Vintage Keyboards & Used Gear …

Various instruments for sale: OSCar Synthesiser, EMS Logik, Sequential Pro-One, Teisco SX-400, Yamaha SK-20 “Symphonic Ensemble”, Korg EX-8000 and other studio gear …

04/2021. Modifications and errors reserved.


OSCar Synthesiser

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  • Cosmetic condition: very good (for an OSCar !)
  • Technical condition: very good
  • This also got a complete check and service in 2019 (service report included)
  • There is a note written on the bottom of the instrument, which seems to be from Jean-Michel Jarre: “pour mon ami Michel – J M Jarre” … (he could have meant Michel Geiss). Anyway, since there are no records of the instrument’s history, we don’t have any further information …
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    Price: 5,500 Euros
    Shipping within EU included
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome

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Sequential Pro-One
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Sequential Pro-One Synthesizer

Sequential Pro-One Synthesizer

Sequential Pro-One Synthesizer

Sequential Pro-One Synthesizer

Sequential Pro-One Synthesizer

  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Has a brand-new Fatar keyboard
  • Comes with new knobs and name-plates
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    Price: 2,200 Euros
    Shipping within EU included
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome

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EMS Rehberg Synthi Logik (#100)
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  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Has an integrated typewriter-keyboard
  • The synth be controlled by any standard 1 V/Oct CV/Gate signal
  • The sound architecture looks simple, but the sound is HUGE (amazingly powerful)
  • Specialities: Filter with Phaser mode, ring-modulator, 2x Audio-In
  • The yellow sticker on the lid can be removed
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    Price: 5,500 Euros
    Shipping within EU included
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome

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Yamaha SK-20 Symphonic Ensemble
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  • Cosmetic condition: very good (some little scratches here and there)
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Soundwise, this is not a breathtaking machine, honestly. But with various external effects – such as phaser, delay or others – the 3-part synth engine starts can sound marvellous. Ther’s Strings / Organ / PolySynth, each with individual outputs.
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    Price: 660 Euros
    Shipping within EU included
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome

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Teisco SX-400 Polyphonic Synthesizer
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  • Cosmetic condition: average condition, well used
  • Technical condition: the synth works, but the programming section isn’t working properly
  • Thus, the instrument is sold “for service / for repair / for parts”
  • Issue: When saving your own sound (there are 8 freely assignable user presets), that sound is saved to 4 memory locations at once (not just to one). So, in effect, you have got 2 user presets only – preset group 1-4, and preset group 5-8.
  • The synth itself works properly (gorgeous sound, by the way), the keyboard works, all faders, switches, etc, and the factory presets as well – everything fine. It’s just the (user) memory section that is faulty. 
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    SOLD
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome

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Korg EX-8000

  • Cosmetic condition: average, well used
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Works flawlessly. Anyhow, it’s simply not one of the most beautiful examples around. The entire Korg / EX-8000 lettering on the front is gone (or has been removed), one knob is no longer original and there are some scratches on the case
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    SOLD
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome
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Doepfer Schaltwerk
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  • Cosmetic condition: good, slight signs of use
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Great 8×16 step trigger sequencer
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    Price: 880 Euros
    Shipping within EU included
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome

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Doepfer MAQ 16/3 (blue LEDs)
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  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Version with blue LEDs
  • Comes in its original box
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    SOLD
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome

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Doepfer MCV8

  • Cosmetic condition: good, there are a few signs of use
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Great 8×16 step trigger sequencer
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    Price: 110 Euros
    Shipping within EU included
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  • PS: Local pickup is welcome
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04/2021. Modifications and errors reserved.
Contact: Theo Bloderer . theo (at) greatsynthesizers (dot) com

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