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Red Roland SH-101 Analog Synth SN 351452 w/ Mod Grip

Published on Mar 11, 2017 Clean Fishtank

"Vintage Roland SH-101 Analog Synth - Just serviced w/ caps replaced (sounds better than ever). Recording was directly into iPhone (zero editing or effects)."

via this auction

"This is RED and a 'very good' to 'excellent' example of the classic analog synth. Cleaned and serviced recently. The interior photos were taken while apart and caps replaced by

Prophet ’08 Desktop PE Conversion Kit: Time-Lapse

Published on Mar 8, 2017 Eric Beam

"Decided it was time for the ’08 to get a little upgrade. Gave me a chance to test the Time-Lapse functionality of the OMD as well. Went pretty smooth outside stupidly of destroying PCB trace! A little wire mod fixed the situation.
Audio = 08 + Perc"

Playing a TR-606 ... naked!

Uploaded on Jan 21, 2012 synthead

"Sorry boys and girls, I'm not naked, the synth is."

Yamaha SY-1 - Monophonic Vintage Synthesizer SN 3538

via this auction

Some pics of the inside below. Note the enclosed VCA, VCO, and VCO, as well as the Sanyo components.

Elektor Formant Vintage Modular Synthesizer w/ Doepfer Modules from 1978

via this auction

This one spotted by Florian Anwander. The Doepfer modules are the String Phaser, String LFO, Frequency-Divider, and External Input pictured below. The docs under the formant manual below are for the Doepfer modules. Interesting bit of synth history.

From the listing, translated into Googlish:

"Main Unit:

Includes the base modules plus 2 additional format modules and the

Vintage ARP 2600 Semi-Modular Synthesizer

via this auction

Pics of the inside below.

"Arp 2600 semi-modular synthesizer.

This appears to be a 2603 REV G model 2600, and it sounds amazing.

The face plate is in very good condition, especially for it's age.
When I purchased this in 2009, the previous owner stated that:
- This model has the much sought after Moog ladder filter.
- This unit was serviced by Greg Montalbano of Analog Synth

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 rev 3.2

via this auction

"Full working condition, new key bushings installed, plays very well, no clunky key action. Rebuilt power supply and recapped cpu board. Sounds and plays beautifully!"

Pics of the inside below.

Synthchaser #050 - ARP 2600 Grey Meanie Troubleshooting & Power Supply Rebuild

Published on Feb 18, 2017 Synth Chaser

"I begin the restoration of a very rare (one of ~35 made) ARP 2600 Grey Meanie. I bought this ARP totally dead and intend to do a full restoration of it before I sell it.

Its previous owner thought the power supply was broken, so we check it out and locate the real problem. But, as should be done with every vintage synth, we rebuild the power supply.


Inside an Arturia Matrixbrute

This one in via Soviet Space Child. The pics are from tonykara, who also brought us the Deepmind 12 pics.

Treat Yourself :)