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Old 04-14-2013, 04:17 AM
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"Pawn Shop" Diving.

I started hunting local pawn shops for some used/pre-owned 'stuff', What a gold mine I am finding.

Yesterday I found a pr of 13" Soultone Hats for $75, a pr of Zildjian New Beats, vintage 1980's, as best I could tell, for $85, and a Boom Stand by Tama from the 90's for $35.

Never used a Tama stand before. Let me tell you, this thing is double-braced, very heavy and solid. It looks 'bad' just looking at it. I lifted it and was shocked at the durability....I have no need for anything, but thought I should grab it all, test drive and have fun...worse, I could always re-sell, hopefully for a few bucks more

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:27 PM
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Re: "Pawn Shop" Diving.

Craigslist has been a good source of gear for me---I put together my first kit for less than half of what it would cost new!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:27 AM
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Re: "Pawn Shop" Diving.

Just an absolute gold mine in both places! I've scored some major deal's at Pawn Shops, as well as Craigslist. There are a great many options to buying new gear these days!
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:56 PM
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Re: "Pawn Shop" Diving.

Try to find a person who has tons of adds on craigslist or kijiji. They'll have a basement full of gear, vintage and newer, that rivals any music store. The beauty of those internet entrepreneurs is that you can barter with them and make trades, even for services or non-drum stuff. I've never had success negotiating with pawn shops.
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