CS-60, Yamaha @ 14 July 2017, “No Comments”

“I’ve had this keyboard for about 20 years. I’ve had it stored for the past 15 or so. I fired it up and it doesn’t work quite right. It’s hard to explain but when you play a key, it make a high pitch sound until you push it about 6 times or so. I’m able to make chords but I don’t know what’s going on. All the keys work and the controls work as well as the pitch strip. I think something is wrong with some of the voices. I have no idea. It sounds good though! I have the original legs with the Yamaha bag. The zipper has come loose on one side but that can be fixed. One of the knobs that holds the support is broken but the screw is there to tighten it anyway. I also have the music holder as well. I love this thing and don’t really want to sell it so no low ballers! ” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 24 March 2017, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60 “This particular one was serviced by SRS in July’13 however the ribbon controller has since developed a fault and is not working. All other functions are operational.

There is some minor wear and tear to the casing but nothing offensive.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 28 October 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60 Project Machine

yamaha-cs60 “Up for sale is this holy grail Yamaha CS60 analog synth. It’s just as cool as it is heavy and can pretty much cop any sound you can imagine. Unique features include the Ring Modulator, super cool velvet ribbon controller, and organ style patch switches.

This CS60 cosmetically is in great shape for it’s age. It does have a chip in the wood paneling and some normal scuffs and scratches associated with age. The keys are in great shape and all knobs and switches are accounted for.

Unfortunately this CS60 was the victim of some naughty feline who often used it as a place to relieve him/herself. We cleaned it the best we could although it still smells of urine, and the synth does not seem to be 100% functional. All the keys work, and the knobs/switches/parameters do effect the sound but when 1 note is played in succession, the pitch jumps around to seemingly random notes. There is also corrosion on many of the boards. So it will need some restoration, although it’s not dead by a long shot.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 12 August 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs-60 “For sale is a Yamaha CS-60 vintage analog synthesizer.
This synth is fully functional and plays great. Everything is working as it should. The only issue is the ribbon cable, only the lower portion of it is responding. I am not sure how easy it to fix the ribbon cable, but the synth is still very playable without using the ribbon cable.

All keys trigger perfectly, the keyboard plays smoothly, pots are scratchy free and turn easily and smooth. Tuning is great and stable after it warms up a bit. Includes rare leg stands, carry bag for the legs, original manual and case lid. Cosmetically its in nice condition, there are some scruffs and wear on the outside of the case but the synth control panel is in great shape. Check out the pictures below to make sure you like it. The CS-60 is probably the closet you can get to the sound of the CS-80 without the huge price tag. It has a super huge thick creamy tone and is a real joy to play. This is a great chance to own a legendary synth. Don’t miss out!” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 15 July 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

yamaha cs60 “This auction is for (1) Yamaha CS-60 in excellent working condition. It’s in tune and all front panel surfaces, wood surround, and tolex are in excellent condition. All keys, after touch, sliders, ribbon controller, and ring modulator work perfectly. It comes with the original case, collapsible factory stand, expression pedal, built-in power cord, Yamaha gig bag (to hold the stand and pedal), Yamaha instruction manual, and several patch sheets. If you are looking for a CS-60 and all the unique sounds and playability, this is the one you want!” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 10 June 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

cs60 “This Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer works great, looks great. This classic Japanese 8-note analog synth still has the original owner and has spent 35 happy years in my nonsmoking home studio. No touring. Case is like new. Please see the photographs in this listing and see for yourself.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 12 February 2016, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

used yamaha cs60 “Hi. I’m selling a classic Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer in great shape.
Functionally, this synth is as near-perfect as you will find! I had it worked on by synth specialist here in LA just a few months ago. All 8 voices are now excellently in tune and all the functions, keys, sliders, buttons, and ribbon controller work perfectly. He told me it shouldn’t need another tune-up for years.

Cosmetically, there are a few very minor scratches on the front panel, some marks and tiny tears on the tolex exterior, and a small name written in marker (which is very difficult to see) – nothing out of the ordinary… cmon, this thing is roughly 40 years old!

If you’re looking, I’m sure you know just how special this synth is. It has nearly all the functionality of the legendary & gigantic CS-80, which now go for $15-20k (if you can find one). Double track sounds on this manageably-sized CS-60 and you’re basically there, sonically speaking. In any case, the CS-60 truly sounds phenomenal on it’s own and is a secret go-to in the synth collections of many producers and artists. This is analog at it’s best!

Comes with original cover and a xerox copy of the original manual. I can also give the buyer the legs, although I’ve never used them, as they’re much more wobbly than a modern keyboard stand. ” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 20 November 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60 “A relative of the CS-80 but still a giant rare analog monster polysynth. The CS-60 itself has a built on lid so it’s been kept in very good condition for an old boy. The ribbon controller works fine & all the programming controls are responding as they should. It’s not missing any of it’s parts and we have never had any problems/faults with it. It’s got a rep for tuning issues but I’ve not experience that at all. I’ve not move it since I got it & is the position it’s at now, which has probably helped.

I’d say it’s not as programmable as a CS-80 but it can manage the famous brass lead/pad sounds used in soundtracks such as Bladerunner as all the presets are identical coming from the same preset family.

The ring mod gives some most beautiful swirly pads that I can’t replicate on other synths that’s including plugins. There is just something solid about the sound in a mix.

Highpass and lowpass filters allow some lovely resonant string pads.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 02 October 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

cs-60“Not ‘reface’…THE face!! Original Yamaha CS-60 polyphonic analog synthesizer, the queen to the CS-80s king, half the guts and all the glory. Professionally owned, studio kept, all keys, knobs & sliders work and play beautifully. Nearly 40 years old, still unequalled by pale software or VA imitations. This one comes with the original chrome legs/stand, owner’s and service manual, control pedal and BAG for pedal, and sustain-type pedal (not pictured). It’s been a dream come true and a pure joy to own and play this, may you be just as delighted” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 24 July 2015, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60“This auction is for (1) Yamaha CS-60 in excellent working condition. Plays in tune after a normal 5 minute warmup. All keys are level and work. Aftertouch works. Ring mod works. Everything works! I had a brand new gold spring installed in the ribbon a few years back ($360 value). If you have been interested in purchasing a CS-60 – this is the one to buy. (Plus, it’s stateside so no worries purchasing a unit from Japan!). I know I am crazy for selling this synth but I am getting older, playing less, and I hate to see these vintage instruments sitting around not being enjoyed by musicians. Images of the actual synth included below.

I am including an original Yamaha expression pedal and newer Yamaha sustain pedal to use with the synth. I have some replacement chips I purchased years ago in case of service emergencies that I will also include. The legs are not included as they were not included when I purchased the synth from the original owner years ago.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 26 December 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60“Up for sale is the rare, vintage and excedingly awesome synth known as the

YAMAHA CS-60
Most functions have been tested to be in perfect working order, however, there are a few things to mention.The transposition section is not working. 3 of the keys are loose and dont move as they should ( 2 oct down/1 oct down/1 oct up) and one just doesn’t make a difference in sound (normal). I assume the normal one only changes back to the sound I am hearing during the test anyway though. Pressing one key repeatedly, on nearly all settings, produces a tone that is replicated identically for the first few strikes, but after a few times pressing the key, there is a slight variation in tone, as if there was a filter running behind the signal. I am not sure if this is normal or not, but must mention it. All other functions good!” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 07 November 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60 “Hier verkaufe ich meinen in sehr gutem Zustand befindlichen Yamaha CS60.

Man kommt wohl nicht näher an den CS 80 Sound als mit dem CS 60, ohne die hohe Anfälligkeit des CS 80.

Lediglich eine Stimme erklingt nicht, was wohl von einem Techniker leicht zu beheben ist…Außerdem ist der Ribbon Controller defekt und ausgebaut..alles zusammen wohl nicht mehr als 200-400 euro Reparaturkosten…” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 10 October 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60“Hier verkaufe ich meinen in sehr gutem Zustand befindlichen Yamaha CS60.

Man kommt wohl nicht näher an den CS 80 Sound als mit dem CS 60, ohne die hohe Anfälligkeit des CS 80.

Lediglich eine Stimme erklingt nicht, was wohl von einem Techniker leicht zu beheben ist…Außerdem ist der Ribbon Controller defekt und ausgebaut..alles zusammen wohl nicht mehr als 200-400 euro Reparaturkosten…” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 05 September 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

cs60“Vintage Yamaha CS60 8 Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Works great! No performance or control issues that I can find. The oscillators have been tuned recently. I have tested all of the presets and every slider, switch, and knob works smoothly and properly.

This is just the synthesizer and case, no stand legs or expression/sustain pedals are included.

The outside of the case is a bit scuffed up but is structurally sound and works properly. It has a very slight farm smell (maybe it was stored in a barn at some point?). The panel itself is very clean. The inside is very clean. Reference pics. ” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 21 March 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

” For sale, one Yamaha CS-60 polyphonic synthesizer.This is the baby brother of the legendary and ludicrously priced CS-80, and a chance to get your hands on some true CS-80 tone at a much more reasonable outlay.This is a very reluctant sale, but sadly unavoidable right now.This synth is in fantastic condition for it’s age, and has spent its life in clean professional studios where it has been very well taken care of.Its only previous owner is a friend of the family who bought it new so I can guarantee it’s been very well looked after.It has recently been fully serviced by Bob Sinclair, who is the UKs No.1 service engineer for vintage analogue synths. It’s fully operational and in superb working condition.I am happy to post, but please bear in mind this thing weighs a bit, so you might be happier picking up from central London.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 10 January 2014, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Yamaha CS60 in excellent working condition. Original owner. Customer pickup only. South Eastern Connecticut.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 18 October 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“very few hours on this synthesizer, everything works and only a little wear shows on the case.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 27 September 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“This listing is for a YAMAHA CS60 8voice analog polyphonic synthesizer in excellent cosmetic and working condition. The CS60 is built into its own case and comes with its original lid. The enamel surface of the front panel is in excellent shape but with approximately half a dozen small (pinhead size) flakes missing. There are several minor scuffs on the Tolex of the lid, but the surface is unbroken and intact. The original legs and vinyl carrying bag (both in excellent condition) are included. The Instruction manual, service manual, foot switch pedal and foot controller(expression pedal) are all included. This is a complete Yamaha CS60 with ALL the accessories!” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 16 August 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Vintage Yamaha CS-60 Analog Synthesizer

Really nice condition, great sounding!

One owner. Owner was just a hobbiest, not a pro so didn’t see a ton of use.

Everything works great, but selling ASIS no returns due to part swappers and age.

Includes:

Yamaha CS-60 Synth
Hard travel Case
Original Yamaha soft bag (for stand & foot controller)
Foot Controller pedal
Stand
Original Owners Manual & Sales Brochure

It weights about 110 lbs, so shipping is quite high.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 26 July 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“For your consideration is this Yamaha CS-60 classic analog synthesizer… I picked it up about 6 years ago, and it still plays the same as the day I got it! Two of the oscillators are slightly out of tune, but haven’t drifted further out of tune after hours of playing… Plus the low-pass-filter slider on the panel has never worked, but the low-pass-filter still works, and can be adjusted by the “Brightness” slider, and the slider for it in the storable memory panel… If you have checked out demonstrations of this thing on Youtube, then you know how expressive this synth can be. The ribbon pitch controller combined with the touch-sensitivity makes it very easy to change tones and dynamics while playing. Plus it has the storable memory, giving you two custom patch options. It has the on-board ring modulator, and a killer LFO which they call the “sub-oscillator,” with square, saw, reverse saw, sine, noise, and input options. I have enjoyed it during the years I have had it in my studio, but I would like to down-size to something I could easily take out with me…This thing is nearly 100 lbs! It does not have the legs or music stand with it, but I will include a printed off copy of the manual in a binder. Good luck, I hope she goes to a good home.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 05 April 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Yamaha CS-60 IN VERY, VERY, VERY GOOD CONDITION, RIBBON CONTROLLER IS VIRTUALLY UNTOUCHED . 100V model. ” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 22 March 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Fully functional with original stand. Very nice condition.Tolex is all original and in very good condition .There are several abrasion marks at the very back top/side of the lid and lower case which were touched up to help blend in with the gloss level of the tolex but over all , nice shape with no tears or gouges. Inside of case top(felt) is in nice condition as well.Only one known “possible” issue electronically- the bottom jack for the headphone output The headphone only works on one channel , the right side.. I don’t know if this is because there is a loose wire inside or if my headphone 1/4 ” plug is balanced and the headphone jack is unbalanced. I just don’t know.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 01 March 2013, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Fully functional with original stand. Very nice condition with just one noticeable blemish on wood on left panel as shown in photos. Tolex is all original and in very good condition .There are several abrasion marks at the very back top/side of the lid and lower case which were touched up to help blend in with the gloss level of the tolex but over all , nice shape with no tears or gouges. Inside of case top(felt) is in nice condition as well.Only one known “possible” issue electronically- the bottom jack for the headphone output The headphone only works on one channel , the right side.. I don’t know if this is because there is a loose wire inside or if my headphone 1/4 ” plug is balanced and the headphone jack is unbalanced. I just don’t know. This synth is from 1977 .In any event, if it also doesn’t work with the buyers headphones, I will credit $150 to the buyer to correct it. That is the quote I received to fix itassuming it is an output issue and not a headphone issue!” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 05 October 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Up for auction is a Yamaha Cs 60 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer Keyboard. This synthesizer is in great condition, has been calibrated, and is fully in tune. You can get some pretty wild sounds out of this thing, great soft tones, and a filter with some great bite to it. All the presets work and the pitch ribbon works great too! The portamento and the sustain work great as well. Every single key works on this synthesizer and it has a new power supply. There are no scratches or scuffs on the front panel. It has a some dings and scratches on the bottom of the synth but it doesn’t affect the monster sound of this synthesizer at all. Also, it does not come with the original stand. It does come with the cover of it but only one of the two latches works. This auction is “As is.”” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 28 September 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Up for auction is a Yamaha Cs 60 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer Keyboard. This synthesizer is in great condition, has been calibrated, and is fully in tune. You can get some pretty wild sounds out of this thing, great soft tones, and a filter with some great bite to it. I don’t wanna ship this thing so if you want it you need to come pick it up. It has a some dings and scratches on the bottom of the synth but it doesn’t affect the monster sound of this synthesizer at all. Also, it does not come with the original stand. I will throw in the keyboard stand with the auction though. It does come with the cover of it but only one of the two latches works. ” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 06 July 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Up for sale is my Yamaha CS 60. This auction includes the original yamaha CS 60 carrying case and legs. The synth could certainly use a fix up by a tech (there is one that is located close to my house): the ribbon works but has a crimp in it which causes it to be stuck at one starting point. Additionally the voices could use a tune up. Besides that, it’s all there and everything works on it including the old school memory.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 25 May 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS60

“Selling my CS-60. The synth was just serviced by my very experienced tech Ramcur. (Look him up if you want to see his credentials.)
Everything is working 100%
Cosmetically the synth itself is 9 on 10. (Only the tolex is slightly ripped 7/10) contact me if you would like to see more detailed and specific pictures.
This one has the Kenton Midi kit installed.
Comes complete with legs and carrying case.” Link

CS-60, Yamaha @ 30 March 2012, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“About this Yamaha CS60

Overall, the synth is in outstanding original working condition.

The synth was recently given a pre-sale professional service, which corrected a couple of crackly pots.

The tuning is rock sold, pretty much from the warm up.

Cosmetic condition is near mint. Front panel is clean and scratch free. The velvet ribbon controller is free of wear. Wooden veneer wraparound panels are 99% mark free. Back panel is near spotless. The chromework is as bright as the day it was made.The top part of the case has a few marks, but is also in great condition.

All knobs, buttons, switches and sliders are present, original and function correctly.

All keys are clean and aligned and contact correctly.

This is a 100v model so includes a step down transformer.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

CS-60, Yamaha @ 18 November 2011, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Yamaha CS 60 synthesiser. Classic vintage late 70’s model with the sounds muched loved by Air, Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis.

61 keys,eight note poly, 12 presets, one oscillator per voice plus PWM and sub osc, VCF, VCA and ADSR plus memory panel. Noise and ring modulation. Ribbon strip for glissando and portamento..

Used but pretty good condition. Recent check up by specialist synth company servicers. There are a few minor scuffs on the edge of the casing but no dents or tears. Keyboard and control panel are as new. Unfortunetely I do not have the tubular legs for the synth as it was used on a custom stand and the original legs have been mislaid.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

CS-60, Yamaha @ 18 November 2011, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Yamaha CS 60

Has a Fault in which 3 out of the 8 notes ( polyphony wise ) don’t trigger a sound on the vcf or vca, but still do on the vco. So it sounds like it cuts out every 6th 7th and 8th note. No matter what key you are playing on at the time,,, the keys are all mechanically good.

Reason i havn’t had it repaired is that it still plays well as a 5 note polyphonic synth ( rather than the full 8 ).

I just keep the three notes that dont sound, held down with something,usually a little paperweight on the bottom three notes of the keyboard. Then it plays seamlessly through the remaining five notes. I will be happy to show whoever wins how to do this.

I suppose if you wanted to get it repaired then a few hundred quid and you’d have a full 8 note polyphonic machine….

Also 3 of the slider plastic tops are not there as you will see in the pic ( top left of the panel , to the right of the memory flap ), still easy enough to move without them. Though easily replacable.

2 of the keys have small marks on them but not noticable when playing on them.

Anyway, Everything else on the synth is fully working, all knobs, sliders, buttons, memory, keys, no crackles or pops when moving any of the sliders etc…

It’s an amazing synth, i’ve used it in the house to record loads in the past, but i’ve had enough of the synthy type sounds…. i want a Fender Rhodes now instead ; )

It has the top part of the case as well, the black tolex on the top part has marks on it here and there, but isn’t ripped. The bottom ( underside of the synth ) is fine.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

CS-60, Yamaha @ 23 September 2011, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Yamaha CS 60 synthesiser. Classic late 70’s model with the sounds muched loved by Air, Jean Michel Jarre and Vangelis.

61 keys,eight note poly, 12 presets, one oscillator per voice plus PWM and sub osc, VCF, VCA and ADSR. Noise and ring modulation. Ribbon strip for glissando and portamento..

Used but pretty good condition. A few minor scuffs on the edge of the casing but no dents or tears. Keyboard and control panel are as new. Unfortunetely I do not have the tubular legs for the synth as it was used on a custom stand and the original legs have been mislaid.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

CS-60, Yamaha @ 05 August 2011, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“I am the second owner. I bought it from a friend who hadn’t played it in years. I tuned it up at the time of purchase but since then it has drifted a bit a bit but this is a later model serial number so it should be stable once calibrated.
The CS-60 is a scaled down light version of the CS-80. The CS-60 is the cheapest way to get into some genuine CS-80 sounds of analog heaven with basic entry-level programming! It has been used by Air, Jean-Michel Jarre, Oshe and Bob Marley and The Wailers.

It’s a classic and old polyphonic programmable analog synthesizer, sliders, edit parameters and even an excellent Ring Modulator to get some interesting pads, drones, basses and other analog synth sounds. Sitting between the keyboard and those large Preset Switches is a long velvet ribbon controller which is pretty cool for doing wild pitch bends. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

CS-60, Yamaha @ 10 June 2011, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Hier verkaufe ich unseren Yamaha CS60. Wir hatten die Möglichkeit, den großen Bruder des CS60 zu bekommen und müssen das leider durch den Verkauf einiger Stücke finanzieren.

Der CS60 klingt toll und er sieht optisch noch wirklich gut aus.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

CS-60, Yamaha @ 13 May 2011, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“By clicking on this listing you probably know what this hard to find synthesizer is. It is even more rare to find one in as nice of condition as this one is in and fully functional. I have posted many pictures as they will tell the story of the super nice condition of not only the syntesizer but the case and even has the sheet music holder. I just got it back from an authorized Yamaha service dealer where I took it just to have them give it the once over to make sure it had no problems and got it back with a clean bill of health.

This one has been very well cared for and sounds unbelievable. You don’t see these much anymore and you certainly won’t find one in any better condition. Take a look at the pictures for the details. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

CS-60, Yamaha @ 29 April 2011, Comments Off on Yamaha CS-60

“Warm
Lush
Timeless
Here it is!!! Your chance to grab one of the most versatile and musical analog synthesizers ever made. The CS-60 covers pads,leads,basses, and fx noises effortlessly. If you’re reading this, you probably know how rare it is to find a CS-60 in full working condition.. Don’t let it get away!!
This board is running at 240v and includes the proper step up step down transformer.
This board was last used by Brendan Benson at Welcome to 1979(studios)!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.