” JEN SX 1000 NICE AND CLEAN, SOME KNOB COLOURED STICKERS MISSING AS IN EVERY SX 1000. FUNCTIONING 100%.” Link
It has been very well looked after and is in fantastic condition for its age.
I works perfectly – all keys and knobs.
You can hear the synth in action on this recording http://youtu.be/6CrZ7Q-YkUU
Great authentic analogue synthesiser tone.
It comes with all of the very rare sound template sheets.
It has 3 of the knob caps missing unfortunately.” Link
it’s been very well looked after in my non-smoking studio – there are a few minor cosmetic scuffs as you can see in the photos, but it’s in amazing condition for its age and works perfectly, every key and knob work fine and the sound is as good as ever !.” Link
“In good working condition, but could probably benefit from a service, or at very least a squirt of Electrolube in the pots. Basic, but full of character; lovely warm 24dB/8ve filter.
Never gigged, but has been sat on my shelf gathering dust for too long.” Link
“For you consideration is my preowned vintage Jen SX1000 analog synthesizer. It will come with the original music stand and 7 sound templates as shown. The synth is fully functional. All the knobs work smooth without any static. All the keys function perfect. It is in very good condition. There is some tape residue on the sides which can be removed with some goo gone. ” Link
The keybord shows signs of wear and is missing 4 of the button tops as you will see from the picture. It has wooden sides and a metal frame.
It works fine, although a couple of the knobs crackle a tiny bit,but remember this is an old synth, I reckon this could be gotten rid of by cleaning the unit and knobs inside.” Link
Bought this on Ebay a couple of years back from a guy who had long hair, and from what I recall… an armless denim jacket, probably with patches. His house smelt of weed.
Been sat in my home studio for a while, didn’t really use it much… it’s monophonic and great for doing basslines and such. Used by the likes of that Liam Howlett / Prodigy, Altern 8 & Ladytron. Aforementioned long haired dude must have drank too much / ‘done some uppers’ one night and took a rattle can to the wooden sides, as well as getting some of his sticker collection out. I removed what I could, but the sides are still painted and there’s a sticker. Groovy.” Link
“CLASSIC ENTRY LEVEL ANALOGUE SYNTHI.
USEFUL PAIRED UP WITH SOMETHING A BIT BASSIER OR AS A SWEET MELODY LINE AND WOBBULATION MACHINE.
TEAMED UP WITH A FEW EFFECTS PEDALS THE OPTIONS ARE INFINITE.
BEAUTIFUL NICK, NOT BEEN PLAYED FOR A FEW YEARS SO NEEDS A GOOD WORKOUT/SPRAY WITH CANNED AIR TO GET THE DUST OUT OF THE POTS, BUT THEY’RE NOT THAT BAD TO BE HONEST,
WILL BE FINE AFTER IT’S WARMED UP.” Link
” vintage jen synth
fully working and sounds great
has some color control knobs tops missing and some wear and knocks as expected with age
and the wood side panel on the left has swollen slightly see pics
ive check inside and all is fine
comes with 7 tatty but usefull control cards” Link
It has the basic signal-layout of the old Moog. Instead of a keyboard there is an input socket on the front for connecting to a custom set of glue-on guitar pickups (no joke). It is a simple but quite powerful mono-synth. Two VCOs capable of tri, saw and pulse/square waves. VCO2 is tuned relative to VCO1 for some fat detuning or those classic 5ths and 7ths. Sound is fed though a lowpass VCF (24dB/oct) before reaching the VCA. VCA and VCF have independent envelopes of the atypical ADS variety (no release). There is also an LFO and Glide control.” Link
I’ve owned this synth for best part of 15 years – and been a great part of my setup.
Its in extremely good condition for its age – as you can see by the pictures.
Works perfectly with only a slight scratchy pot from time to time.
I had the Kenton CV retrofit installed, so this one CAN BE CONTROLLED OVER MIDI!
(if you have a MIDI to CV converter – standard volt/octave).
It gives input control to CV, Gate & Filter.
Included are the original patch overlays (got some scribbles and notes from previous owner to me), original manual, technical schematics & warranty card – not sure if that will still be current after 30 odd years .
Shipping price is quoted for UK mainland with full insurance cover considered – please contact me for shipping prices to other countries. This is a UK mains 240v unit – with UK plug fitted.” Link
“A quick update regarding the condition of the synth, I have powered it up and all the knobs seem to function well nothing seems crackly though a quick clean wouldn’t do any harm. There are no broken keys. The synth its self is missing a few of the coloured stickers as seen in the picture and the top panel has slight rusting….both these issues seem common amongst the Jens I have seen.” Link
When plugged in and turned on red light illuminates but synth produces no sound. I don’t know why this is and as such I am selling as not working.” Link
“Jen sx1000 synthesiser. Great condition for age. One cap is missing from volume knob. Everything else is complete.” Link
It has a couple of little marks and some rust on the case but nothing to detract from it’s look 34 years old and is in really good shape for it’s age. This synth will only appreciate in value.
This synth is becoming quite a sought after synth thanks to it’s quirky analogue sound and has been used by the likes of Future Sound of London, LFO, Nexus 21, Altern 8, Eskimos & Egypt, Fillmore, Man Machine, Tim Simenon, Broadcast, Plone, Luke Vibert, Ladytron, Prodigy and Herb Legowicz of Gusgus.
It has 4 of it’s colour coded caps missing and 1 knob missing see photos but nearly every Jen you will see has missing colour caps-Most of the colour caps are present as can be seen in the pictures.
If you love the analogue sound you will love this synth i will be sad to see this synth go as ive owned it for 24 years now
It makes beautiful lead sounds, and really warm bass sounds and digital synths and software just cannot match the pure analogue sound this synth will produce” Link
“For auction is a 70′s synth all working as it has been recapped. has a dent in one of the wood pannells.
Sounds lovely and has had some studio use.” Link
“The Jen Synthetone SX1000 is a lovely old analogue synth, with a nice moog-y filter and a distinctive sound. Cosmetic condition is good considering its age – a few minor scratches to the case, but no major rust or flaking paint. Functionally, this synth sounds great. All keys work, and the various sections of the synth are fully functional. Some pots are slightly scratchy, due to its age and dust, but this synth is a doddle to open up and service, so accessing the pots to clean them should be easy enough. This could also mean it would make a great starting point for a synth bending project, as the components are well spread out and there’s lots of room in the case for more.
As is common with this synth, some of the metallic caps from the knobs have been lost over time – see photo. Replacements can sometimes be bought online.” Link
These are great little synths with there own unique sound , they don’t sound like a Roland or korg
It works perfectly and has been kept serviced by me all knobs and keys work no crackles or sticky keys ( very common on these ) so it sounds really nice
There is some surface paint flaking and superficial rust on the facia of the synth , this has been treated with krust so has been stabilised , this is really common on Jen synths because the Italian paint job was pants its purely cosmetic and has no effect on the synths functionality
the rear panel has had a re spray as this was easy to do , not so easy on the front with all the legending, i think it still looks great and I’m sure with a bit of wire wool a touch up pen and some t cut colour restorer you could make it look really nice if your so inclined , personally it never bothered me as long as it is stabilised that’s the main thing
two of the little coloured inserts from the knobs are missing , these could be easily replicated with a couple of circles of coloured metallic paper ot plastic , ive seen these restored in all sorts of colours , i just coloured mine in with a silver metallic marker can you spot them ?” Link
guter zustand gebraucht -fetter filter-
4 knopfkappen ersetzt gut- mit 300 analogsyntpläne-cd
mit behringer ultra chorus-pedal uc200 neues” Link
Has the bottom C key missing though i can still trigger the note by pressing down in the hole. may be easy to fix.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
You’re looking at my old Jen Synthtone SX 100 analog monophonic synth!!
As you can see, she’s been knocked about a fair bit, and is in desperate need of some TLC from someone who knows what they are doing. The most obvious problem being missing and broken keys (something I imagine it would be pretty easy to fix)
She does work generally though – powers up, the oscillators work – waveforms/octaves/filters/vibrato/glide/LFO etc, and I’ve used her to record some great sounds – you can’t beat the analog sound!
Great analog sound
a brilliant project to get going again
Missing and broken keys
scratching and denting to body
some crackle on pots
missing knob on ‘noise section’
unsure if all the features work – such as PWM and the ‘amp’ setting of the VCF (attack, decay etc) – this may be more to do with my ignorance of the technology!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Keyboard contacts cleaned, switches cleaned with deoxit, all pots cleaned out so work very well
The Jen is a superb little machine and very much has it’s own character which stands out from similar mono synths
Packed with features and very simple to use.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“The item works well however some keys take time to react. Probably needs some cleaning.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Original Jen SX1000 Synth keyboard in full working order.
Five of the knobs have lost there coloured tops and there is a very small chip on the end of one key.The only mod has been to fit a standard 240V mains inlet socket.
Capable of making some amazing old school sounds.Hours of fun have been had with this.
The steel case work is on the scruffy side but I think that just adds to its appeal there are no dents or any other damage.
Can be collected and tryed out if needed and pay on collection.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
In excellent condition for age, ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Recently cleaned inside. It works just about perfectly, the occasional sticky note. I also still have 3 original “patch sheets” although they’re in tatty condition – these were placed over interface and desired settings for each perameter were marked off on the sheet to “store” your fave sounds – no electronic memory here! ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
It was recently serviced but still needs to be tuned.
Power cable casing is frayed (shown in pic above) but works fine.
A few keys need to be pressed slightly harder than others to trigger.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
The Synth is in amazing condition for it’s age and everything works as it should.
Cosmetically the front panel and keys are almost perfect apart from the missing coloured caps for the knobs. The sides are very good with just slight nicks on the rear corners.
The back of the unit is slightly scratched but very minor, can be seen in photo 5.
This synth is very robustly built and all of the pots still operate as they should with no crackling.
The only pot that does make noise is the octave selection switch. You only here the noise if you are playing and change the octave, which can be expected really.
Great synth for your classic analogue bass and lead sounds” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
IN FULL WORKING ORDER (HAD A QUICK PLAY JUST BEFORE LISTING!)
COSMETICALLY IN VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR AGE AND WOOD SIDES UNCHIPPED.
ACE VINTAGE SOUNDS AND SO SIMPLE TO USE, ALSO A LOAD OF FUN.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
2 of the keys in the past have broken (middle E and C#) and been glued back together both the key are still working though. the only other thing is that the keyboard it’s self (the notes) need to be stuck down or clipped back into place, this doesn’t make a difference to the playing. Naturally there are some cosmetic issues but nothing major.
The synth is running fine but this could be a little project for someone with the know how. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
MANUFACTURED IN ITALY BY jen ELETTRONICA
Der Synthetone SX-2000 ist ein analoger Synthesizer. Er hat 7 Presets: Synthy, Harpsichord Flute, Clarinet, Viola, Trumpet und Piano.
Optischer Zustand: ist dem Alter entsprechend siehe Fotos.
Zum Defekt: Es kommt kein Ton raus.
Der Synthy war über 10 Jahre in einem vollklimatisierten Raum eingelagert.
Bei leichten antrügen der der linken Taster kommt nur noch ein extrem leiser Ton,
der aber auf der gesamten Tastatur spielbar ist. Vielleicht ist nur der Taster verdreckt, aber ich bin kein Synthy-Fachmann.
Als Ersatzteilträger an Bastler oder für einen Synthesizersammler ist es ein Kultgerät und Liebhaberteil.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“JEN SX1000 ANALOG SYNTHESISER
IN VERY GOOD CLEAN CONDITION
BOTTOM TWO KEYS NOT SOUNDING APART FROM THAT FULLY WORKING
1 KNOB CAP MISSING
COMES WITH 7 OVERLAY CARDS 2 HAVE SOME TAPE ON THEM
THIS IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW AFFORDABLE VINTAGE ANALOG SYNTHS” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Here we have a early 80′s Jen SX1000 Analogue Monosynth.As you can see from the picture it’s not in brilliant condition.One of the keys is brocken,but still works(but I see from another ebayer they are selling keys for this synth for a fiver).Some of the pots are crackely,there is evidence of rust on the metal surfice at the back of the unit,and the volume knob is missing (but you can still work it by turning it with no problems)” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“In very good condition apart from 6 colour caps missing from dials.
Comes with seven cards but these are in average to poor condition ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This is a very collectable item and is in very good condition for it’s age.
There are some defects as follows: 3 knob caps are missing (believed to be 2 blue and 1 yellow), some scuffs to the top corners of the wood (or wood effect) veneer and there is a small chip to back LH corner of black area and finally the metal part of the plastic lug on one side of the music stand has broken off (I am sure this is easily repairable).
The front plate and keys are all very good. The Jen hasn’t been played for probably 5 years and was all in working order. When plugged in the power light comes on. It has been stored and covered for this time. However, I no longer have the equipment to test it out. Serious bidders are welcome to check the unit out There are no returns on this item, so please make sure you are satisfied with the Jen before bidding.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.