Roland SH101

Came into stock: Due at RL Music 19th July 2013

Restoration Status: KSR will undertake full restoration once in receipt of instrument on 19th July.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): July 2013

Remarks: The SH101 still rocks, looks very cool, sounds funky and fresh, takes up no room and is the ultimate portable vintage analogue synth & synth-axe.

KSR will just completely strip and clean this example and fully overhaul all the operational components, including the key-bed, so it will looks superb and play perfectly.

The SH101 is sold with a 3 month warranty from RL Music and comes with it’s original external power supply, Mod-grip, Strap and owners manual.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £850 GBP.

Availability: This SH101 is now SOLD as at 21st August 2013.

Library image below, higher resolution images will become available post-restoration.

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Farfisa Polychrome

We are Brokering this Polychrome for, and on behalf of, a long standing UK customer

Came into stock: In Stock and available – 29th April 2013.

Restoration Status: Recently fully serviced (2012) but KSR to service once sold & prior to shipping to new owner.

Remarks: An ultra-rare instrument from the Italian Farfisa company from 1978 – the Polychrome. It’s a combo synth/strings/organ/vocal, and percussive instrument, that is not like anything coming out of USA or Japan at that time (Korg Trident/Arp Quadra etc). There are believed to be only a couple of hundred ever made, so certainly rare.

Fully polyphonic using octave-divider technology, and features an inbuilt analogue Phaser and Ensemble for effects. Particular fame was the chorus section, which many comment as being the most beautiful sounding of all analog synths from these era and reason enough to want to own one.

Another great feature of the keyboard is what Farfisa call the “Touch Brilliance” operation. This provides 3 aftertouch settings to control the Chorus Section and all the tone colours for; Electric Guitar, Brass, Reed and Strings. It’s a nice ‘Touch’ so to speak and offers a level of playable control that really makes this instrument sing.

The keyboard is supplied with its original Farfisa Carry Bag, legs and music stand….very nice!

This particular example is in excellent condition as you can see from the pictures, and was very recently fully overhauled, so in 100% perfect operational condition. We will ask KSR to go over the instrument for a final check prior to shipping to its new owner, once sold/

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £2500 GBP. ***PRICE REDUCTION***

Availability: This Polychrome is now SOLD as at 10th October 2013.

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Yamaha CS70M

Came into stock: Due at RL Music late June 2013

Restoration Status: KSR will undertake full restoration once in receipt of instrument from RL Music in early July.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): September 2013

Remarks: We’re excited to be able to get hold of this super condition CS70M as they really are quite magnificent synths for a whole number of reasons. These were proper old-school designed analogue systems made in the early 80s, and it wasn’t long after these came out that the DX7 was introduced, which seems hard to believe really.

The CS70M has for many people been overlooked, or perhaps overshadowed by it’s bigger brother – the CS80, but time is a funny thing and we think this synth is about to become highly sought after.

6 Voice, dual channel (stereo), aftertouch, 30 memories, ring-mod, fully programmable and with a 4 channel polyphonic sequencer…sweet!

Those in the know will already tell you that this is one of the finest analogue polys ever made, and a work of audio art in its own right. It shares much of the same technology at the CS80 and many of the characteristics and tonal qualities as well. The other big ‘Hello’ is also the fact you can get really close to the CS80 sound for a lot less money…this makes it even more appealing.

There are a few demos on YT of these but we like this rather ambient-noodling one from ‘MoreAnalog’ because it demonstrates nicely how the CS70M has the CS80 vibe we are talking about: “Yamaha CS70M – an amazing legend”

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £ – to be confirmed

Availability: This CS70M is now SOLD on deposit, as at 24th June 2013.

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Arp Odyssey Mk3C

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

Came into stock: Arrived at RL Music in mid-May 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: If you are after the Arp Odyssey Sound, need MIDI but don’t need a keyboard then this customised Mk3 is the one for you.

This is actually a fantastic modification and we have never seen one done like this before. Our customer, the current owner, said he bought it like it is now but the work was clearly done by a professional in the past as the MIDI is full spec and the audio-out is by XLR only.

Made to look like an Arp 2600, this now desktop synth is a perfect musicians tool and the overall condition is very good, but cosmetically it’s got some wear. Having said that, this has been modified to work perfectly with a DAW or any MIDI keyboard, so it’s an every-day useable synth, and sounds perfectly like a MK3 Arp Odyssey.

Runs on EU 220V.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £2190 GBP.

Availability: This Custom Arp Odyssey Mk3 is now SOLD as at 10th September 2013

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Studio Electronics A...

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

Came into stock: Arrived at RL Music in mid-May 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: A great value rack-mount vintage synth emulator, and this example comes with the Minimoog Filter Cartridge. This is an analogue synth by any standards but goes about the technology a different way using the external cartridges to supply the sound character.

A popular late 90s instrument and used a lot in Hip Hop for bass, and overall sound has a aggressive and dirty edge to it that sets it apart. The ATC-1 holds 512 memories and had MIDI plus CV/Gate control inputs and audio-in for some interesting processing effects etc.

Runs on EU 220V.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £550 GBP.

Availability: This Studio Electronics ATC-1 is now SOLD as at 31st August 2013.

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Oberheim Xpander

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

Came into stock: Arrived at RL Music in mid-May 2013

Servicing Status: Full service by KSR will commence post-sale.

Remarks: Much has been written on these incredible synthesizers and its understandable when you use them as they really can deliver a thick analogue wall of sound, and are perfect pad and brass sources just for starters.

The Xpander lineage includes the Matrix 6 and 12, and is a fully midi configured, 6 voice Polysynth – an excellent addition to any analogue set-up and has to be heard to be believed. he Xpander offers a deep programmable architecture for those of you into tweaking but can also be very user friendly hands-on preset machine. This means they sit between that digital and analogue medium perfectly and are arguably the best of the hybrid technology of the early to mid 1980’s.

This Oberheim Xpander has come to us from a long standing RL Music customer who is downsizing his synth collection, which is all in fantastic condition. We’re very pleased to be able to offer this wonderful synthesizer as a Brokered deal, and we will be fully servicing it and selling it with a 3 month warranty.

As with all Brokered Sales, the synth will be fully serviced post-sale before it’s sent to its new owner. We do this to ensure that the instrument leaves us in perfect operational condition, and it is backed up by our full warranty to give the new owner complete peace of mind. The servicing is carried out as a priority once the the sale has been completed, and although it will delay shipping/delivery by a short time, we know from experience that customers are happy to wait.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £2490 GBP.

Availability: This Oberheim Xpander is now SOLD on deposit as at 7th June 2013.

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Minimoog #2222

We are Brokering this Minimoog for and on behalf of a customer

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music early February 2013

Restoration Status: KSR to commence restoration once we deliver to their workshop in February 2013.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready in March/April 2013

Remarks: We have been looking for another a very early production version Moog Music Inc. Minimoog and this excellent example became available to us via a customer who wants us to Broker it for them.

We always will tell you that there is something special about owning an early model that become immediately apparent once you start playing it, it’s about the sound. Also, the cabinets that Moog were using for these earlier machines were of a high quality hard wood, and they always respond beautifully to restoration.

This #2222 serial number Minimoog also has a MIDI retrofit – more details on that will be supplied shortly, but it makes it a very useful studio machine for DAW integration etc. The overall cosmetic condition is very good for such an early model although there is some wear as you might expect. These iconic Moog synths are the most beautifully made and conceived electronic instruments, so why wouldn’t anyone want to own one!

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £3890 UK Pounds

Availability: This Minimoog is now SOLD as at 14th March 2013

Library picture supplied below

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Minimoog #2863

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music in April 2013

Restoration Status: KSR to commence restoration once we deliver to their workshop in April 2013.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready in May 2013

Remarks: Another nice early production version Minimoog and this really super (made around 1974) example became available to us – owning a serial number of 2863.

There is something special about owning an early model that become immediately apparent once you start playing it, it’s about the sound. Also, the cabinets that Moog were using for these earlier machines was of a high quality hard wood, and they always respond beautifully to restoration. The picture featured below was from a similar age Minimoog that we restored a few years ago, so you can see the cosmetic results.

This particular Minimoog has has the octave buffer board fitted, and the upgraded VCO board from the later Minimoogs, so it will make it track and stay in tune beautifully across the octaves.

Once the restoration has been completed, this Minimoog will be good for another 40+ years. These instruments are many peoples ‘dream synth’ so if you are after something special..to keep, then why not finally get what you always wanted.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £3990 BGP

Availability: This Minimoog is now SOLD as at 15th April 2013

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Sci PRO-ONE

RL Music is delighted to present for you our superb condition Pro-One from the classic Sequential Circuits family.

We purchased this particular Pro-One from a RL Music customer who has ben using the synth in current album projects for the last couple of years so it had been well looked after. This particular synth has been regularly serviced by KSR so it’s in great operational condition throughout.

This is an earlier production model that uses J-wire key contacts. The sound of this synth seems a little more aggressive than other Pro-Ones we have heard which really gives it a rather special quality. It’s probably down to the components being a little older as it just sounds more powerful somehow….very nice indeed!

The cosmetic condition is very good all round, although there are some reasonable signs of wear, so not a museum piece but more a musicians tool.

The Pro-One is a superb mono-synth, utilising CEM chip technology like its bigger brother, the Prophet 5. A really great sounding vintage analogue synth and very flexible modulation routing capability and wonderful built in arpeggio & 40 note sequencer.

This good condition example has just been fully serviced, thoroughly cleaned and calibrated by KSR, and is being sold with a full 3 month warranty.

Supplied the owners manual (PDF) and operates on EU voltage – 220V

Price: £1390 UK Pounds

Availability: This Pro-One is now SOLD as at 27th May 2013.

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Elka Synthex Mk2

This item is in Stock

Came into stock: Arrived at RL Music on 8th January 2013

Restoration Status: This Synthex is at KSR now and currently undergoing full restoration.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready by March 2013

Remarks: A truly stunning example of the mid version (Mk2) Elka Synthex – with the factory MIDI option delivered through the break-out-box (supplied). This Synthex could easily qualify as a collectors piece, and can be described as exemplary.

We reluctantly sold our own ‘in-house’ Elka Synthex back in April last year which we considered to be the best condition Mk3 example we had ever seen. This Synthex now in stock surpasses even our own machine and will represent a fine instrument for anyone looking for the best condition example in the world. KSR are conducting a full restoration on the operational side, as well as re-finishing the cabinet.

This Synthex operates on EU 220V.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £7990 UK Pounds

Availability: This Synthex is now SOLD as at 3rd April 2013.

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Arp 2600 Mk3 + 3620

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music in mid February 2013

Restoration Status: KSR to undergo complete restoration once we deliver to their workshop in February.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready by April 2013

Remarks: The Arp 2600 is among the very finest vintage modular synths ever made and equally the most sought after. Global availability of these Mk 3 models is very scare now so we’re very pleased to have this example available for sale.

The restoration work we will undertake on this Arp includes; complete re-Tolexing of the cabinets & lids. A full system overhaul which covers: PSU rebuild, calibration/testing and the case and all sockets/switches/sliders thoroughly cleaned & system-wide calibrations. Keyboard assembly deep-cleaned with new bushings fitted etc. We may fit a new 17 inch reverb tank to this as well, depending on the tank that’s already fitted in the synth – we’ll check that during the strip-down for restoration.

These RL Music prepared Arp 2600 are almost in ‘as-new’ condition to look at and play when finished.  We can spend over £2500 UKP just in restoration costs for these models (synth & keys).

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £9500 UKP

Availability: This Arp 2600 Mk3 is now SOLD as at 5th April 2013.

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Korg Mini Pops 120

Korg Mini Pops 120

It’s not often you will find this portable version of the Korg Minipops 120, and when we were offered it we just couldn’t resist.

How about some old-school rhythm section for your music projects. This 1970s portable analogue drum machine is punchy and really warm sounding. There are variation options for the 9 patterns to give 32 patterns in all across the 10 fabulous analogue drum sounds.

There is something about real analogue drum machines that delights. We know its all been done in software now but that misses the point completely as the simplicity and character of an original pure analogue device like his is simply divine. Run this machine through a decent PA and it will knock your socks off!

KSR have conducted a full operational service on this rare drum machine so it operates perfectly.

This example is sold with a full 3 months warranty and runs on EU (220V) voltage.

Price: £395 UK Pounds

Availability: This drum machine is now SOLD as at 12th February 2013.

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Roland jupiter 8

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music in late January 2013

Restoration Status: Full service by KSR will commence in Early February 2013.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): February 2013

Remarks: We have an old friend coming back to us in the form of a former RL Music supplied Roland Jupiter 8. This particular example had going through our ‘Total Restoration’ cosmetic overhaul in 2009 (over £2K in restoration alone!) and represents one of the best condition Jupiter 8 in the world – fact!

Total Restoration means the panels has been stripped and re-sprayed & re-screen-printed and the end-cheeks re-anodised. All the electronics completely overhauled, key-bed refurbished, new perspex display etc. This is the highest level restoration we offer for these wonderful synths.

This example is a 12 bit version which also has the Encore MIDI kit fitted. The owner is downsizing his vintage synth collection and wanted his most prized synth to come back to us to find new home for. We will have KSR go over the synth as a standard process of our quality assurance, so it will be fully serviced and sold with a 6 month warranty.

It VERY are to see these ‘Total Restoration’ examples come onto the market so if you are after the ‘best of the best’ condition JP8 then here is your chance.

Guide Price Post-Servicing: £7500 UK Pounds

Availability: This JP8 now SOLD as at 2nd February 2013.

Library picture supplied below of a ‘Total Restoration’ JP8

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Minimoog #26xx

Came into stock: Due to arrive at RL Music late January 2013

Restoration Status: KSR to commence restoration once we deliver to their workshop in early February 2013.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): Should be ready in February 2013

Remarks: We have been looking for a nice early production version Minimoog and this really super (made around 1974) example became available to us – owning a serial number of 26xx.

There is something special about owning an early model that become immediately apparent once you start playing it, it’s about the sound. Also, the cabinets that Moog were using for these earlier machines was of a high quality hard wood, and they always respond beautifully to restoration. The picture featured below was from a similar age Minimoog that we restored a few years ago, so you can see the cosmetic results.

This #2xxx serial number Minimoog has has the octave buffer board fitted so it will make it track nicely across the octaves, and once the restoration has been completed, it will be a real gem to play and will be good for another 40+ years. These instruments are many peoples ‘dream synth’ so if you are after something special for this brand New Year then why not finally get what you always wanted.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £3850 UK Pounds

Availability: This Minimoog is now SOLD on deposit as at 23rd January 2013.

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Powertran Polysynth

This item is in Stock

Came into stock: November 2012

Restoration Status: Currently Being restored by KSR.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): December 2012

Remarks: We like to mix things up a bit from time to time and offer some unusual instruments so when this Powertran Transcendent Polysynth came to our attention, we snapped it up.

Designed by Tim Orr and featured as Kit built synth in the 1981 Edition of Electronics Today International magazine, this 4 note polyphonic evolution of Transcendent (2000) family actually uses Curtis (CEM) chipset tech and sounds really good!

Okay, it might look a little clunky and quirky but the reason we like it is the sound it produces, and a Curtis based polysynth for under a £1000 has to be worth a look. We’ll try and get some video, or at least some sound samples done for you, but you’re going to be impressed!

Cosmetically, this example is in great shape and was built but a skilled tech buy the look of it. KSR will be fully overhauling the synth so everything is going to be addressed, including rebuilding the key-bed etc. so this synth is going to shine and sing like new.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £940 UK Pounds

Availability: This Powertran Transcendent Polysynth is now SOLD as at 9th February 2013

Picture of actual unit (pre-restoration).

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EMS VCS3 Mk2

This item is in Stock

Came into stock: November 2012

Restoration Status: Currently Being restored by KSR.

ETR (estimated time from restoration): December 2012

Remarks: Arguably one of the most sought after synthesizers in the world and we rarely have these in stock.

We have this beautiful condition VCS3 Mk2 going through restoration that has come from an film score composers collection. We’re not permitted to say who owned it but it’s been used in quite a few scores over the last 20 years. The condition of all the control surfaces is superb with only the cabinet needing some light restorative work by KSR. The whole system will be fully overhauled prior to sale although it’s been very well maintained and looked after over the years by professionals, for a professional.

Being a Mk2 it has the Prestopatch fitted and has silver anodised aluminum panels and coloured ‘Cliff’ control knobs. The EMS has a full compliment of Matrix pins and currently operates on US 110V. We can convert this to EU voltage depending on the buyers requirements.

Guide Price Post-Restoration: £9990 UK Pounds

Availability: This synth is now SOLD as at 29th November 2012

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