Moog, Sonic Six @ 10 August 2020, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY, I’m going to try and explain the state of this synth as best as I can:

So, this thing was an impulse buy that I made pretty dang recently. It set me back a cool $1500 plus tax.

This unit is serial number 1126, which was written on the plastic film on the front panel. The plastic was separating and had to be removed. I put the serial number back with a label.
It is a very early Sonic Six with a build date of November 7, 1972, as-per the inspection sticker hidden inside the keyboard section.

It was found untested, as-is, at an estate sale in western New York State, then it was shipped to me in California. I figured I’d take a big risk and see if it had any life left in it. Once it got here in one piece, I sourced a replacement power cord, and tested it out. It powers on and makes sound, but well… it’s not a happy camper right now:

Upon powering it on, all I initially get is a high pitched whine if I bypass the filter and contour (envelope) -It would seem the RIGHT side of the front panel is non-responsive, but the LEFT side of the front panel is showing signs of life and the controls (more or less) do what they’re supposed to do. I was able to play with the dual LFO’s when routed to pitch. The internal speaker does work, and the volume and portamento controls seem to work as well.

The keybed still has nice key action. No clacky keys, and it seems to be tracking notes somewhat, but not in a musical way. Every key seems to at least change the pitch.

What I did:
I tested it, took a look inside, and got the cobwebs and skeletons out. Looks all-original) No rust or oxidation, and no missing parts (as far as I can tell). The PSU looks fine visually, but probably needs new caps. (there are two big ancient ones)

I haven’t tested the PSU for weird voltages or anything. There was a crusty plastic film covering the entire front panel and some of the switches on the keyboard, but I got most of it off.

I did have to replace some screws. The ones that secure the keybed assembly on the bottom are new. The ones holding the front panel in place were already there, but they are not a perfect fit. One slider cap had a crack in it and it won’t stay on, but I will include it, along with a couple metal clips that I found inside.

Cosmetically, it’s pretty decent. Some scuffs, dings, and scratches, but nothing absolutely terrible.

Long story short: it powers on, it makes …SOME sound… but it’s not working properly and needs to be looked at and serviced by a professional tech who knows how to work on vintage synthesizers. I don’t know what it needs, but your favorite tech might! Sold AS-IS in vintage non-working order and no returns. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 03 August 2020, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six Project Machine

“Missing power cord, but it has been tested and does power up. Limited functionality but viable for parts or refurbishment. Sold as is.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 11 May 2020, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“Moog Sonic Six – Vintage Analog Suitcase Synthesizer. Condition is Used. All parts working, could use some minor sound improvements and internal cleaning. All sliders, switches, and knobs are fully functional. Works totally fine in all departments but some minor adjustments wouldn’t hurt. Amazing physical condition, will be cleaned before shipping. Very rare piece.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 16 March 2020, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“This one is in good cosmetic condition in my opinion, but it does have plenty of scratches and scrapes on the exterior of the case. It has just arrived back from being professionally serviced with some restoration and is working 100%. This one is fully functional and ready to be used so please buy with confidence.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 04 March 2019, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“In Excellent Working and cosmetic condition. It has 5 missing sliders. Works Great. This has been sitting inside of musician’s house for approximately 40 years.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 16 July 2018, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six Project Machine

” Moog Sonic Six – Vintage Analog Synthesizer not in working condition some pieces have fallen out in a bag that will come with the item for sale. No power source cord so i cant even tell if it fires up so i have no idea what function and what doesnt but i figured it could be restored or used for parts but just know before purchasing this item i am gonna assume nothing functions since i have no way of testing it thanks for looking and look at pictures for any damage and condtion issues” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 16 April 2018, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“This Sonic 6 is in exceptionally good cosmetic condition and 100% FULL working order.

All switches, knobs, LED’s are in full working order.”
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Moog, Sonic Six @ 27 November 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

” MOOG SONIC SIX VINTAGE SYNTH IN GOOD CONDITION AS IS NEEDS A LITTLE CLEANING
BUT WORKS WELL. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 23 October 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“Rare vintage Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer this item is clearly used but in ok condition obvious wear and tear which u will see in the pictures so look closely for condition there is no power cord so I have no way of checking anything out to see its function knobs all seem to turn freely and keys are in good condition overall good condition for the whole piece thanks for looking we do accept returns buyer is responsible for return payment” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 09 October 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“Rare vintage Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer this item is clearly used but in ok condition obvious wear and tear which u will see in the pictures so look closely for condition there is no power cord so I have no way of checking anything out to see its function knobs all seem to turn freely and keys are in good condition overall good condition for the whole piece thanks for lookin” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 11 September 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“MOOG Sonic Six Synthesizer

I purchased this instrument around 15 years ago and have had it in safe dry storage since. When purchased it had been fully overhauled and I expect it to be in the same condition.

I’ve powered it up and have tested it myself and will give you my findings. I’m selling as is, but believe it’s in very excellent condition inside and out and should be no major issues.

The Moog powers up just fine and main light goes on. Oscillators are working, Filters and resonance check out fine, pink and white noise check out well as well as ring modulator functioning fine.
The outputs seem to be in good shape however noticed that the l-r function seems to be noisy and may just be in need of some silicon spray. The unit operates on internal speakers as well as a monitor output, both checking out fine. Other than these functions, I’m unable to test further but, the moog sounds great.

Cosmetically the unit is in great shape on the inside. The outer case has a normal amount of wear but nothing unusual. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 28 August 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“You are currently bidding on an **AWESOME** Vintage MOOG Sonic Six Analog Synthesizer! This item does sell as used, and does have cosmetic wear. It has been tested, and appears to be working well, however there are just too many functions I cannot figure out. Many customers of mine have been able to make her sing. So this auction is set as an AS IS auction, though the item works. I just cannot guarantee what I can’t test. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 28 August 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“Unit appears to be in good working order. Not electronically bench tested, but speaker, pitch wheel and knobs/faders work. The power switch does not light up, but it does turn on. Minor scratches on case, and very small tear in the plastic near the master fader at “4” (see picture). Power chord not included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 10 July 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

” The Moog looks excellent but the Contour Shaper, the articulator.. envelope shaper has been “broken” for a few years. At its prime the Moog’s tone oscillators where crystal clear, able to use saw-tooth waves, sine waves square waves and combine them in any way imaginable. Ring modulation, control generators, triggers, white noise, pink noise and pitch scalers could produce anything from a Bach invention to microtonal avant-garde radical compositions. As you can see from the pictures there are a few knobs missing…but the sliders are intact.

This Moog could be restored and back in shape for you to enjoy or sell.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 01 May 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“For sale is this vintage Moog Sonic Six synthesizer, serial number 4370. It has not been tested, nor have we had the opportunity to do so properly. We presume that it will need maintenance and restoration, so it is being sold in as-is condition. All photos are of the actual item.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 10 April 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonic_six “up for sale is a MOOG SONIC SIX analog synthesizer. unit was serviced recently and used lightly since. very good condition, ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 06 March 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonic6 “1973 Moog Sonic 6

original owner

Home use only

Good condition

Recently serviced (sound was not coming out of speaker. A module was changed)

One plastic slider knob replaced with non-original one. Broken one included” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 30 January 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonic6 “This was recently completely serviced this fall for $700. Works great. I am the original owner. Case shows signs of use and age. Case is not perfect. Manual is included..More pictures and specifics upon request. I have never shipped anything this heavy so if I have over estimated the cost I will give a refund of the extra.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 09 January 2017, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonic6 “This was recently completely serviced for $700. Works great. I am the original owner. Manual is included.Local pickup.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 05 December 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

usedsonicsix “Moog sonic 6 in good condition. It works but not sure if it’s 100% functional so I will sale for parts. It generates sounds regardless of playing any keys but all keys do react. I don’t know if is something obvious or if it needs repair. All buttons and faders appear to be working and effect and change the sound. One knob has been replaced and all but one of the fader/ slide knobs are missing. The case is a little rough but solid.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 05 December 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonic-six “Moog Sonic six up for grabs.

Has all knobs, sliders, end caps, in tune. Recently serviced.

Fully intact

Will be insured and packed carefully

Have played recently and works great” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 14 November 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonicxi “wanted u to b first to know we have one more Moog Sonic six up for grabs. Has all knobs, sliders, end caps, in tune from G sharp up to 3rd F up then sounds outa tune on other keys. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 31 October 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonic6 “Here is an excellent condition Moog Sonic Six synth. Fully serviced and sounds awesome. Missing 2 slider caps. Includes original manual ”
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Moog, Sonic Six @ 13 June 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonisix “Moog Sonic Six in very good condition, everything seems to work fine, just needs calibrated. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 30 May 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonix six “This listing is for a Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer, working condition, all controls and keys operate. I don’t play keyboards so I’m sure a setup like this would need service. I played it thru its onboard speakers and everything makes crazy sounds. The plug for the power supply is loose, moves in and out, still powers up, but should be addressed. Also has surface rust on chrome latches and handle. Was stored in a damp family room, inside is clean though.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 23 May 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

moogsonicsix “The moog six is in good condition with light signs of wear from normal use. The sonic six is a rather durable device. This one was well taken care and is in good working order. It was originally designed for educational and home use so it is light and portable and even has a built-in amplifier and speaker. This is kind of a rare bird and is seldom seen but in the right environment can be extremely useful and a much welcomed sonic edition to your sound. Comes with manual & power supply.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 09 May 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonic six “Moog Sonic Six Vintage Duophonic Analog Synthesizer keyboard 49 Key Synth

Good condition. Expect some blemishes from normal use and transportation of a vintage instrument. All original hardware present and case closes tight. Missing one rubber foot but still sits level when open or closed. Recent service. This is an early diode filter model.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 11 April 2016, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

moog_sonic_six “For sale is the virtually unfindable In Europe, THE MOOG SONIC 6, that just got fully pro restaured by the French analog expert Jean-Loup Dierstein (reapairs for JMJ, Daft Punk ….)
After 20 hours of work and an invoice of 1740 € ( that will be given) Mr Dierstein gave full life back to this rare Moog Sonic 6.
Works then perfectly
Perfect cosmetic condition
And the case is also, apart minor scratches, in a very good condition both on top of the case and the bottom.
Manual and shcematics are included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 16 November 2015, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonicsix “PHYSICAL CONDITION – Very Good: Some slight discoloration, leftover tape residue, minor scratches and blemishes, but it looks very good overall. There are a few non-original slider caps.

WORKING CONDITION – Very Good: Some of the controls are a bit more loose than new, but the unit has just been serviced by a veteran keyboard repairman in Hollywood, CA, and is working very well overall. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 26 October 2015, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

sonicsix “For your consideration this Moog Sonic Six. It just got back from Syntaur here in Texas and is both looking and sounding fantastic. The synth is in great cosmetic condition. I have photo documented the following blemishes with photo’s above. The two sliders to the left of the keyboard are non-original. On the leftmost slider of that pair there is a slight dent in the metal housing along the slider opening. Three knobs are scuffed. All of the knobs are original. The case has very few scratches but the hardware is showing signs of rust. The rust is on the surface and is not effecting their strength or functionality.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 12 May 2014, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

” I AM THE ORIGINAL OWNER AND THIS SONIC SIX HAS A MANUAL AND A POWER CORD AND EVERYTHING WORKS PERFECTLY. I HAD TO REPLACE A COUPLE OF SWITCH COVERS OVER THE YEARS, BUT I’VE KEPT IT IN IMMACULATE CONDITION. WHEN THE MINIMOOG WAS MADE FOR STAGE SOLOING, THE SONIC SIX WAS MADE FOR STUDIO SOUND EFFECTS AND BACKING TRACKS. GO TO “MOOG SYNTHESIZERS, WICKEPEDIA” AND SEE ROBERT A MOOG WITH HIS HAND ON THE SONIC SIX, NEXT TO THE MINIMOOG AND THE MODEL 35. THIS THING MAKES ANALOG BASS SOUNDS YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE. ANY TIME YOU MIX SEVERAL ANALOG OSCILLATORS AND CONTOUR THEM WITH ANALOG FILTERS, YOU GET DEEP BASS THAT ANY DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER CANNOT REPRODUCE. IT ALSO HAS A RING MODULATOR THAT MAKES HIGH AND LOW BELLS AND SOUNDS WITH MANY SIDEBANDS. A LOT OF THOSE SOUNDS ARE FOUND IN FILMS , AND ARE NOT PROGRAMMABLE AND UNAVAILABLE ON DIGITAL KEYBOARDS. THERE ARE SO FEW OF THESE AVAILABLE AND SO MANY PEOPLE WANT THEM, THIS IS HARDER TO FIND THAN A MINIMOOG, YET MUCH MORE FLEXIBLE. THE MINIMOOG WAS MADE TO USE ON STAGE AND GET A ‘QUICK’ PATCH . . .THE SONIC SIX WAS MADE TO GIVE YOU THE MOST FLEXIBILITY POSSIBLE WITH SWITCHES, CONTROLS AND KNOBS. THE ONLY WAY TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE IS TO HAVE A PATCHABLE MOOG (MODEL 15, MODEL35) FOR $12,000 – $35,000. BUT WITH A SONIC 6 YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE 40-100 PATCH CORDS. HERE’S YOUR DREAM FOR UNDER $10K. HAS A FEW ‘SUPERFICIAL’ SCRATCHES ON THE CASE. NO RUBBED OFF DECALS OR DIRTY FINGER ‘SLIDING MARKS’. NEVER USED AROUND SMOKING ENVIRONMENT. IT IS IN PERFECT SHAPE AND WORKS FINE. IT HAS A BUILT IN SPEAKER AND A HEADPHONE JACK FOR PRIVATE PROGRAMMING. THERE ARE TWO AUDIO OSCILLATORS WITH MULTIPLE WAVEFORMS AND TWO SUB-AUDIO WAVEFORM OSCILLATORS. A LOW PASS FILTER WITH REGENERATION, A RING MODULATOR (HARD TO FIND AN ANALOG RING MODULATOR) NOISE SOURCES FOR THUNDER, EXPLOSIONS AND GUNSHOTS, AND SO MANY PATCHES FOR ROUTING WAVEFORMS, ENVELOPES AND VOLTAGE TO FILTERS, OSCILLATORS AND AMPLIFIERS. MORE FUN THAN YOU COULD IMAGINE. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 17 March 2014, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“I’m selling this very clean and recently serviced Moog Sonic Six. These are one of Moog Musics rarest synthesizers. I purchased unit was purchased from the original owners sister after his passing. She stated that she had had the synth serviced by a CMU electrical engineer and gave me some left over capacitors. I’ve owned quite a few synths in my life and some very rare and unique instruments and this one ranks up there! I recently gave it a good general cleaning and quick once over. Other than some scratchy sounding speakers( I would think the pots need cleaned) it seems to be working fine. I will personally package it to assure its safe arrival and I will also fully insure it for the purchase price as well. I guarantee this unit will not be DOA but due to its age can’t promise more than that. I have 100% positive feed back and will strive to keep it that way so bid with confidence. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Moog, Sonic Six @ 13 January 2014, Comments Off on Moog Sonic Six

“RARE, Vintage Early 70’s MOOG Sonic Six Synthesizer.
Comes with OEM Service Manual on CD & Power Cord.
Don’t know a whole lot about this unit but changes sounds when adjusting setting.
There is a note sticking when powered up. (always playing but changes keys when using the keyboard)
Could be a setting for all I know.
That is why I am SELLING AS-IS” Click here to visit listing on eBay