Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY-77 FM Synth Workstation – Vintage – NB DISK DRIVE PROBABLY NOT WORKING.

Comes with four Sound Source disks – Pop Music, Rock and Roll, Manhattan and Platinum. Also “One Man Band” disk.

The disk drive whirs, but seems not to load data from disk. Unknown if drive is faulty, or if there’s something wrong with the old disks. So, buyer beware – drive should be assumed to be faulty and need replacing if you need that functionality.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha sy77 SY-77 FM Synth Workstation – Superb condition. No reserve

Think mega multi timbral dx7 on steroids and fx

And awm samples

And thats what the sy77 is.

Get yourself a waveblade and your into synclavier territory, fm can modulate samples in the sy77 its a pretty epic machine if youve got the time and the inclination” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY77 in generally good condition. Screen clear with no fading. All LEDs, buttons, wheels and faders working perfectly, as well as all the keys. The floppy disc drive however, no longer works. There is some damage at the front of the synth below the top key which does not affect play or structural integrity, please refer to pictures. The synth comes with all the manuals as well as a Sector101 WaveBlade Programmer and 8MB card which allows you to play your own samples as oscillator waveforms. This is a heavy instrument, buyer collects.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“I’ve had this monster since 1994 – overall good condition, a few scratches on the end panel, right hand side, a couple of minor scratches across 1 black key, some wear on the case paint under the keyboard – see photos. Home use only.

All button lettering is still visible, backlit LCD display in good working order & fully legible, all buttons and controls working, all audio totally clear and fine, MIDI all good, all keys working with velocity & aftertouch. The floppy disk drive spins but no longer reads data – this will require a replacement belt, and is a common age-related defect.

It still sounds *amazing*. Combine the FM synthesis engine of the DX7II with sampled AWM waveforms, pipe it through the powerful resonant filter, express yourself with the 2 mod-wheels and aftertouch, and complete the experience with the onboard effects.”

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Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY77 Vintage Synthesizer Keyboard With Original Flight Case. Powers On. All keys, voices, buttons, dials, wheels and faders working. *Floppy drive remains untested. Minor scratches and wear throughout with no keyboard casing cracks. Please forward any questions and thanks for looking…” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Plays great, with a few quirks since it is vintage equipment. What I’ve noticed are things that are fixable: one sticky key, volume sliders are a little scratchy, and the headphone jack has to be fussed with to work properly sometimes. Haven’t tested all functions like the jacks and the floppy drive.”
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Yamaha SY77

“Excellent Vintage Yamaha SY77 Music Synthesizer Made in Japan Works great. Condition is “Used”. Local pickup only.

I have no way of testing the floppy drive or Midi outputs and inputs. But it turns on, I can switch patches, and make sound through the headphone input. One little problem is that the D# an octave above middle C gets stuck. It makes sound, but it gets stuck so you have to lift it up to make it stop playing. I’m sure this just needs some cleaning and tlc. Otherwise everything works great.”
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Yamaha SY77

“I installed a gorgeous new black and white screen, a long and laborious task that is worth paying someone else to complete. Because the new screen is installed, there is no annoying converter whine. The keybed is fantastic, and there are no issues with it – the keys all work, the aftertouch feels great, and the velocity works perfectly. I’ve experienced no jitter/noise with any of the faders or the jog wheel. Comes with original Yamaha sustain pedal, as well as the SAX 1 and DRUMS 1 wave and voice cards. The onboard sequencer is very similar to Yamaha’s QY line (think Squarepusher), and integrates very well with the internal RCM synthesis engine.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY77 Synth/Workstation , if you are looking you probably no more about it than me. I bought this from Facebook market place without being able to test but told it all worked. It doesn’t….. so here are the good and bad points that I can tell

Bad or not so good:
Not all the buttons work when pressed
The disk drive doesnt make any noise or light up
Few of the sounds are available are not as you would expect, i.e piano sounds like a drone, but drum sounds work ok.
On some voices / sounds the screen shows random text, Im not sure why.

Good:
It turns on and boots up fine.
It makes some sounds.
The data dial and sliders all seem to work.
Some of the push buttons work.
The outside of the keyboard is pretty good and all a few small age related marks.
The keyboard action on all keys seem fine. “ Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Anyway this thing is in pretty good condition, it sounds amazing and responds predictably to all incoming midi. I paid a guy to install the usb floppy emulator but haven’t figured out how to wrk it yet. Ive been loading sounds and setups via sysex. This thing is a monster, especially with the ipad control apps. I’m selling just because I got the rack version because my studio is super tiny b I’m not much good at keys. It sure has a great keyboard though so if you can play at all, this is your synth. Its very responsive even to light touch. Not real sure what else to say, the backlight isnt working but thats an easy fix according to the internet. Guess thsts about it. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Product Description
This is the unshakable classic that has rocked the music scene. The “Professional Prestige” has a high level of integrated design all over its body.

This is a used instrument with a few scuffs, scratches and stains.
There is a small mark on the keyboard that looks like tobacco ashes have fallen off. Please check the picture for details.
Power supply/operation check
This is for easy preset switching and checking the sound output on all keys.

Item:Baking soda & alcohol cleaned as much as possible. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY-77

“SHIFT and ENTER buttons require a harder press to engage but they work.

New LCD. Sliders, buttons and LEDs all present. Disk drive works. 9/10 cosmetically. Some numbers rubbed off by frequent use.

Make this beautiful sounding beast yours.”
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Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY77 Music Synthesizer Keyboard
Tested and works
One sharp key sticks but still plays the note – tape on note – see pics
One white key is raised up but still plays the note – tape on note – see pics
Scratches – see pictures
Dusty and Dirty
Used” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY77 Music Synthesizer Keyboard
Tested and works
One sharp key sticks but still plays the note – tape on note – see pics
One white key is raised up but still plays the note – tape on note – see pics
Scratches – see pictures
Dusty and Dirty
Used
Local pick-up available” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“This keyboard works but is well-used as you can tell from the pictures. There is a crack on one corner. It has a headphone jack, three MIDI ports, and plugs for both a foot controller and a foot switch. It comes with a carrying case with a shoulder strap. The case is dirty on the outside from being in the garage.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“USED YAMAHA SY77 61 KEY WORKSTATION KEYBOARD SYNTHESIZER with ATA ROAD CASE
Just obtained from a large backline rental company that was closing up shop.

In great condition, very clean all around.

New internal battery just installed.

Tested and working, all functions working fine.

Probably could use a new backlight for the display as most keyboards this age do. Display is clear and easy to read.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY77 in fair condition.

Cosmetically, it’s in nice shape. There are no major scratches or dents seen among the surface of the synth.

All synthesis parameters have been tested and are working great. The battery is also fine.

Issues: There is a missing slider cap, a broken key that has been glued by the previous owner, and the disk drive is unusable. (A replacement for it can be found online.)

Despite the broken disk drive, all parameters are still accessible, and the synthesizer can still write a full song, however it just can’t save the song due to the broken disk drive.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY77 Project Machine

“Hey, eBay! Up for grabs is a semi-working Yamaha SY77 61-key FM synthesizer, listed in “for parts or not working” condition. She powers on, the LCD works (though the backlight has gone out), and all 61 keys sound when depressed. Technically, she does work. The issue is that the microswitches beneath the panel buttons all need replaced, which is typical of Yamaha gear. The same thing happened to my Yamaha RS7000 and Yamaha Motif ES6, so my assumption is that Yamaha uses the cheapest and least reliable tact switches possible in the manufacture of their gear. I don’t have time to disassemble, desolder, and solder in new switches, so I’m passing this project on to you and selling her at a loss! Also, I have no way of testing the 3.5″ floppy diskette drive built-in to the unit, but I’m sure most people will replace this with a USB FDD emulator. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY77 Digtial Music Synthesizer 61 Key Tested and Working *See Desc* (140)

Yamaha Digital Music Synthesizer

61 Keys

Unit has been tested and works

except the C & 3 Buttons in the memory bank

All of the keyboard keys and wheels work

Has some light cosmetic wear from use

and the back corners are cracked but it isn’t noticeable from the front.

No missing keys, buttons, or sliders

Everything included is pictured.”
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Yamaha SY77

“Yamaha SY77 Synthesizer. Condition is Used. Cracked plastic on the right hand side and last few keys on right are a little finicky. LCD does work but backlight does not so you can see LCD with lights on but not in the dark. Otherwise everything else works great.”
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