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#11843 - Sat, 08 Mar 2008 06:50:00 Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Hi everyone!
Haven't posted for a while!
It couldn't be could it??? Billys OSCar on Ebay or is someone trying to make a fast buck here!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OSCAR-SYNTHESIZER-...1QQcmdZViewItem
Bests to All wink
Rob.

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#11844 - Sat, 08 Mar 2008 20:32:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Hi Rob!

bemused

To me it seems like the real deal -
but then again, it`s almost impossible to
be 100% sure. Unless you call Billy and ask
him (serialnumber etc...).

But WOW! I would really like to own this one,
but I don`t have the money.
Come on Chappie - GO for it!!! wink

Thanks a lot for the link Rob!
All The Best! wink
Jesper

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#11845 - Sun, 09 Mar 2008 00:59:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Such a classic synth. Missed out a couple of years ago on Dave Formula's Prophet 5. But with these vintage synths it's best to buy them fully serviced.

Like you Jesper I'm going to have to wait a while before I can splash out on another synth. I guess with a Prophet 5 Rev 2 I'll complete my rig.

The initial auction price is not too bad but as I said before it's best to find out if it has been recently serviced. Anyhow, the synth is peculiar for being a British make among the big names from Japan and USA. The OSCar flew well the flag in those days wink

I wish the best of fun to the winner of the auction.

Chris wink

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#11846 - Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:22:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Its on this page as well for 1100.

SOS UV Oscar

Davy.

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#11847 - Mon, 10 Mar 2008 18:03:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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You'd be better off with the Access Virus TI he has up on there for the same price! wink

OSCar's have a wonderful sound, one of the best analogue mono's ever made, well for the sound anyway, but in terms of reliability...shite, unless James (ex Music Control) gets his hands on it, a lot of synth techs will tell you to bolt!

I bought mine in 1989 for 175, cost me that again trying to get the SOB fixed!

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#11848 - Tue, 11 Mar 2008 01:36:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Hmmm. A few days ago, someone emailed Billy, asking to get an old OSCar of his signed that the emailer had bought from a friend, for his son. Now it rather looks like the friend is flogging it on eBay. Did Billy have more than one??

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#11849 - Tue, 11 Mar 2008 06:49:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
OSCar's have a wonderful sound, one of the best analogue mono's ever made, well for the sound anyway, but in terms of reliability...shite, unless James (ex Music Control) gets his hands on it, a lot of synth techs will tell you to bolt!
I've had mine serviced to remove some feedback. It now goes like a B#%$^*D - Well worth the effort in my book!

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#11850 - Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:10:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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I've had mine serviced to remove some feedback.
So it doesn't tell you if you hit a bum note then? Maybe Don should get one of them...

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#11851 - Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:47:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Yup, wooly you got me there, but you get that one for free! biglaugh

Try finding the on / off switch on a Yamaha SS30 for starters! :p

Away n'geez peace ya Thom'P'son Twins / Kylie, Cheese Merchant! arnie

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#11852 - Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:57:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Originally posted by Cerise:
Hmmm. A few days ago, someone emailed Billy, asking to get an old OSCar of his signed that the emailer had bought from a friend, for his son. Now it rather looks like the friend is flogging it on eBay. Did Billy have more than one??
Cerise, Chris Huggett,the guy who had The Oxford Synth Co was giving them away to the likes of Billy, Chris, Midge & JF. Probably good for the PR side of things. I don't know if Billy had more than one OSCar, not unless he went out & bought another...typical ebayer really :rolleyes:

The Life of OSCar
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep99/articles/oscar.htm

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#11853 - Tue, 11 Mar 2008 21:44:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Away n'geez peace ya Thom'P'son Twins / Kylie Cheese Merchant!
nervouslaugh

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#11854 - Wed, 12 Mar 2008 01:25:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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who is Kylie Cheese? is she any good? LOL nervouslaugh
She's in charge of my CD burner...

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#11855 - Wed, 12 Mar 2008 09:00:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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[QUOTE]

Thems is fighting words Si, don't put up with it, who is Kylie Cheese? is she any good? LOL
Aye, the lass has sold millions o'records all owa tha werld. Has a crackin' little bum on her too. She's got it all really, a lovely lass and she was good on the Xmas Dr Who anarl. You could say she's 'Got it made'

PS - 'Made' is an anagram of 'Edam' biglaugh

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#11856 - Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:52:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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What about the perfume?
Yup Pigster yer right aboot her chorus n' verse, but it's the contents of them there records that are questionable...'WOW, WOW, WOW'.....AAAAAAAARGH

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#11857 - Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:19:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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What about the perfume?
Yup Pigster yer right aboot her chorus n' verse, but it's the contents of them there records that are questionable...'WOW, WOW, WOW'.....AAAAAAAARGH
I never realised she'd done a Kate Bush cover...

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#11858 - Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:31:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Kate Bush eh Si. Aye, ya cannit wack a bit of Kate mind (notice I said KATE and not BUSH eek )
Well, credit where it's due, yer redeemin' yersel afta that TT carry on. See...I can't even bring me'sel ti menshum their name. shocked

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#11859 - Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:52:00 Re: Billys old OSCar on Ebay???
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Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
[b] What about the perfume?
Yup Pigster yer right aboot her chorus n' verse, but it's the contents of them there records that are questionable...'WOW, WOW, WOW'.....AAAAAAAARGH
I never realised she'd done a Kate Bush cover... [/b]
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!! biglaugh

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