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Moog Polymoog Synthesizer 203A

Moog Polymoog Synthesizer 203A

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Moog Polymoog Synthesizer 203A for sale. This unit has just been meticulously restored and upgraded. These are big, heavy and complicated machines and restoration is a very lengthy and therefore costly process. While Polymoogs are often sold for low prices, few, if any, have had the amount of time, love and money invested in them that we invest in our Poly Moogs to ensure they're working perfectly again and hopefully more reliable than all other Polymoogs out there, so buy with confidence. This unit had around 70 hours of highly skilled vintage synth tech time invested to make it better and more reliable than it was when it left the factory. As part of our restoration, we replace all IC sockets as we have identified these are one of the reasons these instruments are unreliable. There are a huge number of IC sockets in this unit, so doing so takes a considerable amount of time, but so does all the other work we do on these machines to make them better than the rest. Due to the huge amount of resources required to properly overhaul these instruments to our high standards, it's possible we may not work on these anymore, so after this one sells, we may no longer deal in this model, since the huge cost of an overhaul with these upgrades is more than most people will probably want to spend on this instrument.

This Poly Moog is labelled Keyboard but is actually the full Polymoog Synthesizer, which allows access to all parameters. We believe all Polymoogs were called "Keyboard" until the limited preset-only version came out, after which the ones with the full control panel like this one were called Synthesizers and the preset ones were called Keyboards. We love this vintage synth.  Its got an extremely warm sound which sounds like nothing else and feel its one of the best polyphonic analog synths out there.  It's great for warm analog sounds. We use it most to play chords - warm strings, deep pads, synth brass, etc.  It's got 2 oscillators per note and wave shaping capability, vibrato, a beautiful resonant multimode filter and more.  The additional built in resonator section provides excellent control over the tonal quality of its sounds. This synth cost a small fortune when it came out and has been used by quite a few famous synth players.  Our favorite recordings featuring the Polymoog(s) are by Gary Numan and Kraftwerk, but it's also reportedly been used by Blondie, Keith Emerson, Larry Fast, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Jan Hammer, Prince, Klaus Schulze, Rick Wakeman and others.