Sequential Circuits Prelude

” Sequential Circuits Prelude up for sale. It’s in good shape cosmetically except for a few missing switch/slider covers. Everything on it works, but some pots and switches are sputtery, and the LFO section pots are a little unpredictable. The instrument does produce a clean sound that corresponds to the switch/slider settings after you’ve wiggled the switches/sliders. The keyboard feels like a typical vintage keyboard that has not had any work done. All the keys work. Some cleaning and servicing would help this instrument.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Sequential Circuits Prelude

“Works great, just have to make sure to use the high output jack or else you can’t really hear it. While some synths have low and high outputs they usually aren’t very different from one another. This one really has a low output if you use the low output jack, they weren’t kidding around when they labeled it. I have no idea what the input jack is for, I’ve never used it and I don’t use pedals with my synths so I’ve never tested the footswitch jack or the volume pedal (this has a strange jack for the volume pedal. Looks similar to the output jacks you find on Soviet made guitars and basses). It’s got some wear on it that’s visible in the photos, but that’s to be expected with a 30+ year old instrument. Some of the switches are slightly bent as you can see in the pictures, a couple of the switch tips are missing, and it sounds like some of them could use some compressed air, but they all function perfectly well.

It’s output only goes to one channel, it sends a mono signal (it’s a polyphonic synthesizer though) so you can’t use headphones with this one. You’re going to have to play it through an amp.”
Click here to search for synths on eBay

Sequential Circuits Prelude

“Somewhat rare vintage synth. Shoot me an offer! All parameters function on this. The lowest c doesn’t play and the lowest g plays but is quieter than the other keys. There is a slight gap between the edge and the body as seen in 9th pic. Pots can be scratchy and the sound can be scratchy at times, but I think it’s only when the flanger is fully applied. Would love to sell to someone who can open it up and work on the internal stuff. All in all good condition but needs light general maintenance.” Click here to search for synths on eBay