Arp 2600 + 1621 Sequ...

We are Brokering these vintage Arp instruments for and on behalf of our UK client.

Service Status: 

A full service was carried out by Jim McKenna of Singing Cat Services in May 2023.

www.singingcatservices.co.uk

Remarks: 

We present a fabulous opportunity to own a stunning condition late production version Arp 2600 that comes partnered with its companion keyboard controller, the 3620. In addition, this beautiful 2600 is complete with the 1621 Sequencer. This iteration of 2600 represent the final production version, often referred to as the ‘Black & Orange,’ or 2601 v2.0 (possible v3.0)

This production version contains the post-lawsuit Moog 4072 style filter. This instrument is at least 43 years old (likely built in 1979).

Background:

Our client purchased this Arp 2600/3602 and 1621 Sequencer together brand new from Chase Music in Manchester on 16th January 1980 – we have the original sales receipt, although will not publish this as it contains personal data, but it will be provided to the buyer of this Arp combo. The provenance is therefore perfect for this 43+ year old equipment. 

Our client had assembled a modest & much valued vintage synth collection over the years, all of which we have the honour for selling for him as he has made the difficult decision to let these instruments pass to new owners/custodians. These beauty vintage Arp instruments have all been cherished, played & enjoyed only ever at home, during his 43 years of ownership.

Servicing:

As mentioned in the introduction, the Arp 2600 Synth, 3602 Keyboard and 1621 Sequencer, all went through a complete professional service by Jim McKenna Singing Cat Services in April/May 2023, as part of the pre-sale diligence in getting it ready for sale and be in top operational condition for the new owner. We have been provided with a service report against the works carried out at Singing Cat Services, so please clock the link below so you can open up the PDF:

Singing Cat Services Service Report – Arp 2600 & 3620 #2602/0208 PDF.

Singing Cat Services Service Report – Arp 1621 Sequencer #1621-01121 PDF.

Also, our client had James Walker at Synth Repair Services carry out a minor service service on the 2600 on 18th April 2016. We have the original receipt so will provide this to the new owner pos-sale but again, we will not publish this online as it contains personal data,

Condition:

We consider all three instructs to be in outstanding condition, stunning, but you can decide yourself by looking at the pictures below. As province goes it does not get any better than a single owner instruments, and they are all 100% completely original machines, so no mods, so true survivors and highly collectable like this.

The Tolex covering on both the synth and keyboard is in exception condition with only some tine blemishes in places, and the nick plated fixtures and fitting are all present and have the expect patine for an instrument of this age. The console surfaces for both instruments is exemplary and all the original control knobs and slider caps are present.

The 1621 Sequencer is also in absolutely top cosmetic condition, probably the very best example we have seen, and is also equipped with all it’s original slider caps and program buttons, which are so bright and white they look like new!

Documents:

Our client had retained all the original documents since he purchased the Arp in 1980, so the following documents will be provided with the synth post-sale (see picture below):

For 2600 & 3620:

Arp 2600 Owners Manual (dated 1971) 

Arp 3620 Keyboard Owners Manual (dated 1977) 

Chase Musicians – Original Sales Receipt from 6th January 1981 (held off-line)

Magazine article/review on the 2600

For 1621 Sequencer:

Arp Sequencer Owners Manual (dated 1975)

Arp Promotional Colour Brochure (period produced)

Chase Musicians – Original Sales Receipt from 6th January 1981 (held off-line)

Synth Repair Services – Service receipt from 18th April 2016 (held off-line)

Accessories Included:

Included with the sale of the Arp 2600 & 1621 Sequencer is an assortment of cables, 12 in all of differing lengths, which will get you started with you patching. The only proviso on these OE cables are that they are at least 43years old so may not be reliable. We do not cover these parts under any warranty against defects, so we would recommend you purchase some new 3.5mm cables for a more reliable operation as we consider these parts as consumables in real terms.

In addition to the patching cables,  there are 2 foot-pedals included, one is an OE Arp pedal and the other is a third-party device. As with the cables, we do not cover these items under warranty but they are included within the sale as a courtesy.

Health-Check:

As this Arp 2600 3260 & 1621 Sequencer were serviced in May this year, so all items does not need any further attention, but as part of our post-sale process, we will ask Kent Spong at KSR to carry out a health-check on the Arps once the sale has completed.  This will add a couple of weeks to the post-sale timeline.

Both the Arp 2600 & 1621 Sequencer operate on EU220V~UK240V. The 2600 comes with a proprietary power-cable that has a UK type plug fitted to it and the sequencer is supplied with a UK tyre IEC cable.  

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this Arp combo 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.  You are also welcome to collect the equipment from us in Reading.

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: 

£15,690 GBP

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

Availability: 

This Arp 2600, 3260 Keys & 1621 Sequencer are both SOLD.  This listing was updated on 8th November 2023 @ 10:39 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual vintage Arp instruments 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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Minimoog #11549

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

Service Status:

A full service was carried out by Jim McKenna of Singing Cat Services in May 2023.

www.singingcatservices.co.uk

Remarks: 

It’s a rare opportunity these days for us to handle a vintage Minimoog, so not a clone or re-issue but the real deal, and we are very pleased to be able to offer this late production version of vintage Minimoog (serial number 11549). 

Background:

Our client purchased this Minimoog new from a music retailer in Carlisle on 28th January 1980 – we have the original sales receipt, although will not publish this as it contains personal data, but it will be provided to the buyer of this Moog. The provenance is therefore perfect for this 43+ year old Minimoog, and the serial number being #11549 places it towards the end the production runs from Moog, so offered the final evolution in terms of the architecture. 

Our client had assembled a modest & much valued vintage synth collection over the years, all of which we have the honour for selling for him as he has made the difficult decision to let these instruments pass to new owners. The Minimoog has been cherished, played & enjoyed only ever at home, during his 43 years of ownership.

Servicing:

As mentioned in the introduction, this Minimoog went through a complete professional service by Jim McKenna Singing Cat Services in May 2023, as part of the pre-sale diligence in getting it ready for sale and in top operational condition for the new owner. We have been provided with a service report against the works carried out at Singing Cat Services, so please clock the link below so you can open up the  PDF:

Singing Cat Services Service Report – Minimoog #11549 PDF.

Condition:

You can decide by looking at the pictures below on how to measure this but we’d rate it as a very good all original survivor machine, so no overt restoration to the wood cabinet and all original controls with no modifications. As we are moving towards half a century on the age of many of these vintage Minimoog, the value of them being completely factory stock would have more appeal that highly restored examples.

The cabinet has a lovely aged patina and the main control surfaces are all in superb condition. There is an insert missing from one of the control knobs on the VCO 3 Waveform,  and some of the other knobs inserts have oxidised a little, but new replacement parts can still be easily purchased on line should you wish t address these minor blemishes. The aluminium chassis and surround are all in great shape, and all look perfectly in keeping for an original Moog synthesizer from the late 1970s.

Dud to its age and originality, we feel these vintage instruments should not be over restored, but if you prefer to have the wood cabinet fully refurbished then please contact us about this as we can get a quotation from Kent at KSR to have this carried out.  The treatments to the cabinet usually require the original varnish and stain to be removed, the wood rubbed down to remove as much of the signs of wear, and then restrained and waxed to finish. The results are very good, beautiful, but not everybody likes this kind of restoration anymore, so let us know if this is something you would like to consider and we’ll gather a quote.

You may notice from the photos that one of the waveform selector knobs is missing its silver insert, this came out recently and wasn’t available to us at time of photographing the Moog for this sales listing. We do have a new replacement knob for this, so it will be fitted to the Minimoog at point of sale, with no charge of course.

Documents:

Our client had retained all the original documents since he purchased the Minimoog in 1980, so the following documents will be provided with the synth (see picture below):

Minimoog Operation Manual (dated 1978) with also includes schematics and some service notes on how to calibrate it.

Minimoog User Patch-book (dated 1977) 

Minimoog Sound Charts Booklet

Studio Sound Magazine article (dated Nov 1972)

Health-Check:

As this Minimoog was recently serviced in May this year, the synth does not need any further attention, but as part of our post-sale process, we will ask Kent Spong at KSR to carry out a health-check on the Moog once the sale has completed.  This will add a couple of weeks to the post-sale timeline.

This Minimoog can run either EU220V or US110V (switchable) and has a UK type plug fitted to the power chord.  

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.  You are also welcome to collect the Minimoog from us in Reading.

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: 

£5,700 GBP

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

Availability: 

This Minimoog is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Minimoog 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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TTSH Arp 2600 Clone

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

Came into stock: May 2022.

Servicing Status: Full health check by KSR has already been carried out in May 2022, so this TTSH is ready for sale now.

Remarks: This little baby clone of one of the world’s most famous analogue semi-modular synthesizers is a pretty good effort, and we have enjoyed playing it as it works like a 2600 and sounds great.  Having MIDI fitted is useful, and all the LED sliders are pretty.

Our client, a long-time and experienced vintage synth owner decided to try the TTSH back in 2017 as there were no vintage Arp 2600 available at the time. He purchased it from a UK builder (Mr Alistair) and has used it continually, but circumstances now force the sale, so he’s asked us to handle the disposal for him.

Kent at KSR has gone through the TTSH (it’s a Rev 3), and it’s passed as all being 100% perfectly working.  As you can see from our photos, it’s cosmetically like new, although there is a small horizontal crack on the back-panel wood near the output section, which you can see from the picture below; otherwise, it’s in excellent condition.

This TTSH is sold through RL Music with a 3-month warranty and operates off a 2-Pin external power adaptor (wall-wart) that’s rated 100-240V-to-12V/1.5A output. We were not supplied with any patch cables or a user manual, although we can supply an Arp 2600 user manual in PDF, which will cover the user needs of the TTSH.

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this TTSH worldwide (it’s not bog or heavy), 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: 

£1,490 GBP

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

Availability: 

This TTSH Arp 2600 Clone is now SOLD.  This listing was updated on 22nd December 2022 @ 11:05 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher-resolution photo of the actual TTSH for sale.  If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument, then 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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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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EMS Synthi A

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

Came into stock: 

March 2022.

Service Status: 

A full service will be carried out once the unit is sold, which will add around 14 days to the post-sale completion.

Remarks: 

We’re pleased to be able to offer a really fantastic condition (single owner!) EMS Synthi A, which is priced well below exiting online prices for dealer supplied examples of these highly sought after vintage synths.

Background:

The current owner has bought this Synthi A from new, although it had not been in much use for some time and was stored away, so KSR was commissioned to prepare the Synthi for sale & Brokering through us.  The serial number is ‘4746,’ so Robin Wood at EMS is likely to have a manufacture date on this example, but it looks like an earlier production model.

Condition:

This Synthi A is in exceptional all original (unmodified) condition, and although it shows very little signs of wear and is a top condition instrument of this age (nearly 50 years old).  The Spartanite case is in excellent condition, and the nickel catches/hinges show a normal patina.  We have covered the key aspects instrument in the series of photos we have taken (see below), so we hope these candidly show the overall presentation of this instrument but if you need more then please just ask.

Operationally it’s 100% as a number of maintenance-related items have been carried out pre-sale, including a lot of deep-cleaning of pots sockets and the matrix panel, which has been flushed through.  Most of the work carried out y KSR is akin to an overhaul in effect, but we will have the Synthi A put through a final check and calibration post-sale, and attend to any normal service items needed at that point.

This EMS Synthi A can operate on either US-110V or EU-220V via a tiny switch on the front panel. We will include the proprietary EMS power cable (UK 3-pin type plug fitted) and a full comment of original Matrix Pins, although we would recommend a full new set be purchased for this instrument for best results when patching it up, which you can still source from EMS directly for around £260 GBP.  You can specify if you would like these supplied with the instrument upon purchase.

We don’t have any original paper documents with this but we can supply a copy of the EMS owner’s manual in PDF. 

Packing & Shipping: 

We can ship this EMS 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 the 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: 

£12,990 GBP

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

Availability: 

This EMS Synthi A is now SOLD.  This listing was updated on 2nd September 2022 @ 14:47 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Synthi 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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Minimoog #12841

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

Came into stock: 

February 2022.

Service Status: 

A full service will be carried out once the unit is sold, which will add around 14 days to the post-sale completion.

Remarks: 

It’s a rare opportunity for us to handle such an outstanding condition, pro-restored vintage synthesiser, and we are very pleased to be able to offer this late production version of vintage Minimoog (serial number 12841).

Background:

Our client purchased this Minimoog from RL Music in late 2006, and they (clearly) lovingly cared for it at their home since then and used it regularly.

In 2006 this Minimoog went through a complete professional restoration by Kent at KSR, which covered every possible aspect of the instrument, both operationally & cosmetically.  The original cabinet was stripped and re-finished.  As vintage examples go, this is pretty much a perfect Minimoog and, as it has been for our client, a fabulous future investment.

This is a late production version of the world’s most famous synthesizer, so stable and tracks beautifully across the octaves on all three VCOs. There is an informative website dedicated to the Minimoog serial number history and registrations here:

Lords of the Mini

Condition:

You can decide by looking at the pictures below on how to measure this but we’d rate it as excellent, collector-grade. The cosmetic condition of the control surfaces keys and wood cabinet are all outstanding, and this Moog is over 40 years old!

Being an ex-RL Music restored Minimoog, we are proud to see this instrument looking so beautiful and perfectly working, so a testament to the investment made into its preparation 16+ years ago and how that has stood up after nearly another 2 decades hence.

Health-Check & Servicing:

As mentioned above, this Minimoog was restored for us by Kent at KSR in 2006. Although the Minimoog has not been back to the workshop in the last 16 years, it’s actually in perfect working order, but we will have KSR service it, so check the power-conditioning and calibrations, key contacts etc.  There’s not much if anything that will need doing, but the servicing will ensure we are confident that the Moog is 100% before handing it over to the new owner and supporting it with our warranty.

This Minimoog can run either EU220V or US110V (switchable) and has a UK type plug fitted to the power chord.  We don’t have any original paper documents with this but we can supply a copy of the owner’s manual in PDF.  In addition, and for UK buyers who are able to collect from us only, we will supply a flight case in the sale, free of charge.

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: 

£7,100 GBP

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

Availability: 

This Minimoog is now SOLD – this listing was updated on 22nd April 2022 @ 15:14 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Minimoog 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 LAMM

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

Came into stock: 

November 2021.

Service Status: 

Full service by KSR was carried out in late November 2021, so this Memorymoog LAMM is ready for sale & shipping and/or collection.

Remarks: 

We’re delighted to be able to offer this beautiful condition Memorymoog which has had the fabled Lintronics upgrade (LAMM) implement into it at some time in its past.  

The Memorymoog is an outstanding analogue hybrid polysynth that is unique and unrivalled in sheer power and character. Moog did something amazing creating this beautiful instrument, and they pushed the technology of the day to its limits. But then, Lintronics developed an amazing upgrade to deliver arguably the most powerful vintage analogue polysynth ever, and a synthesizer that sits perfectly in a 21st Century production environment.

More info on the Lintronics LAMM implementation can be found by clicking this link: 

http://www.lintronics.de/lamm.html

Having a Memorymoog in stock alone would be special enough but these Lintronics versions are highly coveted. The cost of implementing the LAMM upgrade is near the actual supply cost of the donor machine these days, plus factoring in the waiting time to have it done by Rudi means getting hold of these very special versions can test the patience of any fan. We’ve seen demand for LAMM Memorymoog go through the roof in recent years, what with top music professionals buying them up, and this trend is only ever going to go one way, so this should be viewed as a rare opportunity to own your own and the bragging rights the come with it.

Background:

Our client, the owner of this LAMM, a professional studio owner & producer, and owner of a significant vintage synth collection, purchased it from a contact of theirs on Germany back in 2010. In they own words, they ‘rather selfishly’ kept the Moog in the own private studio for the 11 years of their ownership and had ‘lovingly cherished’ the instrument for all that time.  Our client regularly had Kent Spong at KSR service the LAMM (3 times in 11 years including November 2021). They told us that the Memorymoog had ‘taken me on musical journeys of discovery that only a classic Moog can do..’ which perfectly sums up what its like owning one of these very special instruments.

Condition:

The cosmetic condition is excellent, so we would rate this 9/10. The wood cabinet is original, undamaged and has a beautiful light wood stain that has a natural patina.  The aluminium case and control-surface stickers are all in excellent condition with hardly any signs of ware.  The only item of note is a small ‘roll’ on the top of the right hand side aluminium end-cheek; we’ve included a picture below to show this tiny blemish in an otherwise outstanding condition example of a 40+ year old instrument.

Observations:

In its original guise, this was a standard Memorymoog, and looking at the serial number (#1619) and notes supplied from KSR, this is quite an early manufactured example.  The tone of this Moog seems particularly deep & rich, so from an audiophile perspective, it sounds special.  The Lintronics upgrade adds a lot of functionality and increases stability of the Memorymoog from its factory state, but this example being an early model, does take a little while to warm-up, but you’re patience is rewarded with the most beautify sounding example we recall ever playing.

This Memorymoog LAMM has (in the past) been modified to operate on UK/EU 220~240V. As you may know, Memorymoog never came with a simple user-switchable power supply, but the rear of this machine does indicate it was originally a 110V. KSR have printed a small sticker under the IEC socket to indicate the synth is set to 240V status. A UK 3-pin style IEC mains cable will be supplied with the instrument upon sale.

We shot a short video of the LAMM in action, so you can view it by clicking the link below:

http://www.rlmusic.co.uk/rlm3/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Lament_111121.mov

Accessories:

As pictured, this LAMM comes with an original printed Memorymoog manual, and we also hold PDF copies of the original Moog manuals and the Lintronics LAMM manuals (version 3.1/3.2) as well, which we can supply upon request.

Packing, Shipping, Insurance and Warranty: 

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 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.

As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month (return-to-dealer) warranty, covering all parts and labour.

Sales Price: 

£19,000 GBP – SOLD

As this is a brokered sale, VAT is not applicable on the sale of this LAMM to UK buyers, however, the packing & shipping/insurance costs are subject to VAT @ 20%, should you need the goods shipped to you.  The LAMM can be available for collection from us directly in the South of England (Reading, Berkshire).

Availability: 

This Memorymoog LAMM is now SOLD – listing updated on 6th April 2022 @ 07:20 GMT.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual LAMM 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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Minimoog #3175

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

Came into stock: 

October 2021.

Service Status: 

Full service by KSR was carried out in late October 2021, so this instrument is ready for sale now.

Remarks: 

This vintage Minimoog once formed part of the renowned ‘Turnkey Studio Museum’ under Jonny Arbiter’s ownership of Turkey Music in London.  We have been privileged to have Brokered a number of key vintage synths from this collection and this Minimoog is among the last of the museum instruments left.  The owner (our client) is in fact related to (the late) Jonny Arbiter, so everything we have as provenance is 100% verified.

Upon a quick visual inspection, you will see that this Minimoog was actually signed by Bob Moog, with the date clearly indicated, although we can see that the date was scribed by someone other than Bob, on 23rd March 1998.

As you can see from the pictures we have taken, the overall condition of this earlier production Minimoog (serial number #3175) is exceptionally good, and you can see that it’s not been over-restored, so all the panels are showing the expected signs of age and the wood cabinet looks superb.   Manufacturing date wise, we would estimate this was manufactured around 1974.  

The only unfortunate mark against the amazing cosmetic condition is the three indentations on the front wood panel that sits above the keyboard.  We have not attempted any restoration on this area as it would require the wood to be completely rubbed down, which would then lose the Bob Moog signature, so it’s been left as-is so that the new owner can decide what they want to do.  We’ve provided a close-up shot of the dents to the wood for full disclosure.  It might be that the new owner gets a new cabinet made, or just that piece of wood with Bob’s Signature, removed and replaced…and then frame the signature-wood piece perhaps?

This being an early Mini this one delivers beautiful deep and warm sound which is an artefact of its age and the components used in the earlier VCF/VCA PCBs etc.  Looking at the back panel, you can see that there is a full complement of calibration access holes, which tells us that this Minimoog is fitted with a later VCO PCB.  We’ve included a picture of the VCO & VCF PCBs, so you can clearly see the later oscillator board with more modern trim-pots fitted. In reality, this is actually optimal for a player as you get the sound of the early Mini but with the much better VCO stability and tracking capability of the later Minimoog.

Operationally, this Minimoog is 100% perfectly working, having just had a full service carried out on it by Kent at KSR.  The power supply has been fitted with new capacitors to ensure rock-solid power regulation for the Moog, where possible, all the controls have been cleaned, so no crackly pots or switches and the Pratt & Reid key-bed has been re-bushed and all the key contacts cleaned and adjusted as required.

As you might have seen from the pictures, this Minimoog only operates on US110V, so does not have the later model switchable power supply, so you will need a step-down transformer to use it in the UK or EU.  We don’t recommend trying to change out the original power transformer for two reasons; firstly because it’s a big modification to the originality of this 47-year-old historic instrument, and secondly, because why hack a perfectly working vintage Minimoog when a step-down transformer provides a very cheap and simple solution. We can recommend the best type to purchase, so just ask us about that when ordering it. We do have a user manual (in PDF format).  As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month warranty and we can ship worldwide.  

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 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: 

£5,500 GBP – – This is now SOLD, listing update on 3rd November 2021 @ 17:35

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

Availability: 

This Vintage Minimoog is available for sale now.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Minimoog #3175 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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Korg PS3300 with MID...

Servicing Status:

Full service by KSR has already been carried out in August 2021, so this Korg PS3300 Polyphonic Modular System is ready for sale now.

Remarks: 

What can we say other than…wow!  How rare are these to find, and then to actually find one that’s been fully serviced and available for sale! 

We’re very proud to be able to offer this magnificent instrument to any discerning buyer and it’s just had a full service from our trusted & expert vintage synth restorer & partner, Kent Spong at KSR.

Background Info:

We purchased this PS3300 with the intention of keeping it for our own collection, but other priorities have meant that we are now letting it go.  We purchased it from a very experienced vintage analogue synth collector in Japan and had it imported over to us in the UK in April 2021.

The person we purchased this from in Japan had owned it since 2012, but he did not have any prior history on the PS3300, but it’s safe to assume it had never left Japan since it was manufactured.  The serial number is 780105, so this might suggest a 1978 manufacture date, but we cannot be certain.  The was likely produced for the local Japan market, hence it only operates on 100~117V @75W.  We’ve included a picture of the serial plate below.

Cosmetic & Operational Appraisal:

As you can see from the pictures we have taken, the overall condition is very good, the cabinet particularly so, stunning!  The anodised metal control surfaces are showing some wear/deterioration in places due to age, which is typical with many Korg synths coming out of Japan of this era.  It would be perfectly feasible to have all the control surfaces restored to look as-new, but we think it’s more important to persevere these extremely rare historic instruments in their original condition, but that’s an option we’re happy to discuss with any potential buyer as we can get this kind of specialist work carried out in the UK, subject to quotation.

Also included in the sale is the Korg PS-3001 (Honda) Cable to operate the PS3010 Keyboard Controller.  The original power cable is also included of course, plus a step-down supply.

A Kenton MIDI has already been fitted into the PS3300, and like a few we have seen, the kit has been implemented through the pedal DIN inputs on the front panel.  You will note from the pictures that there are some stickers that show the input to access the MIDI kit function.  We think this is a very sympathetic way to implement MIDI into these rare & valuable systems as it can easily be reversed/removed if 100% originality is preferred, so no legacy of the kit having been installed would be left.  The downside is you can’t access the pedal inputs if you happen to own a Korg PS-3040 Dual Pedal, but as mentioned, the MIDI can be removed without affecting the authenticity of the PS3300 in any way.

This Korg PS3300 operates on US 110V. but can be operated in the UK/EU on 220V via the external step-down power supply which is included in the sale (pictured below) and we can supply a high-quality colour PDF copy of the user manual. The instrument is sold with a 3-month warranty, please see our website for full terms & conditions. 

The service carried out by KSR in August 2021 covered all the normal stability and calibration checks, full function testing and card-edge connector inspections etc.  There was actually very little to do on the PS3300 as it was last professionally overhauled by FiveG, in Harajuku, Japan,  in November 2020.  Here is a summary of the work that carried in in the service they conducted:

Exchanged one card socket

Cleaned all card sockets

All switches cleaned

New signal generator FEET x29

Three new condensers for power supply

162 FEETs replaced across the synth

Constructed 2SK208-carrying adapter cards to replace 2SK30A’s

Replaced 36 tantalum condensers in envelope generators

Replaced 36 generator trimmers

Unit 2 waveform control checked and diode found faulty -> replaced

Unit 3 photo-coupler HTVP873DX3 replaced with NSL33-007

23 card connectors reinforced for long-term durability and integrity 

Total, 60+ hours work.

Ordering From the EU (Post 1st Jan 2021): 

Now the UK is no longer a part of the European Union, we all have new levels of bureaucracy to deal with when you buy equipment from any business in the UK, for onward delivery to any destination in the EU.  In order for us to be able to ship to the EU now, we will require you to supply an EORI number if you are buying from us as a business, which will be provided in the Commercial Invoice that goes with the consignment.  Private individuals purchasing equipment from us will not require an EORI number but the goods will still be subject to VAT, which is charged by your own countries Customs, to clear the goods, so we now do not charge VAT on our purchasing invoice. The VAT rate applied upon import into your country will be set by your own country applicable VAT rates.

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 some short delays in getting the custom-sized materials produced for shipping, although courier companies all seem to be operating normally.  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: £65,000 GBP.

Availability: This Korg PS3300 is now SOLD – the listing was updated on 18th October 2021.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Korg PS3300 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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EMS Synthi AKS

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

Came into stock: March 2020.

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR has already been carried out in April 2020 and it’s also been fully health-checked again in June 2021, so this Synthi AKS is ready for sale now.

Remarks: A fabulous opportunity to own your EMS Synthi AKS, and very competitively priced!

The current owner has only owned this Synthi AKS for around 10 years, having purchased it in the UK from a non-specialist retailer, and did not have any record of any historical service work.  The Synthi AKS has had minimal use and was stored away for some years, so KSR was commissioned to carry out a full service on the EMS, to get it ready for sale through our Brokering Service.

The serial number is ‘45300KS,’ so Robin Wood at EMS is likely to have a manufacture date on this example, but it looks like a later model.

Cosmetic Appraisal:

This AKS is in good all original (unmodified) condition, and although it shows some wear to the control surface and a small mark (low-D) in the KS blue surface finish, it’s in keeping with an instrument of this age (around 45 years old).  The Spartanite case is in good condition, although has a small burn mark on the front, left of the ‘SYNTHI’ plate. The nickel catches/hinges show a normal patina, and one of the rear-hinges locks okay but doesn’t sit flat, but both lids are perfectly secure.  We have covered the key aspects instrument in the series of photos below, including an internal shot for those that like that kind of thing, so we hope these candidly show the overall presentation of this Synthi AKS.

This is a good condition example of the model/type, perfectly working, but does show some signs of use and its age, so it’s no museum/collector’s piece, but the price has been set to reflect that. It’s important to understand that with dealer supplied examples of the Synthi AKS being advertised for between £15K to £18K GBP these days, we know that the sales price for this example represents excellent value.

This EMS Synthi AKS did come from the owner with a couple of very worn Matrix pins, so on our advice, the owner purchased a brand new set from EMS, which are being supplied with the instrument. Also included are a brand new power-chord and cinch-jones interconnect cable.

The service by KSR covered all the critical items like the replacement of old power-regulation caps, deep cleaning, and calibration, but In addition to the above, the following work can also be carried out by request. This is a costed option, so is additional to the sales prices listed at the bottom of this page:

*VCO stabilisation modification implemented in line with EMS guidelines = £480 GBP

This Synthi AKS operates on 240V or US 110V (switchable) – it will be sold with a 3-month warranty. Aside from the new set of Matrix Pins included and the new power-cable,  Cinch-Jones Synthi-to-KS cable, we can also supply a copy of the user manual (PDF only).

Ordering From the EU (Post 1st Jan 2021): 

Now the UK is no longer a part of the European Union, we all have new levels of bureaucracy to deal with when you buy equipment from any business in the UK, for onward delivery to any destination in the EU.  In order for us to be able to ship to the EU now, we will require you to supply an EORI number if you are buying from us as a business, which will be provided in the Commercial Invoice that goes with the consignment.  Private individuals purchasing equipment from us will not require an EORI number but the goods will still be subject to VAT, which is charged by your own countries Customs, to clear the goods, so we now do not charge VAT on our purchasing invoice. The VAT rate applied upon import into your country will be set by your own country applicable VAT rates. 

Sales Price: £12,990 GBP.

Availability: This EMS Synthi AKS is now SOLD – this page was updated on 25th August 2021.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Synthi AKS for sale.

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EMS VCS3 Mk2 & ...

We are Brokering these instruments for and on behalf of our UK customer

Came into stock: March 2021.

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR has already been carried out in March 2021 and both units were fully health-checked again in June 2021, so both the VCS3 Mk2 (Serial #1308) & DK1 (Serial #2113) are ready for sale now.

Remarks: An EMS VCS3 Mk2 with a very interesting provenance.

The current owner has only owned this VCS3/DK1 for over 20 years and only used it at home, but had been stored for some time until KSR was commissioned to carry out a full service on the equipment to get it ready for sale through our Brokering Service.

The VCS3 was owned by Hans Zimmer.

Cosmetic Appraisal:

This VCS3 Mk2 is in good all original (operationally unmodified) condition, and although it shows some wear to the control surface, it’s in keeping with an instrument of this age (around 45+ years old).  The wood case is in good condition and has not been ‘over-restored,’ so has a naturally aged patina to it.  

There is an additional wood strip that’s been added to the bottom control panel, which is there to hide some graffiti that has been hand-etched into the metal panel. As you can see from the pictures, it claims to have been owned by Hans Zimmer, so we contacted him to ask if he knew anything about it…he did!  Hans confirmed that that exact VCS3 was the very first synth he ever owned, although he couldn’t remember what happened to it after his time using it in the UK way back in the early days of his career, so a nice provenance. 

The lower control panel having been hand-etched like this is certainly not something anyone would do these days, but the VCS3 was probably only worth a couple of hundred £-Pounds when this was defaced, so it’s relative.  It would certainly be possible to get both the upper & lower panels restored to original if the buyer wanted, so it’s an option to consider, and the exceptionally keen sales price of this VCS3 has been agreed with our client to reflect the cosmetic blemish.

The other item of note is the right side of the Matrix Panel, where you can see that an EMS-supplied overlay has been stuck on.  We’ve seen a few of these over the years and it’s always done because the original screen-print along that side has worn away through use.

The EMS Dk1 Keyboard is also in good original condition, although we’re still waiting for KSR to supply the pictures to us for this item, so we’ll update this listing as soon as the photos come through.

The sales price for this combo VCS3 Mk2 & DK1 represents outstanding value as it’s easy to see online that people are asking prices in excess of £17K GBP and all the way up to nearly £26K GBP just for a VCS3 alone.  The DK1 is often seen advertised for up to £3K GBP alone.

This EMS VCS3 does come from the owner with a full complement of Matrix pins, although these are old originals, so we would recommend a full new set be purchased for this instrument for best results when patching it up, which we can still source from EMS directly for around £260 GBP.  You can specify if you would like these supplied with the instrument upon purchase.

Also included in the sale is the cinch-jones DK1 interconnect cable, the proprietary EMS power-cable.

Service & Options:

The service by KSR covered all the critical items like replacement of old power-regulation caps, deep cleaning, and calibration, but In addition to the above, the following work can also be carried out by request. This is a costed option, so is additional to the sales prices listed at the bottom of this page:

*VCO stabilisation modification implemented in line with EMS guidelines = £480 GBP

This VCS3 Mk2 operates on 240V. Both instruments are sold with a 3-month warranty. We can also supply a copy of the user manual (PDF only).

Note on Demos, and because…Covid:  The VCS3 Mk2 & DK1 is currently based in Surrey (UK) with our tech, Kent at KSR.  Although there are strict Covid-19 restrictions in place throughout the UK at present, Kent has very kindly offered for anyone who would like to see and demo the synth before buying it, to demo it at his premises.  Kent is able to set up the synth in a place that meets distancing rules, that’s safe for him and the customer, so if you want to check the synth out then that option is open to you. 

Alternately (recommended), Kent can produce short video demo’s to show the working condition of the VCS3 Mk2 & DK1, but this is by request only.  If we get a single request to do this then we will, of course, upload that to the KSR YouTube channel and probably just post it here in the listing, but Kent’s a very busy guy (good techs always are) so he’s not had the time to proactively do this for us and/or this EMS.

Packing & Shipping: We can ship this worldwide, although the packing & shipping cost is not included in the sale price below, and is subject to quotation.  Again, the Covid issues are affecting our packing suppliers, so there may be some short delays in getting materials produced for shipping, although courier companies all seem to be operating normally.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics.

Ordering From the EU (Post 1st Jan 2021): 

Thanks to all those who voted us out of the European Union, we/you now have new levels of bureaucracy to deal with when you buy equipment from any business in the UK, for onward delivery to any destination in the EU.  In order for us to be able to ship to the EU now, we will require you to supply an EORI number if you are buying from us as a business, which will be provided in the Commercial Invoice that goes with the consignment.  Private individuals purchasing equipment from us will not require an EORI number but the goods will still be subject to VAT, which is charged by your own countries Customs, to clear the goods, so we now do not charge VAT on our purchasing invoice. The VAT rate applied upon import into your country will be set by your own countries applicable VAT rates. 

Sales Price: £13,990 GBP – for both the VCS3 Mk2 & DK1.

Availability: This EMS VCS3 Mk2 & DK1 are now SOLD – this listing was updated on 1st July 2021.

Note on pictures, again due to Covid: Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual VCS3 Mk2 & DK1 for sale.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Kent has offered to photograph the instrument at his premises in Surrey, so these photos come straight from him using the best photo equipment he has available. It’s our workaround for the Covid issues/restrictions and we’re very grateful to Kent for helping us all out…but he’s like that.

If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can request that Kent at KSR can accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for us/you.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual VCS3 Mk2 & DK1 for sale.

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EMS Synthi AKS

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

Came into stock: March 2021.

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR has already been carried out in March 2021 and it’s also been fully health-checked again in June 2021, so this Synthi AKS is ready for sale now.

Remarks: Another EMS Synthi AKS, and very competitively priced!

The current owner has only owned this Synthi AKS from new and used it at home for home recording until around 1984 when it was stored away until KSR was commissioned to carry out a full service on the EMS to get it ready for sale through our Brokering Service.

The serial number is ‘ 4471KS,’ so Robin Wood at EMS is likely to have a manufacture date on this example, but it looks like an earlier production model.

Cosmetic Appraisal:

This AKS is in good all original (unmodified) condition, and although it shows some wear to the control surface, but it’s in keeping with an instrument of this age (around 45+ years old).  The Spartanite case is in good condition, and the nickel catches/hinges show a normal patina.  We have covered the key aspects instrument in the series of photos that KSR did for us, as you can see below, so we hope these candidly show the overall presentation of this Synthi AKS but if you need more then please just ask.

This is a good condition example of the model/type, perfectly working, but does show some signs of use and its age, so it’s no museum/collector’s piece, but the price has been set to reflect that. It’s important to understand that with dealer-supplied examples of the Synthi AKS being advertised for between £15K to £18K GBP these days, we know that the sales price for this example represents excellent value.

This EMS Synthi AKS did come from the owner with very worn Matrix pins, so we would recommend a full new set be purchased for this instrument for best results when patching it up, which we can still source from EMS directly for around £260 GBP.  You can specify if you would like these supplied with the instrument upon purchase.

Also included in the sale is the cinch-jones KS interconnect cable, the proprietary EMS power-cable, and three Presto-Patch blocks for the Presto-Patch fitted to this particular model.

The service by KSR covered all the critical items like replacement of old power-regulation caps, deep cleaning, and calibration, but In addition to the above, the following work can also be carried out by request. This is a costed option, so is additional to the sales prices listed at the bottom of this page:

*VCO stabilisation modification implemented in line with EMS guidelines = £480 GBP

This Synthi AKS operates on 240V or US 110V (switchable) – it will be sold with a 3-month warranty. We can also supply a copy of the user manual (PDF only).

Note on Demos, and because…Covid:  The Synthi AKS is currently based in Surrey (UK) with our tech, Kent at KSR.  Although there are strict Covid-19 restrictions in place throughout the UK at present, Kent has very kindly offered for anyone who would like to see and demo the synth before buying it, to demo it at his premises.  Kent is able to set up the synth in a place that meets distancing rules, that’s safe for him and the customer, so if you want to check the synth out then that option is open to you. 

Alternately (recommended), Kent can produce short video demo’s to show the working condition of the Synthi AKS, but this is by request only.  If we get a single request to do this then we will, of course, upload that to the KSR YouTube channel and probably just post it here in the listing, but Kent’s a very busy guy (good techs always are) so he’s not had the time to proactively do this for us and/or this EMS.

Packing & Shipping: We can ship this world-wide, although the packing & shipping cost is not included in the sale price below, and is subject to quotation.  Again, the Covid issues are affecting our packing suppliers, so there may be some short delays in getting materials produced for shipping, although courier companies all seem to be operating normally.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics.

Ordering From the EU (Post 1st Jan 2021): 

Thanks to all those who voted us out of the European Union, we/you now have new levels of bureaucracy to deal with when you buy equipment from any business in the UK, for onward delivery to any destination in the EU.  In order for us to be able to ship to the EU now, we will require you to supply an EORI number if you are buying from us as a business, which will be provided in the Commercial Invoice that goes with the consignment.  Private individuals purchasing equipment from us will not require an EORI number but the goods will still be subject to VAT, which is charged by your own countries Customs, to clear the goods, so we now do not charge VAT on our purchasing invoice. The VAT rate applied upon import into your country will be set by your own countries applicable VAT rates. 

Sales Price: £12,990 GBP.

Availability: This EMS Synthi AKS is now SOLD – this page was updated on 15th September 2021.

Note on pictures, again due to Covid: Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Synthi AKS for sale.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Kent has offered to photograph the instrument at his premises in Surrey, so these photos come straight from him using the best photo-equipment he has available. It’s our workaround for the Covid issues/restrictions and we’re very grateful to Kent for helping us all out…but he’s like that.

If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can request that Kent at KSR can accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for us/you.

Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Synthi AKS for sale.

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Synthacon Mk1 Feb15

Synthacon Mk1

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

Came into stock: December 2020.

Restoration Status: A full service by KSR was been carried out in December, so this instrument is ready for sale now.

Remarks: This Synthacon Mk1 forms part of a larger collection of vintage synths that we are brokering for our client. This Synthacon has been in our client’s collection for 6 years and was purchased from a Vemia action in 2014.

As you will see from the pictures, the overall condition is very good but the original laminate-wood cabinet has seen better days, but it’s 100% original to the synth.  It’s not a complicated cabinet to have reproduced, so whoever buys the Synthacon might like to have a new cabinet made for it, but this instrument is nearly 50 years old, so is entitled to show its age a little.

Rare doesn’t come close to describing how few and far between these vintage mono synths are these days, and once you have had the opportunity to play one you will understand why they never seem to come up for sale anymore.

There’s some information on the web about the Steiner-Parker Synthacon and its designer, but the fundamentals are that it’s a 3 VCO system that uses a diode-based 2-pole resonant low/band/high-pass VCF, and simple but clever modulation routing that gives this machine true sonic magic. You will read about the resonance power that does not diminish through the filter range…it’s true. The specs don’t really tell you anything really as it’s all about the sound and complex possibilities.

The Synthacon were designed and hand made by Nyle Steiner himself. They were produced under the synthesizer company called Steiner-Parker, which was a small business working out of Salt Lake City in the mid-1970s. The Steiner-Parker business was jointly owned by Nyle, Dick Parker, and a third partner. More info Nyle here: https://www.patchmanmusic.com/NyleSteinerHomepage.html

There were essentially 2 versions of the Synthacon, the Mk1 version we have here for sale, and the Mk2. The Mk2 was a duo-phonic version of the same instrument in effect, although the Mk1 is said to have the edge on the Mk2 in purely sonic terms – manufactured from around 1975.

These instruments were all hand made, and the design and construction of the synth reflect that boutique feel to the synth, but the heart of it all is the sound and flexibility of this unique machine. A true masterpiece of simplicity and power in such an unassuming package. A synth for the connoisseur you might say.

We all appreciate that there is a small, but very distinguished, list of vintage synthesizers that transcend all logic, commercially speaking. Why indeed we should want them so badly is sometimes difficult to explain, but electronic music instruments from Buchla, EMS, Serge, and many vintage Moog synths, etc., are all held in high regard for being something special…vintage in fact (by definition). The Synthacon is in this special group of exotic vintage electronic music technology. 

This Synthacon runs on US110V – the PSU cannot be modified to operate on EU rated 220V.  If it sells to a UK/EU customer then you will supply a step-down transformer to operate the synth.

We have a PDF copy of the user manual & service notes/schematics which we will supply.

As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month warranty and we can ship worldwide.  

Note on Demos, and because…Covid:  The Synthacon is currently based in Surrey (UK) with our tech, Kent at KSR.  Although there are strict Covid-19 restrictions in place throughout the UK at present, Kent has very kindly offered for anyone who would like to see and demo the synth before buying it, to demo it at his premises.  Kent is able to set up the synth in a place that meets distancing rules, that’s safe for him and the customer, so if you want to check the synth out then that option is open to you. 

Alternately (recommended), Kent can produce short video demo’s to show the working condition of the Synthacon, but this is by request only.  If we get a single request to do this then we will, of course, upload that to the KSR YouTube channel and probably just post it here in the listing, but Kent’s a very busy guy (good techs always are) so he’s not had the time to proactively do this for us and/or this Synthacon Mk1.

Packing & Shipping: We can ship this world-wide, although the packing & shipping cost is not included in the sale price below, and is subject to quotation.  Again, the Covid issues are affecting our packing suppliers, so there may be some short delays in getting materials produced for shipping, although courier companies all seem to be operating normally.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics.

Sales Price: £9,000 GBP

Availability: This Synthacon Mk1 is now SOLD, as of 29th March 2021.

Note on pictures, again due to Covid: Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Synthacon for sale.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Kent has offered to photograph the synth at his premises in Surrey, so these photos come straight from him using the best photo-equipment he has available. It’s our workaround for the Covid issues/restrictions and we’re very grateful to Kent for helping us all out…but he’s like that.

If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can request that Kent at KSR can accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for us/you.

Pictures of the actual Synthacon Mk1 for sale are below.

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Minimoog #7767

We are Brokering this instrument for and on behalf of our EU client</strong>

Came into stock: December 2020.

Restoration Status: A full service by KSR was been carried out in December, so this instrument is ready for sale now.

Remarks: This vintage Minimoog forms part of a larger collection of vintage synths that we are brokering for our client. The serial number is 7767.

Our client purchased this Minimoog from a private selling in Germany in 2014, and has used it in his home environment since then.  The Minimoog has been fully serviced by KSR in December 2020, so is 100% fully operational. Kent at KSR also attended to the wood cabinet with some light restorative work, to bring back the lustre of the wood. 

Cosmetically, this 45 -year-old vintage instrument is in very good condition, with the control surfaces, keys and metalwork all looking in great shape and representative of a Minimoog from this early period.  The wood cabinet is lovely, as you can see from the pictures, but there are one area that has a blemish, on the left side of the front-strip. The aluminium rear-enclosure is missing its ‘Moog’ sticker, and the metal itself does shows signs of it age, but this is normal from others we have seen from this age (production around 1976).

This Minimoog operates on either US110V or EU 220V (switch on the back).  We do have a user manual (in PDF format).  As the instrument is being Brokered through RL Music, it will be sold with a full 3-month warranty and we can ship worldwide.  

Note on Demos, and because…Covid:  The Minimoog is currently based in Surrey (UK) with our tech, Kent at KSR.  Although there are strict Covid-19 restrictions in place throughout the UK at present, Kent has very kindly offered for anyone who would like to see and demo the synth before buying it, to demo it at his premises.  Kent is able to set up the synth in a place that meets distancing rules, that’s safe for him and the customer, so if you want to check the synth out then that option is open to you. 

Alternately (recommended), Kent can produce short video demo’s to show the working condition of the Moog, but this is by request only.  If we get a single request to do this then we will, of course, upload that to the KSR YouTube channel and probably just post it here in the listing, but Kent’s a very busy guy (good techs always are) so he’s not had the time to proactively do this for us and/or this Minimoog.

Packing & Shipping: We can ship this world-wide, although the packing & shipping cost is not included in the sale price below, and is subject to quotation.  Again, the Covid issues are affecting our packing suppliers, so there may be some short delays in getting materials produced for shipping, although courier companies all seem to be operating normally.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics.

Sales Price: £5,000 GBP

Availability: This vintage Minimoog is now SOLD – as of 22nd April 2021.

Note on pictures, again due to Covid: Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual Minimoog for sale.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Kent has offered to photograph the Moog at his premises in Surrey, so these photos come straight from him using the best photo equipment he has available. It’s our workaround for the Covid issues/restrictions and we’re very grateful to Kent for helping us all out…but he’s like that.

If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can request that Kent at KSR can accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for us/you.

Pictures of the actual vintage Minimoog for sale are below.

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Vostok & Oberko...

We are Brokering these instruments for and on behalf of our UK customer</strong>

Came into stock: December 2020.

Restoration Status: A full health-check by KSR was carried out in December, so both these instruments are ready for sale now.

Remarks: We are Brokering this Analogue Solutions Vostok and Oberkorn Sequencer for our UK based client.  Both items have only had very light use at our clients home, so are in almost ‘as-new’ condition and fully operational.

Our client purchased the Vostok around 2010, so believes this is version 2,  and the sequencer is the Oberkorn 3 Version.  

There is a lot of information on the internet about these models, so we won’t go into any detail here, but these pure analogue instruments are beautifully made, boutique, buy Tom Carpenter of Analogue Solutions.  Tom builds some amazing instruments, and currently is offering an EMS Synthi 100 type, console synthesizer which blows our minds! You can fully appreciate the talent and love of analog synths with all of Tom’s creations.  The Vostok has a clear nod toward the Synthi A of course, but all the AS models are built to an exceptionally high standard and made to last.

In order to encourage buying the two instruments together, as a package, our client has agreed to a really very good price for both units, so see the details below.  

We have the owners manual for both instruments available as a PDF.

Note on Demos, and because…Covid:  This Analogue Solutions combo is currently based in Surrey (UK) with our tech, Kent at KSR.  Although there are strict Covid-19 restrictions in place throughout the UK at present, Kent has very kindly offered for anyone who would like to see and demo the synth & Seq before buying it, to demo it at his premises.  Kent is able to set up the synth & sequencer in a place that meets distancing rules, that’s safe for him and the customer, so if you want to check the synth out then that option is open to you. 

Alternately (recommended), Kent can produce short video demo’s to show the working condition of the Synthi A, but this is by request only.  If we get a single request to do this then we will, of course, upload that to the KSR YouTube channel and probably just post it here in the listing, but Kent’s a very busy guy (good techs always are) so he’s not had the time to proactively do this for us and/or these instruments.

Packing & Shipping: We can ship this worldwide, although the packing & shipping cost is not included in the sale price below, and is subject to quotation.  We are happy to discuss your requirements so please email us if you have any questions on the logistics.

Ordering From the EU (Post 1st Jan 2021): 

Thanks to all those who voted us out of the European Union, we/you now have new levels of bureaucracy to deal with when you buy equipment from any business in the UK, for onward delivery to any destination in the EU.  In order for us to be able to ship to the EU now, we will require you to supply an EORI number if you are buying from us as a business, which will be provided in the Commercial Invoice that goes with the consignment.  Private individuals purchasing equipment from us will not require an EORI number but the goods will still be subject to VAT, which is charged by your own countries Customs, to clear the goods, so we now do not charge VAT on our purchasing invoice. The VAT rate applied upon import into your country will be set by your own countries applicable VAT rates. 

Sales Price for both Vostok & Oberkorn3: £3,200 GBP

Sales Price for Vostok: £2950 GBP

Sales Price for Oberkorn3: £470 GBP

Availability: The AS Vostok & Oberkorn 3 are no longer available for sale now – this listing was updated on 30th November 2021 @ 17:17 GMT.

Note on pictures, again due to Covid: Click on the thumbnail for a higher resolution photo of the actual instruments for sale.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Kent has offered to photograph the P5 at his premises in Surrey, so these photos come straight from him using the best photo-equipment he has available. It’s our workaround for the Covid issues/restrictions and we’re very grateful to Kent for helping us all out…but he’s like that.

If you require specific pictures not already featured of the instrument then please contact us so we can request that Kent at KSR can accommodate your request, but there may be a short delay in getting this done for us/you.

Pictures of the actual Vostok & Oberkorn 3 for sale are below.

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