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Korg PS-3200 & PS-3010

Korg PS-3200 & PS-3010

Brand: Korg

Regular price £16,500.00 GBP | Inc.VAT: £19,800.00 GBP
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Korg PS-3200 & keyboard from Adrian Utley's studio. It's had a full assessment by James Walker and is a lovely example of this rare classic.

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Korg PS-3200 Polyphonic Synthesizer and PS-3010 Keyboard for sale.

From the studio of Adrian Utley (Portishead) – much loved and now much-missed, this is a chance to pick up one of these stunning rare big Korgs with a fine pedigree. It has been maintained by Adrian’s technician but needs a little work to be perfect (see appraisal below).

Only around 200 of these were made, and they are wonderful synths unlike much else out there.

This synth is in essentially good working order and has just had a full assessment by our synth wizard, James Walker (see below).

In depth appraisal by James Walker at Soundgas 15th April 2024

Functionality:

All parameters of the synth work, some switches are dirty and most pots are noisy.

The jack sockets could do with a good clean.

I’ve replaced the battery holder and installed new batteries.

All memories work and are able to be written to and read from.

The keyboard functions well as do the joystick, switches and the key trigger selector.

There are a small number of keys that are physically marked, some more than others.

The main cabinet is ok cosmetically but has scratches on the top where the keyboard has been hanging over.

The mains lead had been permanently wired into the back panel.

It’s a U.K. mains lead the unit is set for 240v.

Electronics :

The power supply has had new smoothing caps, transistors and diodes installed.

The smaller caps are original.

All the oscillators and dividers work, as do the filters.

The electrolytic capacitors on all the boards are original and really should be changed.

There are no major signs of electrolyte leakage but there is the beginning of it on one filter card.

Some caps do have early signs of corrosion on them.

All the edge card connectors are original and display no signs of cracking: I have poked and prodded them and there is no give. Safe to say that you won’t need to replace them any time soon.

All in all everything works with one small exception, on the top F key there is a dc offset which makes the envelope pop/thump. This is likely due to an old electrolytic cap or faulty 4007.

Condition

Wear to the case as you'd expect with a well-used synth with real history. See photos for more information.

Voltage Information

Switchable voltage for use anywhere in the world - it will be set up ready for you to use before we ship.

Tax

For sales in UK the price will include 20% VAT. Buyers elsewhere may incur VAT or other local taxes on import.