MATRIXSYNTH: Vintage 1977 POLLARD SYNDRUM QUAD MODEL 478 4-PAD Analog Drum Synth SN 208

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Vintage 1977 POLLARD SYNDRUM QUAD MODEL 478 4-PAD Analog Drum Synth SN 208

via this auction

"This amazing analog drum synthesizer comes with the following components;

Pollard Industries SYNDRUM Quad model 478 4 channel analog drum synthesizer controller

4 individual SYNDRUM 8" plastic drum pads

SYNDRUM Cable snake with four 1/4" input cables that terminate in a SYNDRUM DIN connector

SYNDRUM cable to connect foot controller

SYNDRUM foot controller

SYNDRUM DC power supply

Zerox fotocopy of the original Syndrum 478 owner's manual

The SYNDRUM 478 controller is fully operational and every single potentiometer and control fader functions perfectly. The individual controls are a little scratchy but some tuner cleaner will easily clean these functions perfectly. What's really fascinating about this particular 478 controller is that every single plastic knob is beautifully preserved and they are free from cracking. Most of these plastic control knobs tend to break off or are missing altogether.

All four drum pads trigger perfectly, but the connector snake is shorted out and will need to be checked and repaired in order for each pad to properly trigger the individual voices on the controller.

The foot controller has two functions; on/off/bypass and the large footboard controls volume and sweep.

The original SYNDRUM AC/DC power supply is included and it works perfectly."

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