A version of this article originally appeared on Landr.
It’s buyer beware. So buyer take care.
Nothing beats the feeling of finding that piece of gear you’ve wanted forever. I’ll never forget buying my first synth. I rode the train three hours round trip and carried it all the way home on my lap.
The person I bought it from was very helpful. He showed me how it worked, some of the presets, and how to operate it. He even printed off the manual for me. The price was negotiable and he gave me a great deal as long as I “promised to make music with it.” I was more than happy to oblige.
Even though there’s a million awesome free VST plugins out there, nothing compares to getting your hands on a real piece of gear once in a while. But buying used gear can be a nightmare if you’re not prepared – something I found out very quickly.