“late 1960s early 70s gibson maestro rythmn king with garnet foot switch…works excellant shows some wear was owned by a professional jazz muscian…it does have a serial number inscribed on it as ive shown in pic….all buttons work and function as they show…..it has a cool vibe sound to it..needs a wipe off been in storage for 30 plus years..” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
THE CONDITION IS EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD
ALL OF THE SELECT BUTTONS MOVE IN AND OUT WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS ALL OF THE DIFFERENT BEAT COMBINATIONS WORK AS DESIGNED
THE INDIVIDUAL PERCUSSION SOUND BUTTONS ALSO MOVE FREELY AND PRODUCE THE SELECTED SOUND
THE FOOT SWITCH IS FULLY FUNCTIONAL
BOTH THE VOLUME AND SPEED CONTROL WORK AS DESIGNED
THE POWER CORD IS GOOD AS WELL AS THE GUITAR TYPE INPUT MALE JACK” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
ITS RHYTHMS ARE:
And one I cannot read
IT COMES WITH A FOOT PEDDLE AND CORDS TO HOOK INTO ANY AMPLIFIER.
IT ALSO HAS FEATURES FOR DOWN BEAT, VOLUME CONTROL, BALANCE, METRONONE WITH SPEED CONTROL AND ON-OFF-PILOT.
THE BLACK BUTTONS ARE: BASS DRUM, SNARE DRUM, HI-HAT CYMBAL, CYMBAL, TOM TOM, BONGO, BLOCKS AND CLAVE.
IT’S COVERED WITH BLACK VINYL INCLUDING A CARRYING STRAP ON TOP. WITH OR WITHOUT THE STRAP IT’S VERY PORTABLE TO ANY GIG.
IT’S APPROXIMATELY 19-1/2” LONG, 8-1/2” HIGH AND 6-1/2” DEEP. ON THE STAND, IT IS APPROXIMATELY 33” TO THE TOP AND THE FACE IS TIPPED TO FACILITATE EASY READABILITY.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This is a 1969 Maestro Model MRK-2 ‘Rhythm King’ Rhythm Machine. Made in USA by Gibson Inc, Lincolnwood, Ill. USA. Serial #15314.
Features and Problems: 18 Pre-programmed ‘Rhythms’. (7) Latin, (8) American and (3) Traditional. Controls for: ‘Volume’, ‘Balance’ and ‘Speed/Metronome’. Lighted On/Off rocker switch. Eight additional ‘momentary’ black switches for: ‘Bass Drum’, ‘Snare Drum’, ‘Hi-Hat Cymbal’, ‘Cymbal’, ‘Tom Tom’, ‘Bongo’, ‘Blocks’ and ‘Clave’. This unit was tested by our electronics tech and he said it all worked except for the ‘Bongos’, ‘Blocks’ and ‘Clave’ switches which are non-functional and do not work. All control switches were cleaned. All other switches and rhythms/controls work fine. Exterior wood case covering has much wear (see photo). The AC cord, 1/4″ cable and Footswitch all work and are stored in the compartment on the back.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This auction is for an all-original Rhythm King Mrk-2 analog “beat box” drum machine by Maestro, a division of Gibson. Sly Stone is said by many to have considered this “funk box” a key to his sound! As posted on the internet, he purportedly used it throughout his classic album, “There’s a Riot Goin’ On.” The unit has been tested with an amp and all functions are working perfectly. Very clean original condition, as you can see from the images from virtually every angle. The auction includes the original footswitch and the cover, which is in good shape but has a tear at one of the back corners. This classic gives you an amazing array of rhythm combinations available at your fingertips. From the Bossa Nova and Bolero to Waltzes and Western, you are sure to find your sound on this thing, with individualized percussion like tom toms, blocks, cymbals, and more!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction, Maestro Rythm King, analogue drum machine. In good working order, comes with Start/Stop pedal. Could do with a bit of cleaning and service.
Eight Individual triggers for every drum sound, and you can combine 2 or more presets for cool rythms.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.