Vintage Keyboards & Used Gear

Update: December 2018. Various instruments for sale. Detailled information on request. Modifications and errors reserved.


 

MacBeth M5

 


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  • Cosmetic condition: excellent / minimal signs of use
  • Technical condition: excellent / like new
  • Sound: vivid, massive, pure “analog”
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  • Sold within Europe only; no shipping – local pickup
  • Download: MacBeth-M5-Photos (7MB)

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EML 101

  • Cosmetic condition: good, light signs of use on chassis and panel,
    keys of the keyboard vary in color
  • Technical condition: good, re-newing a few keyboard bushings is recommended
  • Sound: very special (6dB VCF), the EML 101 sounds like nothing else
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  • Shipping possible
  • Download: EML-101-Photos (5MB)

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Korg Lambda

  • Cosmetic condition: good, light signs of use on chassis and panel
  • Technical condition: good, the Ensemble switch occasionally
    needs to be pressed twice for activation
  • Sound: fully polyphonic analog strings, 3 VCOs per voice – rich, rich, rich
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  • Shipping possible
  • Download: Korg-Lambda-Photos (4MB)

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Oberheim DMX

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Simmons SDS 6

 

  • Cosmetic condition: good
  • Technical condition: unknown, to be honest. Powers up and runs, pattern programmation possible (don’t know if saving function works, though), I never had the time (and energy) to operate the fairly complex SDS6 – to check all functions, all trigger outputs and MIDI, etc.; Sold “as is” …
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  • Comes with rare Simmons cartridge (working condition unknown); About 100 SDS6 were made – only very few with MIDI, as rumours say
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  • Shipping possible
  • Download: Simmons-SDS-VI-Photos (6MB)

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Further instruments for sale:

  • Doepfer Schaltwerk Trigger-Sequencer
  • Kawai S-100F Synthesizer with Kenton CV/Gate Modification
  • Sequential Multi-Trak Synthesizer
  • Ensoniq TS10 Synthesizer
  • Siel Mono Synthesizer


December 2018. Modifications and errors reserved.
Contact: Theo Bloderer . theo (at) greatsynthesizers (dot) com

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