EMS VCS3 with DK1 Keyboard

“PHYSICAL CONDITION: Excellent- Super clean all around. Some of the black lettering on the front is spotty but everything is legible. Some of the knobs have very minor scuffs that one could only see upon close inspection. A few minor dings on the wood cabinet but nothing that catches the eye. Overall, the physical condition of this synth is excellent. WORKING CONDITION: Excellent – Maintained by a consummate professional. This synth is 100% original with no modifications or repairs. This synth is in excellent working condition. Lights and meter in perfect working order. All knobs and switches feel good. Patch bay and pins all in good shape. Overall, the working condition of this synth is excellent. Please click on “Item Description” for more details and photos” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS VCS3 MK II, TKS Keyboard, Brookside Electronics Expander

” You are bidding on a fully restored EMS THE SYNTHI VCS3 Mk II

Unit is just out of service

All rotary pots including the Vernier dials replaced and unit calibrated.

This VCS 3 has several modifications including

Osc Sync across all 3 VCO’s with added rotary dial per VCO

Octave range toggle switch on VCO3

Gate toggle switch on Env generator

Trig In/Out added to rear panel

TKS Keyboard has additional ‘Brookside Electronics’ breakout box which adds additional functionality to the Sequencer including Audio and Trig inputs as sync sources.

Modifications are of very high quality and were carried out by Nigel Vivian who held a senior design position at EMS

Restoration recently carried out by Keith Kniveton at Lucid Sound UK.

Physical condition overall is excellent with very little wear, graphics are tip top

comes with original manual and original dust cover ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS VCS3

“1973 EMS VCS3 Mk2 including original manuals and power lead.

Build date of synth confirmed by Robin Wood at EMS.

It’s in good condition for a 45 year old synth and works perfectly.

The synth is original with no modifications.

As you can see from the pictures, one of the coloured disc caps is missing and some of the print has worn away.
There are 3 small holes around Oscillator 1 that were already there when I purchased the unit and some edges on the face plate look uneven.

All of the above mentioned, cosmetic imperfections, can be replaced by Robin Wood at EMS.

Purchased many years ago in Birmingham from a Guy who also owned a Synth 100.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS VCS3A

vcs3 “Here is the very rare and wonderful EMS Putney VCS3 synthesizer. Rare early MK1 version (serial 232)

This one is fully tech serviced and calibrated. Includes a recap option but I’m leaving that decision up to the buyer as some people may wish to not recap.

Cosmetically, it’s in excellent condition with the exception of a crack in the wood side panel (see pic 7). Also, upgraded to a modern IEC power jack. ” Link

EMS VCS3

vcs3 “this is an ems vcs3 putney MK1. it is an early one cream color panel which has the best sound. it is the best sounding vacs i had and it is in amazing condition. i have the silver caps that are missing in the pics except the ones on the vernier dials but maybe i can get some. it has a standard EU plug.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

EMS VCS3

“Here’s my lovely VCS3 for sale. Need to raise some cash and as I have an AKS also, this is up for sale.

I acquired this approx ten years ago. It’s in very nice condition. All is functional, except I think oscillator 3 needs some attention as it doesn’t seem to track properly. It’s 30-40 years old so has some scratchy pots. I make no guarantee about this lovely machine.” Click here to visit listing on eBay