Maplin 5600s

“Up for auction is a Maplin 5600s Monophonic Vintage Synthesizer Synth Rare. This unit was completely put back together by Kurt Sampson in Prescott, Az and some of the parts are original but most of the parts are new.

I am going to break down the work that was done on this unit as best as I can. The keyboard (digitally controlled) is new, the spring reverb is new, & the power supply was specifically constructed for this machine. All four oscillators work, the two filters work, all five mixers work, the keyboard control works, both amplifiers work, the sample and hold work, left and right outputs work great, the spring reverb / phaser work, & the 30 x 30 patch matrix works great and it comes with 14 pegs to make different combinations of patches. There are no dirty potentiometers. More recently the pitch wheel was installed, gate clock in, cv in, ext cv1, ext cv was installed as well so you can sync it up with a drum machine.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Maplin 5600s Project Machine

MAPLIN 5600s” Sold as-is, please look at pictures and description carefully. Damanged, for parts or repair only.

As you can see from the pictures, this is a major project! This was a unit that was shipped to me without being packed or boxed up. The person just put the latching lid on the case, with a couple of straps and sent it that way. Obviously, THAT wasn’t a good idea! Arrived with parts of the outside case damaged, and then when it was opened up, yikes – major damage from pieces being knocked loose and crashing around within the case. There also appears to be some rust and water damage inside – you can see and smell mildew on the case, and some of the controls seem to be rusted into place. From the last picture, you can see what it looked like before it was shipped to my tech, and I was hoping that we could resurrect it without too much problem, as it’s one of my favorite synths. But, since it wasn’t packed at all, it suffered major damage, and we’ve decided to not do anything further with it, and just sell it AS-IS. It is currently packed and boxed up (as it should have been in the first place), as you can see from the outside pictures of the box. That is exactly how it will be shipped out, and the interior will look exactly as you see in the pictures (except for the last one!). To our knowledge, all the pieces and parts are there, so it could be cannibalized, or if you’re up to it, resurrected (pretty much from the dead, in this case!). Includes the high quality copies of both the operation / user’s and the assembly / service manuals, with schematics, parts lists, assembly instructions, etc.

If you’re a good tech or projecteer, this could be a good project, as this synthesizer goes for over $5000 when up and running!” Click here to visit listing on eBay