“This auction is for a fully functioning Korg DW-8000 synthesizer. This synth is a part of ’80s history and marks an interesting change when synths were going digital, but still had analog amplifiers (VCAs) and analog filters (VCFs).
I did some maintenance on this synth a year ago, including:
All 22 front panel switches were replaced. All buttons work perfectly with no glitching.
The battery was replaced and a battery holder was installed to make the battery easier to replace in the future. (See photos.)
The Program Up and Damper jacks were replaced. (These are the gold plated jacks in the photos.)
The original factory presets were re-loaded.
A new 8-foot power cable was purchased and is included with this sale.
I am an electrical engineer and did all the rework myself.
Aftertouch works on this synth! This is somewhat rare for a DW-8000. It takes some pressure to activate the aftertouch, but from what I read that’s normal on this keybed.
The joystick works in all four directions.
All LEDs work.
All keyboard keys are in excellent condition – no chips or cracks.
This is a great synth, and it uses the 16 digital waveforms Korg continued to use in the M1 and other classics that followed. The filter is just fantastic, and the arpeggiator and key assign modes are a joy to use.
I have owned this synth for about 25 years. It has never been out on the road since I’ve owned it, so any scrapes and scratches happened before my time. A couple of the screws on the bottom of the synth case are missing, but the unit is totally solid. I’m selling this because I just don’t use it. (I’m actually a guitar player.)” Click here to visit listing on eBay