AKA TheMAXX on January 13, 2007, 12:42:11 pm
[quote title=John Chiara wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 13:28]
drewgandy wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 16:21

John Chiara wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 14:49


SH-50's aren't on your list?  Do tell.  






Is there a reason that your response is blank? I would like to know the answer also.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Chiara on January 13, 2007, 03:18:11 pm
[quote title=Kevin Maxwell AKA TheMAXX wrote on Sat, 13 January 2007 12:42]
John Chiara wrote on Wed, 10 January 2007 13:28

drewgandy wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 16:21

John Chiara wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 14:49


SH-50's aren't on your list?  Do tell.  






Is there a reason that your response is blank? I would like to know the answer also.



Yeah, the response was supposed to be a PM..I love my SH 50's...I am having other problems acoustically with my room now that the SH 50's have revealed all the quirks so they did not pop into my head when posting...kind of a love/hate thing!
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Ian Hunt on January 13, 2007, 04:59:50 pm
Apogee AE5 & AE6
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Steve Kunkle on January 13, 2007, 07:55:17 pm
I love my Powerlight 6.0II's  TC D-two, and I couldn't live without those sweet blue rubber casters!!
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Randy Frierson on January 13, 2007, 09:41:58 pm
Phase checkers
EXR aural exciters
Nexo Alpha
Nexo Geo S
Nexo Nx controllers
Camco Vortex
Innovason Grand Live
Midas H-3000
Q box
smaart
gallileo
meyer (anything)
ashley PE series amps
Rat sniffer pair
harry brill jr
doug fowler
Dolby Lake controllers
Hino trucks
chad griswold
5DRH


randy
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Babcock on January 13, 2007, 11:20:06 pm
Do you have a slightly used Doug Fowler model you'd be willing to sell/trade? A Harry Brill or Chad Griswold would be rider friendly enough as well  Laughing
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Randy Frierson on January 14, 2007, 12:55:23 am
yea i got off on the best money i have spent and them 3 guys over the years ahve been money well spent...i saw a used harry on e-bay with no reserve but the opening bid was like $500,000,00 but it was as is...
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: bob schwarz on January 14, 2007, 01:08:19 am
Amen, brother.... AND the AE-12's.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Pete Sams on January 14, 2007, 05:19:00 am
01V W/ adat card and SKB case
QSC CX502's (got them cheap)
EV S181/S122's paid themselves off twice last year...
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Harding on January 14, 2007, 11:35:29 pm
  Hands down my AB phase checkers.Still poppin after 17 years of hard use.

http://www.abamps.com/accessories.html#phasetst
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Ian Hunt on January 14, 2007, 11:38:22 pm
Hi there Bob

Happy new year, still can't kill the AE12's?  me neither


Ciao
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike {AB} Butler on January 15, 2007, 08:52:34 am
Amen to that; got me one of them, too..  Very Happy
IMO, it IS a little tricky to use, though.. gotta be careful to make sure you're set up and reading it right..
Regards,
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on January 15, 2007, 11:43:01 am
Mike Slay wrote on Fri, 12 January 2007 11:44

...Yates Harness (I do regret it getting stolen though)...

Yes, we could do another whole thread on items we have had to repurchase. Sad

*DeWalt DW130 1/2 drill, talk about a great "Mixer"! There ain't nothin' better for stirring a 5-gallon pail of wallboard mud.

*Stanley Bostitch finish nailer, easily my most often used pneumatic fastening tool.

*Adobe Creative Suite 2 to re-install after reformatting hard drive. WTF, how the hell does a set of software disks disappear?
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Sebastiaan Meijer on January 15, 2007, 12:47:24 pm
AKG C414's
KM 84's and 184's
Audix VX10
Shure KSM9's
Urei 7110's and LA22
PCM70's

Nobody EVER paid a single euro (or several years back a guilder) for one of those items, but they are what I consider my personal tools. The smile I feel when pushing the fader to 0dB makes up for every price paid.

Sebas
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Phil LaDue on January 15, 2007, 02:06:55 pm
Mike Butler (media) wrote on Mon, 15 January 2007 11:43


*Adobe Creative Suite 2 to re-install after reformatting hard drive. WTF, how the hell does a set of software disks disappear?


Do you have a dog?
My beagle/lab mix steals anything she can find!
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Adrian Bamford on January 16, 2007, 03:29:29 am
Our KV2 'ES' PA systems, they're small, sound shockingly good and have NEVER let me down.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on January 16, 2007, 10:46:06 pm
Phil LaDue wrote on Mon, 15 January 2007 14:06

Mike Butler (media) wrote on Mon, 15 January 2007 11:43


*Adobe Creative Suite 2 to re-install after reformatting hard drive. WTF, how the hell does a set of software disks disappear?


Do you have a dog?
My beagle/lab mix steals anything she can find!

That's it! The dog ate my software!  Laughing

(Nope, no dog, and the cat died, so that's out.)
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Chris Davis on January 17, 2007, 01:11:29 am
Just a few of the more notable topics off the top of my head, I am sure there are more:

help

practice

Community SLS960 system

plenty of copper (I hear Russia is planning on liquidating some of its massive copper reserve, so world market price of copper may decrease substantially in the future).

BSS active DI (over cheaper passives)

active crossover/loudspeaker controller

Smaart

EVDO service
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Robert Pham on January 17, 2007, 04:49:56 am
Here's my list:
QSC Wideline array (16 boxes), add more this year.
JBL SRX712m (8 for now, thanks Mathew for convincing me over other 12" wedges, i hate JBL padded covers though)
Top of the list:
My Nexo PS15, we use them just every single show, FOH duty, monitors for larger stages, wonderful sidefills too.
Let's see what else to get after NAMM show.
Cheers
Robert Pham
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Scott MacAuley on January 17, 2007, 09:16:24 am
Too many items to list but the cheapest and most satisfying, my soldering iron, two good sets of earplugs, and a tent for FOH. LOL
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: The Guy on January 17, 2007, 10:05:22 am
-Turbosound Flashlights
-QSC PL9.0
-Macbook Pro
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jon Smith on January 17, 2007, 09:50:16 pm
Too many to mention all, but a few are;

EV Sx100's
SRX722's
Audiopile cases
Xtreme Cases
All my Crown Amps
Ultimate stands
Allen-Heath boards


Jon


Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dylan Shepherd on January 17, 2007, 10:08:54 pm
Here's a few more for me:

* Klark Teknik DN360

* slab of beer for the local Budget Truck Hire Dude
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Steven Leonard on January 19, 2007, 04:51:40 am
Never Regret:
Atlas round base mic stands (nothing is more annoying to me then big sound companies with cheap flimsy mic stands)

Radial DIs (The JDI's sound better then the Countryman Type 85's)

Beta 87c

Beta 52

Whirlwind XLRs

Monster 1/4inch Cables (Don't give me crap. Lifetime Warranty!!!And it is nice to be able to swap them AT THE STORE when one goes bad with no charge,no hassle and no shipping. Plus they sound good.)

T.C. Electronic Effects Processors (Customer Service is very good)

Yamaha SPX 1000

Avalon U5 (Amazing on bass guitar and acoustic guitar)

ACP 88

Hubbell Electrical Plugs and Receptacles

Items I Regret:
Lexicon mpx100
Shure ut wireless
dbx 166xl compressor/gate
whirlwind IMP Direct Box
whirlwind Director Direct Box
Any extension cables colored other then black
A Mackie Powered Mixer (the cheap graphic Eq knobs broke off on the first trip outside the house)
onstage stands
bbe sonic maximizer
those mic clips with springs inside (worthless)
Black duct tape (used in substitution of gaff)
lights






Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dreich McCulloch on January 23, 2007, 12:43:01 am
I'm with Adrian: My KV2 ES rigs - after a year of hard use they've never let me down, have coped with every type of room and consistantly raise a smile from me, the punters and clients.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Andrew Duhan on January 30, 2007, 12:16:00 am
FMR RNC
Good boom stands (3 years of metal abuse and still working perfectly!)
D6, i5, and pretty much any Audix mic I have (the fusion series is 100% terrible, I returned every one I bought in 3 shows or less)
Powerlight 4.0s
LABSubs.   Yes.
Sterling Audio mics.   I know they're cheap, but I am truly impressed.
My ADATs - I use them as A/D converters for live recording, got them for almost nothing and they always, always work.  If only they were less than 3RU each!
good earplugs

Additionally, almost every piece where I decided I'd buy the "better" option.  99% of the time it paid for itself quickly.

--Andrew
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Noah Waldron on February 02, 2007, 11:35:25 am
Sound Devices USB Pre
Beta 91
Cases from audiopile.net (EWI)
JBL SRX 712, I have 8 of them and they sound absolutely awesome bi-amped!
Emperical Labs Distressors, I use these on vocals, and it's the warmest sound.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: TonyPybus on February 02, 2007, 12:14:25 pm
Besides the audio stuff, any of the box trucks I bought. You gotta get it to the show somehow. Besides, they've doubled as "race" transporters too! Nothing like showing up at the MX track in a box truck, usually with several of my buddies bikes.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Penkala on February 04, 2007, 07:40:23 pm
Items I regretted purchasing:

Aphex Aural Exiter
Alesis Quadraverb
Yamaha 2031 EQ
Cheap mic cables


Items I don't regret purchasing:

Turbosound TMS-4's
JBL SRX712M's
Smaartlive Rig
Syn-Aud-Con Classes
Whirlwind MK series mic cables
dbx Driverack 240's
BSS Varicurve EQ's
TDM EQ's
TC D-two
TC 2240
Lexicon PCM80
Audix Mics
AKG 414's

John Penkala
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Tom Bourke on February 05, 2007, 08:36:57 am
On my personal list I would say my Macki 1402VLZ, any Gerber/Leatherman multi tool, LED flashlights.

At work (med sized school district)
o1v-96 (like every one else)
a pile of SX100A powered speakers, we are up to 8 of them.
SM57's


After having worked with the 01v and the SX100a's if I were to get back into owning my own system again that would be my choice.  I figure the ROI on those would be great in my or any market.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Scott MacAuley on February 05, 2007, 10:05:47 am
I've got to add another one...
 Thin film clear plastic drop cloth material in roll form available at any home improvement store. For those rainy days.
Less muffling than a tarp, easier to work with, easy to carry, big, protective and best of all disposable.

Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Brad Ferguson on February 05, 2007, 10:13:29 am
My laptop/M-audio card
Intro to sound recording textbook: http://www.tonmeister.ca/main/textbook/index.html


In a roundabout way I've purchased them, by not working:

TIME OFF!  A week to relax is the thing I value most these days.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Steve Kunkle on February 05, 2007, 11:15:34 am
Radial JDI's The jennson Transormers make basses and accoustic guitars come to life!
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Eric Snodgrass on February 06, 2007, 07:39:15 pm
My 46" rear-projection Sony television with built-in ATSC (HD) tuner.  Hooked up a $50 over-the-air antenna and picked up HD signals with no problem.  The Super Bowl looked amazing.  
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mac Kerr on February 06, 2007, 07:41:15 pm
Eric Snodgrass wrote on Tue, 06 February 2007 19:39

My 46" rear-projection Sony television with built-in ATSC (HD) tuner.  Hooked up a $50 over-the-air antenna and picked up HD signals with no problem.  The Super Bowl looked amazing.  
Yeah, but how'd it sound?    Laughing
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Geri O'Neil on February 06, 2007, 07:46:01 pm
Mac Kerr wrote on Tue, 06 February 2007 18:41

Eric Snodgrass wrote on Tue, 06 February 2007 19:39

My 46" rear-projection Sony television with built-in ATSC (HD) tuner.  Hooked up a $50 over-the-air antenna and picked up HD signals with no problem.  The Super Bowl looked amazing.  
Yeah, but how'd it sound?    Laughing



Great. Ice tea all over the place! Laughing  Laughing

Geri O
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mac Kerr on February 06, 2007, 07:54:26 pm
Geri O'Neil wrote on Tue, 06 February 2007 19:46

Great. Ice tea all over the place! Laughing  Laughing

Geri O

Shocked   Ice tea ? Geri, it's 16 frickin' degrees outside! Get yourself a hot chocolate man.   Laughing

Mac
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Eric Snodgrass on February 06, 2007, 08:00:32 pm
Mac Kerr wrote on Tue, 06 February 2007 16:41

Eric Snodgrass wrote on Tue, 06 February 2007 19:39

My 46" rear-projection Sony television with built-in ATSC (HD) tuner.  Hooked up a $50 over-the-air antenna and picked up HD signals with no problem.  The Super Bowl looked amazing.  
Yeah, but how'd it sound?    Laughing

Oh alright...
it sounded great.  The television has a Digital Optical output that I hooked up to my surround system.  
Now, about that Prince halftime show... Rolling Eyes
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Geri O'Neil on February 06, 2007, 09:07:43 pm
Mac Kerr wrote on Tue, 06 February 2007 18:54

Geri O'Neil wrote on Tue, 06 February 2007 19:46

Great. Ice tea all over the place! Laughing  Laughing

Geri O

Shocked   Ice tea ? Geri, it's 16 frickin' degrees outside! Get yourself a hot chocolate man.   Laughing

Mac



LOL, And to think that I was upset that it didn't get over 55 degrees today down here... Shocked

Okay, I'll hush now... Very Happy

Geri O
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Brian Lloyd on February 08, 2007, 09:55:28 am
Dual RNC compressor
TC Tripple-C
Anvil Breifcase
Monster Insert Cables (damn unbalanced boards!)
Leatherman KICK
Shure E2's
MACFOH
Earthworks M30's
Motu 896HD


-brian
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Ward on February 08, 2007, 01:02:44 pm
NO REGRETS:
Tascam DM24
Presonus Digimax
Behringer DCX 2496
True RTA
Audio Cleaning Lab
Telefunken
Vidsonix
Sennheiser IEM's
ULXP w / Beta 58's
Harley Davidson
anything baseball
RIAA platinum - (earned, not bought) - despite the artist.

A good mix of expensive and not so expensive stuff.


Regrets:
Early Mackie stuff - 32 x 8
CAD console
'58 Mercedes 190
Not having a day off / day of every ball park show and missing the '95 All Star Game w / Michelle Wright, but thanks for the souvenier.
Two years touring with (will remain nameless). See RIAA above. What was I thinking?????
(And now getting in touch with my feminine self; not saying goodbye.)
(And now getting in touch with my evil side, not saying "f**k off, pal.)

A bad mix of expensive and not so expensive stuff.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Cliff Rosenberg on February 26, 2007, 11:54:35 pm
My top items I bought over the years:

Streamlight 1-watt LED Flashlight
K&M Boom Stands
Aviom monitoring system
Fluke 187 multi-meter
Sennheiser MD-441 mics

Surprised
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Matt Collins on February 09, 2010, 02:27:28 pm
TI-86 graphing calculator.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dave Sturzenbecher on February 09, 2010, 02:40:18 pm
^^ Thread from the dead award?
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Matt Collins on February 09, 2010, 02:43:23 pm
Yeah I was asked what I want in the workbox for the upcoming season and I was searching through here to look for ideas / items I may have missed. I saw this thread in the process and couldn't resist adding my non-regrettable item.  Razz
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Bennett Prescott on February 09, 2010, 03:04:38 pm
Condoms.

A device that reads thread dates and sounds an alarm if they're more than a year old.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Phillip_Graham on February 09, 2010, 03:07:10 pm
Mike Butler (media) wrote on Tue, 16 January 2007 22:46

Phil LaDue wrote on Mon, 15 January 2007 14:06

Mike Butler (media) wrote on Mon, 15 January 2007 11:43


*Adobe Creative Suite 2 to re-install after reformatting hard drive. WTF, how the hell does a set of software disks disappear?


Do you have a dog?
My beagle/lab mix steals anything she can find!

That's it! The dog ate my software!  Laughing

(Nope, no dog, and the cat died, so that's out.)


I had a compatriot in graduate school whose dog ate the USB flash drive that contained the revised draft of a paper for publication...

PS, embarrassment at contributing to a zombie thread...
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on February 09, 2010, 03:32:21 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Tue, 09 February 2010 14:04

Condoms.

A device that reads thread dates and sounds an alarm if they're more than a year old.

Just to be contrary in true Alice's Restaurant fashion, I prefer one big pile of garbage to many small ones.

IMO Posters should be encouraged when they use the search function and if a topic is still of interest, go for it.

OTOH answering long dead questions just to show off is a waste of bits.

JR


Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Stuart Pendleton on February 09, 2010, 03:54:06 pm
01v96
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Luis Pinzón Arroyo on February 09, 2010, 05:56:52 pm
SONY 7506
Minstruments
SMAART 6 (including V.7 free upgrade -I hope-  Very Happy )
SMAART Seminar (Twice)
TC Electronic System 6000
Q-box
Bob Mc Carthy's "Green Bible" (1st Ed., 2nd Ed. and Spanish translation)
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jamie Taylor on February 09, 2010, 06:43:59 pm
Yamaha LS9-32

That thing has paid for itself so many times over it's not even funny.

6 x Rode NT1-A's

Sam thing, were bought for a particular client, and have paid for themselves many times over.

They're being retired now, and we've got some KSM32's to replace them.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: RYAN LOUDMUSIC JENKINS on February 09, 2010, 06:55:35 pm
Mix Wiz, definitely!
Carvin LM15A powered speakers on sticks.  These have been my best investment to date.  I make mega bucks on them all the time.  I have 12 and I need at least 12 more!
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Gene Hardage on February 09, 2010, 09:41:34 pm
Brian Houchin wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 16:18

A trailer with a ramp door.


And 2 MagLiner handtrucks with big fat tires - 1 for the van and 1 for the trailer.









Oh yeah - and that big pile of Ramsdell speakers I'm always talking about.   Laughing
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Rick Stansby on February 09, 2010, 09:44:01 pm
Most have already been mentioned, but here goes:

LS9
JBL SRX712m
SM58
Countryman DIs
Whirlwind snakes
Anything from Motion Labs
K&M stands
Blackhurst/Stagegear workbox
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Michael Glenn on February 10, 2010, 12:15:40 am
LS9 32
LS9 16

Lab Gruppen amps

EAW SM109Z

Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: MARK PAVLETICH on February 10, 2010, 03:53:59 am
In no particular order.

SHURE SM58
SHURE SM91A
QSC PLX 3402
BSS MINIDRIVE
YORKVILLE NX55P
JBL HLA SUBWOOFERS (4897A)
JBL SRX712M
ROLAND M16E MIXER
CARVER PM1400 AMPLIFIERS
SOUNDCRAFT GB8 -32
PEAVEY S1 SPEAKER STANDS
SENNHEISER 504's
LIVESOUND (MADE IN NEW ZEALAND ) ROAD CASES.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jesse Mahoney on February 10, 2010, 06:22:36 am
Here we go again!

I own very little audio specific gear, mostly tools and gear that allows me to be a more effective production dude, of those things I'd list;

Petzl navajo harness and work access gear that's got me safey into and out of all sorts of hard to get places..

Camelback! After nearly 4 years of endless summer, this thing has been the best buy ever! Hold 3L water and my fluke and keeps my keys, wallet and phone out of my pocket where they can get smashed.

Oh yeah, and you'd have to pry my Qbox and my HD-25s out of my cold dead hands to get 'em away from me.


J.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mark Walter on February 10, 2010, 08:58:22 am
Bennett Prescott wrote on Tue, 09 January 2007 14:52

My Allen & Heath Mixwizard has paid for itself so many times over, it practically mints money. Fantastic piece of equipment at an easy to swallow price.



+1
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on February 10, 2010, 09:10:58 am
hand truck
cable tester
truck with ramp

larger truck

Line array

digital mixer

Any book about pro audio
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Sulek on February 10, 2010, 10:13:31 am
-Icom pcr100 scanner
-IAS rf software
-Shure Fp12 headphone amp
-Swizzarmy cable tester
-helical antenna
-TC Finalizer
-Midas H3000 (still my all time favourite to mix on)

Happy trails,
John
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Sulek on February 10, 2010, 10:14:49 am
sorry, almost a double post
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: HarryBrillJr. on February 10, 2010, 07:36:58 pm
Rat Sniffer and Sender (2 sets, one for me and one for my A2)
Smaart
Wool socks
Comfy shoes
Sony 7509s
Crescent makes a t handle screw driver that folds flat.  Has 4 torx, philips and flat.
1 each Husky mini screw driver and Husky mini TORX screw driver
EW M30
Disto (although I would rather have the less expensive, smaller, ebay unit I picked up for Arthur)
Laser level/ Inclinometer (although I wish it had been competitively priced with the Sears unit)
Travel Pro luggage.  Hasn't been perfect but it's been so much better than before.
First class upgrades.
Lathe/ Mill and related tools.
Anything for my family that makes them smile.
There is MORE.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Marty Bilecki on February 10, 2010, 08:14:00 pm
My hit list not in any order


Mackie 32 x 4      ROI BABY !!!!
Midas Venice 320
PM3000 and PM4000   ROI BABY !!!!!
UX8800 EAW    
M7cl #1              ROI BABY   Goodbye Pm3000
M7cl #2              ROI BABY   Goodbye Ramsa Sx1
LS9 32  1 and 2      ROI BABY   Goodbye PM4000
Venue Sc 48          ROI is going to be quick and fast
Rat Sniffer and Conquest test 7 box


mb
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Ned Ward on February 10, 2010, 08:24:22 pm
From the cheap seats:

Before I joined PSW:
'77 Princeton Reverb
Keeley Compressor, Barber Direct Drive
Summit Audio 2BA-221 mic pre, TLA50 tube compressor
Hand Truck
Radial JDI
Tilt back amp stand
Z-Bar


After I joined PSW, all thanks to everything I've learned from you folks
Mackie SRM450s
Original 01v, used
HPR122's
Anything EWI
e609
My 1965 Bandmaster and its restoration project (special thanks to Bob Leonard for his help)
Audix D6, OM5
Another Radial JDI
e906
AT Pro 37
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mac Kerr on February 10, 2010, 08:39:55 pm
Audi A4 (twice).

Instant Replay (twice)

Mac
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Andy Peters on February 10, 2010, 10:25:13 pm
Honda S2000.
Lowden D12C acoustic guitar.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: A Man on February 11, 2010, 12:09:43 am
http://archive.digidesign.com/support/images/ilok.jpg
http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l239/makierona/flash-drive.jpg
http://simondirect.com/store/images/48ATA_flashdisk.JPG

Twisted Evil
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dick Rees on February 11, 2010, 12:40:49 am
GK Ultraphones.
Sabine GraphiQ.
SCM810 (for theater gigs)

Did I mention my GK Ultraphones?
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Brandon Blakeney on February 11, 2010, 01:13:14 am
Crest Pro 200 series
EWI roll up splitter snake
Any Peavey product
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mike Caldwell on February 11, 2010, 09:25:48 am
Neutrik tone generator.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jelmer de Jong on February 11, 2010, 09:44:27 am
Pioneer DJ equipment.
Buy them for 1400.- a piece, rent them for 50.- a day per piece and after three years still worth 1000.- on the second hand market.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Guy Johnson on February 11, 2010, 03:33:39 pm
Alice 828 mixer.... Great transformer mic pres & direct outs
Carver PM 1.5 amps.... Light, powerful in the day, and fast.
Ev sx200s.... Crisp, good sound for the price, array well, loud, take abuse, many uses.
HZ SB600s.... Silly little 4/8 ohm subs that work amazingly well.
Mackie Onyx 1640.... This one surprised me with nice EQ on a small Mackie ( Shocked ).
Logic Ethos CA rig/wedges.... Neat, good value, slim and sound great.
MC2 amps.... Ooo, Nice.
KMS 105s.... Ditto. Great live (though not always, by any means) and recording.
Heil PR35s.... Ballsy, sound good, great rejection.
CAD 179s.... Overheads, flute, sax, percussion. Live and recording. And nice to use.
Ted Fletcher TF27s.... SDC. Small, red; stupidly good overheads, acoustic guitar and on tabla are stunning. And they were cheap, too.
GT33s, the older ones.... Stupidly good on live double basses.
My cat. Though strictly speaking I didn't buy her.

I'd love the Crest desk I mixed on a while back. Stupidly forget its name. God, it had lovely EQ.

Hmm. Looks like I should add the phrase 'stupidly good' to the list

Edit.
Oh, no that's made it 8 pages. Why are these things irresistible?
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Art Welter on February 11, 2010, 04:11:26 pm
I’ll be the second to mention GK Ultraphones, they do stand out as the best Audio Investment I ever made.

Another piece I had that was stolen and I’d buy back in a heartbeat was the Hall Engineering ATG-301 acoustic test signal generator, which could put out finite bandwidth pink noise from 20-20 K in bandwidths from one octave to 1/20th of an octave. Came with a calibrated SPL meter, too.

Damn, I miss that piece.

Art Welter
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jeff Babcock on February 11, 2010, 05:22:30 pm
Art, I've been contemplating Ultraphones before.  Might have to give them a shot.

Some no-regret items for me:

Digidesign SC48
Toshiba portege tablet pc (7 years old and still going strong)
Heil PR35 and PR40
Rode NT series mics
Radial JDI's
Good quality rechargeable batteries (AA and 9V)
Tarps
Macbook
Ford '05 Escape - most trouble-free vehicle I have ever owned


Most of my purchase regrets came about from being a cheapskate.


Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Micky Basiliere on February 11, 2010, 11:57:52 pm
BSS 334T DSP's Best sounding speaker mngmt. EVER!!! Very Happy
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: David Kaiser on February 15, 2010, 02:53:53 am
Recording/B system
Mackie 1202VLZ mixer. Had a 1402 and traded it for a Aphex 106 comp.
AT4000C wireless mic
SKB 6 space w sliding shelf
Crown PZM180 mics
AT 825 Stereo mic
Shure 25J mic cables


Main System
Mackie 1604VLZ mixer 10 years plus
AT MB4000C mics
Horizon mic/signal cables
4 Denon 770RM Dual cassette decks
Alesis Nanocomp
Ultimate MC40 mic stands wi rubber clips

MISC
8 channels of AT3000 Wireless Combo in SKB rack with two Distros
Gateway MX6025 laptop 5+ years


Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Marsellus Fariss on February 15, 2010, 06:34:35 am
I'll chime in since I think I'm the author of the "Golden Lemon" thread I think your referring to.  Very Happy  


Smaart is probably "the one" even though I don't even use it to near it's potential most of the time. I'm actually addicted and HATE to mix without it up in spectrograph mode on the solo bus of the console cause I do 4-6 wedge mixes and FOH from across an often sold out room.  


DB meter

Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook

RNC's

KSM9

Bets 57's

Drawmer 201's

O1V

Behringer Powered B12's. I'm serious.

Anything from Audiopile and Orange County especially quality cable ends to sort out cabling problems at various venues I've worked in.  

Professional tape (spike, gaffe, board, glow)

Internet access from which I've been able to learn so much from the masters starting way back in the Prodigy forums through the Live Audio Board and now here. Thanks guys. I've learned so much.



Added:


Stuff I will buy that I'll never regret:

Radial JDI's.
SM81's
Sennheiser 901
White Graphics

Eventually...LS9
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Patrick Campbell on February 15, 2010, 10:15:33 am
Eventide H3000 D/SE
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jeff Foster on February 16, 2010, 11:51:13 am
After scanning through this incredibly old thread that someone ressurected, I find it very interesting to see the number of people on here who mention Mackie products as something they never regretted.  That is very interesting since Mackie is supposedly not very rider friendly.

I also see a lot of people mentioning Audix mics.  I would have to wholeheartedly agree.  After giving them a chance, I have never regretted a single Audix mic purchase.

There are a number of other items that I don't regret from many, many manufacturers, but I won't bore anyone with them all.  I'll just list a few of my favorites:

Audio-Technica AE5400's (wired and wireless)
Any Road case
Any cables I make myself
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Stuart Hogg on February 16, 2010, 11:54:41 am
Jeff Foster wrote on Tue, 16 February 2010 16:51

 I find it very interesting to see the number of people on here who mention Mackie products as something they never regretted.  That is very interesting since Mackie is supposedly not very rider friendly.


The flip side of that, of course, is that I'm sure some of the gear that people regret purchasing is items bought to fulfill riders, which then falls out of favour before it makes any serious ROI.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dick Rees on February 16, 2010, 02:14:55 pm
Round #2:

1992 Ford Aerostar
1996 Ford E250
E-track for the trailer
Several $60 pop-up canopies

Not purchased, just found, inherited, etc.

1968 Ariens snow-blower
Lotsa tools including mauls and heavy hammers, block and tackle, chain and rope, #14 aluminum corn scoop

Gotta have stuff.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Moby (Mike Diack) on February 17, 2010, 02:47:42 pm
My Round #2
Tektronix scopes (various, but the old 2465B is my favourite)
Metcal MX500 soldering irons (one for each hand)
Fluke 8060A test meter
Rarely does a day pass that all of these don't get used.
Just yesterday lost a faithful friend - a cheap little Radioshack VOM that opened like a clamshell so you could have the dial at any angle you like. 25 years out of production I suspect <sigh>.
M
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Dick Rees on February 17, 2010, 02:58:22 pm
Moby (Mike Diack) wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 13:47

My Round #2
Tektronix scopes (various, but the old 2465B is my favourite)
Metcal MX500 soldering irons (one for each hand)
Fluke 8060A test meter
Rarely does a day pass that all of these don't get used.
Just yesterday lost a faithful friend - a cheap little Radioshack VOM that opened like a clamshell so you could have the dial at any angle you like. 25 years out of production I suspect <sigh>.
M


Mike....

I've got one I no longer use.  What's it worth to ya?

DR
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Loren Aguey on February 17, 2010, 05:42:30 pm
Steven Leonard wrote on Fri, 19 January 2007 01:51


Monster 1/4inch Cables (Don't give me crap. Lifetime Warranty!!!And it is nice to be able to swap them AT THE STORE when one goes bad with no charge,no hassle and no shipping. Plus they sound good.)



I wont give you crap for the monster cable thing. But I think I do have an issue,(or at least politely call BS) with a claim that a 1/4" patch cord from any manufacturer has a good or bad "sound" to it.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Marsellus Fariss on February 17, 2010, 07:07:57 pm
Not to open a can of worms and hijack the thread but I used to say the same thing but recently I was able to sit down for the first time in my studio with 3 or 4 high end 1/4 cables and listen to them between an guitars and an amps. And mind you the difference wasn't big, and I was using them in a specific application but there was a difference. Not even that I could say one sounded better or worse. Just different. I was really surprised actually.

Now I'm not gonna stress about cable quality for what I do mostly (though I think I might spend a couple hundred and build some Mogami cabling for my studio at home) but cables can effect tone. And I've not listened to balanced patch between components at all so I can't debate that application. I suspect I wouldn't hear a difference of any significance.

Sorry for changing the topic.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on February 17, 2010, 07:16:18 pm
Different cables with identical impedance and capacitance will NOT sound different.  Repeat that until you accept it.

The guitar-amp evaluation is specious because of the nature of the devices contributing their own variables to the test.  In this case, the cable becomes part of the guitar rig and influences the response by it's capacitance.

Have fun, good luck.

Tim Mc
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Phil LaDue on February 17, 2010, 08:13:36 pm
WhirlWind pcDI.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Marsellus Fariss on February 17, 2010, 09:20:25 pm
The objection was that a 1/4 patch cable from any manufacturer could have a "good or bad sound to it".

I disagree that this cannot be possible in general. Excluding specific applications and assuming they all have identical impedance and capacitance is a different scenario.


Also, I'll never regret buying HD280's.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on February 17, 2010, 09:43:28 pm
Marsellus Fariss wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 20:20

The objection was that a 1/4 patch cable from any manufacturer could have a "good or bad sound to it".

I disagree that this cannot be possible in general. Excluding specific applications and assuming they all have identical impedance and capacitance is a different scenario.


Also, I'll never regret buying HD280's.

Guitar cables are a special case where the high source impedance of the guitar pickups interact with the cable capacitance. If a given cable sounds better or worse to you it is because of your subjective opinion of the different frequency response. Not better or worse, per se, just different, but most purpose designed guitar cables aim for modest/low capacitance.

Another example where transducers interact with cable capacitance was record player phono cartridges. Anybody old enough to remember records?

So yes "in general" wire does not have a sound character, but depending on the application there can be secondary effects due to resistance, capacitance, or inductance.

JR
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Steven Leonard on February 17, 2010, 09:57:31 pm
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Steven Leonard on February 17, 2010, 09:59:44 pm
Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 17:42


I wont give you crap for the monster cable thing. But I think I do have an issue,(or at least politely call BS) with a claim that a 1/4" patch cord from any manufacturer has a good or bad "sound" to it.


Tell that to Bruce Swedien!
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Tim McCulloch on February 17, 2010, 10:01:16 pm
Steven Leonard wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 20:59

Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 17:42


I wont give you crap for the monster cable thing. But I think I do have an issue,(or at least politely call BS) with a claim that a 1/4" patch cord from any manufacturer has a good or bad "sound" to it.


Tell that to Bruce Swedien!


Well, that pesky restraining order.....
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Loren Aguey on February 17, 2010, 10:19:22 pm
Steven Leonard wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 18:59

Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 17:42


I wont give you crap for the monster cable thing. But I think I do have an issue,(or at least politely call BS) with a claim that a 1/4" patch cord from any manufacturer has a good or bad "sound" to it.


Tell that to Bruce Swedien!


Are you referring to this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nds6kju1fw8

I still don't buy it. He has a very impressive repertoire and I know he knows what he's talking about but I can't bring myself to believe that monster cables sound better.

I wonder if he thinks $140 monster hdmi cables look and sound better too?  Rolling Eyes

Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Marsellus Fariss on February 17, 2010, 10:24:42 pm
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 20:43

Marsellus Fariss wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 20:20

The objection was that a 1/4 patch cable from any manufacturer could have a "good or bad sound to it".

I disagree that this cannot be possible in general. Excluding specific applications and assuming they all have identical impedance and capacitance is a different scenario.


Also, I'll never regret buying HD280's.

Guitar cables are a special case where the high source impedance of the guitar pickups interact with the cable capacitance. If a given cable sounds better or worse to you it is because of your subjective opinion of the different frequency response. Not better or worse, per se, just different, but most purpose designed guitar cables aim for modest/low capacitance.

Another example where transducers interact with cable capacitance was record player phono cartridges. Anybody old enough to remember records?

So yes "in general" wire does not have a sound character, but depending on the application there can be secondary effects due to resistance, capacitance, or inductance.

JR


Well done. I completely agree.

Got quite a record collection actually. One day my audio obsession will wander to tables and cartridges I'm sure but I've not listened to them yet.  

Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Marsellus Fariss on February 17, 2010, 10:29:11 pm
Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 21:19

Steven Leonard wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 18:59

Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 17:42


I wont give you crap for the monster cable thing. But I think I do have an issue,(or at least politely call BS) with a claim that a 1/4" patch cord from any manufacturer has a good or bad "sound" to it.


Tell that to Bruce Swedien!


Are you referring to this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nds6kju1fw8

I still don't buy it. He has a very impressive repertoire and I know he knows what he's talking about but I can't bring myself to believe that monster cables sound better.

I wonder if he thinks $140 monster hdmi cables look and sound better too?  Rolling Eyes




I'm with you I've not experienced his "revelation." I think maybe he "bought the car".
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Lester Moran on February 17, 2010, 11:47:31 pm
Zero regrets?

Countryman 85s.

Old Beyer/K&M Stands.

B57As.

M88s.

PCM70s, TC2290s, and SPX990s.

Whirlwind Mass fans for consoles.

A kit of '65 red-sparkle Rogers.

One very durable Roland FP-1.

Les

Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Rick Stansby on February 17, 2010, 11:52:20 pm
Marsellus Fariss wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 19:29

Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 21:19

Steven Leonard wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 18:59

Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 17:42


I wont give you crap for the monster cable thing. But I think I do have an issue,(or at least politely call BS) with a claim that a 1/4" patch cord from any manufacturer has a good or bad "sound" to it.


Tell that to Bruce Swedien!


Are you referring to this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nds6kju1fw8

I still don't buy it. He has a very impressive repertoire and I know he knows what he's talking about but I can't bring myself to believe that monster cables sound better.

I wonder if he thinks $140 monster hdmi cables look and sound better too?  Rolling Eyes




I'm with you I've not experienced his "revelation." I think maybe he "bought the car".


"What really got me excited...is the fact that my imagination can be part of the music."  I think he nailed it on the head, the difference in sound is in his imagination.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Alan Roberts on February 18, 2010, 11:44:48 am
Hands down: APB DynaSonics ProRack-House
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Tom Reid on February 20, 2010, 06:42:40 am
My business suits from Mens Warehouse.
Retainer for my Illinois lawyer.
SRX728s
Trojans
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Sulek on February 22, 2010, 09:44:50 am
Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 22:19

Steven Leonard wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 18:59

Loren Aguey wrote on Wed, 17 February 2010 17:42


I wont give you crap for the monster cable thing. But I think I do have an issue,(or at least politely call BS) with a claim that a 1/4" patch cord from any manufacturer has a good or bad "sound" to it.


Tell that to Bruce Swedien!


Are you referring to this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nds6kju1fw8

I still don't buy it. He has a very impressive repertoire and I know he knows what he's talking about but I can't bring myself to believe that monster cables sound better.

I wonder if he thinks $140 monster hdmi cables look and sound better too?  Rolling Eyes



On a side note...the 1/4" plug that Monster used is slightly oversized compared to Switchcraft/Neutrik. After you switch back from the Monster stuff...you get to spend some quality time replacing all the 1/4" jacks that now have loose contacts.
Fun times!

Cheers,
John
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Mark Dawson on October 06, 2010, 07:09:50 pm
I have a great purchases.

- Lab.Gruppen fp6400. Thousands of hours and still look brand new
- Mackie SRM450. Far more financial return than the bigger gear
- The green handcart.  It's more than just a friend.
- Heineken
- Steve and Kerry
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Bennett Prescott on October 06, 2010, 07:38:37 pm
Condom.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Art Welter on October 06, 2010, 07:43:54 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Wed, 06 October 2010 17:38

Condom.

So you used one once, or do you wash it out each time?
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: mark anderson on October 06, 2010, 07:57:13 pm
Sirius radio and a Stiletto 2. Records my favorite shows so I can listen while I drive. Lot's a miles and fresh radio, mmmmm.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Chris Davis on October 06, 2010, 09:49:21 pm
TiVo.  It makes me regret my Cable subscription a little less.



Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Bennett Prescott on October 06, 2010, 10:18:20 pm
Art Welter wrote on Wed, 06 October 2010 19:43

Bennett Prescott wrote on Wed, 06 October 2010 17:38

Condom.

So you used one once, or do you wash it out each time?

It's just the first one I never regretted.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Kristian Johnsen on October 07, 2010, 07:49:26 am
Art Welter wrote on Thu, 07 October 2010 01:43

Bennett Prescott wrote on Wed, 06 October 2010 17:38

Condom.

So you used one once, or do you wash it out each time?


The US "GI packs" at the end of WWII had rewashable condoms - 10 uses maximum - but I believe this rule was broken more than once  Laughing

They were made out of the type of rubber the bulb at the back of turkey basters are made of Shocked
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jay Barracato on October 07, 2010, 12:10:36 pm
So who remembers the song Willie Nelson used to do "Ten with a Two"?
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: frank kayser on October 07, 2010, 12:26:35 pm
Wow!  A DOUBLE ZOMBIE thread!  Shocked   2007, Feb 2010, and October 2010!

The thread that just keeps on giving!

BTW, my A&H MixWiz.  
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Luis Pinzón Arroyo on October 09, 2010, 12:07:02 pm
For my second round:

*ULTRASONE PRO 900
*DAYTON WT3
*AVID VENUE PROFILE
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Charlie Zureki on October 09, 2010, 12:34:20 pm
  Hello,

A really good, brand name, pair of work boots with a steel toe.

A rain-proof, cold weather, polar type jacket, with a zip-out thinsulate, water-wicking liner.

Hammer

Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Matthew Haber on October 10, 2010, 01:12:38 am
My 01V96 and then the DM1000 that replaced it.
My Leatherman.
My Audio-Technica headphones (I forget the model).
Pretty much every Shure (SM57, SM58, Beta58, SM81) or Audix (OM2, OM5, OM7) mic that I own.
Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Paul Walters on October 11, 2010, 10:19:12 am
Sennheiser HD280s. Also my Princeton Tec EOS.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: Jay Barracato on October 12, 2010, 10:47:33 am
Anti zombie thread cream. one application is all it takes.
Title: Re: Item(s) you NEVER regretted purchasing
Post by: John Cameron on October 12, 2010, 01:26:40 pm
My 2001 Dodge 2500 Cummins truck, it has gotten me to every gig for over a decade and never let me down. Well it did die coming home once....

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