FOR SALE: Vintage Keyboards & Used Gear …

Various instruments for sale: PPG Kompaktsynthesizer, E&MM Spectrum, Jupiter-4, JD-990, Integra-7, Sequential Prophet-5, Kawai K3 with programmer, Crumar/LEM BIT 99, Trax RetroWave R-1, Roland 103 Mixer, Roland 180 Keyboard, Simmons SDS 400 and some other stuff.

12/2022. Modifications and errors reserved.


PPG Kompaktsynthesizer

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SOUND EXAMPLES

  • Cosmetic condition: good
  • Technical condition: good (PSU slightly instable)
  • 100% analog “Kompaktsynthesizer” with patch-cords: pre-dates the PPG 1002
  • Only 10 units have been made, this is Nr. 6 (June 1975)
  • Extremely powerful, deep analog sound
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup only

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E&MM Spectrum Synthesiser
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SOUND EXAMPLES

  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: good (considering this is DIY quality)
  • One of the rarest of all vintage synthesizers. It was available in the early 80s in kit form only. Based on CEM chips, the sound is superb, the modulation routings are awesome
  • Comprehensive (main) LFO and two loopable envelope generators
  • Osc-Sync, Osc-FM (and a combination of both of them), Ring-Mod, Noise, a genuine multimode VCF and great auto-repeat gate-modes
  • 95% of the Spectrum work flawless, it’s just that the …
  • … pan-modulation options in the output-section show no results (VC pan via LFO and envelope theoretically possible)
  • Use it as-it-is (source of fantastic analog sounds), or re-wire the inner life and make the remaining 5% of the Spectrum work again
  • Might swap with a Roland MKS-80 (Rev. 5) + MPG-80, a Roland TR-808 or a Yamaha CS-50 (with compensation, to be discussed)
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    Price: 6,500 Euros
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  • Local pickup only

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Sequential Prophet-5 (Rev. 3.3 with Kenton-MIDI)
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SOUND EXAMPLES

  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • This Prophet-5 got a complete (two-step) service (technical reports available)
  • “No” Fatar-keyboard-upgrade! This Prophet-5 has the original keyboard with new key bushings, it plays great
  • New poti knobs, new heavy-duty toroidal mains transformer (no “hummmm” – the Prophet-5 operates completely quiet)
  • CV/Gate In/Out (“one” voice), VCF/VCA In, Kenton-MIDI upgrade
  • Excellent sound (the real vintage thing)
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup preferred,
    shipping within the EU perhaps possible

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Roland Jupiter-4
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SOUND EXAMPLES

  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • All original, no modifications
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup preferred,
    shipping within the EU perhaps possible

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Kawai K3 (with Stereoping Controller)

SOUND EXAMPLES

  • Cosmetic condition: very good (little signs of age / use)
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Note: The internal PSU is buzzing a bit, which is – nowadays – common with many synths from the 80s, but since the K3 works flawless and is almost in mint condition, we decided to ignore the humming
  • Hybrid synthesizer with lots of character, 32 waveforms, SSM filter
  • Comes with Stereoping Controller, RC-2 cartridge and Wavetable card
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    Price: 1,000 Euros
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  • Local pickup preferred,
    shipping within the EU perhaps possible

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Crumar/LEM BIT 99
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SOUND EXAMPLES

  • Cosmetic condition: good (some signs of age / use)
  • Technical condition: very good
  • 6-voice analog poly-synthesizer with interesting MIDI functions (velocity to VCF, VCA, attack (!), LFO rate (!), PWM), expressive playability (listen to the soundfiles …)
  • Single sounds with stereo-mode (ping-pong-output)
  • Layer/double sounds with stereo-mode (impressive audio-panorama)
  • Rare LEM Version with improved panel-graphics
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    Price: 1,000 Euros
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  • Local pickup preferred,
    shipping within the EU perhaps possible

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Trax RetroWave R-1 MIDI/CV Analogue Synthesizer
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SOUNDFILES

  • Cosmetic condition: excellent
  • Technical condition: excellent
  • Fantastic British Analogue Synthesizer (out of production as of 2022)
  • Powerful sound – meaty VCO, mixable Subs, screaming VCF, fast envelope
  • 1 VCO, 2 Sub-Oscillators, VCF, ADSR, 2 LFOs, S&H, MIDI and CV/Gate
  • Can be used as MIDI-to-CV/Gate interface for other synths as well
  • Comes with original 24V PSU
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    Price: 500 Euros
    shipping included (EU only)
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  • Local pickup possible

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Roland System-100 / 103 Mixer

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  • Cosmetic condition: “ok” (quite a few scratches / signs of age / use)
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Rare System-100 Mixer module, 220V version
  • Both VU meter lights work properly
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    Price: 1,750 Euros
    shipping included (EU only)
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  • Local pickup possible

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Roland System-100M / 180 Keyboard

  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Rare System-100M 180 keyboard (2,5 octaves)
  • For collectors and nerds
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup possible

Oberheim Two Voice Pro Sequencer

  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • This is from the original Two Voice Pro, fully working
  • Some of the black knobs are in inclined position (we thus got a substitute from Tom Oberheim)
  • For collectors and nerds
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    Price: 200 Euros
    shipping included (EU only)
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  • Local pickup possible

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Korg PS-3100 original wooden parts

  • Left from our PS-3100 projects (both units got a new wooden housing)
  • We’ve got two of these wooden-part collection
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    Price: 40 Euros
    shipping included (EU only)
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  • Local pickup possible

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Roland vintage rack ears (pair)
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  • Rack ears for Vintage Roland effect units / synths
  • Suitable for Roland SVC-350, SBF-325, SPV-355 etc.
  • Without screws
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    Pice: 75 Euros
    shipping included (EU only)
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  • Local pickup possible

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Original Pro-One keybed

  • A spare Pratt/Read keybed
  • For an original Pro-One or for spare parts
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup possible

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Roland MC-50 Micro Composer / Sequencer

  • Cosmetic condition: good (some small signs of use)
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Good Youtube-example of how to use it: drums-programming
  • Cool sequencer, comes with original Roland power supply
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup possible

MC-5

DigiTech Hyper Phase

  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • For guitarists and synth-/electronic-nerds
  • Comes without power supply (standard 9V)
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup possible

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Evolution U-Control UC-33

  • Cosmetic condition: very good
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Comes without power supply (standard 9V)
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    Price: 90 Euros
    shipping included (EU only)
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  • Local pickup possible

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Roland Integra-7
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  • Cosmetic condition: mint
  • Technical condition: mint
  • It’s like new
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup preferred,
    shipping within the EU perhaps possible

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Roland JD-990 (with Orchestral board)

  • Cosmetic condition: very good (little signs of age / use)
  • Technical condition: very good
  • This is still one of the best Roland sound expanders every made, it has depth, warmth, power, it’s perfect for lush pads, evolving cinemascope textures, organice modulation sounds etc.
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup preferred,
    shipping within the EU perhaps possible
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Simmons SDS 400
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  • Cosmetic condition: good (some signs of age / use)
  • Technical condition: very good
  • Genious “experimental” drum-module with 4 trigger-inputs (connect you analog sequencer, trigger module, what ever …) and 4 separate audio outputs “plus” stereo outputs
  • The SDS 400 is cpable of all kind of drum-/FX-sounds (bass, snare, hi-hat, electronic toms, weird noises etc.)
  • A surprisingly versatile analog drum-module
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    SOLD
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  • Local pickup preferred,
    shipping within the EU perhaps possible

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12/2022. Modifications and errors reserved.

Contact: Theo Bloderer . theo (at) greatsynthesizers (dot) com

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