“Classic Linn Drum Machine.Excellent Cosmetic shape as you can see from the the photos.The unit sounds clean , all functions have been tested and work.Our tech will re check , re test, and document the machine before shipping.and at the packing stage to assure quality .” Link
“My family and I are the original owners of this wonderful Drum Machine. My father bought this Drum Machine directly from Roger Linn himself. It has been recorded on many wonderful records. I just don’t use this unit anymore and would like to find a good home for it with someone who understands it’s value and legacy. It’s is in excellent condition but needs to be serviced. It turns on and the pads play but it does not sequence at the moment. I would recommend a service and update overhaul at Forat Electronics. I have an ATA flight case that needs to re-foamed, which I can take care of if needed. I prefer local pickup as shipping this delicate unit can be risky. This is a rare piece in excellent condition that just needs some love from Bruce and Ben Forat.” Link
“Linn Drum LM-2 Vintage Drum Machine
Unit powers up but gets stuck on boot up.Power supply was fixed about a year ago with new regulator and new batteries. Worked great and after being in storage the Linn Drum is not booting. Have no idea what has happened. Maybe the O.S. EPROMs ?, which are version 3.1
When turning LM2 off you can sometimes hear drum sounds being triggered. Needs a Linn Drum Doctor !!!
This is a great VINTAGE machine and if someone has the knowledge and time to revive this classic it would be a great collectors piece.” Link
“You are bidding on a Vintage LINN DRUM, recently professionally serviced by Bruce Forat with MIDI and kept in a non-smoking pro studio.” Link
“Classic Vintage Drum Machine. This is the one that started the drum machine revolution. If you know what it sounds like then you recognize it on almost every hit from the eighties. This legendary machine has been used all over the world by producers of all generes of music, well into the 1990′s. Probably the most ubiquitous drum machine ever made. The build quality is ridiculous, you can kill someone with this machine. The chassis is think steel, the whole thing weighs over 20 lbs. This thing sounds cool. Everything works, powers up fine. It does take a few minutes for it to warm up but once its warm it’s golden. It has spent it’s entire life in a recording studio, never on the road. It’s in great condition. Cosmetically a 9 out of 10.” Link
“Classic Vintage Drum Machine (Linn Drum- LM-2) in working condition! I would give it a 8 out of 10 in quality. Minor scratches on machine, and one 3 inch scratch on front but works great and in good condition!” Link
“Up for sale a Vintage Lindrum LM2 Drum Machine with MIDI,in good cosmetic condition, it has few scratches as you can see in the pictures , but it is fully functional with no issues, I recorded tons of songs with it and never had any problems it has some of my preset saved but you can always make your own presets, it has new batteries so you will be fine for a long time, the cool thing about this one is that it has MIDI, so it’s really easy to record drums in your computer it also has sync outs and ins so you can plug your vintage synthesizer arpeggiator or sequencers , it sounds really good I really love the groove that’s got, sometimes computer generated drums sound too lifeless and boring in my opinion , but the linndrum is super funky great to add some vintage feel in your recordings.I’m sure you will love it.” Link
“Linn Drum in original working condition, NOTHING beats the analog warmth of this vintage machine. ” Link
Digital Drum Machine
The LEDs on the unit power on but none of the buttons are responsive.The batteries on the inside leaked. Missing the plastic knob for the volume and has some tape marks and scuffs. I do not know what model this is, found a similar one as model LM2. Selling as “not working or for parts only”.” Link
“Midi synch : timecode synch on Start / on Stop / on tempo – Very good condition. Bought in 2001 and kept with attention and care ever since. All sounds are perfectly working and are truly amazing. Defects :1) some knobs, buttons are missing (see detailed pictures) but this does not prevent in any way the machine to function perfectly. 2) All sounds can be heard thru the main output or their own separate output except 4 sounds that can only be heard thru their own separate output. This machine needs to be on for a while to “heat” a little.I think i is simply due to that or maybe a minor circuit problem. In any case ALL sounds are working. The machine is delivered with its manual (in english).” Link
“Linn Drum LM2. It is in very good condition but not perfect. Super clean inside and out. All buttons and sliders work. The outputs work but the right one has a slight connection issue, which probably needs to be sprayed with contact cleaner. It works but sometimes you have to move the cord in or out slightly. It looks very very nice but not 100% perfect. I also made some videos of me using it so be sure to check those out. It comes with a heavy duty flight case that is not pretty but works. Needs new foam inside it. This Linn Drum is being sold as is.” Link
Original equipment, including owner’s manual with instructions for setup, creating rhythms, tempo, editing, syncing, etc.
Serial No. 1328
Condition: Very Good
Make your own retro beats with this authentic Lynn drum machine!
On Nov-25-12 at 06:09:27 PST, seller added the following information:
Whoa. I had no idea how much interest there would be in this vintage Linn drum machine! Originally, I didn’t include the custom road case in the auction, since I figured the case was worth more than the drum machine. Guess I was way wrong. Now I’m including the road case, too, so whoever wins this item gets an added bonus. I’ve also included a few addition photos. Happy bidding!” Link
“Linn Electronics LinnDrum VIntage Drum Machine” Link
“THIS UNIT WAS AND HAS BEEN TESTED EVERY BUTTON KNOB SWITCH AND SOFORTH WORKS COSMETIC CONDITION.HAS SOME WEAR DRIED MASKING TAPE ABRASIONS AND A FEW CHIPS FAIR CONDITION OVERALL.BUT HAS BEEN USED AND DOES HAVE WEAR” Link
“Available here is a vintage Linn Drum machine from the 1980′s. I picked this up in a large lot of audio equipment and know nothing about it other than it powers up when plugged in. I do not have the equipment or the know-how to properly test this unit so therefor it is being sold as-is with no warranty. It may work fine or it may require repair.” Link
“Linn Drum LM2. It works but I don’t know for sure if every part of the recording process works because I don’t have a manual. But some of the things I tried from experience with other drum machines worked such as record and erase. The tempo change works. All of the pads work from what I can tell. All sliders work. All tuning functions work. Led works. Battery area is clean and battery have been replaced at some point and are holding memory, however there are no presets on board other than the couple I have stored myself. All knobs and sliders and caps are there but the tempo knob is different so I bought an original tempo stem cap but then found it has a different stem, aftermarket so the cap or stem will need to be modified or replaced back to an original stem for the cap to fit. There are scratches, the wood side panels are dull and scratched. They need to be sanded and stained. You can touch up the scratches by having an auto paint match done at a paint store. If you wish to take it a step further you can clear coat the entire panel after touchup for a great new look. Some lettering near the edge will be hard to bring back perfectly. It comes in a hard case that could use new foam. This is a great machine to freshen up and bring back up to a solid 9/10 IMO. I cannot vouch for any other functions that I mentioned simply because I don’t have the time to figure it all out so buy it as mentioned, as is. The inside is super clean and was well maintained by the original owner who by the way, was a good friend of Roger Linn. The case is ugly but works. I am selling it discounted with the issues mentioned ONLY because I need the money for another synthesizer right now. ” Link
Hardly Used – If Ever
Ridiculous Excellent MINT Cosmetic Condition.
Just as we received it
(with a little dust on it)
Comes with Manual, Original Power Cable
and 2 Preset & Alternative Sound Cassettes
The ONLY thing we didn’t get was the Original Box.” Link
“Up for Bidding is a Vintage LM2 Linn Drum. Has been tested and cleaned inside and turns on and works. Also comes with an assortment of linn chips. Has been stored in a case for over 20 years (No case is not included). Was used on tours for Pink Floyd and Super Tramp in the 80′s, so it has been used. But has been sitting for awhile, but does turn on and and all inputs trigger their specified sound.” Link
“LINN DRUM MACHINE. Works perfectly with normal wear from being used. Professionally serviced and tested by Mtroniks in Mesa, AZ on 8/23/2012 (have reciepts). They just replaced the batteries and cleaned the contacts. Everything else is fine. Original EPROMS. Sounds wonderful, difficult to replicate. A real instrument. ” Link
“The best triggered kick drum ever.This machine was always in the studio and I only used it for the kick.Thanks and good luck” Link
“This listing is for a LinnDrum LM-2 drum machine that is not working and is sold as-is / for parts only.
The LinnDrum was non-functional when I bought it, and I haven’t gotten around to getting it fixed, so I’m passing it on.
To be clear, it powers on, but appears to be frozen, and there is no sound output.
The insides look clean, but the batteries are missing, and it looks like one of the battery posts is missing.
I’ve provided a picture so you can see what I’m talking about.
This could be a simple fix for someone who knows what they’re doing, but maybe not, I’m not a tech.
Included below are several detailed pictures of the LinnDrum to display it’s physical condition.” Link
“Here we have the famous “Linn Drum” (serial # 3122) used by a number of bands / Artists in the early 1980′s most notably Prince. It was also used by Pat Benatar, kraftwork, Michael Jackson etc. Chances are if you looking at this you don’t really need a history lesson. So I will get down to business. This linn is extremely clean and works perfect to the best of my knowledge, other than a little static in the volume know. I had a Midi in and out installed from “JL Cooper” around 5 or so years ago, Had it serviced by “Bruce Forat” a year ago (new battery, new pots, etc) then recently about 6 months back I sent it back to Bruce and had him modify it to run more like the LM1. Added a new knob so that you can tune “All Sounds individually.” For those of you not familiar with Bruce Forat, he used to personally work on Prince’s Linn Drums, and work for Roger Linn, as well as he is one of the only people on the planet that works on these. It also has all original EPROM Chips that are supposed to be in this early model Also comes with three manuals one is the manual it came with, one is for the “Tuning all voices” mod that Bruce did and one is for the midi mod from JL Cooper.” Link
“Barely used and everything is completely functional. This is a good buy.” Link
Classic 80′s drum sounds.
Super clean interior, pots and sliders sprayed out, basic functions check. Easy to layer classic sounding drum tracks.
Great for the vintage enthusiast or studio.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This is a fully functional Linn Drum that i’ve owned for 7 years. It has never left my smoke free studio and has had minimal use. I purchased it from a gentleman in St. Louis who used it in his country band in the 80s (??). He informed me that he performed with it live 5-7 times and that the rest of the time it remained in his studio. The batteries have just been replaced and I had a friend look over it to make sure that everything was in perfect working order. There are some slight marks on the back of the unit (which can be scene in the photos) and the tempo knob was replaced with a larger one, but does not affect the machine. Cosmetically i would say it’s 8.5/10 and considering it’s 30 years old.
It also includes the following extras (which are rare in their own right):
1. Linn Drum Alternate Sounds Demonstration Tape Third Edition
2. Linn Drum Factory Preset Tape
3. Two Tapes marked ‘Linn Drum Loads’
4. The Original Linn Drum Manual
5. The Original Warranty Card Serial #3108 ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
-All Knobs and faders and buttons
-Looping, Recording, and Play back
-Outputs of individual sounds and left, right
What I’ve noticed from testing
-Some knobs and faders are crackly including:
-Toms mid volume
-Toms high volume
-When Cabasa volume is at full it doesn’t play (probably just needs to be cleaned)
(but probably work)
-Cassette in out
-Sync in out
-Trigger out put
-Remote play stop
-Trigger outputs 1-5
-Other Random functions that i don’t know how to test or know exist” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“You are bidding on a LinnDrum machine. Linn Drum was the world’s most popular drum machine in the 80s. I know little about these items, I am selling this for my brother who for many years owned and operated the largest recording studio in a four state area.
Everything works fine, when something malfunctioned he made all the needed repairs.
He has tested everything, this is in good working order and is ready to go.
This item has many add-ons and extras, I am sure any potential buyer will fully understand all the features I am describing below:
Three sensitivity switches installed by Linn.
2 drum pickups for sensitivity switches purchased from Linn.
4 female quick disconnects.
1 sales brochure.
2 Linn sensitivity triggers.
1 spare sound button.
1 alternate sound demo data cassettes.
1 Linn Drum data stock cassette.
1 Radio Shack TRS 80 data cassette.
Recorder/player for data retrieval. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Has Power Supply Problem Turns on sometimes. New Battery
Linn drum is in need of a power supply doctor. Comes with a new hard to find LH1605 voltage regulator.
Drum Machine is in very nice condition and will be a classic when up and running.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Excellent condition, no scratches, everything works. I bought this in the early 1980′s and it was in my home studio for 3 years. I then packed it up and went away to school, while my LinnDrum has been sitting in the plastic bag it came in, in the original box in my garage ever since. I’ve finally unpacked it from the box, turned it on and programed some beats – and it all works. Cosmetically I would call it a 9.5/10 especially when you consider it is roughly 30 years old. I have never seen one in better condition. It also includes the original manual.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“For your consideration is this vintage 1981 Linn LM-1 Drum Computer drum machine. This particular example, serial 00029, was amongst the initial batch of 35 to be produced, which were famously completed in Roger Linn’s own home! This beyond rare, incredibly desired, and amazingly iconic artifact is equally deserving of a museum display as it is a special section in the finest studio. With approximately only 500 LM-1s produced between 1980 and 1983, they have since become incredibly scarce and especially famous for being the preeminent digital drum machine featured on recordings by; Michael Jackson, Prince, Peter Gabriel, Kraftwerk, Kurtis Blow, Devo, Elton John, Don Henley, and many more. With an original price tag of $4,995.00, and an exclusive client list that reads more like an announcement of nominated Pop, Rock, and R&B artists for the 24th Annual Grammy Awards of February 1982 than a group of guys that want the same drum machine, it has since become near impossible to find one, let alone, buy and own one. Perhaps more relevant and applicable now than ever, this is the drum machine that started it all, and just like all great vintage equipment, it has achieved a permanent place in music history.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This is a non functioning unit. The power supply needs to be rebuilt,
because of the leaking rechargeable batteries.The rest of the drum seems to be in good shape.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
i really do not have a way to fully test it and is being sold AS IS.the unit is in great condition and has always been stored in a safe dry house.
it also has its own case and manuals.
it meassures 22″ x 12″ x 4.5″” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I replaced the (old, original) batteries (see photo) and, although I am not a musician capable of running it through all its paces to determine if everything is 100% perfect, I checked it out as reasonably thoroughly as I could by running the output into a stereo receiver. It functions well, adjusts tempo, individual percussion volumes, stores rhythmic patterns programmed into it etc. and appears to be working correctly as intended. It is in excellent but not perfect cosmetic condition (see photos), the sliders, switches, and lights all work, with one rubber slider cap missing. I am including the power cord, a copy of the user’s manual, and a copy of a service manual.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Linn Drum in very nice condition and works perfect and sounds amazing !
All sliders and pots and switchs work great! Drum machine is very clean and looks great too !
Has a new battery back up modification done by tech at a local music store.
Comes with original owners manual and Linn OS ver 3 software update and A/C cord.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This is the vintage ‘LM-2 model programmable digital drum machine from “LINN”. The unit powers right on and goes thru the controls as it should, and I really do not have a way to fully test the unit, and it is sold as is. The machine is in great condition, with no scratches on the top main display, and the front and side areas are also nice and clean. The edges are clean all around as well, and the inside areas are in great condition. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.