MATRIXSYNTH: Korg Poly 61 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 724797

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Korg Poly 61 Vintage Analog Polyphonic Synthesizer SN 724797

via this auction

"Synth powers on and does produce sound. However, the sounds seem to be random and erratic, and no longer correspond with the programs on a consistent basis. Also, it appears some of the keys may be sticking - not physically, but certain presets will produce sound even when no key is being pressed.

Synth was in perfect working order until I recently moved across the country and plugged it back in. My guess is that something internally must have knocked loose during transport. I did briefly open the panel just to see if there were any obvious issues such as an unsoldered wire, but nothing stuck out to me. Cosmetically, the synth looks great, with only some light chipping in the paint on one of the side panels (see photo). All buttons, keys and joystick work.

This would make for a great project synth for anyone interested in tinkering around with it."

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