Korg Electribe ESX-1 Music Production Sampler

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Very good condition Korg ESX-1. This is the Smart Media version.

I replaced the tubes a few years ago. Have not recently applied conductive paint to the backs of the keys but they’re all decently responsive for now. You’ll want to apply it every couple of years on these.

There’s a common issue with the ESX-1 where a couple parameters will start moving on their own because of interference reaching the pots. In fact when I originally bought this back in the day it was the 4th one I received after the first three exhibited the issue straight away... this one eventually started showing it as well after my warranty expired. I am not convinced there is an ESX-1 out there without this issue, maybe the SD version...

The parameter issue will usually happen right after turning it on, especially if it hasn’t been used in months. If you twist the affected parameter knob it’s full range a few times, and let it warm up for a few minutes, then reset, it usually won’t happen again during your session. There’s also an easy fix documented somewhere on the Internet involving putting a sheet of something behind the faceplate, but I never bothered to do it since the problem corrects itself within a few minutes of turning on. When testing for this sale I experienced this issue, and also noted that the LFO speed knob (maybe it was depth?) didn’t cover the whole parameter range until it had warmed up for a few minutes. So yeah, some little gremlins in here, but once it warms up it works well.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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