Roland MKS-80

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Coming into stock: Came into stock in February 2022.

Servicing Status: KSR have carried out a service on this MKS-80 in February 2023.

Remarks: The classic rack polysynth combo is considered by many enthusiasts to be one of the best sounding vintage analogue rack-synths ever.

The MKS-80 Super Jupiter is powerful velocity and pressure sensitive 8 voice/16 VCO analogue polysynth with that big vintage Roland sound, and a stack of modulation and editing facilities.  The accompanying MPG80 controller is an essential piece of kit if you want to really dig down into the programming and open up the synth’s capabilities, and is a joy to use.

This unit (Serial #633634) is the much sought after Rev.5 version of the MKS-80 (see PCB picture below) featuring the Roland IR3R03 VCO and VCF/VCA IR3R05 chipset, amongst other architectural differences to the earlier versions.  Many say the Rev.5 comes closest to sounding like the Jupiter 8, but we’ll leave that debate to the internet to continue.

The cosmetic condition of this MKS-80 is outstanding, with only very light markings in evidence that this rack-synth has been very well looked after by our Client, whom has owned this instrument around 22 years, and only ever used in his home.

The MKS-80 work perfectly and contains many of their original patches, and they’re simple to set up in your studio and get to work with straight out of the box.

This example is a EU220V~UK240V machine, and is supplied with a photo-copy of the user manual and an IEC cable with UK-plug fitted.  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this MKS-80 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so they are subject to quotation.  The synth is located with us in Reading, so you are welcome to collect it from us if you prefer.

There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions about the logistics and/or need a quote.

Price: £2,500 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT does not apply to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped.

Availability: 

This MKS-80 is now SOLD. This listing was updated on 2nd March 2023 @ 09:03 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual Jupiter MKS-80 for sale.

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Yamaha CS-60

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: December 2022.

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR was already carried out in December 2022, so this Yamaha CS-60 is ready for sale now.

Remarks: We are delighted to offer this superb condition example Yamaha CS-60, which is supplied with its original lid, legs and expression & sustain pedals.

The CS-60 is an 8 x VCO – 8 note true polyphonic synth with essentially the same panel layout and identical sound engine as the flagship CS-80, including aftertouch (mono). Also, this model offers user-programmable sounds/storage, which might not sound much of a big deal in 2023, but in 1978 that was a key selling point and something the cheaper CS-50 didn’t offer.

As mentioned above, this CS-60 (serial #1237) was fully serviced by master CS Series technician; Kent Spong at KSR in December 2022, so it is 100% fully operational. The cosmetic condition of the front panel is excellent, and Tolex covering in very good shape overall with some light wear but no damage/tears, and the metal catches and hinges are all present, although the chrome does show patina. This CS-60 is complete as it comes with its original lid, legs, expression and sustain pedals and bag.

This example is factory stock in terms of specification, so no modifications have been implemented. Kenton is still producing a MIDI retrofit kit for this model.  If you would like to have MIDI fitted, please speak to us about your requirements when you enquire, and we will provide the costs for the supply of the kit and installation by Kent at KSR.

Quite remarkably, our client purchased this CS-60 new from the London Synth Centre in 1978, and it’s only ever been used at home.  This exceptional provenance can be documented as a signed letter should the buyer of this synth wish to have that as proof.  This does add intrinsic value as a single-owner machine is such a rare occurrence for a 45 year old instrument.

This CS-60 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty. It operates on EU220~UK240V and is fitted with a UK type 3-pin plug. We can supply the user manual in PDF format.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this CS-60 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so they are subject to quotation.

There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions about the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£10,000 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this CS-60 to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped.

Availability: 

This CS-60 is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual CS-60 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument, please get in touch with us so we can try and accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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Yamaha CS-50

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: November 2022.

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR has already been carried out in November 2022, so this Yamaha CS-50 is ready for sale now.

Remarks: We are delighted to offer this excellent condition example Yamaha CS50, which is supplied with its original lid.

The Yamaha CS series polysynths have a beautifully characterful and distinctive sound that is unique. The CS50 has essentially the same panel layout and sound engine that CS-60 and CS-80 use, including aftertouch (mono). It’s a 4 x VCO – 4 note true polyphonic synth, and this synth produces some beautiful timbres whilst having a bright and very playful character, and is a wonderful instrument and a superb stepping stone to its more powerful siblings – the CS-60 and the incredible CS-80.

This CS-50 (serial #1916) has already had a full service by master CS Series technician; Kent Spong at KSR, so is 100% fully operational. The cosmetic condition of the front-panel is excellent, and tolex covering in good shape overall with the normal wear and tear that these have, and the metal catches and hinges are all present although the chrome on these are showing patina.

This CS-50 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty. It operates on EU220~UK240V and is fitted with a UK type 3-pin plug. We can supply the user manual in PDF format.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this CS-50 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£8,000 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this CS-50 to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This CS-50 is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual CS-50 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage

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Roland TR-808 w/MIDI

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: November 2022.

Servicing Status: Full health-check by KSR has already been carried out in November 2022, so this Roland TR-808 with MIDI-In is ready for sale now.

Remarks: The demand for high-quality examples of the world’s most famous drum machine never relents, so we were delighted to be able to offer this good condition TR-808 with MIDI.

Our client has owned this TR-808 since 2018, having purchased it then from a reputable UK vintage synth dealer, so it had been fully serviced and prepared for sale at that time, and the dealer also fitted a MIDI-in modification for our client, through the TR-808 Din-Sync socket at back of the unit, although the switch next to the socket still provides the option to just use the Din-Sync if preferred. 

Our client purchased the Stardust cover, so this is supplied in the sale.

The TR-808 is fully operational of course and looking at the cosmetic presentation, it’s in very good overall condition, fully intact, although showing a patina to the painted finish surfaces, which is consistent with many other 40+ years old TR-808s the we have seen.  The pictures below show you the drum-machine from all angles, so you can asses it for yourself, but it’s a solid working example that would suit regular studio use. 

This TR-808 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty and operates on EU 220V and currently has an UK style 3-pin plug fitted. We can supply the user manual in PDF format.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this TR-808 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£4,000 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this TR-808 to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This TR-808 with MIDI-In is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual TR-909 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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Roland TR-909

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: November 2022.

Servicing Status: Full health-check by KSR has already been carried out in November 2022, so this Roland TR-909 is ready for sale now.

Remarks: The TR909 is simply a classic sounding analogue drum machine and used by a huge array of top artists with thousands of reviews on-line so we’re not going to tell you anything new here. Most professional musicians we know have at least 2 or even 3 of these machines and they usually get very heavy studio and live use which is a testament to the rugged, stable and reliable design from Roland in the mid 80s.

Our client has owned this TR-909 since 2018, having purchased it from a reputable synth dealer in Japan, so it had been fully serviced prior to shipping.  Kent at KSR has just given the TR-909 a full health check, including fitting new batteries, so it’s all ready for its new owner.

Our client purchased the Stardust cover, so this is supplied in the sale.

MIDI was fitted as standard by Roland on these models.

This TR-909 is fully operational and the cosmetic presentation (see pictures below) is excellent.

This TR-909 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty. As it was originally sourced from Japan, it operates on 100~110V via an IEC socket, so it will require a step-down transformer for UK or EU buyers, which we can advise on once we know the destination from the sale, but the step-down transformer is not included in the sale price.  We can supply the user manual in PDF format.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this TR-909 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£- GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this TR-909 to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual CR-78 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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Roland CR-78

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: November 2022.

Servicing Status: Full health-check by KSR has already been carried out in November 2022, so this Roland CR-78 is ready for sale now.

Remarks: The CR78 has to be one of the most distinctive drum machines ever made, and has been used by used by artist such as: Brian Ferry, Gary Numan, 808 State, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Ultravox etc. 

Our client has owned this CR78 since mid-2019, having purchased it from a private seller in Belgium, whom had owned it from new. Kent at KSR has just given the CR78 a full health check, so it’s all ready for its new owner.

This CR78 is fully operational, does not have any modifications and the cosmetic presentation is excellent aside some tiny marks to the faux wood cabinet (see pictures below).

Included in the sale is also a Future Retro Swynx unit (pictured below), a sync box that converts MIDI signals into MIDI clock, DinSync24, CR-78 clock and analog clock.  Our client has supplied to us the Swynx and its external UK (220~240V) 3-pin type power-supply but no cables.

This CR78 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty. As it was originally sourced from the EU, it’s fitted with the EU style 2-pin socket but we can replace that with a UK type if it’s sold in the UK, but it operates on 220~240V.  We can supply the user manual in PDF format.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this CR-78 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£1,900 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this CR-78 to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This CR-78 is now SOLD.  THis listing was updated on 25th February 2023 @ 10:06 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual CS-50 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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Arp 2600C

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: Became available as a Brokered Sale in October 2022.

Restoration Status: A full restoration was carried out in 2017.

Remarks: We have a remarkable opportunity for you to own a true one-off example of what is considered to be one of the finest vintage synths ever made – the Arp 2600, but with a lot of extra added value.

Standard Arp 2600 features: Semi-normalised – 3 VCOs (4027=1), 4 pole Lowpass VCF (4012), VCA, Ring Modulator, 2 EGs, sample & hold Noise, Mic Preamp, Spring Reverb, Voltage Processor and Four Octave Keyboard….the list goes on. This is an Arp 2600 (2600P V3.0). There is no Keyboard controller included with this sale.

What is different about this Arp 2600?

Wood Cabinet: As you can see from the pictures below, our client decided to have a custom Walnut cabinet made (by Lamond Design) in 2017 for the synth, replacing the original plywood/tolexed case. the cabinet was hand-made by Ross Lamond and finished (stained and waxed) by Kent Spong at KSR post-build. The results are sublime, and as far as we know, this is unique…stunning! All the metal hardware was also replaced with the black anodised fittings to the case. KSR spent 4 days carrying out this highly skilled work in 2017.

Metal Control Panel: The main control panel has been stripped, repainted and screen printed to produce an ‘as new’ finish. This is expensive and very time-consuming work and the panel restoration was completed at the end of 2017. KSR had to strip down the Arp completely so the panel could be sent away for the cosmetic treatment, so the synth has been fully rebuilt by KSR and serviced – around 50 hours work in total (not including the cabinet refinishing work).

Modifications by CMS (Phil Cirocco): Our client commission CMS in the USA to carry out some mods on this Arp 2600, so here is a list of what’s been done to this synth:
>Variable octave switches and pot for all 3 VCOs, range of 2 octaves
>Sync switches 2-3, 3
>17″ reverb tank upgrade
>1/4″ input and outputs (main in/outs)
>Upgraded PSU – running EU 220V
>All sliders were chemically cleaned and lubricated, VCO trimmers replaced
Our client spent over $2000 USD with CMS for these modifications in 2017 – to find out more about CMS then please click this link: http://www.discretesynthesizers.com/arptronics/arp2600.htm

The original owner had invested thousands of pounds on having this Arp 2600 prepared to such a high standard and it certainly stands out as a unique and stunningly beautiful example. The sales price does reflect the investment made and quality of the finish, the technical preparation by two of the industries leading vintage synth specialists.

Brokering Status:

We sold this custom Arp 2600 to its current owner in 2018, and the synth now resides with them in Finland, so it’s located within the EU boarders.  The owner has verified that the instrument is 100% fully operational and in the same condition as when we sold it.  To save potential EU buyers form the complexity and additional  VAT burden of buying this item from RL Music in the UK, we have decided to not to import it back here but to sell it from our client in Finland.  This means that we are not able to sell the Arp with a warranty, so it is sold in ‘as-is’ condition, but it is available to demo upon request.

This custom rebuilt Arp 2600 operates on EU 220V. Included in the sale is proprietary Arp power-cable, and we will also include a PDF copy of the user manual.

Price: £10,990 GBP.

Availability: This custom rebuilt Arp 2600 is now SOLD:  THis listing was updated on 25th January 2023 @ 12:46 GMT.

Pictures of this Arp 2600 are below – high-res pictures available on request.

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WSL Gnat Special

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK client.

Came into stock: August 2022.

Service Status: 

Full service has been carried out by KSR in August 2022, so this Gnat Special is ready for sale & shipping/collection now.

Remarks: 

Around 1981, The Gnat Special was produced by Wasp Synthesisers Ltd, a business Adrian Wagner set up in competition with EDP Ltd, when he left them as managing director.  This is an extremely limited run machine, and we have never seen one before, so likely one of the rarest synths ever produced.  

This Gnat Special’s origins are clearly derived from the Wasp Deluxe, but it’s a cut-down version of that! So a very basic synth with no internal speaker, but it down has an unbuilt transformer so can operate straight from the UK Mains (220~240V).

This is clearly a collectors instrument, and considering we are also selling the Wasp Deluxe & Spider at the moment, would make a beautiful collection to own, and we doubt many, if anyone, could match this set.

Background:

Our client was a teenager in 1981, and her father purchased this Gnat Special for her (a really cool dad!).  She admitted to us that this synth had little if any appeal to her teenage life at the time, so it was put away in a cupboard and has resided there for pretty much 41 years.

The little Gnat was in need of some attention when our client approached us about Brokering it, so she commissioned KSR to carry out a full service on the synth, so it’s all 100% fully working.

Condition:

The cosmetic condition is excellent, and please check out our photos to verify that. The build quality is not Moog, so think hand-made British boutique on a budget, and you get a feel for the construction, but it’s in amazing original condition.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Gnat Special worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£1,500 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this Gnat Special to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the synth shipped to you.

Availability: 

This Gnat Special is now SOLD.  This listing was updated on 19th January 2023 @ 09:43 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Gnat Special for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument, then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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Yamaha CS-80

We are Brokering this CS-80 for and on behalf of our UK client.

Came into stock: Came into stock in July 2022.

Service Status:  Full service by Mr CS80 himself, Kent Spong of KSR , was carried out in July 2022.

Remarks: 

A rare opportunity to buy the instrument that Vangelis made his own and is largely recognised as the finest analogue polysynth ever produced, the Yamaha CS-80.

Background:

This CS80 we are offering for sale comes to us for Brokering from a private owner who had sent the instrument to KSR directly for a full service to ensure it’s fully operational and ready for us to sell for them.  The serial number (#1107) tells us this is an earlier production version, so will date back to around 1978.  

Kent at KSR told us that he had this actual CS-80 in for a full operational refurbishment several years ago, so it’s had all the critical updates done for stability and longevity.  The service that’s just been carried out has mainly focussed on calibrations and a replacement Key-Assigner IC.  We fully tested the CS-80 at the KSR workshop on 11th August and can attest to it being 100% perfectly working – it’s got a lovely tone, with it being an earlier production model.

Most CS-80 have lost their ‘pedals, music stand and legs’ over the years, so we cannot supply these original accessories to the new owner, and like so many, this example for sale does not have most of these either, although it is supplied with a Yamaha branded sustain pedal (pictured).  This CS-80 does not have its original lid either. It will come supplies with an original Yamaha CS-80 service manual, which is actually a folder full of original schematics.  Lastly, the current owner has included an historic bill of sale that’s survived with this instrument dated from 1988, which rather amusingly priced the CS-80 at £325, so a nice piece of provenance at least.

If MIDI is required on the CS-80, then we can normally supply and install the Kenton Midi retrofit Kits for an additional charge, so please ask us for a quote to supply and install this for you. Please note that any modifications like fitting MIDI are only carried out after the synth has been purchased in full.

This CS-80 operates on EU220V but can be converted to US110V if required by Kent at KSR (subject to quotation).

Condition:

The overall cosmetic condition of this CS-80 is good, but it does show signs of wear to the control surfaces and tolex, as we would expect from a 44-year-old instrument, and we hope the pictures we have provided with this listing give you a good feel for how it presents.  Most importantly, it’s working perfectly, so it would serve as a superb studio machine, and because of the world-renowned skills of Kent at KSR with this model, he’s able to ‘dial in’ the tuning of the VCO to work optimally for this specific machine.  This CS-80 has not had any modifications done to it, so it’s a completely original example.

With Kent’s agreement, we took a picture of him with the CS-80.  As many of you will know, Kent Spong is recognised worldwide as one of the top CS-80 specialist technicians, so you could not have a more qualified person to set up this synth and support it.  Just Google ‘Kent Spong and CS-80’, and you will see that his reputation is well deserved where the CS-80 is concerned, and of course, just about any make and model of vintage synth.

Warranty provided on this CS80:

The CS80 is sold with a 3-month warranty as standard, which covers all parts and labour and telephone/Skype technical support from KSR.  The CS-80 currently resides at the KSR workshop, where it is available for demo (upon request). 

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this instrument worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  Having shipped many CS-80 all over the world, we would recommend having it custom crated and palletised for shipping, which we can organise through our specialist suppliers. We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: £45,000 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This CS-80 is no longer available for sale:  This listing was updated on 21st December 2022 @ 10:52 GMT.

Pictures:

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual CS-80 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument, then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request.  As you can see, we took the pictures in situ at the KSR workshop on 11th August 2022.

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Roland JD-800

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK client.

Came into stock: Came into stock in July 2022.

Service Status:  

Full service by KSR was carried out in July 2022.

Remarks: 

It’s not often that digital synths make it into the ‘vintage’ club, but the JD-800 has long been recognised as one of those machines that really stood out. We think it was not just the sound engine but the control surface that pandered to our need for dedicated access to functions other than all the usual menu-diving synths made in the 90s, so this was a huge appeal.

Background:

Our client purchased this JD-800 in the last 90s, although it’s hardly been used in the last 10+ years, so he commissioned KSR to fully refurbish the synth, which covered the key-bed issues these models suffer with. The synth was never used outside the home and comes supplied with the M-512E Memory Card (512K).

Condition:

The cosmetic condition of the outer plastic case in general, all control surfaces and the keys is very good, with just some small signs of reasonable wear for a 30-year-old synth.  You can see from the pictures that this JD-800 is fully 100% intact. All its original knobs & slider caps are present, and the key-bed has had the well-documented ‘glue’ residue issue fixed by KSR.  

The JD-800 is a EU220V version, and we will supply the synth with an EU-type 2-Pin cable that Roland used for these.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this instrument worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: £1,700 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This JD-800 is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual JD-800 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument, then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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Wasp Deluxe & S...

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: July 2022.

Servicing Status:

Full service by KSR has already been performed in July 2022, so this Wasp Deluxe & Spider Sequencer are ready for sale now.

Remarks:

A really fantastic condition example of the ‘luxury’ version of this classic mono synth – EDP’s Wasp Deluxe, manufactured from 1979 to 1981. The Wasp sounds thick and creamy and is undoubtedly a design classic, and so much so that a well-known synth manufacturer is building clones by the thousands in 2022. In addition, the Wasp comes with the original companion, EDP Spider Sequencer, so this has to be a collector’s dream.

The Deluxe version of the Wasp basically provided the owner with a more traditional wood cabinet, larger speaker and a proper 37-note keybed, so perhaps had more appeal to musicians that could actually play a keyboard rather than messing around with the touch-sensitive keyboard that came with the standard Wasp.

It’s rare to find these special editions, and they have become highly collectable.  The original EDP Wasp is a brilliant creation from Chris Huggett and brought analogue synthesis to many of us youngsters, who back in the late ’70s had little money to spend on our music passions.  We were very saddened to hear that Chris passed away on 22nd October 2020, another genius British synth designer gone.  Chris leaves us with a legacy that has already stood the test of time and popularity into the 21st century. Any of us could only dream of achieving so much.

The Spider Sequencer is also a super rare find and a super addition to the Wasp synth.  This is a 256-note step and 84-note real-time sequencer which interfaces with the EDP Wasp or Gnat. There are controls for entering notes in step/real-time and transposing sequences by semi-tones, whole-tones, major-3rd, or perfect-5th, as well as control for speed. It also has CV/Gate outputs for connecting it to other synths.

Background:

Our client has owned this Wasp Deluxe & Spider Sequencer since new, and looking at the condition of both units; we’d say that they were cherished and very well looked after.

Cosmetically, both machines are in outstanding condition, and as KSR has just completed a detailed service, they are 100% fully functional.

This Wasp Deluxe & Spider both operate via external 9V DC PSUs, of which two have been supplied by our client. The seq-to-synth interconnect cable has also been supplied. In addition, there is an original EDP Wasp user manual, which has to be collectable on its own!

Our client has asked us not to split the Wasp & Spider as they have been together for around 40 years, and we agree that it would be a shame to split them.

As these instruments are being Brokered through RL Music, they are sold with a full 3-month warranty.

Packing & Shipping:

We can ship these instruments worldwide, though the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: £5,000 GBP (for both)

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on this sale to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: This Wasp Deluxe & Spider are currently on reserve – thios listing was updated on Sunday 12th February 2023 @ 13:15 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Wasp Deluxe & Spider for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instruments, then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

 

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Moog Prodigy

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK client.

Came into stock: Came into stock in July 2022.

Service Status:  

A full health check by KSR was carried out in July 2022. A detailed service will be carried out once the unit is sold, adding around 14 days to the post-sale completion.

Remarks: 

A lot of Moogyness in a small package; the Prodigy punches well above its weight in terms of what an analogue synth can and should sound like, and we love them!

This example is a late EU version with the full complement of CV/Gate I/O on the rear panel – Model 3368X.

Background:

This late-model example was purchased brand new on 9th January 1982 (we have the sales receipt!) by our client and has been kept at his home all this time, so a single owner only – that’s rare in itself!  It’s been packed away unused for a few years, so Kent at KSR did carry out a full health check in July, and he passed it as perfect, but it will be subject to a full post-sale service to cover things like recapping the power supply.

Condition:

The cosmetic condition of the control surfaces and keys is excellent, with just some small signs of wear to the lacquer on the wood cabinet.  You can see from the pictures that this Prodigy is fully 100% intact, has all its original knobs & slider caps, and the felt under the knobs is all in excellent condition.   Our client did implement a small modification to VCO2, which you can see in one of the images below. This minor modification provides voltage control of Oscillator 2 by the Modulation Wheel (and hence LFO) and/or the Envelope Contour (the one dedicated to the filter rather than the VCA). As such, the modification is primarily for use when Oscillator Sync engages and provides some really unique sounds.

The Prodigy is a EU220V version and will supply the synth with a UK-type IEC cable. We also have the original colour-printed owner’s manual,  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this instrument worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£1,470 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this Prodigy to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This Moog Prodigy is now SOLD – This listing was updated on 22nd May 2023 @ 08:22 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual Prodigy for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument, then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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Roland Juno 60

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Coming into stock: Came into stock in July 2022.

Servicing Status: KSR has already performed a full service on this Juno 60 in July 2022;

Remarks: This Juno 60 was purchased by our client some years ago and was only ever used in the home.  The cosmetic condition is very good, and the whole synth only shows light indications of use & wear to the control surface and faux wood cabinet, but overall, it’s a very nice machine at an exceptionally good price. 

The design of the Juno 60 has to be one of the best Roland ever produced in terms of simplicity of sound design and warmth of character. The Juno 60 has been a ‘go-to’ synth for working musicians wanting that vintage sound for quite a while now.  It kind of defies logic that a DCO synth could deliver such a lush and musical tone, and it’s won the hearts and minds of all synthesists who’d had the opportunity to own or play one.

This synth sounds and operates like all Juno 60 should, and KSR has just fully serviced the synth, so it’s 100% working perfectly and good to go.  The price has been agreed with our client to reflect the overall condition and to try for a quick sale, so it’s likely the best value Juno 60 in the world being sold from a dealer.

This Juno 60 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty and operates on EU 220V.  It does have an old flight case, but it’s worn and has no handle. If you were to collect the Juno 60 from us, the flight case would serve as useful protection for transport in person, but we will not ship the synth in the case.  There’s also a printed b&w copy of the owner’s manual; we also can supply this in a PDF if needed.

Packing & Shipping:

We can ship this Juno 60 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Price: £2,700 GBP.

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this Juno 60 to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: This Juno 60 is now SOLD.  This listing was updated on 2nd Sept 2022 @ 11:21 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Juno 60 for sale.

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Roland Jupiter 6

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK customer

Coming into stock: Came into stock in July 2022.

Servicing Status: KSR has already performed a full service on this JP6 in July 2022.

Remarks: This Jupiter 6 was purchased by our client some years ago and is only ever used in the home.  The cosmetic condition is excellent, and the whole synth only shows very light indications of use & ware – this is remarkable for a keyboard nearly 40 years old!  

The Jupiter 6 has been a hugely popular polysynth since its arrival in 1983 and offers aficionados that beautiful vintage polyphonic analogue Roland sound for a very reasonable cost, certainly when compared to its sibling, the Jupiter 8.  Prices for these models in recent years have seen a significant uplift as vintage polysynths are getting rarer and rarer to find in good condition, let alone the condition of this example we have available.

This JP6 has not had any modifications to its factory spec, which our client said was an early production version (sn #343786).  This is often important for buyers who prefer to either leave them as stock or upgrade them according to their own needs & budget, depending on what retrofit solutions may be available in the marketplace.

The Jupiter 6 is a professional-grade vintage instrument that’s only ever going to become more sought after and rarer, so here is your opportunity to buy a beautiful condition example, fresh from the hands of a master synth restorer (Kent Spong), and fully guaranteed by RL Music.

This Jupiter 6 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty and operates on EU 220V. The is supplied with an IEC power cable (UK 3-pin type).

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this JP6 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements, so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Price: £5,500 GBP.

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this JP6 to UK buyers. However, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: This Jupiter 6 is now SOLD.  THis listing was updated on 15th August 29022 @ 10:23 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Jupiter 6 for sale.

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Roland TR-808 w/MIDI

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our EU customer

Came into stock: May 2022.

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR has already been carried out in May 2022, so this Roland TR-808 with MIDI is ready for sale now.

Remarks: The demand for high-quality examples of the world’s most famous drum machine continues to grow, so we were delighted to be able to offer this outstanding condition TR-808. 

Our client has owned this beautiful condition TR-808 for several years and had it fully serviced a few years ago by KSR who also retrofitted the Kenton MIDI kit into it. Kent at KSR has just given the drum machine a full health check so it’s all ready for its new owner.  It also comes with the perspex overlay, which is showing its age now but it’s done a fine job of protecting the panel.

Plenty has been said & written about this iconic instrument, and the significant number of clones/copies, and even Roland’s TR08, are all made in homage to the iconic status that the original machines hold.  It sounds great of course and is one of those ‘must-have’ instruments if you’re serious about your vintage analogue sound.

The operational condition is flawless, and as you can see in the high-res pictures below, the cosmetic condition is fabulous with only a tiny amount of any noticeable wear, which for an instrument that’s now 40+ years old is quite something.

This TR-808 is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty and operates on EU 220V and currently has an EU style 2-pin plug fitted as it has come from our client in Germany, although for any UK buyers of this we can fit a UK plug. We can supply the user manual in PDF format.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this TR-808 worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£4,890 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this TR-808 to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This TR-808 with MIDI is now SOLD – This listing was updated on 30th May 2022 @ 16:46 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual TR-808 for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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Memorymoog w/MIDI

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our UK client.

Came into stock: 

April 2022.

Service Status: 

Remarks: 

We present the rare and rather epic Memorymoog (standard Mk1 version), in excellent cosmetic condition and was previously sold to our client after it had been fully overhauled to top operational condition in 2017.

Background:

Our client purchased this Memorymoog from RL Music in late 2017 and had a Kenton MIDI retrofit kit added to it at that time.  The Moog has been used only in a home studio since then and had been back to KSR for a check over and calibration.

Condition:

Although no cosmetic restoration has been carried out other than deep-cleaning to all the exterior surfaces, the cosmetic condition is 100% original and excellent, as you can see from the pictures below.

Being an ex-RL Music restored Memorymoog, we are proud to see this instrument looking so beautiful and perfectly working, so a testament to the investment made into its preparation 5 years ago.

Health-Check & Servicing:

KSR has already full assessed the Memorymoog for us before we put this up for sale, so we know it’s in perfect working order, but we will have another health check carried out post-sale, which will add around 14 days to the post-sale completion. A full system-wide operational restoration by KSR was carried out in 23rd August 2017.

This Memorymoog operates on EU 220V. it’s sold with a 3-month warranty. Included with the sale is a UK IEC Power cable, and we will also include a PDF copy of the user manual.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Minimoog worldwide, although the packing, shipping & insurance costs are not included in the sale price below, so are subject to quotation.  There may be some short delays in getting the packaging materials produced for shipping as they are custom ordered for the specific dimensions of each instrument.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics and/or need a quote.

Sales Price: 

£10,000 GBP

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this Memorymoog to UK buyers, however, packing & shipping/insurance is subject to VAT @ 20% should you need the goods shipped to you.

Availability: 

This Memorymoog is now SOLD – this listing was updated on 5th May 2022 @ 16:43 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Memorymoog for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can try and accommodate your request but there may be a short delay in getting this done for you as the instrument is currently in secure storage.

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