Classic Phase Distortion Synth with 8-track sequencer
- All sliders, buttons, and mod-wheels work.
- MIDI tested and working.
- The left channel on the headphone output is intermittent.
- Mod On/Off Button above Mod-wheel is a little hard to engage, though it does consistantly work.
- Volume and Chorus sliders are a little dirty sounding when moving.
- Outputs do have some hiss to them, though no worse than other synths of this period I’ve used.
- This unit had batteries left inside and they leaked. The inside of the unit has been cleaned to remove as much of the corrosion as possible, but the synth cannot be powered by batteries anymore, only the IEC Power cable. The battery leakage did not damage any circuit boards.
- Battery cover is missing.
- Overall, this unit does show wear to the outer case, see pictures for more details.
- I don’t have a cartridge to test that functionality.
- Sustain and Foot Volume have not been tested.” Link
“Very nice cond. and works as its supposed to. New alkaline battries for internal memory.
Comes with 2 VERY RARE and HARD TO FIND “EZ CZ” Multi-Bank Memory Cartridges full of sounds!! ($100 value!)
I also have the factory box in very good condition.
Just a note: There are some light impressions of some kind on the face (finish) of the CZ-5000. They didn’t show up well in the photos and in
some lighting conditions can’t even be seen, other conditions are more noticeable. This has no affect at all on performance.” Link
“Great keyboard in great condition with original box and manuals” Link
“This synthesizer was my fathers. I have checked and works fine.Item is very heavy.” Link
“Classic Casio flagship digital synthesizer of the mid-’80s. It was purchased used but has been in my smoke-free, climate-controlled studio environment for over twenty years. It appears to work perfectly in every way that I have the expertise to test it. That includes all keys work, built-in pre-programmed sounds, programming sounds, loading and storing sounds on an external RAM card, etc. I never really learned to use the sequencer function, but messed around with it enough to believe that it is working correctly. The only defect besides many years of normal finger scuffing and scratches is a small chip in the lower front of one of the high keys. The slider controls for volume are just pegs, so there were probably knobs on them when it was new. They work just fine the way they are. ” Link
” Casio CZ-5000 – Iconic 1980s phase-distortion digital synthesiser; incorporates built in 8-track sequencer for real time music creation and editing. Very Good Condition and in full working order; One careful owner; only used in a domestic setting; in original box/polystyrene packaging. Includes manual and mains lead. (Also available in separate listings: Casio RZ-1 Digital Sampling Rhythm Composer, and Yamaha TX81Z FM Tone Generator).” Link
“A LITTLE DIRTY/DUSTY BUT WORKING WELL THE CHORUS IS STUCK PERMANENTLY ON (NICE EFFECT THOUGH)” Link
“This keyboard suffered a little shipping damage. It still works, but 3 keys are broken. The C# and upper B&C are broken. The back right hand corner is broken. Due to the condition of this keyboard, I’m selling it AS IS. Great for parts or if you want to fix it up, I’m sure there are replacement keys available.” Link
“Works great, sounds are totally awesome vintage 80′s. made in Japan, high quality and VERY heavy, so shipping is gonna reflect that. This is a piece of history and becoming QUITE collectable, prices only rise on these!” Link
“This is the Casio CZ-5000, competing with the CZ-1 as top of the line Casio Phase Distortion Synthesizer. A perfect classic vintage digital synth with quirky sequencer.
I have serviced it, the following is what needed to be done:
Fixed a broken key.
Checked all capacitors and only one needed replacing.
Fixed display back into place.
Re aligned socket PCB.
Re calibrated DAC.
All other service points check out 100% OK.
Slider cap missing from chorus but still operates crackle free.
So what you have here is an excellent example of this synth. The sequencer is fun to use, very easy to set up groovy/ hypnotic loops with the step programmer.
Memory backup batteries included.” Link
“This keyboard looks and sounds great! it has that old school fat analog sounds you love! All keys are in good working condition, two of the keys (C2 and G2) were broken and repaired (please see pics) with an overlay over the broken keys and it plays fine but you might want to replace the 2 keys at some point.
All buttons and wheels are present except for the volume and stereo chorus knobs which are missing,
most buttons are working but they can be somewhat stubborn when you press them but a little added pressure usually will get the job done so you might want to get the contacts cleaned at some point.
I pretty much could access each section except for the sequencer section and I wonder if it’s because you might need to have a memory storage device in place to activate it but I’m honestly not sure. The battery door cover is missing and cosmetically the unit does have some scuffs and scratches that one would expect over time for a unit it’s age but overall it looks great! The LCD, Mod and pitch wheels work and the unit sounds FANTASTIC! This auction includes the power cord, I’ve stated all known issues to the best of my ability, still with that said I think it’s a great keyboard and here’s your chance to get it at a great price! with a little TLC you’ll have yourself a true classic! This keyboard is being sold “AS IS”” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
” I am selling my vintage CASIO CZ-5000 synthesizer. I am the 2nd owner, having obtained it in the early 90′s from a good friend. It’s in perfect working condition. All the fader knobs are intact. This is the largest and arguably best synth CASIO ever produced, with 16 voices, 8 oscillators, 61 keys, MIDI support, and a built-in sequencer. It’s been used by the Orb, Jean-Michel Jarre and Ariel Pink on his early home-recorded output. The CZ-5000 has an expanded waveform memory for even more sounds and thicker sounds. It’s like having two stacked CZ-1000 synths all at once! Casio’s CZ series of phase-distortion digital synths make for a unique sound. After all, there are 8-stage envelopes and 2 oscillators per voice for a thicker tone. Their sound is similar to the Yamaha DX synths but is much easier to program. The CZ-5000 may be at the pinnacle of Casio’s synthesizer line.
It hasn’t been on the road at all. Never been dropped or spilled upon. Sat in my home studio for years. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Vintage Casio CZ-5000 Synth, Made in Japan, Serial # E00001676, Date Code 8707.
The unit is in good working condition, everything seems to work as it should. I am a drummer so if you’re readuing this you will probably know more about it than I. It does come with AC cord but has no stand and drummer’s throne in the photos is not included in the sale. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Casio CZ-5000 mit Case – Vintage 80er
ein echter Klassiker aus den 80ern mit unverwechselbarer Sound.
16 DCO, 32 ROM Sounds, Sequenzer – Preis (1986) : 2900,– DM.
Technisch einwandfrei, nur das Gehäuse hat den einen oder andere Kratzer(Siehe Foto)
Ach ja, das Case ist etwas eng .. aber der CZ-5000 passt schon rein.
Mit deutscher Bedienungsanleitung!
Gerne geb ich ihn nicht her, aber ich muß meine Sammlung verkleinern.
Privatverkauf ohne Rückgaberecht und Gewährleistung.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
used as a part of studio set up,pitch bend wheel,modulation wheel, keys and majority of the synthesizer work fine.however i never used the sequencer so am not sure that it works.
a screw missing from back which makes the lid a bit loose but does not effect the performance.
power lead included” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“For sale I fave a Casio CZ-5000 Synthesizer .
This was given to me by someone who heard I am into music.
The Synth is in good condition for it’s age, it does have scratches on the case and the “Chorus” plastic button is missing but that can be replaced and the function and fader still work properly.
I tested it to best of my knowledge.
Everything seems to work as it should, keys all work properly.
I created and saved some patches myself.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This item is in very good working condition, I did test most functions.
All keys work, Sequencer and other modules are also working. Sounds great very rich sound. There are a few minor cosmetic issues:
Some light yellowish stains on some lower keys & tops, missing power button and some other minor cosmetic surface marks. (a few scratches and scuffs)” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Biete hier den legendären Casio CZ 5000 an.
Dieser hier ist in sehr gutem Zustand.(optisch)
Klavier-Tastatur funktioniert tadellos. Nur von den kleinen Bedien – Tasten gehen 2,3 Stück etwas schwerer zu drücken, aber sie funktionieren. Und der Volume – Regler kratzt etwas.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Casio CZ5000 vintage 1980’s synth – Forget the CZ101 this is the BIG daddy with twice the sound power. It has a lovely sound that you don’t get with software synths.
In quite excellent condition for its age- A few minor scratches but nothing major. The flight case lining is tatty but would be easily replaced – just sheet foam.
Yes! the 2 Sliders are present (normally these go missing….). No sticky keys or buttons.
Fully tested and perfect 100% working order. Complete with Original Manual, Quick Guide to Programming, and Soundbank data book. Also the kettle power lead and solid flight case.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“# Casio CZ5000 vintage 1980’s synth – Forget the CZ101 this is the BIG daddy with twice the sound power. It has a lovely sound that you don’t get with software synths.
# In quite excellent condition for its age- struggling to see any marks of any note at all, remarkable! I’m selling because I need the studio space !!
# Yes! the 2 Sliders are present (normally these can go missing….). No sticky keys or buttons.
# Fully tested and perfect 100% working order (there appears a minor crackle from line outs on power on which soon totally disappears, not sure if they need cleaning or something else). Complete with Original Manual, Quick Guide to Programming the beast and Soundbank data book. Also the kettle power lead. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Casio CZ5000 vintage 1980s synth. Used but in excellent condition for its age, no sticky keys or buttons. Fully tested and working. Complete with Original Manual and Soundbank data book and power lead. Forget the CZ101 this is the BIG daddy with twice the sound power. It has a lovely sound that you don’t get with software synths.
I’m selling because I need the studio space.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I know nothing about this other than it works well. It has to run through an amplifier or speakers I guess. I had my son inlaw test it and he says it all works great. You all know more about these than I do but if you have questions Please ask and I will try to answer them. I know when I turn it on all the digital readouts work and when I hit buttons different commands here in the digital wondow. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“this synth is 25+ years old. that being said it is sold as is! everything works fine on this board but it is missing the last key shown in pics..( highest pitch) and is well used, & has some stickers on face and ends as well as usual wear/surface scuffs are only damage to this CZ. a copied manual and power supply are included as well as the original Casio stand.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This Keyboard seems to work fine, I do not know how to use all the programs or if the expansion bay works, but this was played in a working band being sold as is” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Das Flaggschiff der legendären CZ-Serie von Casio. Die einzigartige PD-Synthese (ähnlich FM, aber vielseitiger) mit achtstufigen(!) Hüllkurven ermöglicht ungeahnte Klangmöglichkeiten. Der Synthesizer hat optische Gebrauchsspuren (siehe Bilder). Es ist ein richtiger Synthesizer, kein Keyboard ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Casio CZ-5000 Digital Synthesizer.
In working order.
Pick up only.
Sold as seen.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Good shape for its age. Its quite a beast of a keyboard. You can dial in some crazy unique sounds with this guy! Works perfectly! One key is broken off as shown. Still works though! You can get probably get that fixed.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“It’s a painful day when you have to list your good instruments to get things done. Plus I needed something smaller. Let’s just get it over with so I can go cry in a corner.
My Casio CZ-5000, has been a good friend, but he needs to find a new home. I love the CZ-series synthesizers, and the CZ-5000 was the “beast,” of them all. The Phase Distortion type synthesizer was one of Casio’s last efforts into the realm of professional synthesizers, and one impressive giant. Essentially it melded two CZ-1000′s together, and added a sequencer.
Dirty yet clean, strange and yet great to program and play, the strange and nostalgic 1985 sound is what these are known for. These have a dirty sound to them, with a little hiss and noise inherent to the 25 year old design. It will not sound like a perfect Grand Piano. That’s not what they did. Know this when buying.
This CZ-5000 has nothing wrong with it spare a missing slide knob on Stereo/Chorus (see above the pitch bend/mod wheel and “Volume,” in the picture at the left), and a rice-grain sized chip out of the underside bump-stop of the “D1,” key, which you can only see if looking at the underside of the keys from the front of the keyboard. Neither of these affect play.
Everything works perfect, has battery cover, and fresh AA batteries to store memory.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This keyboard is in excellent condition. There are no scratches or marks, and it works perfectly. I am the original owner and it’s been in my possession for over 20 years. It has received very, very little use — I never learned to play the piano and it’s certainly never been used by anyone else. It comes in its original box and with all the manuals and cables.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“For sale is a Casio CZ5000 it is in good condition and all working. Has been well looked after but we have no use for it now so just taking up space. The synth will be sold with a power cable but no instruction booklets. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Top-80er Synthesizer von Casio Cz-5000 voll funktionstüchtig,Super zustand
Wieder eingestellt,letzter Bieter nicht Bezahlt und nur rumgeeiert!!!!!!!!!!!
RARITÄT::::::::::::::::an Liebhaber:::::::::::::::::zu Verkaufen!!!!!!!
super Teil ,Schenck mir weiter Artikelbeschreibung da ein Kult synthesizer,und wer sich damit auskennt weiß was ich mein!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This auction is for a used Vintage Casio CZ-5000 Synthesizer ,With Manual!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Casio CZ-5000 Synthesizer, everything works great! One of the keys is broken in half, still works. Missing plastic slider knobs, still fully functional.
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