MATRIXSYNTH: Simmons SDS-6 Rare-as-hens-teeth Drum Sequencer w/MIDI

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Simmons SDS-6 Rare-as-hens-teeth Drum Sequencer w/MIDI

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"1984 Simmons SDS-6 vintage drum sequencer in excellent condition. I don't have to mention how rare this is, but I will. It is a US Voltage unit (117volts), so no converter required.

Simmons released about 100 of these units in the mid-80's as a way to program the Simmons drum brains. The SDS-6 can be used to trigger any drum synth (Tama TS series, Pearl Syncussion, Claptrap, etc.). This is one of the later ones, with factory MIDI and MIDI sync, which is also very rare. This is serial #82.

FUNCTIONALITY: Fully serviced last year by The Simmons Guy, who is well-known in the Simmons drum community. It has a new battery and all the big stuff in the PSU has been replaced (his words, not mine). He included a video before selling it to me, which is included below. I have tested it out and everything appears to function as it should with my SDS-V.

The physical appearance is extremely clean. This is a collector's quality unit. The face is practically flawless with some small marks here and there. Side panels can accept rack ears if you are so inclined. See photos for exact physical description.

Included is the SDS-6 and power cord. Manual is available online. Rare chance to acquire one of the rarest drum sequencers on the planet."

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