MATRIXSYNTH: Yellow Waldorf Q Keyboard

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Yellow Waldorf Q Keyboard

via this auction

"Up for sale is a Waldorf Q keyboard. This is a 16 voice 1999 model with OS 3.02 installed.

The Bad:

The Nextel paint on these is notoriously bad and this one is showing it's age. Many scratches and scuffs, The paint has started to rub off in a few areas. Please look at the pictures.

Two of the knobs are not original. Some of the knobs have become brittle, cracked, and fell apart. Two of the knobs have cracks but you might be able to glue them. I recently replaced 16 of the knobs. This is another well known problem and I would guess even more of the knobs will fall apart due to age. Because of this I will remove all the knobs and pack them separately when shipped.

One screw is missing on the back.

The Good:

The Synthesizer is in very clean condition despite the ugly paint. I have owned it for over 10 years and it has been well looked after.

All the encoders are working flawlessly. They are original. No skipping values. They do tend to skip a bit if they go unused for a few months but a few turns and they are good as new. All the buttons are also working.

The keyboard is straight and all keys work and respond to velocity and aftertouch.

Pitch and mod wheels work as they should.

The LCD display is original with good brightness and contrast. The contrast is adjustable."

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