Bob Moog Foundation Gives Away Three Legendary Vintage Synths

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Post date:

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 10:28

Author:

Naomi Bolton

We doubt that 2020 is going to be a year that many people will look back at fondly, but the Bob Moog Foundation aims to change that for at least three people. They have recently announced a new raffle, but instead of doing things the customary way and giving away one vintage Moog synthesizer, the ante has been upped. Rather, three lucky winners will be walking away with one of three beautiful, vintage Moog synths.

With a collective worth of nearly $7,000, the synths in the aptly titled 2020 Trifecta Raffle consists of a Moog Rogue, a Moog Prodigy, and a Moog Source. All of them have been fully restored to ensure that they are in excellent technical and physical condition. The raffle kicked off on August 31, 2020, and will end on September 28, 2020, at 11:59 pm (ET) or when all the tickets have been sold. Tickets can be bought for $25 each or at a discounted rate of 5 for $100, 12 for $200, and 35 for $500, but only 4,500 tickets will be sold in total. Since the raffle is open internationally you have a shot at three different vintage synths no matter where you live. The proceeds from the raffle will be put to good use on the Foundation's projects. These include Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives as well as the Moogseum.

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The prizes for this raffle are sure to make vintage synthesizers fans in general and Moog fans in particular very happy. The grand prize is a Moog Source, serial number 2608, with a value of $2,800. The second-place winner gets their hands on an updated Moog Prodigy, serial number 3078, with a value of $2,55. Finally, the third prize is a Moog Rogue, serial number 3674, which is valued at $1,500. All of these synths have been restored by experts with Tone Tweakers taking care of the Moog Source and Moog Rogue while lauded technician, Wes Taggart, took care of the Prodigy. The latter has even been updated with a Synthrotek MST MIDI-to-CV Converter.

None of the synths up for grabs require any introduction. Suffice to say that the sounds that they produce can be heard in the works from Tangerine Dream, Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, Blur, Gary Numan, Fatboy Slim, and many other artists. Be sure to head on over to the official website (https://bobmoogfoundation.myshopify.com/products/2020-trifecta-raffle) and purchase your tickets before it is too late. The winners of the competition will be announced on October 2nd, 2020, so good luck to everyone entering. Let us know in the comments below if you have entered and if you are coveting the deep bass and flexible modulation capabilities of the Rogue and Prodigy or the rich sound and sequencers of the Source.