Korg Synthe-Bass SB-100

“You are bidding on a Korg SB-100 Synthe Bass. This is a monophonic bass synthesizer produced between 1975-1977. This one is tested and working! It has some minor wear in the form of paint scratches. It also has a small dent in the left front trim. Its missing its suitcase lid and clasps. All of its switches and sliders feel nice and work properly. There are lot of things to love about this little guy! First and foremost, the most massive mono bass sound Ive ever heard!!! The filter aka “traveler” sounds fat and smooth. The pitch slider makes it easy to use with samples, or live players. 2 octaves of full-sized keys makes left-handed bass a joy. This is a rare and special instrument, it possesses a magical sound quality and is especially easy to use. Sounds fantastic through a bass amp! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg SynthBass SB-100

sb100 “As should be evident from the pictures, the whole tolex case is intact. It features the letters “TFHS” on the front in white. This is most likely from a high school band, and I do not know the origin. Functionally, it is in 100% working order, which still amazes me sometimes as it is 40 years old. I have owned and loved this synth for a number of years now. I am actually only letting it go to fund a new MS-20 purchase. It has a couple small tears in the tolex, as you can see from the photos. All rubber feet on the bottom are still present but two are missing from the side. The output jack is a little bit loose but has never given me any problems. Frankly, this synth is more solidly built and in better shape (no scratchy pots) than much newer keyboards that I own. There is one bent slider (see photos) but it works without any issue. Finally, there is also some rust pitting on the face, which is unfortunate but has not affected the functionality. All in all, it’s in great functional shape and decent cosmetic shape. It still looks super hip when you bust it out on stage. The second and third photos look different from the others because they were taken almost three years ago. I just included them for reference. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Synthe-Bass SB-100

synthebass “This one is in good cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and with some restoration. It is ready to be played and needs nothing! This little synth sounds pretty good even with it’s lack of functions. Please mail with any questions. Payment must clear before I will ship. Local pickup is welcome.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg SB-100 Synthe Bass

synthebass “I have owned this Korg SB-100 for the last 9 years. I found it at a local family owned music store after inquiring about their storage inventory of used gear. It had been stored in their used instrument room for at least 15 years, but plays perfectly!! It has spent the majority of the time I have owned it in my smoke-free, pet-free studio and made it’s way to a few other recording studios under my care. I also played 2 live performances with it. It has never had any issues. It sounds amazing. All knobs, switches and keys function properly and are still securely attached. Minor exterior scratches on the case as pictured above. Definite signs of use on the control panel paint but fully functional and well cared for.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Synthe Bass SB-100

b100 “I have owned this Korg SB-100 for the last 9 years. I found it at a local family owned music store after inquiring about their storage inventory of used gear. It had been stored in their used instrument room for at least 15 years, but plays perfectly!! It has spent the majority of the time I have owned it in my smoke-free, pet-free studio and made it’s way to a few other recording studios under my care. I also played 2 live performances with it. It has never had any issues. It sounds amazing. All knobs, switches and keys function properly and are still securely attached. Minor exterior scratches on the case as pictured above. Definite signs of use on the control panel paint but fully functional and well cared for. It is in great condition, especially for a 40-year-old synthesizer.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Synthe-Bass SB-100 Project Machine

sb1000 “This keyboard is in semi-working order. This is the real deal. Vintage from 1975ish. I do not know the exact year, but my research shows it is around 1975. In perfect condition, I have seen these sell for $1500+.

I have excellent ratings as a seller and always give 100% my best description, so please read this carefully.

The action on the keyboard works perfectly.

There are two covers missing on two of the sliders for the attack and percussion. I am sure you can find replacements, but I do not have them.

A few years ago, this keyboard worked well. Today, every knob and slider still appears to work since they alter the sound in the appropriate way when they are adjusted.

HOWEVER, there are some major issues that need to be addressed. The sound is intermittent and even though all of the oscillators work, it is not in any way ready for studio or performance work without having a technician address these issues. I am assuming that all that needs to be done is have the pots cleaned really well since the sound seems to cut in and out when I adjust the parameters. The power seems to stay on perfectly.

The power cord is original in the vintage telephone coil shape. The input 1/4″ jack has been pushed in slightly, but still accepts cables in the way that it is supposed to.

If I was to keep this, I would have the power evaluated just for safety sake (though there are no known problems) and I would get an expert in vintage amps or keyboards to do a complete cleaning of the inside.

Please note that with some of these old keyboards, it may not be safe to open them on your own if you do not know how to service them. I have never opened this up.

With all of that being said, if you are looking for the real deal and to own a piece of history, this is your chance. There are no other issues other than what I stated and I do believe that the proper repair person can get this in working order. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg SB-100

sb100 “Up for sale is a Korg SB-100 Synthe-Bass. This synthesizer is partially non-operable. I will try my best to describe the functionality issues as well as provide ample pictures so that they buyer has a good understanding of what he/she is getting into.” Click here to visit listing on eBay