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If you're into vintage gear, you've probably come across our website. We've been buying, refurbishing and selling vintage synths and other electronic musical instruments for close to 30 years now. We're perfectionists and take our business, our gear, and our customers very seriously, so buy with full confidence - we won't let you down.

Our prices here may seem high, but we are a legit business with real business expenses, not your typical amateur seller with a Reverb store. Please click on our user name to read more about our shop so you better understand our prices & high standards.

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ITEM DETAILS:


Although the proper restoration of these vintage polyphonic analog synths is always time consuming, this particular example came to us with a bunch of problems a previous tech failed to address. As a result, this unit's restoration took longer than expected, requiring 57 hours of highly skilled vintage synth tech work, plus parts costs. Please don't take your vintage synths to someone who doesn't have extensive experience repairing them successfully. We see too many instruments not properly fixed or even made a lot worse by bad techs and it often makes restoration much more challenging.

After investing so much time and money into this instrument, it's now working absolutely flawlessly and is operationally probably the best Trident available anywhere. It's a real pleasure to play. Due to this huge investment, we're only going to sell it if we can get what we consider a fair price for it, which should be considerably more than what your typical unserviced or minimally serviced instruments sell for, though there will no doubt be people who try to put our justifiably higher price on their way lesser examples, as usual. If it doesn't sell for our asking price, we will keep it and record with it in our studio as it sounds heavenly now that its been fully overhauled.

Sorry about the 2nd blurry picture - we didn't see this on our tiny camera screen until the instrument was packed away in storage.

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Work done in addition to repairs:

Replaced power cable.
Rebuilt power supply - installed new capacitors, trimpots, resistor, diode.
Recapped and rewired power line.
Replaced many capacitors elsewhere.
Replaced tact switches.
Cleaned and lubricated potentiometers and rotary switches.
Removed and cleaned keys.
Cleaned key contacts. 
Cleaned jacks. 
Cleaned unit inside and out.
Replaced power transformer. 
Recalibrated.
Installed MIDI retrofit.


GENERAL TERMS:

-Please read our shipping policy & terms before buying. They are firm.

-International customers please contact us before buying and wait to hear back to make sure shipping quote is accurate.

-***WE NEED APPROXIMATELY 1-2 WEEKS TO PACK AND SHIP ITEMS, AND DELAYS CAN OCCUR. If you can’t wait patiently, please don’t buy this item as we can’t rush things.***

-We are an online-only store and are unable to offer local pickups.

-Quality control and customer satisfaction are our top priorities. We go to great lengths to test, service and even future-proof most (but not all) of the items we sell so they’re better than others you may find. We test most items multiple times and overlook nothing.When items are not working perfectly, they are accurately described. Physical imperfections can be seen in the detailed photos present here. This sale includes only what's shown in the photos (or itemized in this listing), nothing more and nothing less. Please search our website for additional photos.

-All sales are final. We do not accept returns or issue refunds, so please be sure you know you want this item before buying it.

-Due to the vintage and electronic nature of our items, we sell all items strictly as is, only because we cannot control what other people do to our items once they leave here, we cannot offer warranties on parts that are decades out of their original warranties, and we don’t want to be scammed or inconvenienced by people who abuse return policies or have buyer's remorse.

-In the extremely unlikely event that there’s a problem with an item we sell you, please contact us immediately so we can try to help.

-Thank you so much for your time, interest, and support. We look forward to doing business with you! If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to ask.

-Any date of manufacture shown here is just a guess.

-We generally set our condition ratings to "excellent", but please refer to the photos and writeup so you can have a better understanding of this items condition.

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Listed5 months 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
Brand
Model
  • Trident
Categories
Year
  • 1979
Number of Keys
  • 61 Keys
Keyboard Action
  • Synth Action
Analog / Digital
  • Analog
Polyphony
  • 8 Voices
Key Size
  • Full Size

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123synthland

Astoria, NY, United States
Sales:188
Joined Reverb:2019

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