This vintage Casio PT-100 electronic musical instrument has the classic retro 1980s electro sounds you're looking for. The PT-100 came out around 1987 and, though it doesn't seem to have many features, it performs very solidly and sounds great. It has eight really good-quality synth voices and very interesting drum sounds. Drum beats are totally electronic, yet attempt to mimic real drums, making a totally different (and really in-your-face) percussive noise than typical keyboard blip drums. There is only a built-in mono speaker, no external headphone or output jack, so you will need to mic the speaker if you want to use the PT-100 for live or recording applications. It can be powered with an optional AC adapter or five "AA" batteries. This PT-100 is in near-mint condition. It was not used for long and was very well-cared-for. There is barely a scratch on the black surface, the keys are nice and the whole thing is in beautiful, clean shape. It is in perfect working order and includes the instruction pamphlet and original box, which does show some moderate wear and tear. It measures 19.25 inches x 6.75 inches x 1.5 inches. We have put a link to Ebay so that you can buy it now. But, when you are looking for casio keyboards, Yamaha, casiotones, synthesizers, then come to atomicspacejunk.com for the best buys in town with the lowest prices.
VINTAGE CASIO PT-100 RETRO 1980s ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD FOR SALE ON EBAY
This rare and weird retro '80s keytar was made by the equally rare Crown company. The Rhythm Guitar (how's THAT for a clever name) has 25 keys and five accompaniment rhythms. There is only one voice, which is a cheap electronic piano-like blip tone. The beats sound really cool, with the bass drum sound being a distorted synth wave sound that has a distinctive note / tone. However, the keyboard notes gets a little drowned out and the note sustain decays oddly with the beat when keys are played along with the accompaniments. Basically, it is a vintage electronic toy that happens to look a lot cooler than its functions are. It still sounds interesting and makes a fun experimental electronic instrument. Considering its simplicity, the Rhythm Guitar is probably a prime candidate for electronic tinkering and circuit bending. It has a built-in, non-removable nylon strap and an 1/8 inch microphone / signal input jack. Cosmetically, it shows considerable wear and tear from use and poor storage. Overall, its very clean and has no cracks or other structural damage. Measures 22.75 inches x 6.75 inches x 1.75 inches.
This vintage Sony F-96 dynamic cardoid microphone has a swell retro look with modern quality. A cool off-white enamel coating, brushed aluminum accents, and heavyweight construction make it both useful and stylish. It has surprisingly good sound for voice recording and could be used for lo-fi home music recording. It is equipped with a smaller 1/8" plug, so you will need an adapter for use in 1/4" inputs. The mic is brand new and complete with original sleeve box, carrying case, tabletop mic stand and instruction book. It was tested and works perfectly, and it measures 5.75 inches in length.
The Fostex 250 four track recorder / mixer was used by countless musicians for home recording in the 1980s.
Rock stars regularly dragged the Fostex 250 around with them on tour to write hits and record demo tracks on the road.
This simple gray box has got a no-frills, heavy-duty construction and works great as both a multi-track recorder and a four channel mixer. It has cool analog needle signal meters that light up and a red digital led tape counter. The Fostex 250 has four separate tracks, but has bounce / ping-pong capabilities so you can add tracks together to make more. It measures 16.75 inches x 14 inches x 3.25 inches. Having logged hundreds of hours in bedrooms and basements on portable multitracks, I may be biased (or high-bias), but I feel recording your music to analog tape is a more genuinely satisfying experience compared to the modern digital hard-disk or CD. There's nothing like laying down tracks on real, tangible media immune to digital glitches. The Fostex 250 is a perfect introduction to the disappearing world of analog home recording. We found this particular Fostex 250 in the corner of a basement workshop, and I knew we had to get this thing back into the hands of someone who would used and showed a couple of blemishes on the gray cover and dark stains on the last signal meter. There were also tiny little white paint spots covering the top of the unit. However, it was in perfect working order. It had been used almost exclusively as a home hi-fi stereo mixer and the cassette deck was hardly ever used. I made a simple recording with four guitar tracks and the Fostex 250 rendered surprisingly good results, especially in today's age. We threw in a sealed 100min Maxell CrO2 metal tape so the new owner could start recording right out of the box. It sold pretty fast and now lives in Nashville, probably recording demos that will soon become hits. The Fostex 250 is a historic piece of audio engineering and they do show up on eBay regularly, as well as other great vintage Fostex analog multitrack recorders.
A classic Western guitar from the Far East, this Vintage Global guitar was made in Japan sometime in the 1960s and imported for Sears and Montgomery Ward department stores. It's got a swell pick guard with a honeysuckle blossom and a hummingbird and an ominously undecorated fretboard that has absolutely no dots or markings whatsoever.
Features of the Vintage Global Guitar
Other features of the Vintage Global guitar include a snazzy sunburst finish, classic imitation wood inlay decorative sound hole decal, and cheap white plastic tuning knobs. This classical acoustic guitar has absolutely nothing in the way of "warm tones" or any other term typically used to describe finely crafted stringed instruments. Instead, it has a distinctive sharp and rumbley quality that is great for recording or live applications where a "lo-fi" sound is desired. This Global guitar has decent action and is easy to play. Speaking from experience, it really cuts through the other tracks in recording and adds a humble trashy sound while staying in tune and functioning like a normal, decent quality guitar.
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The Vintage Global guitar shows signs of moderate use and has a number of nicks and scratches around the edges. The pick guard has some scratches / wear in the black glossy surface near the very top corner, but otherwise is in excellent condition. The neck is straight and the guitar has no cracks or other serious bodily damage. Body measures 17 /2 inches x 14 inches x 3 1/2 inches. Neck measures 16 1/4 inches in length from nut to end (minus headstock) and is 2 3/8 inches at widest point. This Global Hummingbird Guitar sold and is probably making beautiful music on the other side of the country, but lots or really cool-looking vintage acoustic guitars can be found on eBay.
This totally awesome and increasingly scarce early 1990s Yamaha T50C combo tube amplifier features a 50 watt head designed by Mike Soldano. Here's the history: my father was a floor supervisor at the Yamaha Music Mfg plant in Thomaston, GA, whose guitar skills and musical background were called upon to assist in sound tests on various prototype gear, speakers and cabinets, including the Soldano designed T50 / T100 heads and this T50c amp. He eventually wound up with all three of them. I'm not sure what is different about it, but the reverb is a definite clue. I have read complaints about the reverb being weak on these models. This one seems to have crazy, out-of-control reverb that I found to be perfect for playing Dick Dale and Link Wray tunes. I won't go on about the sound quality, and how it's a solid and versatile amp that's great for just about everything...blues, jazz, hardcore punk, surf, thrash and death metal, country, classic rock...all of which have been played on this amp. You can search the internet for dozens of random, but consistently positive reviews about this model.
The amp got most of it's use between 1992 and 1997, but was well-cared-for and and has basically been played only sporadically and stored in a bedroom closet for the last ten years. Cosmetically, it is still in great condition. It's very clean and has no major blemishes or scratches that detract from the appearance. Mechanically, there are a couple of minor issues. The "B" (overdrive) channel has some white noise on it, even with the volume and gain at zero and without an instrument plugged in. Troubleshooting section in the owner's manual suggests the 6l6GC power tube may be shorted? I really don't know, but the "A" clean channel is perfectly quiet. Everything else about the "B" channel functions properly, and when turned up, it still sounds totally awesome. I am not certain this is the problem (all of the tubes glow) but an identical Sovtek replacement tube is available on eBay for $15-$25. The other issue is the LED light. The tiny dome light next to the standby switch turns red when on the "B" channel, but it's supposed to change to green when switched to the "A" channel. Instead, it just goes out, so the green lamp must be burned out or something. This doesn't seem to affect the function of the amp at all. This covers all the problems with the amp. Again, I welcome all questions or concerns and will gladly do any inspections for you that I can.
The Yamaha T50C includes the Yamaha A/B switch foot pedal with connector and an extra long shielded cable. I usually used this amp as a head unit only, unplugging the 12" Celestion G12H-100 loudspeaker and connecting the aforementioned cable to a separate 4x12 cabinet. It was also used for direct input recording out of the slave jack on the rear of the amp. The amplifier measures approximately 18.75 inches x 18.5 inches x 10.75 inches.
This set of vintage William Mitchell's music pens for ruling & writing is incomplete, but still on its original backing card and in mostly unused condition. The three ruling nibs are unused as well as two of the others. Two have been used, one of which is still covered in ink and looks like it might not be cleanable. A fun and rare find for musicians and composers.
This vintage Heathkit code oscillator setup is completely self-contained and in perfect working condition. The totally homemade setup includes the Heath HD-1416 code oscillator, which is strapped down using a removable coil spring, and a screw-mounted morse code / telegraph key. Both items sit on a hand-fabricated blue acrylic base and everything is pre-wired...just add your 9v battery inside the oscillator and you are ready to start practice keying. The oscillator has a built-in speaker and volume control, as well as a 1/4" headphone jack / line out (practice in quiet or plug into an external amplifier, mixer or multi-track recorder!). The oscillator's beeping tone is actually a quite pleasing and mellow sound for electronic wave noise. There is a little rust on the body of the key, but the springs and screws work smoothly and are noise-free. All of the contact terminals have been cleaned thoroughly and are in perfect working order. The oscillator shows some discoloration in the green plastic shell, but has no other damage. Everything is very clean and is ready to use out of the box. The base measures 10.5 inches x 5.5 inches at widest points.
This slant signature vintage Otto Link number 7 star Tone Edge saxophone mouthpiece was found in a basement in the bottom of a dusty cardboard box! We discovered this vintage Otto Link mouthpiece at an estate sale run by the family of the late New Orleans musician and songwriter George Davis (1938-2008). Mr. Davis is probably best known for co-writing Tell It Like It Is for Aaron Neville, but he was also an amazing guitarist, whose licks can be heard on classic New Orleans soul singles like Robert Parker’sBarefootin’.
Allison discovered it, and I was so jazzed about finding an old Electro-Harmonix pedal, that, honestly, I could have cared less when she showed it to me. I should have known better, since Allison is a master junker with years of experience in the art of psychic antiquing, who can just feel when something is important. Fortunately, she insisted it go home with us. We did some research on vintage Otto Link mouthpieces, and were initially disappointed that we had the BOX for the highly-sought-after Star Seven Super Tone Master, but a mismatched Number 7 Tone Edge mouthpiece inside. We offered the mouthpiece complete with brass cover and reed ligature, and threw in the Super Tone Master box for novelty value. Much of the white inlay paint was worn away, but otherwise it showed only minor use. We started the bidding at a reasonable $79.99, which we felt a fair price for a random vintage mouthpiece and a cool box. We even forgot to mention the historic significance of this item. The bidding war started within minutes. After a few days, we had answered many highly-detailed questions, ignored requests to end the auction early, and were asked to post about a half-dozen additional photos showing every angle inside and out. Multiple bidders were fighting until the very last second, and when the auction was over, the high bid was…$1,050.00. I told you…she's a master junker. You can find vintage Otto Link mouthpieces of all ages, sizes and prices available on eBay.
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This vintage Electro Harmonix 5x Junction Mixer is the original first model. It works the same way as the later models, but it has a much cooler retro style with the classic and unmistakable Electro Harmonix look. The unit was tested and works. It's a highly useful device for some musicians, a head scratcher for others, and a rare addition to one's collection of vintage Electro Harmonix stomp boxes and effects pedals. It sold at auction, but if you looking for an Electro Harmonix 5x Junction Mixer for sale, check for availability here:
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