“I’ll spare you the specifics on this synth. If you’re looking then you already know about the Prodigy. I will tell you what I’ve learned about this synth. This synth is unlike any other Prodigy I’ve seen. I’ve contacted synth forums, synth technicians (Kevin Lightner), and former Moog employees (Herbert Deutsch) and all sources agree that this has to be a prototype used in the production of the Prodigy.
A few things that set this apart from the production models as seen in the attached photos:
- The control panel is a sticker not printed on metal (according to Herb Deutsch this is consistent with prototypes at Moog)
- The serial number is hand written in marker “DD-08″ and there is a corresponding tag interally marked “D+D Eng. 08″
- The wood surround is clearly rough cut
- The first wave form in OSC 1 and OSC 2 are the the reverse of the production Prodigy
- OSC 1 has a square wave instead of the rectangle wave on the production Prodigy
- Production Prodigy OSC 1 octave goes down to 32′ this one is 16′
- The Master Volume section title isn’t highlighted in white
- Previous owner claimed it belonged to Johnny Greenwood at some point. (I could never find a pic of him with this synth but that would be awesome if it were true!)
This synth works and was serviced (repair on OSC 2) and cleaned inside by Deltronics in Chicago in 2010 (I will include documentation). I’ve notice the tuning has drifted some recently. There is a chip in the wood surround in the back of the synth as shown in the pics. This thing probably belongs in a museum somewhere or with a serious collector. Synth ships with and in the custom road case (cost me about $180).” Link
“This is vintage and used so there is normal wear and tear of the item. There is some tape residue on some of the wood casing of the unit. The case has wear and tear from use and the interior which is lined with foam shows wear as well. The case is sturdy.” Link
“Excellent sounding Moog Prodigy in good condition-warm fat analog monosynth.
Everything is in good working order-all switches,keys,pots,pitch bender are all working. Four 3.5mm mini-jack sockets have beed fitted instead of the range and scalepots(I dont know what they do).On the pitch and mod wheel there are very short hairline cracks through the screw hole-this does not affect playing & both are tight on the pot spindles and will not break- 2 switch caps missing but switches work fine-will forward new caps when they arrive to the winning bidder. Some minor marks on the wood end caps.-please see the photos below. Very full sounding wooly analog synth with plenty of uniqueness and warmth to create inspiring tones. ” Link
“Up for Sale here is a Moog Prodigy Model 336A with CV/Gate Control. This synthesizer is in excellent working and cosmetic condition. It has all original knobs and switches and functions 100%. This synthesizer has been used solely in a professional smoke free studio its entire life. I am the second owner of this Prodigy, but I purchased it directly from a fellow studio owner. So it has lived its entire life in a climate controlled environment and been well taken care of. Both Oscillators are very stable and are nicely in tune. All keys have great action response. There are only two minor flaws on the instrument which are both outlined in the pictures above. On the bottom of one key, there is a tiny chip out of the plastic. This does not affect the functionality of it at all and has to be looked at from eye level or beneath the instrument to even see. The second flaw is there are some very slight puppy chew marks on the power cable. This happened with the previous owner and it is very minor. None of the marks do any more than indent the rubber shielding of the cable, and there are no punctures. The power cable functions 100%. There are also some very minor blemishes to the beautiful wood casing of this synthesizer. All of these can be seen above in the pictures. Overall, this synthesizer is in excellent cosmetic and functional condition. If your really looking for that fat vintage Moog sound, this is it! ” Link
“Hallo Musiker und/ oder “Raritätensammler”!!
Ich biete hier einen top erhaltenen Moog Prodigy MK2 , neu gekauft im Jahr 1983 und seitdem in meinem Besitz.
Der Synthesizer wird mit
- der Originalanleitung,
- einem Transportkoffer
- und Netzkabel verkauft.
Eine technische Überprüfung mit Austausch von 2 Bauteilen (Netzteilkondensator und Sicherungshalter) durch einen Fachbetrieb fand Anfang diesen Jahres statt (s. auch Foto der Rechnung).
Das Gerät ist optisch und technisch in einem Top-Zustand. Die Potis kratzen nicht und alles funktioniert.
Die MK2 Prodigys dieser Baureihe verfügen über alle nötigen Inputs zur externen, spannungsgeregelten Steuerung für Keyboard (d.h. Tonhöhe), Oscillator- und Filter-Sync.
Folgende Erweiterungen wurden seinerzeit (1985) durch einen Fachmann vorgenommen:
- Symmetrischer XLR Ausgang (Buchse Rückseite, Elektronik/Spule innen)
- Schalter zur Aktivierung/De-aktivierung des Filters, was während des Spiels einen schnellen Wechsel zwischen einem obertonreichen bzw. obertonarmen Klang ermöglicht.
- Schrägstellung des Synthesizers mittels zwei ca. 8 cm hoher Schraub-”Füßchen” (s. Foto)
Ein weiterer Schalter (war damals gedacht zur schnellen Oktavumschaltung) wurde wieder entfernt. ´
An der Stelle wo der Schalter montiert war ist nun ein rundes Metallplätchen mit dem Moog-Zeichen angebracht (geklebt).
Unter dem Plättchen befinden sich die Aussparungen des damaligen Schalters, was nun optisch “ansprechend” überdeckt ist.
Das Gerät wurde und wird in regelmäßigen Abständen für 1-2 Stunden eingeschaltet, was positiv für die Bauteile, insbesondere die Kondensatoren ist.
Nach der üblichen “Aufwärmzeit” von Analog-Synthis (ca. 10-15 Minuten) ist das Gerät absolut stimmstabil.
Der Moog wurde wie bereits erwähnt von einem Fachbetrieb für Musikintrumente gecheckt und wird somit in einem zum aktuellen Zeitpunkt technisch einwandfreien Zustand verkauft.
Natürlich kann man nie ausschließen, dass im Laufe der Zeit Bauteile (Kondensatoren scheínen hier Kandidat zu sein) ausfallen, was aber niemand voraussehen kann und was auch nicht eintreten muss.
Entsprechend erfahrene Fachleute finden in der Regel die Ursachen.” Link
“Moog prodigy. This is the early version I believe without the cv out. Oscillator one currently only produces a high pitch which I got a quote for repair at 150 pound. It can be turned down so tou use only osc 2. Has some scratches and wear as you would expect from a synth of this age and in my opinion adds to thw vintage of it. Everything else working as it should. ” Link
“Absoluter Top Zustand. Sieht aus wie Neu, technisch ohne Mängel.
Ist mit CV/GATE ausgerüstet sowie einer Buchse für die Steuerung des Filters bei 5V.
Habe den Moog immer mit einem Kenton Interface gesteuert, was prima funktionierte.
Zusätzlich hat er einen AUDIO IN, d.h. mann kann ein externes Audiosignal durch die warmen Moogfilter schicken, was zienlich rockt.
Bei Interesse kann das Gerät in Berlin getestet werden.
Verschicke sofort nach Zahlungseingang.
Viel Spass beim Bieten!” Link
” Ich verkaufe meinen moog prodigy. Der moog ist technisch einwandfrei und wurde vor kurzem repariert und gestimmt (siehe Fotos). Das Gehäuse hat dem Alter entsprechende leichte Kratzer. ” Link
“Up for auction a MOOG PRODIGY 336A Model that I just personally have no use for it. Tested in Pro Tools with an Mbox 3 Pro and it sounded great with no buzz or hum however I believe ( not exactly sure on how to play this thing) the Filter Contour options do not work. So please bid with the understanding that option may not work. Everything else keys, modulations, oscillators, mixers, pitch, tune, and volume work great.” Link
“Up for auction today is an extremely nice Moog Prodigy synthesizer. I replaced all the electrolytic capacitors, cleaned the chassis, and fully calibrated this synth, it looks and plays as if it just came off moog’s assembly line. This is serial# 1263 making this the 263rd prodigy built. This little guy is ready for the studio or stage.” Link
“I traded a tenor sax and and $300 for this and another synth back in the 80’s. I was going to be in a rock band. Oh, well.
Someone’s going to get a real deal. I plugged it into my bass amp and everything is functioning.
The bad news: One pot post has broken off, the power cord at the back is worn but fully functional, some of the screws show some rust, and the finish on the wood shows it’s age.” Link
“Moog Prodigy for auction. Master Volume knob shaft is broken in two, Master Volume function still works, no other damage to internals. Some scratches and chips in the wood, see photos. Power cable sheath is coming off in one spot, see photo. All keys and other knobs work smoothly and it plays beautifully. Kept in a smoke-free home environment for the last 21 years, this Moog is about 30 years old. Happy bidding!” Link
“Selling my personal moog prodigy. I had my synth tech fully go through the prodigy and when he returned it to me he said it was basically like new from the factory. He went through everything and it performs great. I’ve had it for about six months since serviced by him and time to clear some gear out unfortunately. ” Link
“Up for auction is this immaculate Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer. This is a classic synth – originally designed as an entry level monosynth.
The synth is well built and bus somt knobs and switches are missing one key is glued” Link
“I have decided to part wit my Moog Prodigy Vintage Analogue Synthesizer
PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR LARGE PICTURES
This unit has only had one other owner prior to me
It is incredibly clean and only lightly marked and scuffed in a few places. without a doubt one of the best examples I have ever seen. It has only ever been used in 2 home studios by 2 careful owners the photos should show how well the unit has been looked after.
I recently had this serviced with a full MOT by the Synth Professor at a cost of £160.00 It received a full service so it is in A1 working condition
Printed circuit boards and sub-assemblies removed and cleaned.
All soldering, socket and wiring connections inspected and made good.
All electromechanicals (sliders, pots, switches, jacks, etc) cleaned and checked.
Keyboard mechanicals and contacts checked and cleaned for optimum operation.
Re-assembly, factory calibration, tuning and testing performed.
I am also including a photo copy of an original manual” Link
” This listing is for 1 x MOOG PRODIGY Analog Monophonic Synthesizer (actual item in images).
There is no sound coming from oscillator 2. This might be an easy fix for someone who knows what they’re doing.
Apart from that, the unit is in excellent condition. There are no crackly pots or switches.
This is the later model Prodigy with control voltage/gate inputs (see image).
In the auction images you will see that it is powered up. It is a 220V UK/European voltage model.” Link
” Vintage analogue synthesizer. Very good condition and full working order. All original sliders and controls. Wood casing shows signs of wear. ” Link
“Classic Synth in original condition, just serviced, cleaned and tuned by a certified Moog tech.” Link
“Here we have a Moog Prodigy Model 336A. This one just had the top C key repaired and the pitch wheel pot replaced. Both of these things are working great, as is the rest of the synth, which just had a cleaning. All the other hardware is original except the “tune” knob cover is a replacement. The synth sounds great! Both oscillators are ripping away! So is the filter, envelopes, glide, mod & pitch wheels, & LFO! Guaranteed not DOA. ” Link
” I am selling a near mint Moog Prodigy 3368x serial number 9928 – this is one of the later models with a control voltage/gate input on the back that allowed the VCF of the filter to be triggered and controlled by an external source
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moog_Prodigy is a good source of historic info – the synth has been sat in my home studio for years which I am now winding up – the photo shows the knobs missing but I have sourced 10 replica knobs for £44 – they will included in the sale – the synth is already boxed up and ready to post from a previous sale that fell through so I will send the knobs out separately – if you wish to see the synth before bidding it is in Central London
I dont seem to have any manual but am still going through the manuals box so that may change” Link
“Moog Prodigy for sale
Classic, full-fat analogue synthesiser. In good working order.
Early US 110v model, with step-down transformer and Kenton retrofit CV, Gate and Filter sockets for connecting to a midi to CV convertor etc.
There are 2 non-original knobs and one slider cap is missing, though this does not affect operation.
It’s capable of some really, REALLY nice sounds. It does that Boards of Canada thing brilliantly. Only selling due to down-sizing the studio.” Link
“Here we have a Vintage Moog Prodigy. This is an early model. Everything works well, but the pitch wheel sometimes goes crazy, or it has trouble finding the Zero position. I think it needs to be cleaned or adjusted. It is also missing the top C key and one knob cover is a replacement. Otherwise very nice shape, very clean and well taken care of. Being vintage and finicky it is sold as-is.” Link
“Beautiful original synth made by Robert Moog Synth recentley serviced to the highest standards and plays like a dream few cosmetic marks due to wear n tear but well looked after a couple of knobs missing which are easily replaceable will have to be collected” Link
” About as perfect as this old synth can get. Cosmetically, a 10/10. Functionally, a 9.5/10. The reason for this is because the oscillator mod switch and the filter mod switch are slightly scratchy. They function perfectly, but when switching them on and off, there is a minimal scratchiness similar to how most vintage synth’s volume pots are. This just means the switch pots are a little dirty and need to be cleaned; I just haven’t had this done. Everything else functions perfectly, and this unit is super clean. Honestly, you won’t find one much better since these are from the 70s.
As you can also see, it’s missing 1 slider cover. These are super cheap to buy on ebay and it doesn’t effect the functionality of this synth at all (in fact, I find it easier to maneuver the synth without the slider covers. Much easier programming, but that’s just a small grip with the design choice of the switch cover)
This is a very early model. Serial number 1263. This means it’s the 263rd Moog Prodigy to ever be made. Since it’s an early model, there is no CV/Gate control (which is only available on an exremely small percentage of Moog Prodigys…and they go for insane prices).
This synth has been taken very good care of. Especially considering the wood on most models are rotting/deteriorating.” Link
“This was my fathers Synth. We found it in the spare room, pluged it in and seems to be working well,I’m no muscian, it has a few scratches on the wood work but nothing serious. It comes with original lead and instruction manual.” Link
” This the Moog Prodigy, A smaller version of the Model D Mini Moog. Total analog control from the 1970s and 1980s. I purchased this one around 1980 and played it for a few years in weekend bands. The last 20 years it has been in my closet. I replaced the cord and refinished the wood sides at some point. It works great. Technically speaking these have two Voltage control oscillators (VCO) with adjustment for waveform shape. It has a dedicated LFO for modulation and variable filter and envelope settings, adjustable attack, decay, sustain, and release. Very similar to the Model D. This one includes the original owners manual. I hate to part with it, but would hope someone gets this who will take it out and use it. ” Link
“Classic Synth in original working condition. Bid with confidence, over 10 years on Ebay with 100% positive feedback” Link
“Monophoner Analog-Synthesizer für Bastler. Alle Tasten liefern noch den jeweligen Ton, jedoch nur noch gebundene Tonhöhenübergänge und zeitverzögert (eine Art pitchbend). Die meisten Modulationen funktionieren noch. Auf der Rückseite wurde ein “CV in” und “CV out” in den 80er Jahren von Fachgeschäft nachgerüstet. Gerät ist optisch in gepflegtem Zustand. Ein Stromanschlusskabel wird mitgeliefert. Geräteabmessungen: 59 cm breit x 37 cm tief x 13 cm hoch. Gewicht: 6,9 Kg ” Link
“Vintage early 1980s Moog Prodigy Synthesizer
This is your chance to own an original classic MOOG analogue synthesizer, they don’t make them like this any more!
It has been in my posession since 1984 and I got it from the first owner. I have hardly used it in the past 20 years, so thought I may as well let it go to someone who will appreciate it more.
This is an early-model Moog ‘Prodigy’ details are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moog_Prodigy
This is an official U.S. export model (336BX), wired for UK mains and with a 1/4″ jack output.
Note the early Serial number: 1587X.
Being an early model please note that it doesn’t have the CV/Trig ins/outs of the later ones.
Condition – The woodwork* is slightly scuffed as you’d expect given the age, but otherwise in excellent working order, both mechanically and electrically. Please see photos. I have tested all knobs and switches and they work fine.
*Yes kids, they actually used real wood back then
I am also including the original instruction manual. The pages have come loose now and pages 1/2 missing, but other than that all present including front and back cover.
I will make sure it is extremely well boxed with plenty of padding (see my feedback and please message me with any questions). ” Link
” About as perfect as this old synth can get. Cosmetically, a 10/10. Functionally, a 9.5/10. A couple pots are a very tiny bit scratchy once in a while, but hardly noticeable. Everything else functions perfectly.
This synth has been taken very good care of. Especially considering the wood on most models are rotting/deteriorating.
Missing 1 slider cover, but these can be found very cheap on ebay. American voltage. Early model (somewhere like the 260th unit ever made), so no cv/gate.” Link
“Note the small crack in the wood on the right. That is about the only cosmetic flaws we could find that was significant. Note the owner did add jacks on the back to run other electronics into this unit (external sound sources). However, there were no mods done to the circuit board. Also look at the documentation including the rare schematics. ” Link
“If you are looking here then you know what this is, so I won’t bore you with a detailed description.
The Prodigy is 100% original with no modifications.
Full working order, though like all vintage synths it would probably benefit from a check up and service by a qualified engineer.
It is not mint, some light gigging in the early 80′s have left a few minor scratches and wear marks in the varnish on the wood, but other than that it has just been sitting in my home studio for about 25 years. The wood could easily be re-finished, but that would spoil the vintage mojo, IMHO.
Gear clear-out time and someone really should have this and use it as it has that incredible fat twin-VCO Moog sound.” Link
” Found this vintage MOOG Prodigy at a local estate. Im selling this unit AS IS for one reason. It does Not produce a volume level over about 10%. I had to crank my Roland Jazz Chorus up to about 8 to make it audible.
I emailed a fellow Ebayer who said he was a Moog Technician back in the late 70′s-80′s and he said that it was likely a $100-$150 fix. I tried two local guitar techs in my area, and even left it with one guy for about 6weeks, until he gave it back and said he, ‘honestly didn’t know anything about Moogs’…. :/ Thanks for that by the way C.
I have had it sitting on a shelf for about 3months now, and it is time to see it move along.
All the keys are working. All of the Oscillators appear to work as they should. Modulation and Pitch wheel work great. Missing 2 sliders, and the ground pin in the power cord. No biggie. Powers right up, Red light comes on.
Overall Cosmetic condition is Very Good considering its age. Missing a few random screws here or there. Please note the split in the side rail of the unit which was glued many years ago. ” Link
” Up for auction is this immaculate Moog Prodigy Analog Synthesizer. This is a classic synth – originally designed as an entry level monosynth. It has become extremely popular for use in all electronics genres but especially trance and bass-synth genres. It has a simple but sweet design employing two VCOs with saw, triangle, and pulse waveforms. There is a genuine 24dB octave lowpass filter, ADS envelope generator, and LFO with square or triangles waveforms. You can also route the LFO to the VCF, VCO, or both. Also features portamento, pitch, and mod wheels.
The synth is well built and in MINT condition – a truly immaculate piece of vintage synth history.” Link
” This is an early Moog Prodigy in fully functional condition. This is the 336a model with no CV options.
Synth has been tested and works fully. Will carefully package and ship this vintage synthesizer. ” Link