Synth Shop

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Parts

Vintage Synth Parts

Most of our parts are previously used. For part availability and pricing information, please contact us with a description of the part needed. We have parts in stock for the following synths:

  • Casio: CZ-101, CZ-230, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000, CZ-1
  • Elka: EK44
  • Ensoniq: KT-88, VFX-SD
  • Kawai: K1, K5, K5m, KC10
  • Korg: DS-8, DSS-1, DW-6000, DW-8000, EX-8000, Poly61, Poly800, Poly800II
  • Moog: Polymoog
  • Peavey: Spectrum Synth
  • Roland: A-90, Alpha Juno-1, Alpha Juno-2, D-5, D-10, D-110, D-20, Juno-106, HS-60, JX-8P, JX-10, MKS-100, S-10, S-220, S-550, U-110, U-20, U-220, W-30
  • Yamaha: DX21, DX7IID, GS1, GS2, TX16W, TX-816, V50

Vintage Synth Keys

We have keys (sharp key: $8, natural key: $16, top key: $32) in stock for the following synths (contact us for key availability):

  • Akai: AX-60, X-7000
  • ARP: 2500, 2600, Axxe MK1, Explorer, Odyssey, Omni, Pro Soloist, Quadra, Quartet
  • Casio: CT-655, CZ1000, CZ3000, CZ5000
  • Crumar: Performer, Trilogy
  • EML: 100, 101
  • Emu: Emulator III
  • Kawai: K5, SX-210, SX-240
  • Korg: DSS-1, DW-6000, DW-8000, Mono/Poly, PolySix, Poly-61, Poly800, RK-100, 01/W, i2, i3, i30, M1, Oasys, T2, T3, Trinity, Trinity Pro, Triton Extreme/Pro/Studio, Wavestation, Z1
  • M-Audio: KeyStudio, KeyStation, KeyRig
  • Moog: Memorymoog, Micromoog, Minimoog, Minitmoog, Polymoog, Prodigy, Satellite, Sonic 6
  • Oberheim: 2/4/8-Voice, OB-1, OB-8, OB-SX, OB-X, OB-Xa
  • Octave: Cat
  • PPG: Wave 2.2
  • Roland: A-50, D-50, EP-3, EP-5, HP-60, HP-70, Juno-2, JX-8P, JX-10, KR-33, MKB-200, S-10, S-50, SK-7
  • Sequential Circuits: Prelude, Pro-One, Prophet 5, Prophet 10, Multi-Trak, Prophet 600, Six-Trak
  • SIEL: Cruise, Mono, Orchestra, Orchestra2, OR-400, Trilogy
  • Yamaha: DX7, DX7IIfd, DX7S, EX5, Motif 6/7/ES6/ES7, PF-10, SY-77, SY-85, SY-99

Yamaha GS1 and GS2

We have several GS2s in stock, so we can usually provide parts. The memory strip readers on the GS1 and GS2 are notorious for leaky caps, which destroy the traces on the board and several NLA (No Longer Available) ICs. So, unless the cap leakage is caught soon enough, most reader repairs are not trivial. As time permits, we are working on a memory mod (replacing the volatile memory with a larger EEPROM) and porting out the programming interface. Meanwhile, we offer a drop-in replacement NVRAM, which can optionally be programmed before shipping. We also offer memory strips see Memory Storage.

 

Note: Installing the NVRAM requires opening the GS and swapping the RAM IC, which should performed by a qualified technician.

Note: The GS-1 requires two NVRAM IC, while the GS-2 only requires a single NVRAM IC.

Samples of each preset can be downloaded.  Samples are in WAV format with presets for most common sample players (Logic EXS24, Kontakt, Reason NN-XT, MachFive, SFZ).   The full sample library can be purchased from our sample store.