MATRIXSYNTH: Custom Moog Concertmate Realistic MG-1 SN 9011 w/ Upgrades

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Custom Moog Concertmate Realistic MG-1 SN 9011 w/ Upgrades

via this auction

"Here is a very special Radio Shack Moog that is a little monster bass synth. This unit has been upgraded with sturdy wood end cheeks and a unique paint job that really makes the colors on the front panel stand out. The wood ends add more rigidity to the chassis than the original plastic pieces. The RCA outputs have been replaced with a heavy duty 1/4" jack. The external audio input is also a 1/4" jack and is routed through the filter of the synth allowing external sound processing. There is an 1/8" input jack for cutoff frequency CV, perfect for hooking up to modular synths and sequencers for additional modulation of the filter. This works well with a sequencer such as the Korg SQ-1. There is some cosmetic wear, but it is in great overall condition for it's age. S-Trigger input and pitch CV inputs work well with external sources. The synth has been tuned so that 0V at the pitch CV input plays a C. In it's original configuration it would play an F, it's lowest key. This allows use of midi to cv converters directly without having to transpose the midi note 5 steps down. All the servicing and upgrades make this synth studio ready!

This unit was recently professionally serviced:

- aging electrolytic capacitors replaced for long term reliability
- tuning of oscillators 1&2 into bass range
- tuning of oscillators and pitch tracking
- notorious decayed dust cover black goo was cleaned from circuit board
- pots were cleaned/lubricated
- new dust cover was installed to keep dust out of switches and sliders"

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