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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Nomad Rhythm 12 - Vintage Drum Machine


Published on Sep 24, 2016 Dave Burns


via this auction

"This is a very rare Nomad Rhythm Maker 12 drum machine.

Beautiful warm sound.

The machine has 12 different presets. You can also combine a couple of presets but pressing both buttons together.
There’s tempo, tone and volume control.

In the back there’s a 1/4” output jack as well as an input for a foot switch (not included) to start and stop the rhythms.

The last photo is taken from Joe Mansfield’s book about vintage drum machines where the Nomad is featured.

The drum machine seems to be in good working condition. Some of the presets are slightly odd - the Cha Cha and the Mambo seem to be playing the same beat, the Waltz and the Slow Rock seem to be quite minimal.

The start button is occasionally acting out and not starting the rhythm immediately but if that happens, I just depress and press again and it’s working fine.

Cosmetically, there’s some wear here and there - light scuffs, marks and a couple of small wood chips. Overall it is in nice vintage condition.

Please refer to photos for condition."

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