Joined: 13 Jan 2005
|Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:21 am Post subject: Tom's Music Thing - The Music Thing Xmas Gift Guide
|I think it must be pretty much impossible to buy music geek presents for music geeks. But if I had to try...
£8.99 Editors Keys: Little sticky labels to make Cubase/Sonar/Reason much easier.
$10-40 T-Shirts for music geeks: Let me know if you find more.
$12 An album by Link Wray: The coolest stocking filler you'll ever see.
$17.95 Electric Kazoo: Cheaper than a theremin, and twice as noisy.
$23 Buddha Machine: Giving a CD = boring. Giving a tiny electronic music box = not boring.
£19.99 Paper pipe organ kit: Will keep you very busy on Boxing Day.
$39 Dubstation: I'm not sure software is a suitable festive gift, but this amazing dub box is a great virtual stocking filler.
$49.99 GuitarPlug: Add a USB port to any guitar.
£35 Mojobow: Single string slide guitar. Rockin!
$55 Speakjet Voice Synthesizer: For talking like Hawking.
$59 Pink Flying V Ukulele: The guitar your kids really want.
$77/Octave Chromatic desk bells: As used by Meg White.
£59 Wesley Perspex Kids Guitars: Perfect 'for the kids'… (May be out of stock)
$110+ Transparent Les Paul: In case you don't have kids.
$100 (per month) Dotcom Modular Synth Subscription: By the summer, you'll be making noises.
$149 Hottie Amps: They'll think you've given them a toaster! They'll be wrong!
$154: Paia Fatman: Analog synth kit, if you love the smell of solder in the morning.
£100+ A Vintage Reel-to-Reel. Click to search eBay for (revox, studer, teac) +reel, or trawl car boot sales.
$140 Blue Snowball: Amazing looking USB microphone. Remember the huge shock mount.
$159 Drumometer: Join the world's fastest growing extreme sport: Really fast drumming.
$179 Ampeg Scrambler: The originals cost $1000. These don't.
$180/octave Bigfoot Keyboard: Batteries not required for more Xmas morning hilarity.
£130 Riyaz Master Tabla Machine: Self contained Indian drum machine.
$289 Moolon Pedals: Amazing engraved effects pedals from Asia.
£220 MFB Synth II: Tiny, cheap analog Minimoog clone with a sequencer.
¥39,800 Fernandes ZO-3 Travel Guitars: Available in any colour except boring, although mainly Jap only.
$300 TC Electronic Pedals: Just the best looking pedals in the world (I reckon)
$407 Stroh violin:Amazing amplified acoustic violin, used by Tom Waits.
$425 Sonar Axe: Just to see the look on Granny's face when they open the parcel on the 25th.
$429 Memory Lane: Diamond's very clever analog delay pedal.
$499 iMP Tube Amp: The best looking little hifi amp ever (thanks Chris)
£350-ish Moog Prodigy: The best bang-for-the-buck vintage Moog money can buy.
$699 Future Retro Revolution: It's roundy, it's white, it's analog and it's bleepy.
$729 Moogerfooger Analog Delay: Buy it for your newborn and say it's an investment.
€2190 Lemur: Incredibly sexy and clever. Looks like an old computer monitor.
What do you want for Christmas?
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