Cricklewood, EMS @ 26 April 2016, Comments Off

dk1 “For sale is a EMS DK-1 monophonic synthesizer/controller for EMS VCS-3 or Synthi A.
This controller will not work with any other brands,as it needs to get it’s power from the VCS-3 or Synthi A to work properly.
It has been serviced by James Walker in februari 2016.A new cable is included.
External condition is very good,with some minor scratches,wich you can expect from a instrument from the early 70′s.” Link

Cricklewood, EMS, VCS3 @ 30 September 2014, Comments Off

vcs3“For sale is a one owner, all original, EMS Putney monophonic analog music synthesizer and Cricklewood keyboard.

This Putney is actually a VCS3a because it’s an early model, serial number 321.

Fascinated with the electronic music of the day, I purchased it and the keyboard new in 1969.

Here is what is right with it:

● Considering its age, It’s in very good condition. This package also includes the original patch pins, power cord, keyboard cable and vinyl cover.

● All the silver knob inserts are intact.

● The internal electronics are original. I have never had the synth or keyboard calibrated.

● I powered up the unit and checked the keyboard and all modules, matrix holes and pins, pots and verniers for basic functionality before having it professionally double boxed for shipment. In going through and listening to each module, I was reminded why I wanted the Putney in the first place. Its voice is unique and wonderful. Of course each oscillator’s pitch still drifts as much as when the unit was new. The keyboard needed to be “exercised” a bit before all its contacts functioned.

Here is what is wrong with it:

● Both reverb springs are in the reverb tank. One is still functioning, but the other is disconnected and lies loose.

● As is evident in the pictures, some of the wooden slots that hold the hardboard panels on the bottom and back of the main unit’s case have split off. I believe this happened while the synth was loaned to a friend. I never received a good explanation as to why. However, the panels still mount securely.

● Both internal speakers function, but one has a torn paper cone and sounds distorted (see photo)” Link

Cricklewood, EMS @ 13 May 2014, Comments Off

“For auction is my EMS DK-1 Cricklewood Keyboard

Comes with cable to hook up to a Synthi or VCS3.

EXCELLENT condition! Works PERFECTLY!!!!” Link

Cricklewood, EMS @ 12 March 2013, Comments Off

“EMS Electronic Music Studios (London) “The Cricklewood” – model V.C.S./ KB – keyboard for “The Putney” VCS3 – serial # 3412 – connecting cable is not included.

This is being sold for parts or repair because we do not have the cable needed to test this, so we cannot verify that it is in proper working condition.

It has scratches on it and normal signs of its age, but overall it is in very good condition (see pics).
Picture #10 shows the model number and serial number.” Link

Cricklewood, EMS, VCS3 @ 26 May 2009, Comments Off

“RELISTED I’m selling a Mk1 EMS VCS3 Putney synthesizer. I’m also including a DK1 Cricklewood keyboard and cable. It dates from the very early 70′s. It’s in great cosmetic condition and works great. There is a small crack in the wood by the right speaker grill, which can be repaired. There are also some numbers etched into the very bottom under the patch pin matrix. My guess is this was from a university at one point. Due to age the unit is sold as is but it works great. Included will be a power cord and connector cable for the DK1. I can also provide pdfs of the manuals if needed.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.