Moog Memorymoog LAMM - "The Blue Beast" w/ custom flight case - outstanding

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Filter Sweep Audio
Latham, NY, United States
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About This Listing

This gorgeous Memorymoog LAMM is an extremely rare and valuable instrument. It is a low serial number (1047) model with black side panels (few had black sides; most are silver). It was thoroughly overhauled in 2013 by Rudi Linhard to become a Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog (LAMM). Lintronics also replaced the original red LEDs with blue LEDs, and replaced the solid black mod wheels with luminescent blue LED wheels, motivating Rudi Linhard to nickname this monster "Blue Beast".

The synth has also been meticulously maintained and further refined by Retrolinear, Inc., one of the premier vintage electronics repair and restoration companies (see Retrolinear's website for their "A-list" band clients). Among other things, Retrolinear replaced the original power supply with an upgraded unit. The new power supply is much lighter. More importantly, it is also silent. (Factory Memorymoogs used a noisy fan.) Retrolinear has also restored or replaced keybed elements and voice chips. All six voices tune.

Included in the sale is a custom flight case fabricated by Mark Dehart at Rock Hard Road Cases. Also included are copies of original Moog Memorymoog service and technical manuals; the Lintronics LAMM manual; and documents showing the LAMM and maintenance work provided.

A "regular" Memorymoog in good shape is an incredible find. The Blue Beast's feature set and condition, however, are unmatched. You can see from the photos that, cosmetically, the Blue Beast is exceptional. It sounds better than it looks. The Blue Beast has lived in my home studio and has never been gigged or loaned.

If you are the purchaser, I strongly recommend that you make arrangements to pick up this synth in the Albany, NY area. As an alternative, you may want to consider placing the keyboard in the care of a specialized courier (e.g., a piano mover). I would caution not to trust shipment via UPS, Fedex, etc. This is a vintage synth, and must be treated carefully. Note too that when placed in its flight case, this is a heavy package. Buyer pays any and all expenses attributable to shipping, whatever the final means of delivery may be. This includes insurance for full value. The shipping amount shown here is an estimate.  Prior to shipping we will determine the actual shipping cost.

Payment and bidding terms:

* Please provide your full name, address, phone number and e-mail address after purchase. If I don’t receive full payment within forty-eight hours, and unless I approve other arrangements, I reserve the right to notify Reverb, cancel the sale and re-list the item. I'm sorry for the hassle, but this is intended to avoid fraudulent or non-serious buyers.

* Again, this is a vintage synthesizer. Due to its age and the nature of electronics, the Blue Beast is sold "as-is". The sale is final. There are no expressed or implied warrantees or guarantees. I will not issue refunds or accept returned items.

* I am careful to provide accurate information, and this listing is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. There could be unintentional inaccuracies. I assume that the buyer is familiar with this specialty item and knows what to expect and what not to expect. If you have any specific concerns, please ask.

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listeda year ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more

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