I've run across a Hitachi V-355 oscilloscope, and a friend who's willing to give me a deal if I want it. Unfortunately, there are no probes that come with it. I was searching for probes, only to learn that they're STUPID expensive (either that or I'm STUPID cheap), and I can't find any to borrow.
So here's my thought: I have a ton of test probes from, say, my multimeter. I have a stable of patch cables in every possible banana plug/alligator clip/springy pin clip configuration possible. I also have a whole mess of BNC connectors and adapters in my video cable repair kit.
So here's my question: Can I just solder an alligator clip cable to a BNC connector and have an oscilloscope probe? Or is there something special going on inside those probes that makes 'em cost $50.00?
If the latter, and I end up biting the bullet and getting real, honest and for true oscilloscope probes, what are some things I need to be aware of when shopping?