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Macbeth M5

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Soundgas - Classic & Vintage Recording Gear, Effects and Instruments
Matlock, United Kingdom
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Analogue semi-modular, semi-mythical monster. About 100 ever made. No digital circuitry at all. No patch memory, no MIDI and no USB. Sounds spectacular.

Note this has just arrived and while we don’t expect it to need any service work it will be carefully checked inside and out before we ship. Please allow up to 20 working days for shipping.

Ken Macbeth hand-built around 100 of these before production stopped. Beautifully laid out with acres of room to get in and really play the instrument. Had plenty of ARP influence in the looks but it is no 2600 (or anything else) clone. Described as “big and brash” by Ken himself, more than one review says it can take you into classic big bottom Moog territory if that’s where you want to go.

All sockets are normalised – so no need to start plugging in cables if you just want to dive in and make some noise.

A read of the reviews below and a good look at the front panel shots should tell you what you need to know. The pair of excellent filters are worth a mention though: there’s a 24 dB/oct lowpass ladder filter and a 12 dB/oct with Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass and Notch options.

As the intro says: this is a modern but militantly analogue affair; you won’t find such luxuries as patch memory, MIDI or (heaven forfend!) USB here. But of course there is CV control and the front panel is raised up a few inches ready for you to put a keyboard in front of it.

CONDITION: In superb cosmetic condition with minimal wear. Please see photos or get in touch if you require more information on condition.

220/240v unit. A step-up transformer will be required for use on 110/120v supplies. Please ask if you need advice on what to use. We do not recommend using cheap, generic Chinese mains transformers.

Reverb customers please note:

We are based in the UK and have many years’ experience sourcing, servicing and shipping delicate vintage gear worldwide. You can rely on us to pack your item with care, and deliver swiftly by international courier with full tracking and insurance.

We offer a professional satisfaction-guaranteed service: customer care and attention to detail are paramount. Please message us if you have any questions or feedback. Tony

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