Nice early EMS Synthi AKS dating from 1972 one owner from new. Supplied in excellent working order following a thorough overhaul by an EMS specialist. This AKS came to us from the original owner: it has seen some action and had a switchable trimmer modification to Oscillator 3 now replaced with a hi/lo switch modification to Oscillator 3. It comes with three Prestopatch cartridges (Guitar, Keyboard, Battle) and is a lovely-sounding example of this classic synth. It is a joy to play. There is some wear to the original panels and lettering commensurate with a well-loved early Synthi, but overall it presents very well. The case lid was cracked when it came to us, but has now been repaired. Its also missing the hinges from the lid section. While everything has been done to ensure this synth is in excellent order functionally, this is a vintage Synthi and some occasional foibles may be expected. We take the view that servicing on these units should be sympathetic recapping where necessary, but also keeping as many original parts in the audio path to retain character, even if it results in occasional minor flaws. A little noise may be possible from some pots when its not been used for a while, but this will clear with use. These synths should be used regularly for best performance just like a classic car or bike needs a run out to stay in good shape. See below for more about who we are & what we do. Your list is one of the best, it really is. I just want everything on it. More about who we are & what we do. Soundgas developed from my interest in sourcing vintage instruments and recording gear for my own studio into a thriving international business. We find interesting, rare and classic gear and ensure that our customers receive them in as perfect working order as possible. First and foremost we ourselves are customers, musicians, engineers and collectors; we love fine, unusual, quirky and well-engineered recording equipment and instruments and that appreciation shines through in everything we do. Please see our other listings for a wide range of vintage instruments, effects and recording gear from the 50s-80s, including Fender/Marshall/Vox/Watkins amps, Moog/Roland/Korg synths, and our speciality tape/disc echoes, spring reverbs and effects (Binson, Roland, Copicat, Grampian, Evans, Dynacord, Telefunken etc), plus a whole bunch of pedals, effects and other weird and wonderful gear. Please read our conditions of sale in full as they form part of the contract of sale. Photographs are of actual item for sale. The item “EMS SYNTHI AKS 1972 Soundgas Serviced Vintage Synth” is in sale since Friday, September 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments\Pro Audio Equipment\Synthesisers & Sound Modules”. The seller is “soundgasltd” and is located in Matlock. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Model: Synthi AKS
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Brand: EMS
- Analogue/Digital: Analogue