Korg, Polysix @ 15 September 2018, “No Comments”

“I was given this by an old gearhead who worked with Blur.

Unfortunately it doesnt function properly and emits a piercing noise when turned on and thats it, no keys or buttons work.

Im fairly certain the fault is battery leakage and needs a new motherboard (a kiwisix for example) although I am just making an educated guess and could be wrong.

It has been slightly modified by adding MIDI capabilities which raises the value of the synthesizer significantly.

If you can get it working then you have a rare gem on your hands as its a truly spectacular machine. ”
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Korg, Polysix @ 15 September 2018, “No Comments”

“Korg Polysix PS-6 made in Japan. Good condition but has a battery leak and is in need of repair. Does power up and make weak sounds. Sold as is with no returns.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 08 September 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“Pulled out from storage to find my Mexico excursion.

The warmest analogue I’ve ever played.

Sadly battery leakage has garbled the sound.

This can be fixed for around 200 pounds for a replacement board or you can get the more expensive kiwi board.

It has various scuffs and chips on the wood part.

Right now it’s making rave sounds with distortion so I’m giving a price to better reflect the repair cost needed.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 01 September 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“Korg PolySix AS-IS but I got sounds from it as they change when turning knobs,switches and wheels.. I got this from a friend who was a smoker back in he day..It dosen’t smell now, But some keys have burns..I was going to Rebuild it,but I’m playing again and don’t have the time..I’m selling it for parts but WILL NOT Break it up!!! It comes with Owners manual,programming charts and a cassette..I was going to try and load the tape,bit I don’t have a cassette player.. The Battery did leak,but since it was stored standing on it’s side,it don’t look bad.Metal case,Knobs Look great!!.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 25 August 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

” I am rather sadly selling my beloved Korg Polysix. This is a genuine analogue synth, first manufactured in the early 80s. I bought this particular Polysix from a friend back in the early 90s, and I believe this friend purchased it new. Over the last 25 years I have enjoyed playing this synth in a number of different musical ventures and styles, but now demands of space and cash mean I need to put it up for sale.

Everything is working on this Polysix – all keys, knobs, buttons etc. A few years ago I repaired all the key contacts. I have also changed the battery from the original (the original batteries were well known to leak inside the synth).

The sound of the Polysix is quite unique – very characterful, very organic. I love playing pads and chords on it, but it also handles lead lines and bass lines very nicely. You can stack all 6 oscillators to make fat solo lines. The filter can be pretty extreme. There’s also a great arpeggiator which is fun to play around with. It’s just a great synth for messing about and improvising on, so easy to twiddle a knob to shape the sounds.

Included is the original wooden case (I believe it is the original case anyway). This has a lovely purple fur interior for the Polysix to sit in. I have recently replaced the handle on the case.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 25 August 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“I bought this a couple of years ago for a number of projects and just fell in love with its incredible sound (so so warm – think Boards of Canada for a simple idea). I bought it in the same condition (with the same sticker) for a significant amount of money as they are quite hard to find. It had just had its electronics cleaned out and tested (hence the rather annoyingly glued modulation wheel area – see pix). It has some marks here and there but plays beautifully – remarkable for these synths given their age. It has never been toured and only kept in studio. When not used for recording this was always covered and protected carefully. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 28 July 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix with Kiwisix Mod

“Great conditionTested and worksMight have cosmetic minor imperfections” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 28 July 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“Works well , incredible sound ~ good condition cosmetically with only a few nicks, overall very clean! please see pics” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 28 July 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“This is a Korg Polysix 6-voice synth from 1981. Everything is tested and works great. I built a new clone programmer board for it since the old one had some battery leak damage. The new board is a clone, functionally identical to the original. No new or changed functions. This board has the memory and knob scanner circuits. There is no audio path on this board.
6 Voices with 1 VCO per voice + sub-oscillator per voice.
Fat Unison mode and Chord Memory.
Nice arpeggiator.
Built-in Chorus, Phaser, Ensemble effects.
Filter cutoff control input jack.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 21 July 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“Korg Polysix Keyboard Synthesizer PS-6 as is with super rare original hard case

This Polysix needs maintenance.

Battery was dead.

This makes no sound.

Inside of this is not in good condition.Corrupted.

I listed photos with inside of this.

Please see them.

Coming with super rare hard case!!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 14 July 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix with MIDI

“Selling my beloved Korg Polysix. Just moved and need the space. It has the modysix poly upgrade which more info can be found here

Modysix

Some minor cosmetic wear on the wooden ends(see the pics) but it works great. I am the second owner and has been well cared for by us both.

Comes with original manual and programmer guide as well as an original Korg Catalog from the time it was bought. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 14 July 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix with KiwiSix Upgrade

” This is a very nice, excellent condition Korg PolySix, that has KiwiSix upgrade installed. When ch gives it many updates features, including MIDI, and extra patch storage. I built a custom walnut case, which it is installed in. It looks fantastic, and plays like it looks. I just had it serviced, do it is ready to go. I’m the 3rd owner, and at least while I’ve owned it, about 4 years, it has never left my smoke free studio, until recently when I had it serviced. It comes with a brand new road case, korg owners manual, and original setting charts.
Forget about buying a synth that will need s lot of battery damage repaired, this one is rock solid and ready to go. I’m moving and have to downsize my gear. So, check back for more exciting and fantastic equipment, including synths, effects, guitars, drums and more.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 14 July 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“Unit powers up & sound does come out. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 30 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix with MIDI

“Also, includes Tubbutec installed “Mody Poly” MIDI kit.
Has a new CPU board with new battery installed.

The synthesizer’s main features are six-voice polyphony (with and chord memory voice assignment modes), 32 memory slots for and cassette port for backing up patches, and an arpeggiator.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 30 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“Cosmetically it is not so pristine. It is structurally sound, but you can see in the pictures that there are chips in the wood, the panel is scratched, and there is a plastic button missing, which I am sure you can source, and the underlying switch works.

All keys work but a few keys make a minor clacking sound (physically, not through the output). The keybed Is not perfectly level and could use a little love, but you do not really notice while playing and likely cheap and easy should you choose to address it. Despite the cosmetic imperfections, it is very much working, playing, calibrated and ready to do its thing.

Of special note is the bucket brigade ensemble effect which is a large part of what makes this a sought after board. No digital board will really pull that off.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 23 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“Cosmetically it is not so pristine. It is structurally sound, but you can see in the pictures that there are chips in the wood, the panel is scratched, and there is a plastic button missing, which I am sure you can source, and the underlying switch works.

All keys work but a few keys make a minor clacking sound (physically, not through the output). The keybed Is not perfectly level and could use a little love, but you do not really notice while playing and likely cheap and easy should you choose to address it. Despite the cosmetic imperfections, it is very much working, playing, calibrated and ready to do its thing.

Of special note is the bucket brigade ensemble effect which is a large part of what makes this a sought after board. No digital board will really pull that off.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 09 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“Korg Polysix Vintage VCO Analogue Synthesiser – UK plug, 220V.

The Polysix is one of the few vaguely affordable, old-school VCO synths still available. Back in 1981, it was supposedly Korg’s attempt to challenge Sequential Circuits’ Prophet-5.

This particular Polysix has had a lot of studio use in the last few months and would probably benefit from a service. Still, considering that the synth is nearly 40 years old (so CV only), it has behaved extremely well.

The only practical issues I’ve had with it:

– – The arpeggio button and patch selector button 7 sometimes need a second press.

– – Keys C0 and D0 tend to double-trigger.

Cosmetic issues:

– – A handful of the patch selection buttons sit slightly deeper into the synth’s metal frame than the others (see pictures). All function.

– – A few of the keys at the treble end of the board sit at fractionally uneven heights. You don’t notice when playing, though.

– – The wood veneer on the side and front panels could do with re-gluing at the edges.

– – There’s a noticeable scratch on the synth’s metal front panel (pictured).”
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Korg, Polysix @ 09 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“Korg Polysix Vintage Analog Synthesizer for spares or repair. Most of the buttons, knobs and keys do not work (most of them seem to work around the 4th octave).
The sound starts up as soon as you turn on the synth – this rising, pitch bend until it settles at around the lowest note.
It sounds totally discordant and screechy so might be good if you’re into industrial noise or power electronics, other than that it’s basically unusable.
I had it fixed in 2005 by this guy in the Lake District but it didn’t last long. I think the damage from the lithium ion battery was done & it just got worse.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 09 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“Vintage Korg Poly Six Synthesizer

In very good condition cosmetically. (one key cracked) Stored in a closet the last 15years.

THE BAD:

The KLM 367 board was damaged by corrosion due to battery leakage. When powered on, Bank A,B C and several random program numbers would be on at the same time. There was practically no sounds /output. When trying to load original programs from the tape, it would go immediately to“ERROR” at best. I replaced IC30, IC31, IC23, and IC25. I also tried to repair some of the damaged traces in the battery area using jumper wires on both sides of the board. I replaced the NI CAD battery with a Lithium battery and removedC40 and replaced R91 with a 1S1555 diode.

THE GOOD:

When powered on only Bank A and Program 1 are on as expected. When I tried to load the original patches “From Tape” the “Found” and “LOAD” LED lights up and programs1 thru 8 light up in sequence as expected with no errors. But no programs are actually loaded. I get the same “STRINGY VIOLIN” at all program numbers. I can now go into “WRITE” mode on a program and change the parameters to whatever I want and it plays just fine. If I leave that program and come back to it, it’s gone. I’m happy to at least get it to point it plays and the parameters are functional. I now noticed there are some dead keys but I don’t want to venture into it any further as I’m only a novice at this type of thing. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 02 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“This listing is for my AMAZING Vintage Korg PolySix Analog Synthesizer. I won’t talk too much about these amazing machines as if you are looking at this listing then you know just what an incredible and sought-after synth this is.

I bought this a couple of years ago for a number of projects and just fell in love with its incredible sound (so so warm – think Boards of Canada for a simple idea). I bought it in the same condition (with the same sticker) for a significant amount of money as they are quite hard to find. It had just had its electronics cleaned out and tested (hence the rather annoyingly glued modulation wheel area – see pix). It has some marks here and there but plays beautifully – remarkable for these synths given their age. It has never been toured and only kept in studio. When not used for recording this was always covered and protected carefully.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 02 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“For sale in the U.S

Korg Polysix Analog Synthesizer with Manual and Factory Patch Cassette

In good condition. All functions work as intended.

This Korg Polysix is with original battery.

Regarding the cosmetics, there is a noticeable wood-chip on the left side panel(close-up picture above)”
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Korg, Polysix @ 02 June 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“nice synth in good shape. no manual, i have used the synth and it seems to work well. i am not 100% sure every button and light does exactly as it is supposed to, in tune etc, i mean, theres a lot of lights and buttons, it gets confusing, but i will say i believe they do. no weird noises, pots aren’t scratchy etc…see the pics, overall in good shape, the “wood” corners are a little beat but inside its clean, replaced battery and no corrosion from the old one so thats a real positive! i would recommend having it looked at for performance/safety sake but other than maybe some slight adjustments i would think this bad boy is ready to go. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 26 May 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“CONDITION: WORKING. SOUNDS GREAT. DOES HAVE CORNER WEAR (SEE PHOTOS).

APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS: 38.5 INCHES LONG X 14.5 INCHES DEEP X 5.25 INCHES TALL. WEIGHS ABOUT 25 LBS PLUS OR MINUS.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 05 May 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“Korg Polysix Analog Synthesizer with Flight Case

Please note that the battery has leaked and refer to the photographs. Ships to the lower 48 States Only.

This Korg Polysix powers up and the keys respond but I am uncertain if it is in tune. The notes seem to go up and down the scale. I listened on headphones and also ported the audio out to a keyboard speaker. I noticed several pots were scratchy and/or intermittent so this synthesizer definitely needs servicing. I have not tested the presets as I don’t know how.

This synthesizer is not fully tested as I don’t have the experience nor the expertise. Outside of this basic test no further testing has been done so this sells as is with no guarantee and no return. Sells For Parts or Not Working. This Korg Polysix is cosmetically acceptable, please refer to the pictures. The flight case is in acceptable condition as well.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 21 April 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix with MIDI

“This listing is for one Korg Polysix vintage analog polysynth. It is in superb shape for it’s age and has none of the issues commonly found on ailing/unkempt P6s; the CPU board has a replacement coin battery holder with no leak prior battery leak damage. All the voices sound vibrant and full. This synth also has a CHD MIDI kit installed for playing the Polysix from an outside MIDI source (Ableton, external sequencer, etc). All of the keys trigger fine. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 31 March 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“This is Korg’s Polysix synthesizer from 1981. A knob for everything and no menus. Good physical condition except for the left rear corner. See photos. I built a new KLM-367 programmer board for it since the old one had the usual battery leak damage. Only the 8048 microcontroller and the Molex connectors were reused from the old board. Looks great, sounds great, everything works.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 31 March 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“When I bought this synth in 1999, it was already 18 years old. At the time, it was in perfect condition, save for a couple dings in the wood. I used this in several studio albums and it also made more than a few trips to the stage. For about 8 years this was my go-to vintage synth.

As the years passed, I didn’t really play anymore. In fact, it has been in storage, untouched, from 2009-2018. I kind of forgot I had it.

However, when I turn it on today, it doesn’t act the same. What used to be one of my favorite synths is now virtually unrecognizable. There are so many things wrong with it now, it makes me want to cry. I have no idea how to fix it, so that’s why I’m selling it. It makes me sad because I loved this thing back in the day and it’s really cool looking in a studio.

Alas, I will give you a rundown of the things I found wrong today with the Korg Polysix in this listing.

BAD THINGS ABOUT THE SYNTH IN THIS LISTING:

1.) 3-4 of the keys dont trigger sound, this was not true before it was stored, it might be dirty contacts.

2.) The volume knob is somewhat scratchy when turned

3.) The ASDR knobs don’t work correctly. As a result, most of the sounds this synth makes have quick attack, hold as long you press the key and then immediately release when finished. Similar to the dynamics of a brass instrument. However if you turn the ASDR knobs weird things can happen, but not what you’d expect.

4.) Many knobs work sometimes and don’t work other times. Or they don’t seem to be changing the same thing they changed before.

5.) It takes between 5 and 30 minutes for it to get to a state where it can make sound. This is kind of normal (battery issue?) and one of the reasons I stopped using it. “Warm up time.”

6.) It is completely out of tune. While the keys do ascend and descend, none of the notes are a proper interval. An octave is not 12 steps, but more like 11.3 steps. C1 to B2 is almost an octave on this synth. I’ve never seen anything like it.

7.) Some of the buttons are missing. The contacts still work. See pictures for details on the cosmetics.

8.) Sometimes it will start randomly making glitchy and creepy noises on its own. This synth literally seems to have a mind of its own ocassionally.

These are the most obvious bad things I could find. There are probably other issues I don’t know how to test for. Let there be no misconception, this synth is very far from perfect condition and some people might consider it usable for parts only. The only reason I don’t list it as parts only is because it powers up and makes sound and some musicians might be able to use it as-is.

GOOD THINGS ABOUT THE SYNTH IN THIS LISTING:

1.) It is the ultimate “weird noise generator.” Because of all the aforementioned problems, it is nearly impossible to get this synth to make anything remotely close to a normal sound. Almost every knob turn results in something unpredictable; however,

2.) The cutoff and resonance filters still work perfectly, every time, and they still sound great.

3.) The arpeggiator, pitch bend wheel, chorus effect and octave knob still works.

4.) It has never had a problem turning on. The power and lights have always worked. It has powered up without issue every single time.

5.) It’s 37 years old and still powers up. That’s gotta count for something right? :)”
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Korg, Polysix @ 17 February 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“Angeboten wird ein Korg Polysix! Das Gerät befindet sich in einem guten optischen Zustand, siehe Fotos. Die Oberfläche sieht sehr sauber aus, so gut wie keine Kratzer vorhanden! An den Holzseitenteilen fehlt vereinzelt der Umleimer, siehe Fotos. Teilweise ist dieser noch vorhanden und kann einfach wieder angeleimt werden.
Leider ist bei diesem – wie fast bei allen noch existierenden Polysix die Speicherbatterie im Laufe der Zeit ausgelaufen. Ein bekanntes Problem, was sich aber wieder beheben lässt – siehe Foto der Platine.”
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Korg, Polysix @ 17 February 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix Project Machine

“Korg Polysix Analog Keyboard Synthesizer MAYBE JUST PARTS
POWERS ON AND SOME LIGHTS CAME ON BUT THAT ALL IT WOULD DO, HAS NOT BEEN USED IN YEARS, FROM ESTATE SALE ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 27 January 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“It is KORG’s six polyphonic synthesizer “PolysIx”.

It is a perfect analog synth, six sound polyphonics with timbre memory.

Before exhibition, we replaced the sound protection battery with a new one, and it has returned to the factory preset tone of KORG.

In addition, 2 chips of VCF [SSM 2044], ordered genuine from overseas and replaced it for a new one.

It also has an arpeggiator and plays a very wonderful sequence.

Although there are small scratches and rubbing with use, I think that the state is a good one considering the times.

Functional:

perfect working.

It has been tested by musical instrumental shop in Japan.”
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Korg, Polysix @ 13 January 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

” This keyboard is in very good condition. Its been tested. Everything works. The battery was changed out about 4 years ago.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 13 January 2018, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“230V, no MIDI. Some dents on the wooden sides, minor scratches on the front panel. I tried to spot all of them. They’re not very visible. It looks very nice, works flawlessly and sounds beautiful. Overhauled last year, no battery issue, no scratchy pots, no sticky keys. I kept it in a soft case which I’ll give away with it.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 23 December 2017, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“Has one key that doesn’t work!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg, Polysix @ 23 December 2017, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

korgpolysix ” The iconic Korg PolySix Synth is for sale. Each of the 6 voices have designed VCO and sub oscillators creating a warm sound, softer and brassy-er sounding than the Juno. Specs include 32 programme storage allowing for recall of user made settings. You can select Saw, Square, Pulse Width and Modulated Pulse Width oscillators. Other features include an arpeggiator with octave, latch and up/down controls and a selection of effects; chorus, phaser and ensemble. This PolySix also has a modded midi input (running on channel 11), allowing it to be controlled by a daw or midi workstation. The PolySix comes with a case and the power cable comes attached. ”
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Korg, Polysix @ 16 December 2017, Comments Off on Korg Polysix

“Classic Analog Keyboard (pre-midi). All keys work, sounds nice. But here’s an important issue. You cannot access or save presets. The keyboard works fine in “manual mode” only, which means you can dial in your sound, changing parameters, but you cannot save the sound/patch. Perhaps there is an easy fix, perhaps not. I am just not sure. Other features seem fine to me. The arpeggiator works, the fx section works (and the chorus and ensemble effects are terrific), pitch bend and modulation work. No dead keys. So, the keyboard is being sold as-is. Maybe you want it for parts, maybe for recording, maybe for nostalgia.” Click here to visit listing on eBay