EDP, Wasp @ 17 January 2017, Comments Off

wasp “EDP WASP SYNTHESIZER

ELECTRONIC DREAM PLANT

VINTAGE SYNTH

NB: This video is not of the actual item listed, but used for demonstration purposes of its capability. Plenty more on youtube.

Legendary EDP Wasp by Chris Huggett, quirky looking toylike synth but a serious piece of kit, capable of rip roaring synth lines, fat bass…just straight up dirty with so much character. Great for all types of Electronic music.

This was recently serviced by SRS in Jan 2017 and is studio ready.

The casing is damaged in two corners typical of this synth with the plastic casing, originally designed that way to keep costs down. In any case this does not affect its functionality. Kept in a professional smoke free studio and tested prior to listing.

Comes with a non-original quality power adapter.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 03 January 2017, Comments Off

edpwasp “Unfortunately the WASP got insured after further hard life and after storage it for bout 3 years.

Just the upper keyboard octave seems to produce some sounds some how right now.

Optical there’s a crack in the case at the lower left side, just taped at the moment.

Lower right side case is missing small part.

internal speaker works.

4 poti covers are replace by red ones.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 27 December 2016, Comments Off

edp-wasp “Vintage EDP wasp synthesizer. Fully functional with MIDI and power supply and original manual.

This synth was professionally restored by Dave Brown at Modular Synthesis and is featured on his website. Pictured of the inside are viewable there. Although the synth wasn’t actually broken it exhibited odd behavior due to aging components. Dave solved all the issues and it now works very well and sounds fantastic. Dave also installed an Elby MIDI interface which has the latest firmware. ” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 22 November 2016, Comments Off

edp-wasp “Legendary EDP Wasp by Chris Huggett, quirky looking toylike synth but a serious piece of kit, capable of rip roaring synth lines, fat bass…just straight up dirty with so much character. Great for all types of Electronic music, I’m sad to see it go but needs a must.

Overall condition is excellent, with minimal signs of wear and tear. Unlike most Wasps this one doesn’t have the cracked corners on the casing, however there is a slight scratch on the keybed which can be seen but not obvious, this does not affect its use. (please see pictures).

Also comes with non original power adapter.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 25 October 2016, Comments Off

edp-wasp “Absolut selten zu findender Vintage Synthesizer aus dem Hause Electronic Dream Planet. Nicht nur wegen seines einzigartigen Designs sorgte der WASP schon zum Erscheinungsjahr 1978 für Aufsehen. Mit seinem speziellen Klang, einer 2 Oktaven umfassende Folientastatur, einem integrierte Lautsprecher und der Möglichkeit mit Batterie betrieben zu werden, unterschied sich der Synthesizer optisch und klanglich von seiner Konkurrenz. Besonderes lebendig werden seine Sounds durch den 6 Wellenformen umfassenden LFO und seinen Multimode-Filter, der sowohl als Low Pass, als Band Pass oder als High Pass genutzt werden kann und bei höheren Resonanzen seinen eigenen, herrlich unsauberen Charakter entfaltet.
Das alles brachten seine Sounds auf Alben von größen wie Thomas Dolby, Duran Duran und Pink Floyd (Welcome to the Machine).” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 13 September 2016, Comments Off

edp-wasp

Here is an Incredible opportunity to purchase two wasp synthesizers. These have both been extensively used in the 1970’s and 80’s by a local leeds band “Lynx”. They are no longer in working order but can be restored to their former glory. The keyboards are particularly well worn and indeed one of them has a broken key.

The Second picture and subsequent 4 pictures are of the better of the two synths. The casing is in good order and it still carries its original serial no sticker. The jack points are good and show little signs of rust and all button covers are intact.

The seventh and following pictures are of the poorer of the two synths. It has no battery station protective back. A couple of the dial covers are missing and the jack points are rusty. Also there is a pice of the casing missing as in the illustration.

Neither synths work although they both produce a tantalising crackle.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 03 May 2016, Comments Off

edp wsp “Welp, doesnt get much more rare than this little guy. Cute as button too! well for synth! Its black and yellow and its has touch sensitive keys- what more do you want! Some seriously Dark side of the moon sounding stuff with little guy! Its instant Moog, Arp, Roland all rolled into one. Its really that awesome. Check out some videos on you tube for ref. Some of the hard plastic is broken off long ago. Its just plastic after all these weren’t really thought of as made to last decades or anything. Legend has it Pink Floyd, The Who used to give these away as XMAS gifts. Can imagine finding this under your tree? Anyways sans some of the plastic being broken its in good shape. Its not mint probably a 7 as far as condition goes. Only works with power supply as the moment. ” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 24 November 2015, Comments Off

edp wasp“Damage to the plastic casing is common with these, this one has been pretty lucky so far, the only blemishes being a small split on the rear-left corner (picture 4), and a couple of stains (picture 6) and a worn spot (picture 7) on the keyboard. Also the foil sticker over the jack panel is a bit bumpy, and a couple of screws are missing, but they shouldn’t be hard to replace.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 06 October 2015, Comments Off

wasp “Sie bieten auf

einen alten Synthesizer der Marke WASP, hergestellt 1978 von der Fa. EDP (Electronic Dream Plant) in Großbritannien. Es war der erste, kostengünstige Synthesizer. Die Experten werden ihn kennen. Allen anderen empfehle ich eine Recherche bei Wikipedia.

Dieses Exemplar wurde nur kurzfristig genutzt, da die Band, die ihn angeschafft hatte, sich kurz danach auflöste. Die letzten 35 Jahre hat dieses Gerät gut verpackt auf einem trockenen Dachboden verbracht und wurde erst vor kurzem “wiederentdeckt”.

Er ist optisch in einem guten Zustand. Die Funktion kann nicht geprüft werden.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 06 October 2015, Comments Off

wasp “EDP Wasp with very rare midi (via specialized Kenton). Works perfectly and looks fantastic with very minor wear on one touch key, which is way better than most! This thing is like a TB 303 on steroids PLUS some! I don’t have the power adapter, but it is common and easy to find. Also runs off batteries (no battery leak, also very good!) Please look at all the photos because I know how “look” is a subjective thing. Will take it to UPS store to be professionally packed, which I will charge as part of shipping (it’s just safer that way). Vintage analog synth, so sold “as-is,” but it is leaving 100% in working condition. ” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 04 November 2014, Comments Off

edp wasp
This is for my wasp mono synth. Amazing fun synth and can be seriously dark too. This one is fully working and has no issues, although the case shows general marks and cracks – please check out the hi-res photos. This is only a minor problem, but I think it best to mention it. The keyboard play brilliantly. 240 v adaptor included.
I’m gutted to sell this but I need the money. Collection preferred, but will ship worldwide.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 02 September 2014, Comments Off

edp wasp“For Sale My E.D.P. Wasp. I have owned this little beauty for about 17 Years. I had it serviced about 4 years ago & the engineer sourced a Tascam P.s.u that complies exactly power wise to original spec. A couple of the knobs are non standard but otherwise she’s in great nick. The sound is wonderfully powerful with no hiss or noise you can find on Japanese analogs synths. I would much prefer the buyer to collect in person as these synths are delicate but if I have to post I will use a courier service so it may cost more than usual. Your chance to own a fantastic sounding unique bit of synth history..” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 05 August 2014, Comments Off


This is for my wasp mono synth. Amazing fun synth and can be seriously dark too. This one is fully working and has no issues, although the case shows general marks and cracks – please check out the hi-res photos. This is only a minor problem, but I think it best to mention it. The keyboard play brilliantly. 240 v adaptor included.
I’m gutted to sell this but I need the money. Collection preferred, but will ship worldwide.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 15 July 2014, Comments Off

“This little piece of British synth history I am selling following the death of one of my studio’s owners, an elderly gentleman who collected synths and cherished them dearly. I’m not a synth guy but I shall aim to describe the unit as best I can :)

Cosmetic condition is good; there are no cracks or splits in the casing. One knob is missing (on the pitch pot as shown) but this I reckon could be picked up cheaply for someone in the know, and it doesn’t affect the operation.

Powering up the unit, all the controls function (although my knowledge is limited of analogue synths, they all control the sound as I’d imagine. The control pot fourth from bottom right feels a little wonky so it might want to be replaced. The two link sockets on the top right are untested as I don’t know exactly what they do.

The only real issue is that the very bottom key doesn’t work, which I gather is a common issue which can be repaired. Considering the crazy sounds this thing makes, I wouldn’t consider 1 out of 24 keys to be a massive deal, but again I’m not a synth guy!” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 17 June 2014, Comments Off

“A rare chance to get hold of a fully refurbished EDP Wasp in near perfect condition including the Elby MIDI retrofit (that allows you to play the wasp over 4 octaves). Just serviced at Synth Repair Services.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 10 June 2014, Comments Off

“I am offering a EDP Wasp synthesiser with new power supply (not shown in photograph). I have owned this for the last 34 years and it has been mostly stored away in a cupboard. I offered this for sale about 3 years ago, and found out that one of the oscillators was not working. Since then I have had it fully repaired by ‘Vintage Synths’. The Wasp is now in full working order, with no cracks in the casing, and is in very good condition.

The only minor blemish which you can see from the photographs, is the hand painted symbol at the top near the internal speaker.

Also included is the original Wasp owners manual, which is in good condition for its age. There is a small amount of writing in the notes section at the back of the manual.”

EDP, Wasp @ 10 June 2014, Comments Off

“I have owned this synthesizer from new (1982) and it has always been looked after, it has never been gigged and spent most of its life stored away in the loft. If you are looking for an example of this rare synthesizer, I would be surprised if you could find one in better condition. It has recently been professionally serviced by Ben Rossborough at Cyberwave EMS and is fully functional.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 20 May 2014, Comments Off

“A rare chance to get hold of a fully refurbished EDP Wasp in near perfect condition including the Elby MIDI retrofit (that allows you to play the wasp over 4 octaves)” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 20 May 2014, Comments Off

“EDP WASP for project or for parts (service needed).

Will be nice to midify and install in 19 rack after restoration.

Here’s everything I did and it worked for testing:

1) It powers up (need correct DC power).
2) Keyboard triggers and sound comes but no pitch change.
3) All knobs seem working (change sound) but may need adjustment or replacement.

This is As-Is Goaway auction, seller won’t accept return and won’t repay.

#I won’t hear unskilled electrician’s complaint, just learn from this to increase your experience.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 06 May 2014, Comments Off

“I’ve owned this Wasp for about 14 years- used it in many gigs and recordings for my bands elastica and klang. but for the last 4 or 5 years it hasn’t been used too much. it sounds great, even if its getting a little shabby cosmetically. the plastic case is cracked in a couple of places (see photos) and also 6 of the yellow button tops are missing (on the photo theyre in different places- thats because when i cleaned it and photographed it- i put them back in the wrong order- but when i played it i realised!!. )” Link

EDP, Spider, Wasp @ 22 April 2014, Comments Off

“Here is a rare EDP Wasp synth & EDP Spider Sequencer with interface link cable. The Wasp is a two oscillator synth with a quirky touch sensitive keyboard and an onboard speaker.
The Spider is a simple step sequencer.
Both are in great working condition although with all these old units there is cosmetic damage.
Firstly the Wasp casing has been extensively repaired where the casing has cracked, this has been painted to match the finish of the original case. The Wasp has also had a 9v adapter cable hard wired to it so it now runs solely from mains power ( not sure if it will work on batteries or if this has been bypassed ). The Spider is in better condition however the lettering on the fascia has faded and the three yellow buttons on the knobs have been replaced with laminated yellow discs as they had been lost in the mists of the 80s! The synth was recently repaired and given a full service professionally and sounds fantastic with all keys and functions fully working. The sequencer operates by a 9 volt battery and records and plays back, the buttons all work although the transpose buttons are a bit quirky! The synth dates from the late 70s and was made in the UK. There is lots of info on the web about EDP and the synths have quite a cult following. Both units come with non original copies of their manuals. Wasps rarely come up with the matching sequencer so I’ve priced this accordingly. Any questions please ask. Pickup is preferred however if you wish to risk your own courier I will pack well. Sorry UK only.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 25 February 2014, Comments Off

“On offer is the legendary EDP WASP, we just serviced this one and it’s ready for action, we also installed the MIDI board, , the MIDI just uses one of the existing 5 pin DIN sockets. Sweet Sound!” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 11 February 2014, Comments Off

“Electronic Dream Plant Wasp monophonic synth in need of repair

This bid is for an EDP Wasp, dating from the late 70’s .

Favourite with collectors and experimental sound creators.

This one is in slightly shabby cosmetic condition and there are no screws to the bodywork. The keyboard shows a bit of wear consistent to its age. 3 corners are chipped and there is a break in the casing strip to the bottom of the keyboard (where taped). The battery cover is missing. There are two missing yellow indent caps for the knobs and it has been wired directly for a 9v power supply (hence the wires shown).

This Wasp is not working though has not been looked at. This is sold as spares or repair and comes with no guarantee and no returns.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 04 February 2014, Comments Off

“EDP Wasp classic analogue monosynth in need of repair

This is an EDP Wasp, a classic analogue monophonic synthesizer dating from around 1978. Famous for its powerful dual-DCO sound, compact design and innovative touch-keyboard, the Wasp is a favourite with collectors and experimenters. It features a proprietary digital connection system, but can be controlled by interfaces such as Kenton’s, or modified for use with MIDI.

This one is in good physical condition; the keyboard shows very little sign of wear, the case has only some very minor wear and chipping at corners, the battery cover is intact, and there’s no sign of battery leakage. Some of the screws may not be original, and one knob cap is slightly mismatched in colour – replacements are easy to find if you’re bothered.

However, it’s in need of complete servicing as it’s functioning poorly, with one oscillator silent, the filter malfunctioning, and intermittent faults with other functions. It should be possible to have it repaired, as the Wasp was designed using easily available off-the-shelf components, but it’s sold as is with no guarantee and no possibility of return.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 31 December 2013, Comments Off

“This is the Electronic Dream Plant WASP synthesiser in good working condition.

It has two cracks in the casing and signs of use as you can see in the pictures but this is a common fault on these fragile old synths.

Sound and electronic functionality are good as it has just been serviced.

It works from batteries or a 9 volt DC adaptor.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 10 December 2013, Comments Off

“This is the Electronic Dream Plant WASP synthesiser in well used but working condition.

It has various cracks in the casing which have been repaired with epoxy adhesive on the inside as you can see in the pictures but this is a common fault on these fragile old synths.

7 of the switch caps are missing and have been temporarily replaced with stickers on the original knobs.

The keyboard yellow areas had worn white areas which have been touched up with a permanent marker pen.

Sound and electronic functionality are good as it has just been cleaned and serviced.

It works from batteries or a 9 volt adaptor.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 05 November 2013, Comments Off

“There is a crack in the case on the left side and two of the knobs are missing. It does not power on with the few 9v adapters I have but I have no way of testing the Wasp or adapters further. Some screws external screws are missing and the keyboard pad looks worn.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 22 October 2013, Comments Off

“WASP – EDP

Electronic Dream Plant

Analog Synthesizer

made in England 1978

Sammlerstück – absolute Rarität !!!

sehr guter Zustand – KEINE Beschädigungen / KEINE abgenutzte Folientastatur!!!

in diesem hervorragendem Zustand kaum noch zu finden!!!

(Line) AUDIO-Signal nur über den Phone-Ausgang

habe oft einerseits das Signal mikrofoniert vom

integrierten Mono-Audio-Speaker und gleichzeitig

das Line-Out-Audio Signal recorded – der Hammer!!!

Das abgebildete Case gehört nicht! zur Auktion,

kann aber für 80,- Euro Aufpreis mitversendet werden.

Die Gelegenheit diesen seltene Vintage-Synth zu ergattern.

Kenner, Sammler, und Electronic-Freaks wissen um welch`

absolutes Kultteil in “best shape” es sich hier handelt.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 22 October 2013, Comments Off

“On offer is the legendary EDP WASP, we just serviced this one and it’s ready for action, we also installed the MIDI board.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 17 September 2013, Comments Off

“Super EDP WASP!

As you can see there’s a bit of the plastic missing from the front of the keyboard, and its a bit tatty all around!

The internal speaker works, but hums like crazy (and sounds a bit like an old car stereo speaker!), and for some reason the keyboard doesn’t play all the notes over the internal speaker.

The main volume knob is a bit crackly. There’s also a couple of knobs missing, glide and bend (which you can buy from ebay)

When plugged in with the normal output the sound is great! super fat filter…. i think it’s possible to CV this one (but don’t quote me!)

All the keys and knobs work fine when used with the normal output, the keys are little tricky, but its the same with all Wasps.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 06 August 2013, Comments Off

“this has been used by Conny Plank in the early 70s in his studio and has been in the studio till 2006
full working condition, just serviced !
housing has a hole in the plastic as you seen on the photos, not mint but good condition” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 09 July 2013, Comments Off


everything functions as it should on this Synth except that it will not power off of Battery Power
but works perfectly fine off of the power supply I’ve included.
their are a few cosmetic flaw areas of note,No visible cracks in the shell of the wasp thankfully. the battery plastic piece is missing as is the Original speaker grill, these were like that when I first received the synth. these do not affect the sound which is the most important thing
I think because these were hand built, that each Wasp has its own distinctive character to the sounds they produce
but the only way to fully experience it and dive into the sound sculpting
is if you ever get to use one
I am Grateful for the time and tracks that I got to Record with this Piece
and I hope that it’s new owner will be too for many more years” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 18 June 2013, Comments Off

“In great condition for age, includes power supply. no box or manual however, Never gigged, has just been fully and professionally serviced prior to listing! The only problem i can find is one tiny rubber square foot is missing!!” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 04 June 2013, Comments Off

” This aution is for the rare Wasp Vintage Synthesizer Keyboard By Electric Dream Plant EDP

Time to sell as it’s not getting the love and use it deserves.
If your on this page then you already know about the Wasp and don’t need any sales patter from me, so cut the chase..

What works: from having played with all the knobs / dials I can be pretty confident in saying that they all work fine, the dials themselves are good, just the volume dial has a little static when you turn up and down. The line out socket works fine and works on battery so you can get going straight away, although it needs a clean and a service to bring it back to full working order.

What doesn’t work: The Speaker, the phones out socket, some of the yellow dial tops are missing, I don’t have a power supply and the midi is not tested.” Link

EDP, Wasp @ 28 May 2013, Comments Off

“This Wasp is in excellent cosmetic condition, but sadly needs some repair to make it fully functional. Oscillator two isn’t sounding and the filter section isn’t behaving like it should. You can see in the first photo that the VCF Cutoff pot was replaced, but it doesn’t work correctly. The original Cutoff pot and knob are included. My guess is that someone replaced the Cutoff pot thinking that was the issue in the filter section, but it turned out not to be the case; I don’t know for sure. Otherwise, this Wasp is complete. The keyboard label is bright, clean, and not faded at all; it just has a small scratch on the first F#. There is a tiny chip in one of the front corners (pictured), but that is very common on Wasps (I’ve seen chipped/cracked corners on 5 of the six Wasps I’ve played). It has its original battery cover (over a clean battery compartment) and comes with a power supply rated for North American voltage. It looks fantastic and it makes some sound, but isn’t functioning 100%.” Link