Showing posts with label Gleeman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gleeman. Show all posts

Monday, November 07, 2011

1981 Gleeman Pentaphonic Ad

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gleeman Pentaphonic synthesizer

via this auction
See the seller's other items for more.

"Here is a rare one you don't see too often and one of about 72 made. This one is in excellent condition and working 100%. It has been serviced and needs nothing. As you can see, this one has the 99 patch memory bank (see the pitch/mod section.) It also has the factory "interval tune modification" (internal.)"

SN 8110074

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vintage 80's Gleeman Pentaphonic synthesizer

via this auction

"This is an early Gleeman that was sent back to the factory (Mr Gleeman's garage) for every update that was offered. It has had the interval tuning mod, the 100 patch memories (50 factory 50 user), and an independent control of white noise (the extra knob pictured) ALL MODS were performed by the Gleeman brothers and work great. I am assuming that because this is an early machine the overlays that would normally be on the back of the machine and around the presetter/joystick were removed to perform the mods and not reattached. Besides the factory mods this machine is all original. You can tell that alot of the casing was hand cut because there is the occasional tooling mark on the casing.

This machine looks sharp and has been well taken care of as you can tell by the pictures. Three reasons to own a Gleeman are the powerful unique sounds, the unique architecture of the insturment, and the hands on interface. These features combine to keep you inspired and playing for hours. I get into what I call "the Gleeman trance" I start playing with it and before I know it five hours have passed.

These machines are about as rare as a unicorn, but rarety has never impressed me. I would put a Gleeman up against the best polysynths ever made any day. It also does not sound like any other synth in my opinion. In a world of software emulators and virtual synths it is important to me to be able to get some unique sounds without much effort.

This machine does have a built in amp and speaker that sounds cool but the best way to hear it is through its quarter inch audio outs. I am sure it is obvious a world class synth sounds better plugged into a console instead of an eight inch car speaker."

Sunday, June 12, 2011


via this auction

"Ad measures approx. 5.5"X 5.5" inches."

See the seller's other items for more (RSS).

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


via this auction

"52 CLASSICVINTAGE INSTRUMENTS: ARP 2600, ARP Axxe, ARP Odyssey, EDP Wasp, Elka Synthex, EMS VCS3, EMS Synthi 100, Gleeman Pentaphonic, Jen SX1000, Korg 700s, Korg 800-DV, Korg Monopoly, Korg MS-10, Korg MS-20, Korg Poly 6, Korg Trident Mk II, Korg PS3200, Korg PS3300, Moog Memorymoog Plus, Minimoog, Multimoog, Polymoog, Moog Prodigy, Moog Source, Oberheim 2 voice, Oberheim OB8, Oberheim 4 voice, Oberheim 8 voice, Oberheim Matrix 12, OSC OSCar, Octave Cat, Octave Kitten, Roland Juno 60, Roland Juno 106, Roland Jupiter 4, Roland Jupiter 6, Roland Jupiter 8, Roland SH2, Roland SH3a, Roland SH101, Roland SH7, Roland SH09, Roland SH1000, RSF PolyKobol II, Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 rev 3.3, Sequential Circuits Prophet T8, Sequential Circuits Pro 1, Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 v3, Yamaha CS5, Yamaha CS30, Yamaha CS60, Yamaha CS80,"

Update via meatsock in the comments:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gleeman Pentaphonic

YouTube Uploaded by Kurtsamps on Apr 25, 2011

"Gleeman Pentaphonic Synthesizer Restored by Kurt's Amps & Keyboards"

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gleeman Pentaphonic Synth Demo

via this auction
video below and at the auction.
"extremely rare vintage 1982 Gleeman Pentaphonic analog synth with original owner's manual... serial number 8110047, from the original owner.

The Gleeman Pentaphonic is a five-voice polyphonic analog synthesizer produced in extremely limited quantities (approximately 75 total, including 50 black and 20+ clear) during 1982. It was designed by brothers Al and Bob Gleeman and featured three DCOs for a stable and juicy analog sound. The Pentaphonic was designed to compete against such classics as; the Sequential Prophet-5, Moog Minimoog and Polymoog, and the Oberheim 4-Voice.

In addition to three oscillators per voice, the Pentaphonic has a four-pole lowpass resonant filter with an ADSR envelope, a VCA with ADSR, an LFO, and built-in chorusing (slow or fast). There is also a handy 300-note capacity sequencer on-board for simple real-time recordings that you can play along with. There's also a cool X/Y joystick for controlling pitch and mod effects. Some models, such as this one, also had a Presetter added which gave it 100 patch memories and eight digital waveforms."

Sunday, December 26, 2010


via this auction

"Ad measures approx. 2.5"X 10.5" inches."

See the seller's other items for more.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Gleeman Pentaphonic for sale on Craigslist

YouTube via Mikemaniax — "April 11, 2010 — Jamie Mahon from the Three 4 Tens shows some of the features of one of the rarest synthesizers ever made... the Gleeman Pentaphonic

This synth is for sale on Craigslist...
Click here if interested:"
Listed for $6000. This one spotted by adrien

Monday, March 08, 2010

Gleeman Pentaphonic

via this auction

"As some of you may know, this unit has 3 digital oscillators, an analog vcf, an analog vca, it can store up to 100 sounds and even has a sequencer. It does not have midi, but I'm sure this can be added if you need. If you want to know it's specs please search the web." Or check out the Gleeman label here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Uber Studio

via where you will find more.

Check out the red Synton Syrinx minus keys, Blue Syrinx, and the Buchla wall!!!

Three 200es, a System 100 and the uber rare Buchla 700 on top of a Rhodes Chroma.

I spot an Oberheim OB-Mx in the rack as well.

What is the synth in the stand behind the red Synton Syrinx, under the Yamaha VL1? It's not a Waldorf Q.

Update: vid Brandon:It's an Alesis Andromeda A6. Gleeman Pentaphonic clear to the right of the Syrinx's

Memorymoog behind the VL1.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

GForce Software Vintage Synth Trump Cards

I actually posted about these way back in 2005. Mark spotted them on the GForce site and sent the link in. I thought I'd put a new post up and capture the list of synths and description for the archives. BTW, also check out this post for some Roland info cards.

"Vintage Synth Trumps

This is Vintage Synth Trumps, a deadly serious card game for vintage synth enthusiasts featuring 52 classic instruments. Test your knowledge and settle those arguments once and for all with the synth-spotter's equivalent of arm-wrestling.

Can you use your skill and judgment to win the whole pack from your opponents and become the undisputed champion of vintage synth wisdom?

Playing is easy. Simply divide the cards between the number of players before taking it in turns to read aloud a statistic from your card.

For example, "Korg PS3300 - Collectability = 5 out of 5". Everyone then compares the card on the top of their hand and the highest scoring instrument in that category wins that round. The person who gains all the cards wins.

So next time your kids pester you for a card game, extract revenge with Vintage Synth Trumps (not available from any good department stores near you).

The perfect kitsch gift for trade shows, long flights, forum banter, pub quizzes, train journeys and all round anorak type showing-off.

Buy your pack of Vintage Synth Trumps for only £7.95 (price includes first class postage, other methods available)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Switched-On Ringtones

via RCP Tones
"'Switch-On your mobile phone with electronic tones designed on vintage analog synthesizers. We've tweaked blips, sequences, and effects from classic Moog, ARP, Roland, and Korg synthesizers and fine-tuned them to sound pristine and clear on your iPhone, Palm, BB, or any smartphone.

This collection is inspired by the "Switched-On" records of the late 1960s, particularly Wendy Carlos' "Switched-On Bach" and the countless "Moog" records that followed. Switched-On Ringtones brings unmistakable vintage electronic sound to your modern smartphone.
Read more about the history of Switched-On music at our blog.

**A portion of each sale will be donated to the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation.**

· Moog Minimoog
· Moog Memorymoog
· ARP Odyssey
· Korg MS System
· Korg Mono/Poly
· Roland Jupiter 4
· Roland Jupiter 8
· Roland SH-1000
· Gleeman Pentaphonic
· Sequential Circuits Prophet 10
· Sequential Circuits Prophet 600"

You'll find samples and more at RCP Tones.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gleeman Pentaphonic CLEAR Synthesizer

via this auction

"Up for sale is a very rare Gleeman Pentaphonic synth. Supposedly there were only about 70 of these ever made. 50 were black and 20 clear."

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Retro Synth Ads

Get ready to get lost for a while. RetroSynthAds just wrote in to let me know they started a blog that will showcase scan synthesizer ads. They plan to post an ad every Monday and Thursday. There are a number of ads already posted including quite a few I haven't seen before. I'm subbed.

Clear Sequential Circuits Pro-One similar in appearance to the clear Gleeman Pentaphonic
Roland Modular systems and more
The Octave Plateau CatStick
The Roland Jupiter-8 Features
The Sequential Circuits Trak line of synths

Be sure to click on the images - these are nice and large.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Search Upload * Video File * Quick Capture Gleeman Pentaphonic - Dirty Boy Bass Bully

YouTube via bigcitymusic
"Wow. Here's Stephi tweaking the Gleeman Pentaphonic into the Dirty Boy Bass Bully. The Bass Bully is certainly one of the best sounding bass guitar fuzz pedals ever made.

All Dirty Boy pedals are handmade, using the highest quality, new-old-stock parts. Every pedal's germanium transistors are hand-matched too for the best sounding pedal possible. Oh yeah. The Gleeman sounds pretty good too huh?"

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gleeman Pentaphonic Synthesizer

via this auction.
Not the best shots, but you don't see these often. Note the built in speaker in the bottom shot.

"This is a rare Gleeman Pentaphonic Synthesizer Keyboard from 1982-83. Research shows that there were only 30 of this type ever made"

Friday, December 12, 2008

GLEEMAN "Pentaphonic Clear" synth BROCHURE

via this auction

Saturday, November 08, 2008

VEMIA - Gleeman Pentaphonic Clear

via this VEMIA auction
"A very late entry, this incredibly rare machine has just been discovered in the storage area of the remains of one of the largest collections of vintage synths in England, if not the world. It is believed to have been fuly working before storage, but hasn't been tested since its re-discovery today. If there is a bid on it, it will be shipped (it has its own flightcase) to a competent tech for a thorough service and calibration, so will be sent to a buyer in perfect working order, with all the work done at the seller's expense. This means there may be a delay before it can be sent to the buyer, but that would be expected to be no longer than two weeks maximum. 110V US power supply, so transformer needed."

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Gleeman Pentaphonic

images via this auction

"The auction includes:
* Gleeman Pentaphonic
* Original manual
* Original patch sheet
* Custom-made case (new)

You know how rare the Gleeman Pentaphonic is. Probably 20 or 30 made.
This Gleeman is in museum quality condition, fully functional and beautiful."

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