Syndrum @ 22 November 2016, Comments Off

syndrum “You are bidding on 1 Pollard International Syndrum
Vintage Analog Drum Synthesizer model 178 serial no 1379

This auction is for a pre-owned vintage Syndrum
Analog Drum Synthesizer model 178 (without cords)
as seen pictured. Unfortunately I have no
way of testing this unit and therefore it is being offered
“as-is” with no returns. Look at the photos closely. The
winning bidder will receive exactly what is pictured.” Link

Syndrum @ 13 September 2016, Comments Off

pollard-syndrum-twin ” We only have the module in the photos. we have no way to test this. This item is being sold as is.” Link

Syndrum @ 21 June 2016, Comments Off

syndrum “This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and is working 100%. It is ready to be used and needs nothing!” Link

Syndrum @ 27 October 2015, Comments Off

syndrum “Up for sale, Syndrum Quad by Pollard industries. Everything is kept in a the rolling anvil case with compartments for each accessory.

This Syndrum Quad comes with the original drum pads with blue heads, the Synthesizer board 2 hand drum attachments, original cables and power supply. Also included is the syndrum pedal. There is a stand which hold all 4 pads.

Very Important Details!
The Synthesizer has been tested and when plugged in and connected to an AMP you can hear the acoustic sound as it is warming up but after it warms up it stays silence and no sound comes off when hitting the drums. So you will have to get it checked out by a professional. I assume that it is just a lose cable or connection cord inside the unit because it does work for about 20 seconds but after that it goes silent.

The synthesizer board comes in the original state so all the plugs connections and cables shows rust and aged connections, the board shows some rust on corners and is missing paint on some parts too, some sliders caps are halfway broken but all of them are present, all the switches and knobs are present and good condition, on the back of the board the plug for the pedal connection is broken on the top part but is present inside.

The drums are in one piece all of them and the seems to be in good cosmetic condition showing normal wear and tear, the stand for the drums is chromed but shows heavy rust all over but still in one piece and very strong.

The pedal is black also showing rust and missing paint but in good cosmetic condition, unfortunately since the plug on the board is broken I did not have a chance to test it.

The Anvil rolling case is made out of wood with metal reinforcements on the corners, is blue with the letter 6 and the name David Gates on it from the band Bread the padding inside is missing, due to age it was falling apart. There is residue from the padding that I took out and not wanting to damage the inside I did not scrape it all out so there is a green tint inside the rolling case along with some left over green foam padding.” Link

Syndrum @ 24 March 2015, Comments Off

syndrum“You are bidding on a Pollard Syndrum 178 Analog Drum Synthesizer With Syndrum Trigger in very good condition. This includes the console, original trigger pad, with the original mesh head and the power supply, which has been repaired (see pic). The unit was tested and appears to be in good working order!

Some of the plastic slider caps are missing, but the sliders appear to work fine. There are some minor surface scratches. See pictures.” Link

Syndrum @ 23 December 2014, Comments Off

syndrum“You are bidding on a working Pollard Syndrum 178 Analog Drum Synthesizer With Syndrum Trigger. The unit is in good physical condition with scuffs and scratches from normal use. The Syndrum sustem has been test and it sounds incredible. The power supply is not the original but it is a 22 volts DC supply. The trigger is an original Syndrum. At times, the plug on the trigger needs to be moved to make proper contact. Spent all after noon recording the wonderful sounds the unit produces. The pictures are an important part of the description. GUARANTEED to be as stated.” Link

Syndrum @ 14 January 2014, Comments Off

“Up for sale, Syndrum Quad with all the good stuff. Came across this item at a studio rental house in Los Angeles where it was kept in the rolling anvil case with compartments for each accessory. Just had it thoroughly gone through at Audio Rehab in Burbank. It now has a clean bill of health and ready for action. This Syndrum Quad comes with the original pads with blue heads, 2 hand drum attachments, original cables and power supply. Also included is the syndrum pedal, original manual and blank patch sheets to write down your settings. There are 2 modern stands which hold 2 pads each. Never seen one so complete and in working order. The headphone connector has been replaced. Not visible in the photo. A few slider caps are missing.” Link

Syndrum @ 20 August 2013, Comments Off

“This is the one you’ve been waiting for. I am one week from restoring this beauty, but thought I would see if anyone was looking for one now before I start. This listing will only be up one week.

This road case is jammed packed with everything you need.

Syndrum Quad with original power supply. 4 Syndrum drum pads with rare blue drum heads and the original cable. 2 clear plastic Syndrum drum pad attachments. Syndrum original expression pedal with cable. Original manual and pad of blank settings sheets for you to fill out and remember your settings. 1 Road case on wheels. 2 stands to hold 2 pads each.

Condition: I have two of the channels working as of now. The other two have not responded yet and I have not looked into the problem. So, needs refurbishing.Also, the headphone jack has fallen inside unit, but I have the nut to re-attach. Item is sold as is with the understanding that 2 of the channels work and the other 2 channels do not at the moment.” Link

Syndrum @ 25 June 2013, Comments Off

“Vintage SYNDRUM CM analog DRUM SYNTHESIZER untested for PARTS/REPAIR no reserve!

Offered for auction is this early electronic analog drum synthesizer, the SYNDRUM CM by RDS, inc. We acquired it at an estate and have not tested it as we do not have the power supply, so it is being sold AS-IS for parts or repair. There is a tiny something rattling around inside that sounds slightly larger than a grain of sand. There are two knobs missing, but they are interchangeable. Cosmetic condition is good with some age showing but no holes in the pad and no cracks to the plastic body. It is offered with NO RESERVE. ” Link

Syndrum @ 15 January 2013, Comments Off

” This listing is for a Syndrum Twin which is currently not working – **I THINK** it is just a fuse blown, but I’m not a tech so I don’t want to open it up and break it while trying to fix it!” Link

Syndrum @ 18 September 2012, Comments Off

“Very cool unit, works properly as it should with the foot pedal. No cables included, for hooking up drum pads this wants to see a stereo 1/4″ cable. Everything works, has been tested. A few of the sliders are a little scratchy when adjusting, but after it is set the sound cleans up fine.” Link

Syndrum @ 24 July 2012, Comments Off


“Up for sale is a very rare Pollard Syndrum Quad w/ Original Pedal and Drum Pads. The Synthesizer and pads all work great. All channels are working great except the “Snare 1″ setting on each channel is inaudible. The “Snare 1″ is supposed to be a quieter, shorter snare than “Snare 2.” “Snare 2″ works great on each channel and is controlled by the sustain slider underneath of it. The Quad is also in great cosmetic condition, with only minor paint chips here and there. See pics for details. The slider caps have all been replaced with Arp-style rubber ones. (the original slider caps fell off a long time ago.) Included in this auction is:

1 Pollard Syndrum Quad Drum Synth
4 Syndrum Drum pads
1 Syndrum Expression Pedal
1 Breakout cable to connect the pads to the Brain
1 Power Cable” Link

Syndrum @ 13 December 2011, Comments Off

“Here is the Grand Daddy of all electronic drums, the rare analog Syndrum CM. It has a great “real” feel that will fit right in with your acoustic drum set and can easily be attached to existing drum hardware.

This vintage made in the USA analog drum synthesizer will rattle your windows with its sub sonic lows, make the famous laser sound that you heard on many disco songs in the 70′s, plus much more. These are hard to come across and were used by open minded musicians in the 70′s like Frank Zappa, Keith Moon, Queen, etc. Everything functions as it should. This syndrum is in very good condition with some minor nicks and a small amount of wear on the drum head from normal use.

The original power supply is also included with this auction.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Syndrum @ 06 December 2011, Comments Off

” This is the Syndrum Quad along with four original pads. Recently serviced by one of the original dealers in the U.S.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Syndrum @ 08 November 2011, Comments Off

“You are bidding on a Syndrum Twin vintage analog drum synthesizer. The unit has an amazing sound. The second channel is somewhat dodgy, but it has all sliders, switches and knobs.

If you know something about these units, this unit may work well in your kit.

Syndrum Twin Model 278 serial number 1122 in pretty decent cosmetic shape. Original wood side panels and AC cable intact.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Syndrum @ 18 October 2011, Comments Off

“This is the one-of-a-kind Syndrum Quad, the hard-to-find first electronic drum made famous by the likes of David Robinson of The Cars, Terry Bozzio, Roger Taylor of Queen and many others. If you’ve found this, you know what this is and the unique sounds it makes that you can’t find anywhere else. The Quad was the most famous of the Syndrums models.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Syndrum @ 07 June 2011, Comments Off

“Up for Sale is a Quad Syndrum system that includes the controller, 4 pads/triggers, cable to connect pads, foot controller, and power cord. Unit is in OK shape, but does have some issues. All 4 pads/triggers do work, and the unit makes all kinds of wacky noises. The pots/sliders do need to be cleaned, and on inputs 3 and 4 one of the switches is broken off. Also, someone scratched numbers into each unit ( I assume their SS number). Other than that, the unit does function, and would be a cool addition to any collection.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Syndrum @ 29 March 2011, Comments Off

“This listing is for a nice Syndrum Quad with custom wood sides. The unit is 100% functional and in nice cosmetic condition as well. Included is a really long (I think it’s 15 or 20 ft) breakout cable in order to trigger the 4 modules. It was wired into my patchbay so you will just need to add 1/4″ connectors to the 4 ends. I had it custom made because the original trigger cable was short and always got tangled. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Syndrum @ 01 March 2011, Comments Off

“i am selling my Pollard Syndrum Quad ( 4 voice ) with 4 pads
i have had some work done on this including replacing the power supply
the work was done to a high standard at Logitronics Melbourne
these are very rare and i have never seen a quad for sale on ebay in the last 3 years
but a 2 voice in poor condition sold for 800+ a year or so ago
this units module is in average cosmetic condition
it may be missing the slider caps ( i am not sure if there ever was any? )” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Syndrum @ 15 February 2011, Comments Off

“This auction is for a Pollard Syndrum Twin. It works, but is case is a little rickety. Also the pots and slider could all use a good cleaning and a few slider knobs are missing, but most importantly IT WORKS! It also comes with the power cord and drum pad/trigger. They connect together via a 1/4″ TS cord. If you are bidding on this you know how awesome of an analog drum synth this is, and how rare it is. Don’t let it get away!

One other thing, you should be able to hook this up to another kind of drum trigger, if you don’t like the pad it comes with. I know that I’ve done this before, but I don’t know what it is compatible with and what it is not.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Syndrum @ 18 January 2011, Comments Off

” Some sliders missing, unit work great. Included are pad, pedal, and power plug.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.