Electrocomp 100, EML @ 08 December 2014, Comments Off on EML Electrocomp 100

eml100 “This is a real collector’s item. It is in very, very good shape for being approximately 45 years old and in working order. Compare the shape of the keys to the EML 101’s for sale.

Condition: Used (but very good condition considering it is approx. 45 yrs old)

Seller Notes: “VERY VERY RARE ..” (Much more rare than the EML 101)

Brand: ELECTRO COMP

Number of Keys: 44

Model: EML 100

Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

Type: Synthesizer

This EML 100 Synthesizer is vintage and very very rare. Less than 100 of them made in 1970/71. It is the predecessor to the EML 101. It is in good working condition. It comes with the User’s Manual, 2 original patch chords and the 33 1/2 LP provided at original purchase (The Sounds of E.M.L. Synthesizers). It also comes with a 13 page EML 101 electronic schematic and a 13 page Alignment Procedure of the EML 101 which was the mass produced version of the EML 100.

Patches shown in the User Manual have been setup and verified.

Very few blemishes. Slight corrosion on metal latches (not bad). Very few scratches on outer case. Keys in perfect shape. A couple pots could use some use or cleaning.” Link

Electrocomp 100, EML @ 26 August 2014, Comments Off on EML Electrocomp 100

eml100 “Patches shown in the User Manual have been setup and verified.

Very few blemishes. Slight corrosion on metal latches (not bad). Very few scratches on outer case. Keys in perfect shape. A couple pots could use some use or cleaning.” Link

Electrocomp 100, EML @ 30 August 2011, Comments Off on EML Electrocomp 100

“Listing is for an extremely rare EML Electrocomp 100 synthesizer. Less than 100 were ever manufactured and far fewer than that remain today. This is one of the best examples of this early synth I’ve ever seen (even the original handle is in great condition) and it is unmodified. It appears to have been built in early 1971 and was Electronic Music Labs second synthesizer product manufactured.

Things you will notice (also demonstrated in the video below):
1. The volume decreases a bit when you turn up the resonance but I believe this to be normal. (The resonance waveform looks great on an oscilloscope.)
2. The filter is more subtle/smooth (6dB/octave?) compared to later analog synths.
3. The keyboard is in very good shape considering its age but a couple of the keys sometimes periodically waver in pitch. It is a Minimoog-type Pratt-Reed keyboard assembly and I have no doubt this can be fixed with an adjustment, cleaning, etc.
4. A couple of the pots are best left in between their very farthest extreme positions.
5. Wear and tear typical of a 40 year-old instrument (see pics).
6. Idiosyncrasies typical of a 40 year-old electronic instrument.

Winning bidder should plan on setting aside at least $200 for immediate or future costs for calibration and/or repair. Again, it is an extremely rare 40 year-old synthesizer and like any vintage synthesizer, it will require further investment over the years. Original and/or equivalent parts appear to be readily available through different sources including eBay, Mouser, etc. so there should be no problem keeping it in working condition another 40 years. I have thoroughly tested it and it is in the condition I have described but it is being sold AS IS due to its age. However, if an issue arises I ask that the winning bidder contact me to seek a solution as I am a very reasonable person to deal with. If you’re an analog synth collector, great; but if you have little to no experience with vintage synthesizers, I urge you to pass on this one.

Bidding starts at $2,000. I reserve the right to end the auction early if I am satisfied with the highest bidder and their current bid so if you want this, get your bid in ASAP. I will be watching this listing closely as I often end my higher-priced items early so as to avoid selling to someone bidding at the last moment who I would prefer not to deal with. Please contact me first if you have a zero or negative feedback rating.

Video of the actual instrument for sale in this listing can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxsAPEZUAdY.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.