” Up for auction is a Simmons SDSV analog drum synth. Everything works. Missing one knob, see picture.” Link
” This is a Classic 1980s Vintage Drum Synth with MIDI (brain only) no pads. 3 of the knobs are broken but still turn. The unit is in good shape for an 80s item. This is a must have if you enjoy tracking analog music!” Link
“A vintage Simmons Musicmaid SDS IV Drum Synthesizer. I have plugged this in and it all lights up. There is a serial number on the machine which is 4006 beneath the address which is 176 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Herts. The unit is of a wood and metal construction and is in pretty good condition for its age. One of the skins and metal rim is missing from one of the drums but the brackets are there so fitting a rim and skin should be easy.” Link
” Selling 1980′s drum module in working condition. Tested and as far I can tell everything works. It has 3 broken knobs but still able to make adjustment on module. Might be an easy fix.” Link
“Simmons sds8 drum brain powers up but no way of cking it out. The master select switches from fac. To var. and lights are lit. The sds1 has a prom but no way of cking so selling as is. ” Link
“Das Kultgerät der 80er: Elektronisches DRUM Kit Simmons SDS 8″ Link
• Guter Zustand, leichte Gebrauchsspuren
• In/Out für Bassdrum, Snare und 3 Toms
• Je Kanal ein unveränderlicher Factory-Sound und ein variabler User-Sound
• Analoge Filter
• Komfortabel angeordnete Bedienelemente
• Sequenzer-Eingang, Einzelausgänge, Stereo Out
Abholung auch im Westerwald/Hachenburg oder Versand möglich !!!
Bei Fragen und für weitere Fotos bitte mailen.” Link
1980s . In VERY GOOD USED CONDITION . Looks very clean and everything works
REAL GOOD FOR CLASIC ELECTRIC TOM TOM SOUNDS !
SNARES , BASSES TO . Simple as you can get . Famous Simmons FILTER SWEEP
A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO WORKING WITH SYNTHESIS .
Used but, still very solid . Cosmetically; she still looks very good. A few marks here and there with nothing major .
I plugged it in and turned it up and its good . No scratchy “pots” or unmusical type hums .” Link
“1984 Simmons SDS-8 vintage, but hardly ever used!!!!! Maybe 40 hours!!! I got the drum set too!!!!! Red & black with heavy duty stands, aluminum bass drum foot pedal , heavy duty stool, cables , 3 drum pads, 1 bass drum pad. Clean, smokin hot and ready to play!!!! ” Link
This one is extra special because it has the Kenton MIDI retrofit. It’s the last one they sold and installed in 2002. The brain is clean and sounds great.
Trigger it analog or via MIDI to phatten up your acoustic sound a’la Dave Weckl “Chick Corea Electrik Band”" Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction is interesting hand made 2 channel analog drum module called – SIMMONS. It was made in eighties in Soviet Union. The title may be was associated with famous Simmons drums or may be the master was copied some Simmons circuits in creation this unit or something like that. As a result we have a black box with two identical channels of analog drum synthesis that sounds very interesting and differents from all other factory analog drum synths that i hear. Control panel parameters – trigger input sensitive, decay, tone sweep, pitch and noise controls for each channel. On the back side – two trigger inputs and line out on a standart 1/4 Jack adapters. You can trigger the synth from drum pads or from any audio out – drum machine, analog output of soundcard etc. It has very sensitive trigger inputs so you even can bridge 1/4 jack adapter by hands and you will get sounds from synth line out. The unit runs from standart 9V power adapter. This device in good working condition. Cosmetically it has some scratches of time on body but for it`s age it looks good. The unit can produce various analog drum sounds with its own character. Really good original device for electronic experiments!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This is the same sound engine as the super rare SIMMONS SILICON MALLET Marimba Synth.
You can create very realistic mallet sounds, to the futuristic sounds of tomorrow. FM SI-FI stuff, very cool. It is polyphonic! The manual can be found online at the Simmonsmuseum.com. MIDI ! Hook it up to your Simmons MTM for super strange effects.
The brain – rack mount unit with some rack rash. The face is in good shape, all LEDs work. All knobs and buttons are on the unit. Sounds and works great! On the back – Midi in and thru. Audio in and a in for a foot switch, both 1/4″. Audio out 1-3 (mono) and out 4 – 6. Comes with Manual.
The memory card – I have not used the SDE in a couple years. There is an internal rechargeable battery in the memory card (I think). I’m not sure if the card has power any more. So it just may need to be charged up a bit. Or the battery just may need a changed. When the unit went into storage two years ago it was working fine.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“I HAVE HERE A SIMMONS SDSV 4 CHANEL SOUND MODULE.
IT DOES POWER UP AND TRIGGERS WORK, BUT I AM UNABLE TO TEST IT PROPERLY HENCE SELLING FOR SPARES OR REPAIR.
SHOWS SOME WARE AS PHOTOS SHOW AND IS MISSING ONE RUBBER FOOT.
COMES WITH POWER LEAD (NOT SHOWN).” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“vintage sds 1000 simmons drum brain. has sounds on it like the ones Alex used on “hot for teacher” !!! good working condition. not bad condition looks wise either. couple scratches and a little bit of old tape marks.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Simmons SDS9 drum unit. Lights up and looks like it wants to work. I have no way of further testing it. Includes 3 proms: Snare, Rim A & Rim B. 4 of the pot shafts are broken off. Also includes foot pedal. Is sold as is for parts or repair.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Original Simmons ClapTrap from the UK, why they gave it this suggestive name must remain a mystery. In excellent condition, recently rehabilitated and restored by Advanced Musical Electronics, a leading Los Angeles repair facility, which also converted it from 220V to 110V. In VG cosmetic condition with light scratching top bottom front back sides, far slider silver exterior cover removed, knobs look to be original but may not be. As might be expected, makes a “clap” effect, though it’s adjustable to sound like any kind of sharp percussive attack type of instrument. Why contend with some disc of samples when you can have the original.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Simmons SDS-V drum brain in good working condition. Modules include one (1) Snare, two (2) Bass, and three (3) Toms. Checked and verified that all modules and mixer section are working. Portable unit w/carrying handle on end of cabinet. Good overall cosmetic shape, with a few light scratches and small dings on cabinet. Missing one cabinet screw, and several knob caps. Decay knob on one of the bass modules is broken off; can still be adjusted with a small pliers.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Simmons SD8 Works Pretty Good It was sitting in a Friends garage for 20 years
2 working pads an the brain . I will sent the other pad too You might be able to fix it . Start your cars cover band now” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
The item is in Stockwell, London or alternatively this can be picked up in Central London near Trafalgar Sq, of course this will negate the postage. Of course I will post but this will be extra.
This is essentially a drum brain, where you can hook up a drum machine or a drum brain. Comestically the unit is average condition, with a couple of caps missing and one of the pot slightly pressed in. all the ports however move well and seem to have had little use. There are very few scratches on the unit itself.
I am pretty sure someone with an electronics background will have this working in no time. The seller that I bought this from assured me it worked when he sent it, which I 100% believe, so my GUESS is a loose connection.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“This unit is in very good cosmetic condition and works 100% perfectly. There is a broken pot shaft (channel 7 volume in mixer section), but the pot still works and turns fine. It comes with a power chord.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Up for auction is a pretty busted Simmons SDS 8 brain. I bought this thing years ago and, while it looked pretty beat up, it worked fine. At some point it stopped working and I took it to a good tech who fixed it. I don’t remember much about the repair or what was wrong with it because I didn’t really use it much after that as I had purchased an Tama Techstar and had regular access to a SDSV. It sat in my closet for a couple years until yesterday when I took it out to test it and it’s got a bunch of issues.
First, the good.
1) It turns on!
2) Each channel makes noise!
3) All volume knobs and all sensitivity knobs work! Sometimes other knobs work too!
Now the bad.
1) While it does power on, none of the LEDs light up.
2) Most of the parameter knobs don’t effect the sound. Despite the fact that each channel triggers a drum sound, you cannot alter said sound. Yes, of course I thought it may be in the ‘preset mode’ but…
3) None of the blue buttons that (should) allow you to switch between preset and manual mode seem to work either.
You can watch a video of me running through everything here…
…and you may notice that when I get to the “hi tom” i expect it work. This is because, when I first turned it on yesterday, this channel – and this channel only – basically worked as it should, save for the preset/manual button and LEDs. All the parameters/knobs worked fine. Then I pulled out my iPhone to make this video and, of course, it stopped working. As such, maybe there’s just some bad connection/some, simple, delicate thing that’s busted. Maybe it’s something major. I have no idea and have too much gear and too many other things to fix/get fixed to deal with this as, again, I haven’t had much use for it in recent years. Thus, this item is sold AS IS. Maybe you can fix it, use it for parts, or just use it for those pretty colored knob caps that always seem to go missing on these machines. I leave it up to you.
Cosmetically, as you can see in the pics, it’s pretty beat up. It has it share of dings, chips, etc so, again, AS IS. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
1/4″ trigger IN and 1/4″ audio output for each sound. Attached and grounded power cord, power switch, headphones jack (1/4″). Triggerable with virtually any voltage source. Recently tested, though all sales are final.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Includes 30 SDS Drum EPROMs, for SDS-1, SDS-7, SDS-9
Up for auction is a vintage Simmons SDS-9 analog and digital (EPROM-based) electronic drum synth in perfect operating condition and in exceptional condition for its age. The auction also includes 30 different Simmons SDS EPROMs for use with SDS-1, SDS-7, and SDS-9 Simmons drum synths.
This auction includes: Simmons SDS-9 drum synth, soft case, 30 EPROMs in a protective EPROM case with non-conductive foam, 3 slim profile ZIFs, a CD-ROM with a digital PDF copy of the SDS-9 owner’s guide. A printed guide can be included on request but will increase the shipping charges.
The Simmons SDS9 is a 6 voice drum synth: analog bass, digital snare, digital rim-shot A/B, and three analog toms. The digital voices uses 8k or 16k EPROMs with analog filters. The drum synth can be triggered by connecting external drum pad triggers (drum pads not included) or via any external trigger input. There is also MIDI IN/OUT that has been fully tested and working (the MP3 SDS-9 recordings posted below were created with the SDS-9 and Pro Tools software).
The digital drum synth also includes is a modulation section that allows you to set the pitch and pitch bend direction. In addition to pitch and pitch bend, there are analog effects such as filters, with resonance, and a unique delay effect. The SDS-9 is a very powerful drum synth and highly recommend downloading the SDS-9 Operation Manual (link below) to read more about the functions available on this Simmons synth.
The Simmons SDS-9 is confirmed 100% working, EPROM slots, LEDs, external triggers, outputs, MIDI, and knobs have been tested and are all functioning properly. All 30 drum sound EPROMs have also been verified and are confirmed working.
This SDS-9 is in amazing condition due to it’s storage in the soft case (please see pictures to appreciate the condition of this vintage drum synth); case also included with this auction.
Simmons SDS EPROMs included in this auction:
JoMoX 909 Snare
909 Hand Clap
Cymbal Medium Crash
Cymbal Hi Hat
Linn 9000 Snare
Percuter Hand Clap
Percuter Rock Snare
SDS9 Rim A Cross-Stick
SDS9 Rim B Rimshot
Tight Rock Snare
Wood Snare” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
DRUM BRAIN W/Selector Pad
& Rare Super Rear Memory Cassette
Here’s a Simmons SDS7 Drum Brain made in St. Albans/Herts England in the early 80’s. The state of the art in electronic drums is the Simmons SDS7. The two major developments for this kit are its sound generating capabilities and its programmability. In terms of the sound, it is the first drum synthesizer (electronic kit or drum computer) that uses digital chips and analog synthesis to provide ample control over fifteen different sound parameters for the drums and cymbals.
The SDS7 will store ninety-nine sounds per drum arranged as ninety-nine drum kits. Added to that is the programmable selector pad which gives access to any sixteen of the nine sets at the touch of a finger. I still say that it is the only electronic drum brain out there that can come close to the sound of the SDSV or SDS5 drum brain sound. The brain comes with NO pads or stands. This brain module is in excellent shape, all knobs are there and work. It has a buzz in the main output jack, but if you use the separate output for all channels there’s no buzz.
The brain is almost fully loaded with ten modules. It has one Bass module, Bass 2 module one Snare module and Seven Tom modules. It also comes with a selector pad and one very rare vintage Memory Cassettes. These are extremely rare to my knowledge. I have only seen 3 on eBay in over 10 years. With the selector pad, 11, 12 ,15 and 16 work after it’s been on for a some time. I never used it much. I know that it is a brain problem and not the selector pad. Number on the back is 72377. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This unit is in very good cosmetic condition. It comes with its original manual and a power chord.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
The SDE is a cool, percussion-oriented MIDI FM synth. Is does great DX-sounding bells and gongs, among other rad sounds.
This unit is in good cosmetic condition and works 100%. It comes with a copy of the manual.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
“Here it is, a great Simmons SDS5 rig!!!
Included is the classic of all classic analog Simmons heads, the SDS5.
Includes: Kick, snare, Tom1, Tom2 and Tom3.
Also the rare Simmons MTM MIDI to trigger and trigger to MIDI converter.
With this unit you can trigger the Simmons SDS5 from any MIDI instrument or sequencer, as well as plug your Simmons Pads in and trigger any MIDI source. Includes MTM manual.
It is housed in a super cool, shock road case, made when the unit was new. The road case cost $500 back in the day to have custom made.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
POWERS UP EVERTHING SEEMS TO WORK -
THINK THEY ARE FROM 1985.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
The unit is in excellent working condition although a few of the coloured caps are missing from the front panel this however does not affect the workings of the module.
The Simmons SDS 8 sounds can be tweaked from the factory presets that were famous in eighties records, to sounds replicating a Roland tr 808 or 909. So if its fat kicks or crisp hi end percussions sounds your looking for this is the unit for you.
Triggering the module can be achieved by either trigger outs on a drum machine ( I use a tr 606 and 626) or you can plug in pads or contact mics in order to trigger the sounds.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Used condition. Nice appearance, except for a few scratches and some paint wear on the Select Button. Was working fine when last hooked up. Because this is vintage, I cannot offer a warranty, other than it will power up and should operate. I will guarantee that it is not DOA.
Drum pads are NOT included. This is for the brain only” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This is in Great Shape Powers up Very Clean Looking–I Don’t have the pads to do a full check–But all Buttons are working.
Comes with original Manuel, and it was kept in a Brief Case, this comes with drum module” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
Includes 40 Simmons SDS Drum EPROMs, No Reserve
Up for auction is a vintage Simmons SDS-1 EPROM-based electronic drum pad in perfect operating condition, including 40 different EPROMs compatible with the Simmons SDS-1, SDS-7, and SDS-9 drum synths.
The Simmons SDS-1 is a single voice drum synth that uses 8k or 16k EPROMs. The drum synth can be triggered by hitting the drum pad or via an external trigger input. There is a modulation section on the drum synth that allows you to set the pitch and pitch bend direction, then a separate runtime generator allows you to dial in a random pitch generator that can range from subtle to extreme. Please check out my link below to some MP3s I made with this synth.
The Simmons SDS EPROM drum pad is confirmed 100% working, ZIF, LED, external trigger, output, and knobs are all functioning properly. All 40 drum sound EPROMs included with this auction have been verified and are also confirmed working.
PLEASE READ: There are some minor scratched on the bottom of the drum pad that I captured in the photos, as well as a missing battery cover. Otherwise the SDS-1 is in good shape for its age. An external power supply is included with this auction.
This auction includes a Simmons SDS-1 drum synth, 40 EPROMs in 4 protective EPROM cases with non-conductive foam, a copy of the original SDS1 owner’s guide, a rare mounting overlay (used for positioning the controls above the drum instead of below), and a new 6v power adapter.
Simmons SDS EPROMs included in this auction:
-909 Hand Clap
-909 Rim Shot
-Cymbal Hi Hat
-JOMOX 09 Snare
-Linn 9000 Kick
-Linn 9000 Snare
-Percuter Hand Clap
-Percuter Rock Bass
-Percuter Rock Snare
-Percuter Rock Tom
-SDS9 Rim A Cross-Stick
-SDS9 Rim B Rimshot
-Tight Rock Snare
-Wood Snare’|” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
This is the original Simmons – not the new stuff.
The SDS 800 is a cool module. It works great and sounds very retro and cool. It comes with 1 pad in good share. The 1/4″ jack is tight and the pad responds very well.
There are some knob caps missing and it has been used, but it sounds great and everything works as it should. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
” Good condition but no way to test. AS IS will be professionally packed by ups and insured” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.
I’ve had this drum since new, used for a few weeks put in the box and stored in my closet.
purchased in 1986, it comes with 3 E-Proms – Townhouse Tom, Ambient Snare and Huge Wood…
Red, In very good condition, Hard to find , Drum Sounds of the 80′s” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.