Korg, PS-3100 @ 07 January 2017, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

ps3100

Being 39 years old, all Korg PS-3100s will have problems if they haven’t been serviced in many years (EVEN if they were never gigged and kept in a smoke-free studio).

THIS unit has been serviced and REFURBISHED by a professional synthesizer and electronics engineer with decades of experience.

The POWER SUPPLY going is a common problem with synths of this era. This one is now in good shape for years to come.

However, most important is THIS (the reason for the REFURBISH):

The plastic connectors that seat the voice cards into the backplane on this type of machine have become brittle and prone to breakage. They WILL break if they haven’t been replaced, especially when shipped. When I first bought this unit that’s exactly what happened: it worked fine for the seller, and the voice card connectors broke during shipping because of the brittleness with age. So even if another PS-3100 is said to be in great condition — unless the backplane has been rebuilt it will almost certainly fail during transit or soon after.

Replacing the connects requires sourcing new compatible connectors (the old ones are long out of production) means finding a technician familiar with not just analog gear, but wire-wrapping (because that’s how the harness is wired). Painstaking hours are then spent, at GREAT COST, to rebuild the backplane. If this hasn’t already been done, you will end up with a busted synth — probably as soon as it is next jostled (like during shipping when you buy it).

THE BACKPLANE ON THIS UNIT HAS BEEN REFURBISHED.

That is why, if you want to purchase a PS-3100 to PLAY it, you should buy this unit. (That is also why it is more expensive than the few others kicking around for sale.)” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 24 December 2016, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

ps3100 “Used. This unit has some cosmetic wear and some damages on the wood section but in great condition for its age. Everything is working. Please see pictures for more detail.” Link

Korg, PS-3010, PS-3100 @ 06 August 2016, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100 with Korg PS-3040

311 “”This auction is for Korg PS3100″ 48 Voice Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer with Serial Number 003006. It essentially a functional collectors item. The synth is working great and sounds incredible!

Korg PS3100 is the first of the PS3xxx polyphonic analog synths that made a splash in the analog music world in the 70s. Many prominent musician used it and some still use it to this day due it its unique sound characteristic that is practically impossible to duplicate by any imitators or VA synths.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 09 July 2016, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

ps3100 “”This auction is for Korg PS3100″. It essentially a functional collectors item. The synth is working great and sounds incredible!

Korg PS3100 is the first of the PS3xxx polyphonic analog synths that made a splash in the analog music world in the 70s. Many prominent musician used it and some still use it to this day due it its unique sound characteristic that is practically impossible to duplicate by any imitators or VA synths.” Link

Korg, PS-3100, PS-3200 @ 18 June 2016, Comments Off on Korg PS-3200 with Korg PS-3010

ps3200 “This synth was in our studio for a couple years, before which it was massively serviced. It stores 32 presets instead of the usual 16. We had it hooked up to a Korg SQ-10 sequencer, which was amazing for arpeggiation type effects.

I owned a PS-3300 for about 10 years, and I’m sad to say the PS-3200 actually sounds thicker and beefier. It’s the only synth from the PS series that has two oscillators going into the filter, and if you still want thicker there’s a chorus on the output!” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 21 May 2016, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

korg ps-3100 “Rarer Korg PS 3100

Vollpolyphone – mit Ensemble UND Resonatoren (hat der größerer PS 3200 nicht.)

Der Synthesizer ist im Original Zustand – keine Modifikationen und kein Midi.

Es handelt sich um 110 Volt Model das aber einen fest installierten Spannungswandler am Netzkabel auf 220 Volt besitzt.

Der Synthesizer ist optisch und technisch in einem einwandfreien Zustand – da es so auch bleiben soll:

Nur Selbstabholung – im Umkreis von 200 Kilometer um Frankfurt am Main auch persönliche Lieferung event. Möglich.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 23 April 2016, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

korg ps3100 “KORG PS-3100 Modular Synth.
Fully serviced by Korgtech recently.
18 card connectors replaced. 1 x MM5824N replaced.

Very clean instrument but some of rosewood finish peeled off. See picture.
We can supply rosewood tape.

All new jack nuts
Key contact cleaned by synth tech
Calibrated by synth tech
Serial number: 801012
Original owners’ manual and documents” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 27 June 2015, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100 with Kenton MIDI

ps3100 “Monster synth with Kenton midi kit fitted!!!

Say what??!

Yes your heard me

Had it for about 6 years always been 100% reliable – to be completely straight up about the condition there are a few grazes on the woodwork but it’s 40 years old now

Also when you play it on the keyboard then two of the notes on there do a little double trigger thing but I guess that’s the contact needs a clean – pretty simple job and I know a guy who could look at that if it bothers you and he would probably charge about 60-80 pounds

I use the midi in on the back mostly so it never bothered me enough to fix it so it’s really not a huge issue at all you still have all the power and awesomeness of the sound in perfect order

Btw the triple resonant filter is the most unique feature to me which you can control with cv and gate to get brilliant sequence stuff with rhythmic chords for example ” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 07 February 2015, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

korg ps3100

This auction is for Korg PS3100 was completely restored by one of the most prominent analog Synthesizer repair shop in the country, and in excellent working condition. It essentially a functional collectors item. There are, however two minor issue that haven’t been addressed during the restoration (due to lack of parts) One is that left-most, highest key (upper E) does not make sound (that’s because it need a chip KORG35-K710 that is shown in the last picture), if we manage locate that part before the auction ends we will replace it. Also, the resonator #2 is fairly weak but it still functional. Other than that, the synth is working great and sounds incredible! The wooden case was also completely restored and it’s essentially new!” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 17 January 2015, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

korg ps3100“This auction is for Korg PS3100 was completely restored by one of the most prominent analog Synthesizer repair shop in the country, and in excellent working condition. It essentially a functional collectors item. There are, however two minor issue that haven’t been addressed during the restoration (due to lack of parts) One is that left-most, highest key (upper E) does not make sound (that’s because it need a chip KORG35-K710 that is shown in the last picture), if we manage locate that part before the auction ends we will replace it. Also, the resonator #2 is fairly weak but it still functional. Other than that, the synth is working great and sounds incredible! The wooden case was also completely restored and it’s essentially new!” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 27 December 2014, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

ps3100“Zum Verkauf steht dieser Synthesizer von KORG, Modell PS 3100

Das Gerät ist leider defekt. Nähere Angaben sind leider mangels Kenntnis nicht möglich.

Ein Versand ist auch möglich. Jedoch müsste dieser vom Käufer organisiert werden, insb. müsste eine sichere Transportverpackung vorhanden sein. Eine solche fehlt mir derzeit.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 15 November 2014, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

korgps3100“Zum Verkauf kommt eine absolute Rarität!!!
Ein PS 3100 Analog Polyphones Modular System

Zwei Tasten erzeugen beim drücken ein zusätzliches Rauschen/Knistern, eventuell ein paar Kondensatoren die getauscht werden müssten…eine Taste löst gar nicht aus..
Trotzdem ist der PS 3100 problemlos spielbar und für sein Alter in geradezu neuwertigem Zustand!!!

In einer andere Auktion (Ebay US) wird der PS 3100 gerade für fast 9000 euro angeboten, obwohl er defekte hat!
Dieses Angebot ist dagegen ein Schnäppchen!” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 27 September 2014, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

used ps 3100“This is an auction for a working Korg Ps 3100, as shown in the picture. I had a Kenton Midi kit installed on it. I purchased this unit from Munich Germany. The seller had 100 percent feedback, and described it in excellent condition. It has a European plug on it. There is no problem with using an adapter on the end in America. I use it all the time. I have really not used this synth much since i bought it. Its just been sitting. Physically, its in one of the best conditions you’ll ever see a PS 3100 in these days. Just look at it. However, i did not try out the Modulation routing section, so i have no idea, but i assume they work. The Unit was tested by the owner in Munich,and he said that section worked, and so did the tech that installed the kenton midi kit.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 27 September 2014, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

korgps3100“Here is your chanse to achive a real classic! You know what this is. You want it. You know that you want it. Here it is.

This unit is in pretty good condition. Everything works. Watch the pictures and see a crack in one key, and some minor damage at the wooden corners.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 06 September 2014, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

korg ps3100 “Used…..” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 10 May 2014, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“Up for sale is a (1) vintage and rare Korg PS-3100 synthesizer, one of the 600 ever made. It’s in perfect working condition and sounds beautiful analog! Optical it’s in used condition with some wear and tear, the wooden case has some signs of use, some pieces of the veneer are lost and there are some scratches on it (see photo’s). It comes with five original Korg patch cables. It’s a 220V version and the serial number is: 901011.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 01 February 2014, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100


Zum Verkauf kommt hier ein seltener Korg PS 3100 Polyphon Synthesizer.
DIes ist ein sehr flexibler und gut klingender Synthesizer der 70er Jahre.

Sehr massives und beeindruckendes Instrument !
Der Korg PS 3100 is ein seltener Synthesizer der am Privatmarkt fast kaum noch auftaucht.
Wenn ein Gerät angeboten wird muss meistens noch einiges an Zeit und Geld investiert werden da die Elko’s bei alten Korg’s gerne auslaufen / nicht mehr so funktionieren wie sie sollten. Nach mehr als 30 Jahren eine normale Alterserscheinung.
Hier hat man die seltene Chance einen professionell überholten PS 3100 in technisch hervorragendem Zustand aus verlässlicher Hand zu kaufen.

Dieser PS3100 ist in einem hervorragenden Zustand und wurde in vielen Stunden komplett geserviced.
Technisch in sehr gutem Zustand, optisch hat er einige Gebrauchsspuren.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 08 June 2013, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“ALL GEAR IS TESTED AND GUARANTEED TO BE 100%

THE PHOTOS THAT ARE SHOWN ABOVE ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM YOU WILL RECEIVE.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 15 September 2012, Comments Off on Korg PS-3300

“This is a fully-functional, beautiful sounding Korg PS-3300. Every tantalum capacitor was replaced a couple years ago, and just recently Jeff at the Analog Lab painstakingly added all new edge card connectors. It has lived in our private NYC studio for 10 years, prior to which it was in Paris, attended by Jean-Michel Jarre’s tech, and where the original contact-paper-covered case was replaced with cherry. As you know, getting one of these monuments to 1970’s excess is virtually a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 28 July 2012, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“Korg PS 3100 semimodular fully polyphonic synthesizer for sale. Some cosmetic wear, but not more than you would expect on an instrument of it’s age. Technically everything is working expect that one of the 12 oscillators (C#) is sending out noise instead of a tone. Probably easy to fix for a tech, and I’m sure that every country has one. Here in Norway there’s at least 2-3 good tech’s, and judging from the size of my country, every other country should have more of them. The instrument is sold as is. I can ship worldwide, and buyer pays for shipping. The fee will differ from country to country, and allthough I’ve stated $500, that’s just an indication since it’s impossible to cover every alternative. Note that the instrument is 230 volt, so you probably will need a converter if you are to use it on 110 volt” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 28 July 2012, Comments Off on Korg PS3100

“Korg PS 3100 von 1977/78

Außergewöhnlich guter, unverbastelter Original-Zustand. Alle Potis gehen geschmeidig und edel.
Auch das recht empfindliche Holz ist dem alter entsprechend ungewöhnlich gut erhalten, auch auf
den zweiten Blick wie neu. Ein Sammler und Liebhaber-gerät. Testen in München möglich.
Abholung ist zu empfehlen, ein Versandt geht zu Kosten und Lasten des Käufers.
Versandkosten sind nur geschätzt.

Dieser Synthesizer ist sehr selten und in diesem Zustand kaum noch zu bekommen.” Link

Korg, PS-3100 @ 04 February 2012, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“Offered is the legendary Korg PS3100. This is an extraordinary analogue synth in the way that it´s fully polyphonic (multitymbral). With the patch panel you can create numerous sounds typical for the vintage Korg synthesizers. The Korg PS3100 is completely serviced a short while ago. The service consisted of:

– Defect fuse in PSU (repaired).
– Complete recap, also of the power suplly.
– LM358P on CTRL-board-1 defect. Revised and calibration is ok.
– Gate-boards checked and readjusted.
– Connectors of cards renewed.
– keyboard contacts and other contacts cleaned and treated for better contact.
– Complete calibration of all voices.
– New led light for the on/off button.

Further the wood work has been renovated a while ago. This gives the synth a new look. On some places the wood work has some tiny spots of user marks but overall it still looks splendid. The control panel and keyboard looks amazingly good for it´s age. One of the best I ever seen!!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 26 November 2011, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“Massive vintage analog synth. All functions work. Cosmetics VG+ as depicted with light scratching to wood sides and lower front left and right corners. Plenty of info about this instrument available on the www. We have owned this synth for about two decades and only used it carefully in our smoke-free studio. The only reason why we are selling it is because we are out of space for some of our larger keyboard synths. This synth is extraordinarily heavy. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 06 August 2011, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“If you are familiar with the Korg PS series, these don’t come up very often, make no mistake this one is pristine for a 34 year old synth, and sounds fantastic, it has been completely rehoused in a polished solid mahogany case and is the centre piece of any analog collection. I love this monster, but having had the pleasure of its use, my craving for more gear has taken hold once again and this is alot of synth real estate tied up in one big beastie. All pots and keys (except in 2 above) behave perfectly, keybed action feels great. See these links for more details:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb01/articles/retrokorg.asp

http://www.korganalogue.net/korgms/ps.html

Purchased by the previous owner from Ko at Modeless Factory about a year and a half ago who did a lot of servicing work to it including replacing all the edge connectors and electrolytic caps before shipping. When it reached the UK, the previous owner had the MM5824N divider chips replaced with modern CMOS replacements from Flatkeys (they have a life-expectancy of at least 20 years) and it was serviced by Tim Wallhead. It has two minor faults, some paint flaking down left hand edge of metal front plate, but barely noticeable (just make it out on pic 3), up to you if you touch up, and one d sharp key occasionally triggers erratically, which indicates a minor residue on busbar, however these are all work arounds for me and until due a service next.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 04 June 2011, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“I am selling a rare and hard to find Korg Ps3100. It was checked and serviced by Ed Miller about a year ago. One voice per key. You can literally play all the keys. Its great for Leads/soundscapping/FX. If buyer wants I can take to Ed Miller before shipping so he can check it one more time.

You have heard this synth in many “tangerine dream albums” ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 19 March 2011, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“For sale is a vintage Korg Ps-3100 fully polyphonic analog synthesizer. This synth is very very rare and a super analog beast! One of the few fully polyphonic vintage analog synthesizers, it is capable of incredible thick sounds, and especially fantastic at lush pads. This one was recently serviced and is fully functional and in great condition. See pictures below for more details. These don’t show up for sale very often, you will be lucky to even see one in person. Don’t miss out!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 22 January 2011, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100


Zum Verkauf kommt hier ein seltener Korg PS 3100 Polyphon Synthesizer.
DIes ist ein sehr flexibler und gut klingender Synthesizer der 70er Jahre.

Sehr massives und beeindruckendes Instrument !

Dieser PS3100 ist in einem hervorragenden Zustand und wurde in vielen Stunden komplett geserviced.
Technisch in sehr gutem Zustand, optisch hat er einige Gebrauchsspuren.

Keine kratzenden Potis.

Folgende Arbeiten wurden erledigt :

★ Alle Kondensatoren des Netzteils getauscht

★ Ca. 90% aller Kondensatoren auf den Voice, Modulations and Control Karten getauscht

★ Alle Potis und Schalter mit DeoxIt ® Gold behandelt

★ Kalibriert und adjustiert

★ Komplett zerlegt und gereinigt

★ Getested” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 30 October 2010, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“Analogue polyphonic synthesiser – one built-in VCO, VCF, VCA, and EG for each of the keys on the keyboard for a total of 48 synthesizer circuits and polyphony! It’s VCF has three resonant filters, plus there’s a ring modulator, tremolo modulator, and LFO. The PS-3100 is the only one of the PS seri which is built as a single compact personal synthesizer with its built-in keyboard. The modules are completely separate and inter-connected using Korg’s standard patching system. You create sounds by patching and twisting knobs, very similar to Korg’s MS-series. Private collection, non smoking room. All knobs, sliders, and buttons work. Needs little servicing due to its old age, see pictures for the cosmetic.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 04 September 2010, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

” A USED KORG PS 3100 IN VERY GOOD TESTED AND WORKING CONDITION. A RARE SYNTH. SEE ALL PHOTOS. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 28 August 2010, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“Biete hier an , einen Polyphonen Synthesizer von Korg Typ PS3100 .

Der PS-3100 ist im guten Zustand und natürlich voll funktionsfähig .

Eine originale Bedienungsanleitung ist auch noch vorhanden und wird mit geliefert !

Den PS 3100 zu erklären spare ich mir , wer ihn will , weiss sicher was er will .

Ansonsten im Net nachschauen .

Der Synthi ist ja schon weit über 30 , so sollten leicht kratzende Potis oder minimal knisternde Schalter einfach in Kauf genommen werden .

Wer mit altersbedingte Erscheinungen so seine Probleme hat , sollte sich eine neue Tischhupe für 08,15 euro beim nächsten Store um die Ecke kaufen

Nur an Selbstabholer innerhalb von 7 Tagen . , Versand nur nach Absprache im Vorfeld mit viel Zeit da dieser Synth einfach zu gross ist” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 31 July 2010, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

Relisted.

“Hi, this KORG PS 3100 just recently had a massive recapping. 100 capacitors including the PSU, OSC cards, Control boards, etc. Cabinet has seen some better days but it’s nothing too bad. Minor scratch on front panel but nothing that major. Also replaced were a lot of opamps. This was all done as precautionary maintenanceThe synth sounds phenomenal. . It should be good for many years to come.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 22 May 2010, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

“Looking to sell or trade my PS3100. This PS just recently had a massive recapping. 100 capacitors including the PSU, OSC cards, Control boards, etc. Cabinet has seen some better days but it’s nothing too bad. Minor scratch on front panel but nothing that major. Also replaced were a lot of opamps. This was all done as precautionary maintenanceThe synth sounds phenomenal. . It should be good for many years to come.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 23 January 2010, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

ps3100 Korg PS-3100 Polyphonic Analog Modular Synthesizer

Recently Serviced, Includes Patch Cables, Copy of Manual, Materials Disc

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations. Please be patient as the 36 very large pictures load below the description. It will be worth it to see the condition from multiple angles accurately. If you want information on what the PS-3100 can do, please check out the video link in which I step through some patches. For additional information, you can also refer to the wealth of Korg PS-3100 resources on the web. If there are any questions concerning the sound or anything else, I will do my best to answer them.

This PS-3100 was professionally tuned up and cleaned in December of 2009 (last month). It was also serviced in Toledo in June of 2004 by a certified repair technician where transitors, resistors, circuits, a trim pot as well as all 18 edge connectors were replaced (please see picture of receipt with the replaced parts and repairs below).

The synth sounds great. All 4 lights come on and work as they should (see picture & video). Playing the synth I noticed no pot related issues when turned. Demonstrations of the wheel, momentary switch, some resonance functions, and general sound sculpting through knob turning can be seen in the video as well. The serial number is 801032. Includes a COPY of the manual on a disc with other materials pulled from the web (videos, product ads, etc…) There are normal nicks and scratches for an instrument of this age, but nothing excessive. Structurally, it is solid with no wobble in the frame or anything loose on the interior.

A few wear items of note which are all visible in the pictures:

* There is some scuffing between the D and the C# tuning knobs.
* Two of the keys have small chips missing. One is very tiny the other is a bit bigger.
* The Faux wood covering has wrinkled a bit on the top.
* There are chips to the wood finish along the edges.
* There is scuffing to the bottom as well as other minor age/handling related blemishes. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 19 December 2009, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

ps3100 “Je vends mon Korg PS 3100 d’origine, Il n’est pas midifié. Il est en parfait état de marche. Vendu avec jeux de pédales (korg ps3040) et son pupitre korg + manuel en pdf” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Korg, PS-3100 @ 19 December 2009, Comments Off on Korg PS-3100

ps3100 “a vintage and rare korg ps 3100 synthesizer in used condition, everything works, one key makes a distorted noise rather than a clean note sound, some laminate broken off the front as you can see in the photos, but that would be an easy fix, this is a very hard to find synthesizer, and is a must for any studio or collector, unlike a lot of equipment out there that just goes down in value this will hold it it’s price and probably go up in value, some really great sounds can be had from this synth, same unit has been used by many famous artists.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.