Crumar Bit One

“This is a beast that has been well looked after and in very good condition for the year. I have had it for approx 10 years and now sadly selling. Decided to sell and have had it serviced at Synth Prof in Norfolk where it is currently so I know it is all working as it should, and will send it from direct to you from there. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit 01

“An amazing classic synth with a lovely fat sound – can demonstrate if need be.
I have to admit its sat in the rack unused here in my home studio for 20 Years!!
Only problem is the two volumes sliders have broken off.They can still easily be moved using flat device and could be easily fixed.
Given how old this is I think its in amazing condition”
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Crumar Bit 01

“Bit 01 Rackmount Analog (DCO) Synthesizer – Made in Italy – Vintage 80s -RARE

This is the expander unit for the Crumar Bit One, or a standalone synth.

Cosmetic Condtion:
Near-Mint. No major scratches. This unit does not have a silver sticker with Serial Number. The post for the Upper Volume slider has broken off, but is an easy fix.

Physical Condition:
Power supply was recently repaired, and brand NEW CEM3328 low-pass filters installed. Patches have been loaded, and unit is ready to rock. Recently serviced in 2018 by Bruce B of East Bay Analog Repair in Oakland.

Some great features:

Velocity Sensitive (adjustable Attack Velocity)
6 Voices with CEM3328 low-pass Filters
Full SYSEX MIDI Capable with MIDI In/Thru
Very programmable synth with control assignable to many parameters
Bi-timbral capability

All 99 of the Original factory sound patches have been loaded. The patches in the Bit01 are different than those inthe Bit One keyboard, to allow for more range of complementary sounds.

Strengths: Piano/organ, bass (think Juno 60), de-tuned brass, sounds are possible with some programming knowledge.
Weaknesses: Strings” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One

“Only 200 of these SSM Bit Ones manufactured! Warm SSM Filters!

Italo Disco Powerhouse

Bit One analog Synthesizer – Made in Italy – Vintage 80s -RARE

Some great features:

Velocity Sensitivity (adjustable)
6 Voices with SSM2044 Lowpass Filters
Bitimbral
MIDI Capable In/Thru
Very programmable synth with control assignable to many parameters

All 63 of the Original factory sound patches have been loaded. The patches are good, but far more interesting bass, FX, detuned brass, sounds are possible with some programming knowledge.

Please see the excellent demos on YouTube and see how this sounds better than Juno 106/60 which are nice, but very done (by everyone).

Please note for US Customers, this unit requires a 220V Power Supply or a Step Down Transformer.

Judge for yourself and buy wisely…” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One

“Only 1/200 manufactured! Warm SSM Filters!

Italo Disco Powerhouse

Bit One analog Synthesizer – Made in Italy – Vintage 80s -RARE

Some great features:

-Velocity Sensitive!
-Bitimbral (can layer 2 different patches)
-6 Voices with SSM2044 Lowpass Filters
-MIDI Capable In/Thru
-Very programmable synth with control assignable to many parameters

All 63 of the Original factory sound patches have been loaded. The patches are good, but far more interesting bass, FX, detuned brass, sounds are possible with some programming knowledge.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One

“Bit One analog Synthesizer – Made in Italy – Vintage 80s -RARE

MSRP = $1395 (only 3000 made)

Some great features:

-Velocity Sensitive!
-Bitimbral (can layer 2 different patches)
-6 Voices with CEM3328 Lowpass Filters
-MIDI Capable In/Thru (no Sysex)
-Expandable with the Bit01 Rack Synthesizer
-Very programmable synth with control assignable to many parameters

Synth was recently serviced, disassebled, cleaned, and serviced. Clean, sweet.

Functional condition i s: 10/10
Cosmetic condition is: 7/10 (synth looks better in person than photos)

All 63 of the Original factory sound patches have been loaded. The patches are good, but far more interesting bass, FX, detuned brass, sounds are possible with some programming knowledge.”
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Crumar Bit 01

“Up for sale is a (1) vintage Crumar Bit 01 Rack Expander 6-voice synthesizer. It’s the hard to find white version with CEM 3328 filter chips installed and it sounds beautiful! Notice that volume faders are a bit scratchy when you move them. Cosmetically it’s in very used condition with wear and tear, a lot of scratches, little dents (see photo’s). It’s complete with the original German owner’s manual, warranty card, factory inspection card, preloaded factory sounds on cassette, the program list, and schematic diagram. It’s working on 220V and the serial number is: EX/00453.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One Project Machine

“Crumar Bit One Analog Synthesizers for parts. This unit was not attempted in powering up. Most boards are loose and missing screws. This unit is also missing many chassis screws. I only ship to the lower 48 states. This unit will be well packed. There is no power cord with this unit. This unit is being sold “As Is” and “No Partial Refunds” will issued so please understand what you are buying. Review all pictures before purchasing. Thanks for looking!!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One

bitone “This bid is for a Crumar BIT One Synthesizer/keyboard in good working condition.

Comes with a hard case, lead and copy of manual.

There is a small chip on the underside of the last key on the right of keyboard ,but this does not affect the playing or feel of the synth .I Have taken a picture of this also.

The hard case is well worn but still functional, it has protected this synth well over the years.

it was used in a band when bought as new back in the day, by my friends son who used it and after a few years the band split and this synth was put into storage where it stayed until a few years ago when it was found and given to me to play with, which i have briefly but i am not really a synth player but do play piano, i havent got time to learn how to play this properly so i want it to goto someone who can better appreciate and get the best out of it cos its got a great sound and there probably arent many left in the world anymore.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

LinnDrum LM-2

lm2 “Original Linn Drum
Great Piece
Great Shape
We tested all the features that we were able for sort out
and all worked fine
We could find nothing wrong with this Linn Drum
However we do not claim to be experts and as with all equipment of this vintage, selling as is
Though we will warranty against DOA” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One

bitone“With regret, I’m selling my vintage Italian 80s polysynth…Crumar Bit One.

This synth works great…EXCEPT FOR ONE THING…I am having difficulties getting it to retain the patches I create. I want to tell you about this up front so that I accurately describe this instrument. Here’s the story…

I bought this synth a few years ago from Switched on Austin (specialty analog synth shop in TX). They had refurbished it. I used this synth to record my last two albums without any issue at all. Now, I’m working on my final album and It is losing all of my patches if it stays powered off for a few hours. If I create a patch, save it, power off, then back on a bit later…it’s still there. But if it remains off for the majority of a day…the patch is gone. It reverts back to the default random noises.

I thought it was a simple dead battery. So I replaced it. It worked great for about a week. Kept my patches. Beautiful! Now now…it’s back to misbehaving. Losing patches after a few hours of powering down. I know that’s a long explanation…but there ya go. I think it’s something more than just a bad battery. I included photos of the insides so you can see that everything is in great condition, including the battery holder and board.

The tape save / load function works fine. So if you didn’t want to fuss with the battery, you could save all your patches that way. It’s maybe not the most convenient thing in the world, but it’d get the job done. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One

crumar bit one “Crumar Bit One Synthesizer with no known issues. Plays great. A couple minor scuffs on the side panels, consistent with the synth’s age. If you are looking at this you probably already know as much about this synth as I do. Presets sound great (totally 80’s) and programming is made easy by the diagram on top.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One

crumarbitone “This bid is for a Crumar BIT One Synthesizer/keyboard in good condition.

Comes with a hard case, lead and copy of manual.

There is a small chip on the underside of the key on the right but this does not affect the playing or feel. Have taken a picture of this also.

The hard case is well worn but still functional, it has protected this synth well over the years.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Crumar Bit One Project Machine

bitoone“Up for Auction is a Crumar Bit One synth. The sound of the synth is somewhat in the range of the Juno 106 and was out around the same time. There is a write up you will find on this synth at the vintagesynth site.

This one is cosmetically clean, however it has some issues that will need to be addressed by a tech:

The synth powers on fine but the audio output is somewhat low and noisy, specifically via the phones jack.
The internal battery has long since died and will need to be replaced. As a result the patches are all scrambled.
The panel buttons seem somewhat sticky to respond when selecting patches and editing.
I found when attempting to edit patches that they keyboard will simply freeze after a few minutes. I would imagine this is a power supply issue and can probably be fixed pretty easily.
Unfortunately the keys have yellowed somewhat, which is probably can only be fixed by replacing them.

As you can see from one of the photos even the underside of this keyboard is relatively free of scratches and there are no dents of any kind, which is pretty amazing for a synth that is 30 years old.” Click here to visit listing on eBay