MATRIXSYNTH: Custom Racked Korg MS-20 MINI Synthesizer SN 013269

Friday, May 07, 2021

Custom Racked Korg MS-20 MINI Synthesizer SN 013269

via this auction

"This is a customized Korg MS-20 MINI Synthesizer.

2 years ago I traded for this Korg and right away decided that despite it being like new, I hated the keyboard and the control panel graphics were so dimly printed that I couldn't read it in the dimmed lights of the studio. What to do?

Well, I ripped the keyboard and end cheeks out and threw them away. Then I built a pretty Red Oak box for it to live in and bought a brightly colored overlay for the control panel. It is now an attractive, great little desktop midi synth sans keyboard and I have no place to put it in my rig. So it needs a new home.

Please note that the patch bay is missing most of the plastic little fake hex nuts around the jacks. They are flimsy, tend to fall out, get lost or stepped on, and are purely cosmetic imitations of the 1/4" metal hex nuts that the old MS-20 had. I broke a couple cleaning the synth and so I just got rid of them.

So. If you want that great MS-20 sound with an improved appearance and without the crappy keyboard Korg slapped on it, this is your baby."

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