Korg Trident

“This keyboard is a monster in sound and physical weight. Super phat analog sound especially from the synth section, no wonder the Phoenix keyboardist loves this board. Condition is excellent for a 40 years old synth, shows a few splinters in the wood here and there but overall great shape for its age. Good: All keys work. All buttons and knobs work well, some scratchyness in some but would be cleaned up from a good cleaning. The “write program” button doesnt seam to work but maybe Im missing something.. Not so good: tested it out on a tuner last night, the lower two octaves show about from 5-10 cents flat, one was closer to 15 on the tuner, seems to be on par with a synth this old from what I hear but being the bass notes its harder to hear the pitch being out.. I would assume some capacitors on the synth probably need to be changed now or in the future due to its age, which might “tighten” it up. The headphone out works great but the mix out seems to be finiky sometimes but messing with the plug seems to work, probably another deep cleaning needed issue, the direct outs from each of the voices work well from what I can tell. With that all being said, understand this is 40 year old board and there might very well be issues arising that Im not aware of or noticing at the moment or will happen in the future so this board is being sold as is. Purchased 2 years ago from Tokyo Japan, comes with Korg road case with casters, Im assuming thats original from 1980. 100V but works well on American 120V but keep that in mind, theres conflicting opinions about analog gear being “ok” with that small of a difference, Ive had a couple other old synths and it wasnt a problem. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident MK II

“Up for sale is a Korg Trident MKII that is 100% working and in incredible condition. Everything works exactly as you would expect it to, and it has also has some preventative care (replacing old caps) to insure that it will be in great operating condition for some time.

This is a beautiful sounding synthesizer–it’s been called Korg’s Jupiter-8 and this is not an overstatement. With the synthesizer section alone you can pull up anything from classic brass pads to the snappiest Kraftwerk zaps (the envelopes are SERIOUSLY fast–1 mS attack time). And then you add the brass and string sections, and throw on the amazing vintage flanger and you are in the instant Carpenter soundtrack zone.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident MK II

“Rare Korg Trident Mk2 Analogue Synthesizer circa 1982. There are a few Mk 1’s around, but the Mk2 is the much rarer upgraded version. This instrument has been in the family since the ’80s and is in excellent full working order having just benefitted from a professional functional refurbishment and service (including new battery) by Cyberwave EMS Electronic Music Systems. The invoice is available so that you may buy with confidence. Cosmetically in Good Condition the wood casing shows some age appropriate wear, the metal casing’s paint finish has just a little minor edge wear. One of the original rubber feet was missing and has been replaced by a generic foot of equivalent size (see photo’s). The original Korg part is no longer available although if you are a parts purist it’s easy to unscrew and swap if you can find one. For a near 40 year old instrument it’s pretty clean and overall I’d rate it as being in Very Good Condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident

“Description- Vintage Korg Trident synthesizer all original in good cosmetic condition with a few minor scrapes and chips on wood. I had it checked it out by a professional they stated as follows: String Bank is a bit quieter than the brass and synth banks, programmer write button will not light up, brass volume pot scratchy, synth volume pot scratchy, headphone volume pot scratchy, everything works as it should will need minimal pot cleaning and lubrication to be perfect working order. Sold as is as described if something goes out on it a week or a month from now I am sorry but it is old electronics and will be new owners responsibility. I only guarantee it to arrive as described. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident

“The Korg Trident is a polyphonic and programmable instrument with three independent sections – Synthesizer, Brass, and Strings. It features 8 voices of polyphony and the all 3 sections can be played simultaneously or in split mode (2 sections).

Each section has its own unique VCO voice architecture, VCF (filter) types, and LFO capabilities. The Brass section’s VCF and Envelope Generators are virtually the same as the Synthesizer section, allowing the Brass section to be used for generating additional synth sounds. The String section has some unique features as well such as a “Bowing” effect. Other unique effects includes a global Flanger that can self-oscillate. Flanger controls include Speed, Feedback, Intensity and Manual. The “Ensemble” effect in the strings section is absolutely wonderful.

The Trident also featured 16 user memory patches. A midi kit can be installed and is available from Kenton Electronics. I have personally installed this kit on my other Trident and can be installed should you be interested. There are also discrete mono outputs for each section and a mix output.

I have recently spent $1,200 for this keyboard to be recapped and several CMOS replaced, all done by Analogix. This unit is guaranteed to be fully functional.
This is truly a wonderful synth pre-dating midi, this unit has been converted to 120V for North America.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident Mk II

“Selling my 1982 Korg Trident MK2. It’s in fabulous condition considering it’s age and has just been fully serviced, tested and tuned by the synth guru that is James Walker. I also had him install the CHD Elektroservis midi kit so it’s as bang up to date as it’s possible to be.
The bodywork is a bit bruised and the underside of a couple of keys have very small chips in them, although nothing so bad that it’s offensive and definitely doesn’t affect the playability. It could easily be made to look better with a bit of French polishing TBH! If needs be I can give you a number for a guy who will build a brand new hardwood chassis for it for a decent price. ”
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Korg Trident

trident “The synth is in excellent physical and 100% functional condition having been fully tested and some servicing work carried out within the last year, including the installation of a CHD midi kit.

The front and rear panels have some marks and signs of wear. There are some marks to the wooden side panels. I have included pictures for reference.

All knobs, sliders and switches are present, original and function smoothly and correctly.

All keys are clean and aligned and contact correctly.

This unit has a 220v power supply, however I will include a step up – step down transformer which allows the Trident to work with many different country’s power sources. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident MK II

trident “No reserve auction, Korg Trident Mk2 8 voice poly analog synth 61 keys and with 32 patch memory from 1982-83, this was Korg’s flagship polyphonic analog synth when the first Mk1 version was released 1980. This 1982 Trident Mk 2 had a similar battery leak issue that is common to the lower cost Korg Polysix, this is a USA 117 V version. This Trident is in poor to fair condition at best cosmetically with showing much signs of heavy use and assorted scratches and dents, and this is somewhat expected from a vintage synth that has been around for 30+ years. There are pictured two chipped keys on the synth they do not affect playing the keyboard in any way. I sent the synth to one of the best repair/restore and service providers available for old analog synths, The Analog Lab in NYC and now this Trident Mk 2 is in very good condition on the inside. The Trident synth has been 100% and extensively restored by them and functions 100% no missing voices or dead keys, and I have the work/service order pictured. These analog VCO/VCF Tridents used SSM chips and were very well regarded as awesome analog string synths with an onboard flanger. These Tridents were high quality made and built like a tank with real solid wood cases and this is a heavy synth, they don’t build them like this very much anymore. The Mk 2 version added more memory and an additional envelope control for the VCF, also included is an original Korg Trident Mk2 service manual.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident

trident “Used Korg Trident mkII in fully working and good cosmetic condition. The synthesizer was fully serviced 2/2013 by Midwest Music Menders and has been used very few hours since then. A receipt with details of the service will be included. There are a number of chips in the wood, please see photos for details.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident

trident “Does power up and lights up except for the pitch bend light. I did plug it into an amplifier and I got no sound except for buzzing sound when I pressed the keys sometimes. So it does need to be serviced. Also as pictured there are added switches for different functions not really sure what they are. I am selling this as is needing service. It is still in very good cosmetic shape a little dusty. I hate to sell this I kind of want to keep it, if it doesn’t sell I may just get it serviced and keep it. I will do my best to answer any questions, but I imagine you would know more about these than I do. If you know how to service these this would be a great buy. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Korg Trident

trident “This listing is for a vintage Korg Trident synthesizer. This is a classic 3-way analog synth/brass synth/string machine, and has a long history with some major artists from its day! You can split or stack the sections, and the synth section is fully programmable. It’s fat, versatile, and nothing else sounds like it!

Just check it out online if you’re not familiar with it, as these have a true cult following!

This is the rare original version (Mk1). It works great except for a few things that you’ll want to address. The top E and Bb keys aren’t sounding. Probably just dirty contacts, but unknown for sure. All other keys work just fine. Also, there are a few pots that are still somewhat scratchy, most notably in the flanger section and in the string section. All the volume pots (main and individual sections) are fine, switches, lights, etc.

Overall it’s a really good working unit, just needs those few things touched and cleaned up, and we have it priced WAY below what they typically sell for. Obviously there are no returns, as we’re being upfront that it needs a little work.

Cosmetically it has some typical wear here and there that you would expect on a 35 year old instrument. The joystick cap is gone, but all knobs are intact, and the main wear is in the wooden areas. There are a LOT of pictures posted to show it accurately. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay