MATRIXSYNTH: Moog Polymoog 203a Synthesizer SN 2118

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Moog Polymoog 203a Synthesizer SN 2118

via this auction

"It powers on and makes sound, but is not 100% working and needs to be serviced. Here's a quick rundown of the issues, as far as I can tell:

- Depending on the settings, your can sometimes hear oscillators constantly droning quietly in the background
- Some oscillators are louder than others / inconsistent timbre across the keys
- Some VAR/PRE buttons stuck in one position, making it hard to tell if those sections are working properly
- Velocity sensitivity doesn't work very well
- 3 keys don't trigger
- Some LEDs are burnt out
- Some sliders cut in and out / are scratchy

The Polypedal generally works, but is a bit finicky and the patch cable seems to be partially non original.

It is in good physical condition. The ribbon controller is responsive and works well, and most of the presets sound as they should. Some keys are a bit uneven / not parallel with the keys on either side.

Great for someone who wants to invest the time and energy to getting this back up and running."

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