“Waldorf Blofeld digital synth keyboard – Faulty.
Let’s get this out of the way first; this keyboard is not perfect and currently faulty, which is why it’s up for spares/repair. Please don’t buy this expecting a pristine fully working example.
I bought this about six months ago to join the army of keyboards I take to gigs (I play keys in an 80s band). During that time I’ve fixed the well-known rotary encoder problem with a software update and taking the things apart and giving them a good clean. Also replaced the power supply and power switch, which both failed not long afterwards. It’s was fine since then, have played a number of gigs with it and taken it to numerous band practices, where it’s been useful and impressive with what it can do.
The current problem is that at the last practice, I plugged it in to find that it no longer wanted to produce sound from the left channel output. Since then I’ve tested it back home and found that it produces sound sometimes, but in a distorted fashion, or nothing. It seems to decide each time the cable is inserted.
Unfortunately (for me), my band has quite a few gigs lined up over the next few months that I find a need to replace this thing with something else, simply for the sake of reliability. The irony being that it’s fantastic to use and the scope of sounds it can produce, it’s just that I need something I can rely on. Hence why you’re reading this.” Click here to visit listing on eBay