MATRIXSYNTH: Korg VC-10 Vocoder SN 160431

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Korg VC-10 Vocoder SN 160431

via this auction

"This VC-10 is in pretty good working condition, though it has some issues that will eventually need to be addressed; the main power / volume pot is quite noisy and it sometimes has a dead spot or two that needs exercising. All the pots are scratchy to some degree, some more than others. The VC-10 is notoriously fussy to gain structure (there's a bit of a learning curve), but overall it's usable and I've gotten some great stuff out of it recently. These need to be tuned and scaled fairly regularly, so you can assume it'll need attention after shipping. All the trim pots are accessible through the holes on the back, and they all function correctly, though some are a little jumpy.

Cosmetically this VC-10 is in fair condition, with two significant battle scars: the low F key is missing, and there's a crack in the right cheek that has been epoxied together. Other than that it's got the requisite scratches and dings from over 40 years of use.

This VC-10 would be an excellent buy for someone who wants a bit of a project – it's all there (save for the missing key of course), and while it's 'plug and play' in the narrowest possible sense, it needs some love to really sing (or scream, as these like to do)."

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