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Showing posts with label Pollard. Show all posts

Friday, January 19, 2024

Pollard Syndrum Quad - Analog Drum Synthesizer - Pro-Serviced w/Restoration

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via Analog U.S Reverb

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and has had some restoration. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! It will come with all four pads and a new cable. Not sold as-is! Shipping to most countries! The shipping price is just an estimate and might be less. If it is less you will be refunded.

*** The photo listed is of another I had sold. Photos of the actual unit will be posted shortly.

Cosmetically- Nothing is ever mint in my opinion and this one is no exception. Please check out the photos. Apart from being cleaned up, the wood sides have been restored and all screws & jack nuts have been replaced. Most of the original slider caps were cracked or missing so they were replaced with ARP Odyssey style caps.

Internally- Besides any repairs, all potentiometers, switches, jacks, and xlr connectors have been cleaned, the sliders have been cleaned & re-lubed, and the power supply has been re-capped. The headphone jacks on these are extremely noisy as they are powered by a pre-amp chip with a very high gain. Because of this, it picks up a lot of cross-talk and noise. Please be aware of this!"

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

POLLARD SYNDRUM TWIN Effect Drum Synthesizer w/ Drum Heads & Pedal

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via this auction

Note this one is non working according to the listing, so it's more for DIYers and/or techs that want to give it a go, or for anyone who could use the parts.

Friday, September 22, 2023

#onedrumcomputeraday Drum Synth Videos

video uploads by #onedrumcomputeraday

Playlist:
1. toyo gakki ult sound ds-2
quirky little 70's drum synth made in japan
2. pollard syndrum twin
the pollard syndrum was one of the first commercially available electronic drums. this is the syndrum twin, sometimes called the twindrum - a beautiful drum synthesizer (brain) from 1976 which was part of an electronic drum kit. joe pollard was a session drummer working for the beach boys and other bands.
3. honky tonk music klone kit
sound demo of the quirky klone kit control module. made in the uk 1983 it was a cheap 5 voice alternative to other popular but expensive e-drum solutions of that time. all channels are identical except the snare channel which offers noise. the sound is very limited - followed up by the more flexible klone kit 2. since there's no demo of version 1 I decided to shoot a quick video with proper audio. retail was 299 ukp.
4. elka drumstar 64 (no talking hq audio)
quick demo of all preset patterns from this funky little Italian 80s drum machine.
5. electro harmonix rhythm 12
a short video about the lovely little electro harmonix rhythm 12 vintage analog drum machine from 1976. made in the uk by soundtech and licensed to electro harmonix.
6. rsf sd140 sampling drum machine
I finally managed to shoot a quick video on this super rare french sampling drum machine from 1986 - one of my absolute favorite drum machine of all times :)
7. böhm digital drums m. "digi-rocky" drummachine (no talking hq audio)
audio demo (hq) of all preset patterns (+fills) on this tiny forgotten digital 80s böhm drumbox.
8. electro harmonix drm16 drummachine (no talking hq audio)
short (hq) audio demo of this funky little drumbox from the late 70's
9. soundmaster sd-3 "disco beat" drummachine (no talking hq audio)
quick audio demo of this funky little japanese "stomp box" style disco drum machine from the late 70s.
10. pearl dr-x1
from time to time i have to sell something to make a little room for new stuff ;) so I decided to let this beautiful pearl dr-x 1 go and had to do a quick video before it left my dungeon - I hope you like it, had fun to re-listen and doing a few samples - best, steve
11. lel psr and radel electronic tabla
#onedrumcomputeraday is having a look at the worst digital drum machine ever (?) the russian lel psr in a double feature with the odd indian radel electronic tabla - also featured in a little deconstruction of the arctic sunrise song "forever yours".
12. uno drum - anthology drum libraries
very first & early look at the new & fresh libraries for the ik multimedia uno drum
13. icon design dsm200
last look at my the super rare 80‘s drum synth of icon design ... this one unfortunately had to go 😪 so I decided to create some footage for the world wide web before it's gone ...
14. twisted electrons deton8
checking out the little french 8bit drum machine from twisted electrons
15. dynacord percuter s
a little rough demo of the dynacord percuter s drum module (ca.1985) - including audio demos
16. bme rattlesnake
little jam on the rare bme rattlesnake analog drummachine (ca. 1982)
17. viscount r64s

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Loscha Opens up a Pollard Syndrum Quad!


video upload by Edward Jones

"This is going to be a long restoration!

The drum triggers go into the unit on a five pin Latched XLR, not a DIN as I said in the video.

The power supply is in an external box that has a mains transformer, and a voltage regulator, only to have it regulated again inside.
twice.

The MM5837 appears to be a no gp (I have a spare) but the real issue is that the faders and switches are all corroded and jumpy.

I did end up taking the panel board off, and the faders seem to be like the contemporary ARP kind. Plastic body, moving wiper body."

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Vintage Pollard Syndrum 178 RARE Analog Drum Synth Synthesizer SN 1900

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via this auction

Friday, February 24, 2023

Pollard Syndrum CM - Analog Drum Synthesizer w/Original Box & Single Page Manual

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via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings,
also on eBay

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Pollard Syndrum Quad SN 110

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via this auction

"one original drum pad
one foot pedal and footswitch unit
one 4-way connecting lead to connect four pads to the unit via the DIN-type socket."

Saturday, January 21, 2023

America's Willie Leacox's Pollard Syndrum Quad Electronic Drum Synthesizer?

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"Vintage Polllard Syndrum Quad Electric Drum Set Owned by Willie Leacox the original Drummer for America the Band. It is a Model 1074 dating from 1976. Included is a song play list in a metal box with a light. Willie was the original "America" Drummer until 2014 when he retired. The set is in very good original condition and sounds great. Comes with it original fitted trunk by the Anvil Cases. Posted many photos so you can be the see just how great it is. This is directly from the Estate of Willie Leacox."

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Vintage Pollard SYNDRUM TWIN 278 Electronic Drum Synthesizer w/ Pads

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via this auction

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Vintage Pollard SYNDRUM TWIN 278 Synth Drum Effect Electronic Drum Synthesizer

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Sunday, May 08, 2022

POLLARD SYNDRUM TWIN Electronic Drum Synthesizer. Model 278. SN 1729

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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Pollard Syndrum 178 Demo


video upload by akestromer

Additonal Pollard Syndrum 178 posts

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Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Pollard Syndrum Quad - Analog Drum Synthesizer - Pro-Serviced w/Restoration

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via this auction

Additional Analog U.S Listings

"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and has had some restoration. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! It will come with all four pads, the cable, and a new power connector. Not sold as-is! Shipping to most countries!"

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pollard Syndrum 178 SN 1302 w/ Extras

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via this auction

"This is the original electronic drum, the Pollard Syndrum 178. It's like the "Altair" of electronic drums in that it started the edrum phenomenon. For collectors, this is as rare as it gets. For music makers, this makes the analog sounds you can only get from the original. The large pedal changes the pitch or range, and the small pedal stops the tone or vibrato. The sound is based on sine, square, or triangle wave shapes. I purchased this in 1978 and played it in clubs during the era. Cosmetically, it is poor, but it works perfectly (including both snare settings), and it includes the pad (new backing behind a perfect head), the pedal, the head removal tool, a stereo 1/4" cable for the pedal, a mono 1/4" cable for the pad. The output is unbalanced 1/4", so you can use any guitar cable. The power supply is not original, but the one I have included is vastly superior and works perfectly (any DC supply between 18V and 25V works). As shown in the photos, there are no fader caps, and three faders stems are broken at the ends, but they are still functional. One side has a piece of the wood chipped off. These are extremely rare, typically sell for much more if they work. At the present, I can find no other complete and functional unit available anywhere."

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Pigface Pollard Industries Syndrum Twin Synthesizer SN 1215

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via this auction

"This is a "multifamily yard sale auction" the proceeds of which go to benefit Jolly Roger, Jim Sochaki (drum tech), Martin Atkins, and the launch of a new museum

Recently refurbished 2 channel drum synth through Alchemy Audio (details below) -- Used in Pigface A New High In Low, Pictured in the booklet with the juxtaposition of the roses in the studio, also used in the poster for the Lowest of the Low Tour

Note that the shipping calculator through ebay may not be accurate and you will be responsible for shipping fees (we rec. UPS) and any insurance (upon request)

Details:
Replaced--
6.8μF 35v Tantalums caps
1000 35v Panasonic radial capacitor
Stereo 1/4” jack
CST side\toggle switch
1000uF + 100uF electrolytic capacitors
4 x 1N4001 diodes"

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Pollard Syndrum Quad - Analog Drum Synthesizer

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"This one is in excellent cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and has had some restoration. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! It will come with all four pads (with the cable) and the sustain pedal."

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Pollard Industries Syndrum Twin Drum Synthesizer

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"The synthesizer section was fully serviced and is working perfectly.

The 2 drum pads work fine and will be included in this sale if requested (please remember to request them!). They were built with a layer of foam inside. As with nearly if not all vintage foam of this age that we've seen, this foam is crumbling. The crumbs are coming out the holes in the pads. We would normally want to replace this foam, but there doesn't seem to be an easy way to disassemble the pads and we don't want to risk breaking them, so we're selling them the way they are. As noted above, the pads aren't even needed to use this piece - we've got a Syn Drum Twin in our studio and always use it without them - we trigger it via a Roland TR-808 (which we also have one of we plan to list shortly)."

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Vintage 1970’s Pollard Syndrum Twin Electronic Drum Synthesizer

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Syndrum: The Electronic Drum


Cherry Audio

"A short documentary about the history of the Syndrum, the world's first commercially produced electronic drum, commemorating the release the release of the MRB Syndrum and poly Syndrum modules for the Cherry Audio Voltage Modular platform"

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Pollard Syndrum Quad - Analog Drum Synthesizer - Pro-Service w/Restoration

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via this auction

"This one is in good cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and has had some restoration. It is ready to be used and needs nothing! It will come with the cable and two original Syndrum drum pads."

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