Maestro USS-1 Universal Synthesizer System

An extraordinary piece of kit that we have totally fallen in love with. Essentially it is several of the legendary effects...


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An extraordinary piece of kit that we have totally fallen in love with.

Essentially it is several of the legendary effects that Tom Oberheim designed for Maestro, all in one beautiful, super-sized unit (the scale may not be obvious from the pictures but it’s about 55cm long – the buttons are the same ones as one the classic Maestro PS-1A phaser).

This unit is in excellent condition with a few small scuffs to the edges and on the face. Some of the slider caps are slightly off centre but this doesn’t affect the functioning of the unit. The original case is worn but functions fine. See photos for more info on cosmetic condition.

In excellent working order. Fully serviced by our in-house tech; the sliders on these can become very stocky, but this one has had plenty of time spent on it cleaning and relubricating the slider tracks. Fully tested by us – because it’s just so good and begs to be played with – put a beat, guitar or keys through it and then just start experimenting, stacking the effects and cracking a big smile… Here’s a demo of another unit we had through a while back. Scroll down for more information and demos.

These units are rare and not well known, but as soon as we got our first one and heard it we had to track down another so we could keep one for the studio.

From left to right the effects are:

  • Waveform
  • Filter & Sample/Hold
  • Phaser
  • Envelope
  • Sub-harmonic
  • And there is also a sensitivity control that affects the envelope and sub-harmonic
  • 117v model.
  • A step-down transformer is required in the UK/EU.
  • We do not recommend using cheap generic Chinese mains transformers and can supply a high quality UK-made unit if required.

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