Cycom wrote:I've already found someone with a supply of the CEM sample + hold IC's so I'm going to purchase a few as backup. I've also found a new old stock VS joystick and data slider. That said, I'd like to get some comments about reliability from the VS owners here. A fair assessment of your machine would be much appreciated.
Finally, has anyone ever purchased synths from Wine Country? They charge quite a bit more than regular second hand but they seem to really be into restoring them in addition offering a 45 day parts and labor warranty on all restored synths one buys from them. Just seems like good peace of mind. I dread getting one from ebay only to have it show up dead. I do NOT want an expensive paperweight.
LA has the best craigslist in the world, any Sequential keyboard can be found there, just place a want ad. i live nearly walking distance for Wine Country (which isn't in wine country) but i'd take my Sequential synths to Analog Synth Service in oakland. a good synth tech is a good synth tech and any worth using will guarantee their work for at least a month.
i've purchased two VS synths: one on eBay which arrived with keys popped out... i opened it up and reset them & it works fine. the other one i bought off of craigslist but it was buggy and locked up... i took it back & they sold me their minimoog! great fortune!
here's a pic from the day or two i owned a duo of VS's. of all coincidences, the serial numbers were within 10. note that both feature weird key spacing, this is apparently common:
not everything is junk on eBay: