Yamaha CS-01

used cs_01 “Yamaha CS01 – with original carry case and original strap,working fine and good condition for age
The built in speaker works fine, its great fun to play and has a rich analogue sound. The white noise is great for 80’s percussive sounds.
The 2x additional custom filters are NUTS! You will have fun with them 🙂
Two sliders (Speed/Glissando) are not original, Speed works fine /glissando sticks so I’ve left it at ‘off’ and never really missed it – but worth noting for this sale. The casing is slightly buckled at back (see pictures), its never been an issue and works perfectly on batteries.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha TX81Z

yamahatx81z “Classic 4 operator FM synth that remains popular and powerful to this day. Famous for its tough sounds, particularly the “Lately Bass” preset patch. Tons of sysex files and several editors for this machine are available online. When sequenced with an external sequencer or DAW, the TX81z is capable of 8 part multi-timbral performance (separate sounds responding on separate MIDI channels). With the array of available sounds (including drums), this module can easily be used this way to perform entire songs and compositions.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha DX27

used dx27 “In good working order, but needs a cleaning. All keys work well. All buttons work, but a few require a firm push. Display varies from bright to dim, depending on mood, but can always be seen. This synth has seen a lot of touring/stage use. Sold as-is.

Comes with power cord. Video below is of the actual unit.

I will ship safely and quickly as soon as I receive payment. Thank you for looking! =)” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks

dt “The DrumTraks is a very programmable classic drum machine from the eighties. DrumTraks also has superior editing capabilities. Thirteen drum sounds all with programmable tuning and level control. Extensive editing with copy and paste ability. There’s even a mixer section for individual sounds, six individual outputs, one mono mix output, and cassette in/out for offline memory storage. Pretty basic and easy programming, record a couple patterns and link them into a song. The DrumTraks can output a 24PPQN clock signal and is also fully MIDI capable. This makes it very easy to use with old analogs and new MIDI synths and sequencers. If your looking for classic eighties electro beats and the vintage instrument that generates them then look no further than the DrumTraks.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Sequential Circuits Pro One

used _pro_one “Description:

This is a Sequential Circuits Pro One vintage analogue synthesizer from 1981; serial # 2860; with J-Wire and panel mounted transformer/power switch; in excellent condition. Photos are of the actual unit for sale. Comes with the original owners manual and original box and Styrofoam packaging.

History of Ownership and Use:

Was purchased new in ~1981 by my Step-father, who used it minimally for 1 to 2 years. He kept it in excellent condition while using it. Then it was stored for ~33 years until now.

Work Done:

All controls cleaned in 2013

Keyboard bushings replaced, key contacts cleaned, tuned and scaled this year

+5 and +15V regulators and bypass caps replaced this year

Current Condition:

In 2013, the lead repair serviceman for Northern California Guitar Centers, who cleaned all of the controls, said the unit is in outstanding condition. This year, the specialized Sequential Circuits and vintage analog synthesizer repairman that did the work on the keyboard and regulators said the unit is in excellent condition functionally and cosmetically! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP 3620 Keyboard

3620 “Up for auction is a very clean fully operational ARP 3620 keyboard. Included will be a copy of the operators manual and the service manual only, not all the manuals in the photos go with the sale only the two I mentioned. Was calibrated to my 2600 7-8 years ago by Phil at CMS. As with all vintage electronics item is being sold AS-IS.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Explorer I

explorer ” Up for sale is an ARP Explorer I synthesizer model 2900 from the early 70’s.
I’ve owned it for about six years and used it occasionally when gigging out. It was given a good going over by Sound Source in Rochester, NY when I first got it, and could probably stand another going over now. All of the switches and sliders work, but there’s a bit of scratchiness that’s telling me that the sliders need cleaning again.

The particulars:
-Serial #2900-0482
-It has some scratches on the control panels, some black marks on the upper keys, two sliders are missing their caps, and the bottom particle board has a crack (doesn’t affect playing.)
-I will include a USB drive with files of: the owner’s manual, service manual, several factory patch settings, and blank template for your own patches.

All in all, it’s a really cool synth if your looking for that 70’s sound. I’m trying to slim down my collection and I just don’t use this one nearly enough.

I’ve tried to show all of the dings and scratches in the photos. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

used arp odyssey “Up for sale is a fully functional Arp Odyssey 2810.This synth sounds great and was very well kept and serviced. Restored original sliders, new capacitors, polished key contacts (jwire system), new 4035 filter installed, tuned/calibrated. Please understand that the filter is a brand new replacement for the original one that was taken out a long time ago.The keys are level and it’s a pleasure to play with very stable oscillators. It comes with a really old wooden case that was custom made for the Odyssey and it will further protect it as I pack the synth very carefully for a safe trip.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP 2600

2600 “Local Pick up only. No shipping at this present time. I know if I spent this kind of money that I would want to pick it up myself. Arp 2600 synthesizer in seemingly working condition. Watch my recorded video. Please be sure to watch my video of the testing of this synthesizer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an683sdYvuY&feature=youtu.be I have no idea if this works exactly as it should but it does appear to be working. I do not have the power cord although I made one that worked well enough for me to power this up. I acquired this from the widow of the original owner. I have never seen one of these before” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Novation Nova Project Machine

nova “One Issue :

Where the power lead connects to the synth, is unstable. It will power up & work as normal . However a slight move to the cable will interrupt the power supply.

Please Note. This will need fixed , impossible to work with in current condition.

I don’t know anything about how to fix it. Nor can I be bothered . Hacked off with it. Bought new , not cheap. Only synth I’ve had with this problem.

Comes with unused rack ears , manual & box. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

E-mu SP 1200

sp-1200 “Listing a vintage 7030 by E-mu that was passed on to me and I have no use for it. Item is missing the Fuse and the fuse holder. I believe this to be a 2nd generation unit. The unit will not power on without the fuse at the moment and will need to be replaced. I was informed the unit was in perfect working order until the fuse was lost. Please take a moment to view the images and you can see this unit was hot abused or nor does it show excessive wear. This is being listed as is, I believe the fuse and the fuse holder is all it needs to function. The unit will come with one disk and power chord. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Ensoniq ESQ1

ensoniqesq1 “I’m selling my ensoniq esq-1. It’s in excellent working condition. The only issue is it needs a new lithium battery installed which I will throw in with the ensoniq purchase. The battery does NOT effect any function of the synth other then its ability to save new patches the user makes. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Octave Cat

octave_cat “This is an excellent CAT Synthesizer, SRM Model 1853 by Octave. It WORKS GREAT!! This analog synth makes incredible sounds that can’t be matched by virtual instruments. Everything functions on the unit. Some of the sliders could use some oiling / cleaning as they have stiff motion, but they all function as they should. This synthesizer makes unbelievable sounds and is a real “show stopper”! This rare analog synthesizer is a powerful instrument that will consistently surprise you with its versatility and creative sounds.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

4ms Pingable Envelope Generator

4mg peg ” This module is in fully working condition and only has some light rack rash. It will come with screws and power cable.

The Pingable Envelope Generator (PEG) from 4ms is a dual envelope generator whose envelope lengths are set by incoming clocks or “pings”.

The PEG has full CV control of envelope shape, skew, and ping (clock) division/multiplication, as well as a plethora of triggering and cycling options (AD, AR, quantization, cycle), and a tap tempo button for each channel.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

John Bowen Solaris

John Bowen “Solaris Synthesizer #251 by John Bowen

Up for sale is my Solaris Synthesizer, received from John Bowen Synth Design in August of 2015.

I ordered the synth in 2014 with the full intention of getting back into keyboards in a big way.

However, since delivery in August 2015 health and other issues have kept me from using it.

It has been used well under 100 hours in the year since I’ve had it. Protective plastic is still mostly intact on all displays. ABSOLUTELY MINT CONDITION, WITHOUT BLEMISH.


DIY Custom Synthesizer

custom diy synth “Home brew synth from I guess the late seventies

I have not tried it out as I suspect it has issues

Everything appears there apart from patch leads that fit into holes on the top panel

I had ideas of building a modular from it but think it a work of art so I leave that decision to the next owner.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Categories DIY

Oberheim OB-Xa

obx-a “Nice used Oberheim OBX-a synthesizer. It is from the estate of a local musician. It works but I lack the skills to test every function. It is in good cosmetic condition but the back and top edge of the synth has some foam residue from its flight case – I will let the new owner clean that off as you may have your own preference for cleaning.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Oberheim Matrix-6R

used matrix 6r “Up for sale is a mint condition Oberheim Matrix 6R 6-voice analog synthesizer.

I am the second owner. I purchased this unit in like-new condition from its original owner who bought it brand new in November 1986 (see warranty sticker for purchase date and location).

Cosmetically 9.5 out of 10 – there are a couple of very tiny scratches on the top cover from racking, and perhaps one or two minute blemishes on the front panel, but the unit is otherwise mint. It’s absolutely pristine inside as well and is in full working order.

It has Tauntek’s verison 2.14 firmware installed – this firmware has been rewritten to minimize processor lag when sweeping through parameters over Sysex and actually makes a noticeable difference in how responsive the synth is when programming it.

Includes the original printed manual, a “Getting the Most Out Of Yours” programming guide, two sheets listing factory patches, and the original owner’s own programming notes, including photocopies of the Oberheim programming sheets. Also includes rack ears, rubber feet, and power cord.

Unit is set for 120V AC line voltage, but can be easily switched to 100V, 220V, or 240V internally by moving a connector.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai AX-60

ax60 “Hello,
Here we have a great condition, fully working Akai AX60 Programmable Polyphonic VCO Analog Synthesizer. All works perfect, and cosmetically its in great condition as well. It is missing two slider tops / caps (sliders themselves are fine). You can buy these for under $5 a piece online if you’d like. It never bothered me at all. This is a very underrated synthesizer, VCO, true analog, and can get very aggressive with the resonance pumping. Comes with synth only (power cord attached) Please see pictures!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Casio CZ-101

101 “This CZ 101 was purchased by me when they first came out. It shows wear on the underside from sliding it on and off the keyboard stand (photo’s 4 & 5). The rest shows very little wear for a keyboard that’s over 30 years old but I did include a photo of the left side of the face to show a minor blemish. I do not have the owners manual but it can be downloaded in a PDF file for free on line and I encourage the buyer to download the manual immediately after purchase to have it when the CZ 101 arrives. I have the Data Source book which will explain how to program many more sounds. The back of the book and a few of the back inside pages are stained but easily readable as you can see in the photos.” Click here to visit listing on eBay