“For sale is a vintage Moog Source synth with its original power cable and a printed copy of the manual. This synth was tested and is working and it sounds incredible, very much like a Minimoog minus the third oscillator. The condition is very good considering that it is about 30 years old. The membrane is in great shape minus one small ding next to and below the word “sequencer” (pictured above) but it does not affect playability at all. The wood panels are also in great shape. The silver body of the synth has no dents but it has some hazing of the finish that seems to be common with these. Overall an excellent vintage Moog with all the awesome sounds of a Minimoog plus patch storage.” Link
“1981 Moog Source. Recently cleaned and serviced by Moog tech. Great condition. Classic monophonic dual oscillator synth, featuring 16 patch programmable memory. Touchpad and all functions work perfectly. Normal wear for a vintage synthesizer almost 30 years old. Light wear on wooden ends. Some scratches on steel surface(see pics). Item ships UPS Ground with insurance.” Link
” Used Moog The Source. Excellent working condition and good cosmetic condition. Comes with the anvil case shown. Power cord included. Manual is not included.” Link
“1981 Moog Source. Recently cleaned and serviced by Moog tech. Great condition. Classic monophonic dual oscillator synth, featuring 16 patch programmable memory. Touchpad and all functions work perfectly. Normal wear for a vintage synthesizer almost 30 years old. Light wear on wooden ends. Some scratches on steel surface(see pics). ” Link
- 2 oscillator with triangle, sawtooth and variable-width pulse waveforms
- Legendary Moog 24db filter
- 16 patch memories (first Moog with memories!)
- 2x ADSR
- Arpeggiator and sequencer!
- Sample & Hold and separate Filter S&H
- 37 keys with octave up/down
- CV in/out and gate
- Cool 80s graphics!
Good overall condition. Plenty of light marks to the aluminium (common with Sources). These can be polished out but I like my synths to show their battle scars. Wood has odd nicks but again pretty good. Obviously front panel is like new.
A quick word about the DAC editing. Yes it’s marginally less immediate than dedicated pots but that big weighted data wheel makes it great for smooth transitions on the fly. It also gives you much more granularity than many static pots I’ve used.
Sound wise it knocks most 2 Osc monos into a cocked hat (including the Moog Prodigy).” Link
” Where do I start? This Moog Source was purchased used at a garage sale in Michigan about 2 years ago. The person who sold it to me was the original owner who was a traveling musician. After years of playing on the road he retired and left the unit in a closet in his basement. He was gracious enough to give me a great deal after I pointed out that 3 of the keys were not working properly and cosmetically there are scratches on the front, top, sides, and back.
Within a week of ownership I sent the board down to Jareth Lackey who is known in the synthesizer community for his renown work on properly restoring old units. The guy really knows his stuff in and out. He really takes time working to make sure every detail receives the utmost attention. Needless to say I will no doubt use him again in the future. In the end he replaced the membrane panel board with a new one, replaced the battery, cleaned the contacts, fixed the 3 keys not working, and calibrated it. You can view part of the restoration by typing in Dan’s Moog Source in Google or YouTube.
This Source holds its own. It sounds great! It works 100%.
So why am I selling it? To offset the cost of the used Minimoog D I just purchased last week. Plain and simple. If I had boat loads of money I would love to keep both. It has served me well.
How many Moog’s of this age have been given proper attention after years of use?
I will include the old membrane panel and battery. Manual is not included.” Link
It is one of the later models from the early 80′s, having the sync-in sequencer connection. Some people think that it sounds as good as the Mininoog, but with programmable memory, and more stable tuning. It is the first Moog to have a touch panel and data knob for control. MIDI can be added easily, but not included. Power cord is included.
I am the second owner, and since I got it in the late 80′s, it has seen less than 2 hours use, and the original battery still works after 27 years!!
Cosmetically, I would say 7/10. As shown in the pictures, there are some minor scuffs on the wood side panels. The aluminum body has a small gouge under the name on the front, and has an aging/grain-like look all over. ” Link
“Up for auction, vintage Moog Source with Encore MIDI upgrade, case, extra new membrane panel from chipforbrains (RARE), and all manuals: owners guide, service manual with schematics, and encore specific documentation. Encore MIDI upgrade features:- accepts midi notes and can be triggered by any midi sequencer- expands memory to 16×16- sysex backups and restores- change patches with program changes* note: midi out does not work, cv/gate out untested, previous arpeggio functionality is removedThis keyboard works great, recently checked out by a reputable technician, sounds awesome, and thanks to the midi upgrade is very practical to integrate in a normal setup. Check the pictures, there are some minor cosmetic scuffs. Im thinning out my synth connection and this guy is redundant so it has to go unfortunately. Standard power chord not included.” Link
“Has minor scratches here and there there is a ding on the front, as seen in photos, there is a slight bend in the metal casing on the rear, as seen in photos, this effects nothing plays very well. The Membrane panel works perfectly. Comes with original owners manual and power cord.” Link
“I am listing my Moog Source for your consideration. I purchased ‘t in 1988 from it’s original owner. I had a professional authorized dealer technician, to add an “Oriental Scale (Quarter tone)”, that is widely used by Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Indian and some other world music. The synth is in very good cosmetics and working condition, still sounds incredible. All membrane and buttons works perfect. Hardly been used and it’s been kept in a clean environment. However; This is my third item to be listed on e-bay, and I’m not very good in describing it in super details. Although, it appears to have a miner crack on the side panel wood, as it’s showing in one of the photos. ” Link
Sie bieten auf einen sehr seltenen Vintage Synthesizer Klassiker inkl. Kenton USB Solo.” Link
” Excellent condition, fully operational Moog Source, comes with power lead but no box. ” Link
“Perfect working order. Recently serviced. Replaced regulator transistors, replaced battery, recapped power supply. Tuned up and good to go! ” Link
“Moog “The Source” analog synthesizer. Model 341A. Twin oscillators, sequencer, and apreggio great for those vintage lead or bass riffs. Plays and sounds great. Everything works as it should.
Looks great for a 30 something year old synthesizer. Wood sides and front very nice. The top and front brushed aluminum face plate has some kind of clear coat that in places has turned kind of white underneath. I took pics in outdoor natural light and indoors. Some pics make it look worse and some better. Somewhere in between is what I would describe. Looks vintage. I stored it for years. No big scratches or dents. Very nice!
Come with power cord.” Link
“Beautiful analog Moog synth The Source. It looks amazing, plays amazing, and, most importantly, sounds amazing. Compact size, huge tone. Fat bass. Or is it phat bass? Either way, it’s the way to get the sound you are looking for, famously used on New Order’s Blue Monday, for example. But you knew that already.
This is what Moog thought the future would look like as the 80s dawned. Sleek. Metallic. Membraney. Awesome. And looking back — and by looking back I mean looking down at this synth in front of me — I can see they got it right.
Two Osc monophonic with sound that rivals the mini, but a simple control panel and patches you can actually save. It has a arpeggiator and sequencer that are unique and totally fun. And if you get into it, there is CV control. And if you don’t, this is the best sounding synth right out if the box. Even if the box is thirty years old. Actually, I don’t have the original box. But you get the idea.
This has been my favorite synth ever, and I’m sad to see it go. It is in excellent shape, I’ve rarely seen boards this old look this good. AND there is this problem many (if not all) Sources get called the Crazy Source. Look it up on The Internet. Anyway, this one has been to the doctor and vaccinated appropriately, so you don’t have to worry about that. (Work done by Solid Repair here in Seattle.) Also, if it means anything to you, this particular Source was used by the band FUN.
What else can I say? If you are looking for a Source, this is probably the best one you are going to find. If you are looking for a synth, check this out, it might be just what you are looking for” Link
“great condition for it’s age. minor normal use wear. all membrane surfaces work perfectly and are in beautiful condition.” Link
“This ‘ Source’comes in excellent shape with low mileage along with the very hard to find Owners Manual which in itself is a find… original Technical Service Information Book, Synthesizer Board Schematic, Source Addenda, WarrantyRegistration Cards and Power Cord… Parts of aluminum face plate has discoloration common on such older electrical equipment but not at all bad. Wood is clear and lovely. ” Link
“The Moog Source, the monophonic synthesizer. Not much more to say if you’re looking at this synth, you know what you want. This has all original parts and has been stored away since the mid 1980s. It’s in immaculate condition and works perfect. Membrane front panel is like new (and original, of course)…everything is super clean, just how I purchased it.
Interestingly, I only used it as a rudimentary drum machine, with a noise patch and the sequencer. I doubt you would ever find another in such pristine, original condition. More photos by email are available upon request. ” Link
The synthesizer is in perfect condition and has only been used in my production studio.
It has been serviced (contacts, etc) about 6 months ago.” Link
Cosmetically, in fair condition overall. The wood panels show noticeable signs of wear and aging. The aluminum surface
has noticeable scratches and stain/blemishes. This unit could use a good cleaning for sure. Also, It should be noted that one of
the middle keys have a slight hairline crack with a small chip just underneath. Of course this does not effect the playability in any way.
I tried to zoom in as close as possible for a detailed picture.
Functional wise, all switches, knobs, pitch&mod wheels, keys and touch-surface panel work properly. The sounds are fantastic!
One power cable is included with this sale.” Link
“Moog Source Synthesizer. Great sounding analog with 16 presets plus arpeggiator and sequencer. Great basses, excellent leads. This one is in excellent working condition. The membrane panel works exactly as it should, and it was recently tuned by a keyboard tech. There are a few scrapes and scratches in the metal. and there’s a depression in the metal around the tuning knob on the back, and there’s a very minor cigarette burn on one of the black keys.” Link
“This synthesizer is in great condition and is fully functional including all working patches and membrane switches. This synth was also modified with Midi and VCF CV in. As seen from the pictures, the unit is in good condition with
minimal scratches on the metal and wooden side panels.
Comes with a brown flight case which is in excellent condition along with some schematics. I purchased this from the original owner and have kept it in the case in a smoke free house.” Link
” Vintage Moog Source…classic synthesizer for leads and bass…good working condition” Link
“Good condition overall, few usage marks here and there but nothing major, all original, fully working, it runs at 220v, non original colour photocopied manual included.” Link
“This listing is for a Moog Source vintage analog synthesizer. The unit is fully functional and in good cosmetic condition. The only issue is that a few of the high keys trigger the wrong notes, easy to work around and likely a simple fix for a knowledgeable technician. This unit has a RARE VCA/VCF output modification. ” Link
New memories are not being stored, presumably because the battery needs replacing.
The pitch is at a slight angle to the vertical so can’t be used for pitch bend effects and I’m unsure whether this is connected to oscillator two having to be tuned to oscillator one by hand or sync used.
It therefore needs a service before it’s used live but it does function well as a studio instrument, in fact it sounds fantastic.” Link
The condition of the item is used – which means that the item will most likely have signs of normal wear such as scratches, scuff marks, light stains, etc. 100% Functional. ” Link
“This vintage Moog Source works perfectly, is in great shape for its age, and is an incredible-sounding monophonic synth. There are some scratches here and there, but overall it is very clean. We have replaced the key shown in the pictures that had a tiny hole in it with an original Moog Source key.” Link
“Tested this item for about 30 minutes tonight after having it packed away for years. It is in perfect working condition. Every key works as does every patch and the oscillator variations on each patch. I played it for over 30 minutes and it held pitch perfectly. The only real wear and tear besides some scratches is some tape residue that you will see in the photos.” Link
“This item is used – it has some scratches and dings but is in perfect working condition. Has spent the majority of it’s 30 year life in a smoke-free studio! Includes original owners manual, service manual, and all other documentation. New power cord included (not pictured)” Link
“Vintage Moog Source working perfectly. Incredible sounding monophonic synth. Great shape for it’s age. There are some scratches here and there but overall very clean. There is a tiny hole on one key that I’ve shown in one of the pictures. ” Link
“This Moog Source is in great cosmetic and working condition. There is a light blemish in the upper right corner of the face that is difficult to notice in normal room lighting. The original membrane is in like new condition. This is an above average example of this vintage classic. ” Link
•vintage synth in excellent condition•
•tested and fully functional•
•includes Anvil flight case•
•original owner’s manual included (front cover missing)•
•iec power cable included•
•did I mention this sounds amazing?•” Link
” For sale is my Moog Source Synth. Immaculate condition and in full working order, everything works as it should and you have the bonus of storing presets, this was the first moog source to allow this.
One small cosmetic mark on the left hand side wooden panel, visable in the photo, doesnt affect anything just thought id point it out to be clear.
Reluctant sale, but i just dont use it very much any more, and im sure it could go to a worthy home. Comes with a full instruction manual as well.
Incredibly fat sounding, it has dual oscillators for that classic moog sound.” Link
This synth was professionally fine tuned years ago by a retired Roland tech in Toronto. It has only been used sparingly since.
It is in excellent condition. Bound copy of manual included.” Link