MATRIXSYNTH: Rick Wakeman of YES Synths For Sale

Monday, October 12, 2020

Rick Wakeman of YES Synths For Sale



via this auction

A peek at some of the actual synths used by Rick Wakeman starting with his keyboard mixer below.

"We are happy to offer the following items from the personal private collection of iconic keyboardist and synth collector Rick Wakeman. Rick career has spanned over 50 years including his time with The Strawbs and YES through to his session work with David Bowie, Black Sabbath and countless others. Alongside this, Rick's own solo career has pushed the boundaries of possibilities in terms of his use of the synthesiser including his albums Journey to the Centre of the Earth and the Six wives of Henry VIII. Rick is now pleased to be offering his fans the chance to owns some of the pieces which have sculpted his sound across his extensive career. Please find details of these pieces as below: Rackmounted Keyboard Mixer Used to mix 6 of Ricks Keyboards from the late 70s/Early 80s Each item will come with written verification direct from Rick Wakeman to confirm his ownership and use of the items. Pricing All items have been in storage many since the 1970s and will require servicing by the purchaser. This costing is reflected in the pricing of each item."

31 comments:

  1. all too expensive for what they are , chap needs to have a check with reality , lol

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  2. CAN SOMEBODY GIVE ME A CLEAR LINK TO PRICES/ AUCTION BIDS? THANK YOU!

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    1. The direct link doesn't work. Scroll down to the bottom when you get there, click on "Listings" at the bottom left, then click on Keyboards and Synths.

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    2. https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Rick%20Wakeman

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  3. What? No CAPES??

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    1. At those prices I would expect a cape to be thrown in...

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  4. Seeing the word "Fragile" on Rick Wakeman's flight cases?
    Priceless!

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  5. Like Emerson (and, humbly, me own self,) Wakeman has a penchant for Korg.

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    1. Korg trae los mejores recuerdos del setenta

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  6. Anyone interested, all that you find at this link:
    https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=rick%20wakeman&ships_to=US_CON

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  7. Ridiculous. If you have musician status you can put asking price four times higher. I have one Korg Prophecy that I paid only around 400 euros. Rick Wakeman who is not even familiar keyboard artist to me is asking 1,775.93 € for the same. Who is this guy? My prophecy is at least in better condition and not smacked to pieces in many gicks.


    https://reverb.com/item/36217631-korg-prophecy-synth-owned-and-used-by-rick-wakeman-of-yes-1991-silver

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    1. For you to not know who Rick Wakeman is, completely disqualifies you from having any right to comment on anything synth related.
      In ANY synth poll, he is anywhere in the top 5 keyboard players of all time.

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    2. you should be banned for even questioning Rick W, unbelievable!

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    3. besides, getting his synths (overpriced though) you get "his" history, can't afford it? What's the fuss then.

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    4. Who is he? You're joking.

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    5. If only we all bought Tesla in January, price would not be an issue.

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  8. $3700 for a DW8000? Hilarious.

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  9. I sold my EPS-1 to a grad student a few years ago for $100. I wish I knew it was "worth" $3700 !

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  10. They are destroyed... it seems just garbage... maybe if he clean the keybords before selling he could get some extra money

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  11. I wish there was more info about how he used each when and when. I just bought the Yamaha V50 because I could see how he used it!

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  12. Like what albums he used each synth on or for what tours/ songs

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  13. he must be hard pressed for funds. A rich man would donate them

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  14. I agree that more info should be given per each kybd as Rick's history is long and quite iconic. As for the pricing- the problem I have is that some will by who arent even musicians. They purchase for the Collectible value as an investment. So the instruments will sit , maybe on display maybe locked away in a home never to be played again . Which I think is a shameful way to own such keyboards etc. All that said I do see that many of his classic keys are not included such as Mini Moogs, Hammond Organ, Mellotron, and other RMIs which i am sure he owned several models of. So this is not his entire collection, as one would expect he keeps the best of the best.

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  15. I highly doubt he 'needs the funds'

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    1. Click through the auction link at the top of the post. They are for sale there.

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  17. I've been a fan since I was 13 in 1973. I would argue that they are worth every penny especially if signed by Rick. Alas, on an Episcopal priest's salary, I can't afford. I thought of trying to purchase one of the least expensive ones, but even then, I could only come up with half of what they are asking. I do wish him well though. Cheers to Rick and all the fans!
    Fr. Scott Arnold

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