Korg M500 Micro-Preset

“Biete hier den legendären Korg Micro-Preset M500 im gutem Zustand an (siehe original Bilder)

Alle Funktionen, Regler, Taster gehen sehr gut.

Der optische Zustand ist ebenfalls gut, auf dem Faceplate sind kleine Lagerspuren zu sehen.

Der Sound ist sehr markant , hat den Korg 35 Filter chip drin. Ein Super Teil!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Micro-Preset M500

“Korg Micro Preset 1970’s Synth. I have owned this for 22 years and probably used for less than 30 hours in that time. Home studio use only. I have tried all the keys, switches and knobs this week and they all work. All the sounds work too. All original knobs and switches etc are intact. In good condition for age.”
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Korg Micro Preset M500

” For sale I have a faulty Korg Micro-Preset Synthesizer Keyboard (Model: M-500SP). The synth turns on and most of the effects work, Synthe 2 and Voice settings give little to no sound. The settings that do work don’t generate a stable pitch 100% of the time. 4 keys don’t work with 1 of the 4 permanently down (god knows how that’s happened!). There is scratches and knocks all around the keyboard but that has come from the sheer amount of years / decades it’s been around plus as I say it was performed with.

This was my dad’s keyboard which he used to gig with way back when. From memory he said it did get broken but he had it repaired and continued using it. It stayed in storage until he gave it to me and I used it for many years myself. Since then it’s been sat in storage again as problems began to crop up and I simply don’t have the heart to bin it, it’s a Korg after all! Selling as faulty and in desperate need of TLC to get it back up and running properly. Given how old it is i’m not prepared to post it so collection only. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M500SP

“Kork Micro Preset M-500 SP Analog Vintage Synth. Condition is Used.

From 1977, this is a very simple and fun synth, few of which can be found for sale.

An incredible bass sound for which it is best known, but also makes some wild lead sounds.

This more sought after models also includes the small built in speaker underneath.

Cosmetically good condition. Wood effect vinyl has a couple of bumps/nicks. One of the switches has at some point been replaced with some kind of metal lever (as seen in photos) functionality not effected.

In terms of functionality, a couple of the pots have the odd crackle when turned. Another idiosyncrasy I’ve noticed is that the first three banks seem a little quieter than the rest. Not sure if that’s a common/normal thing. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M-500

“Rare Korg M-500.

Banks 4 through 6 work fine, but synthesizer one, synthesizer two, and brass do not. The selector switch works great, which is incredibly hard to replace.

See pics for cosmetic issues.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M-500 Micro Preset

“Up for auction today is a Vintage Morg M-500 Synthesizer. I got this at an estate sale. I plugged in a pair of headphones and the keyboard played. It appears all the knobs function except for 1. It is the Monentary / Portamento on switch is broke. (See pics) I have no other way of confirming if the keyboard can play thru an amp. Dusty and used. Made in 1977. Thanks for looking!”
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Korg M500 Micro Preset

“This is a genuine M-500 Korg Micro Preset SP, the very rare model with the built-in speaker.

Please note that two of the presets don’t work – these are they Synthe 1 and Synthe 2. This is a very common issue with these synths but can be fixed by replacing some of the capacitors.

Otherwise it’s in good shape. The sound can warble a bit, again a common issue with a synth that’s forty years old. But it’s a great bit of kit.”
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Korg M500

“Works “partially” – some of the sounds are weak. Some don’t seem to work at all, and some work after the unit has warmed up. Here is a list:
KNOB:
2′. Violin, Recorder, Whistle WORK!
4′. Violin 2, Flute, Soprano WORK
8′. (no sounds work)
16′. (no sounds work)
32′ (no sounds work)

Both outputs work!

One of the levers broke off, and one of the keys is chipped. All keys work though. See pics for the damage.

Just opened it up, to see if the reason some sounds don’t work was apparent. I don’t see any bulged capacitors or anything easily identified. Looks to me like this has NEVER been serviced. Someone with electronic skills could fix this right up…

The instrument will be carefully packaged. the dimensions and the weight are entered into eBay, so the shipping you see is what it’ll cost based on your location.

Check out my other auctions for more AV stuff!!”
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Korg M500 Project Machine

“Works “partially” – some of the sounds are weak. Some don’t seem to work at all, and some work after the unit has warmed up. Here is a list:
KNOB:
2′. Violin, Recorder, Whistle WORK!
4′. Violin 2, Flute, Soprano WORK
8′. (no sounds work)
16′. (no sounds work)
32′ (no sounds work)

Both outputs work!

One of the levers broke off, and one of the keys is chipped. All keys work though. See pics for the damage.

Just opened it up, to see if the reason some sounds don’t work was apparent. I don’t see any bulged capacitors or anything easily identified. Looks to me like this has NEVER been serviced. Someone with electronic skills could fix this right up… ”
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Korg M500

“Works “partially” – some of the sounds are weak. Some don’t seem to work at all:
KNOB:
2′. Violin, Recorder, Whistle WORK!
4′. Violin 2, Flute, Soprano WORK
8′. (no sounds work)
16′. (no sounds work)
32′ (no sounds work)

Both outputs work!

One of the levers broke off, and one of the keys is chipped. See pics for the damage. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M500

“This is a rare and wonderful vintage piece that needs a little TLC. These are known to have capacitors that leak oil and erode the circuit, but this one has had *all capacitors replaced* in 2012 and traces repaired. (note: if you find one of these with original capacitors, it’s a matter of time before those capacitors cause a meltdown.)

It has one major playability issue that I don’t know how to fix — the scale of the keyboard has become out of tune. This is an all-analog and pretty simple system… but I can’t find where to make that adjustment. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M500SP

“For sale a beautiful Korg M500 micro-preset. This unit was in a box for almost 40 yrs. everything works as it should and in good shape. The badge is somehow different from others .. the “micro-preset” badge was lost or it never been there don´tt know exactly why but I presume this is one of the first units mounted.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M500SP

“For sale a beautiful Korg M500 micro-preset. This unit was in a box for almost 40 yrs. everything works as it should and in good shape. The badge is somehow different from others .. the “micro-preset” badge was lost or it never been there don´tt know exactly why but I presume this is one of the first units mounted.
The badges blue and red on the back are from a Lisbon music store at the time..
The synth has a beautiful warm sound and it is very handling with a chance of mixing all the bank sounds with the synth 1 and 2. I did a few nice bass lines with it and even a bass drum line in just a few seconds.. really funny to work with.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg Micro Preset

“KORG M-500 SP Micro-Preset Vintage Analog Synthesizer (model with speaker) works and sounds great, does have some cosmetic flaws, I see the vinyl covering peeling , scratches ,may need a better cleaning. This item is part of an estate liquidation,this item is used and works , item gets good sound , we are not experts with this type of item , I am selling as is due to item not being tested by a prof service” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M500SP

” The Korg Micro Preset is a small simple 32 key single oscillator monphonic synthesizer manufactured by Korg from 1977-1980. It features 6 presets that can be modified with limited on board controls such as a simple Attack/Decay envelope, an assortment of knobs for real time editing, an LFO and sliders for filter cutoff and resonance. It is said to sound very much like it’s elder siblings in the MS product line It is also a circuit bender’s dream as well as a mod maker’s. 220V.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M500 Micro Preset

“Korg M500 for sale. It is mostly working, except the ‘Voice’ synth doesn’t make sound, but all of the other synths are working. It is in decent cosmetic condition, and comes with a stack of overlays for the controls, to help you reproduce certain sounds. It also comes with the support for sheet music, and it’s original (though torn) dust cover. “ Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M500 SP

“Selling my Korg m500 , just seen one go for 395
Not as original as mine , theirs had a knob that wasnt original etc , but ill ask less for hopefully quick sale , this is the last of my Analogue collection ive sold off over the last two years ,
This works absolutely perfect , no dodgy switches or crackly pots and sliders
Ive also added a kettle lead socket , instead of the fixed cable normally on them
Let me know if you have a kettle lead as I prefare not to put plug and lead in parcel stop prongs marking synth
This is the SP version with onboard speaker
These sound crap on their own , But add a reverb pedal etc , it completely comes to life ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Korg M500 Micro Preset

“This Korg Micro Preset M500 comes complete with its original manual and nine patch sheets that fit over the the controls to create specific sounds. There are a few blank ones that you can use to create your own.

It is being sold AS IS. I am not a specialist, but had it checked over by one and this is what he reported:

-All functions appear to be working EXCEPT “Synth 1” and “Synth 2.”

-In good overall cosmetic condition, except one chip on a corner clearly marked in the pictures, a few light surface scratches.

-Missing the knobs on the “Modulation Depth” and the “Momentary / Portamento” switch (but they work fine without them). ”
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