Sequential Prophet VS 1987 Black

Very Good
£3,999GBP
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Never made in large numbers, the Sequential Prophet VS is now a hugely collectable synthesizer. Made in San Jose, California in 1987 (s/n 0165), the VS was Sequentials last model before the company folded. Most of the R & D team ended up in Japan, helping Korg to produce the famous Wavestation....and they sold thousands of those.....
It all started in 1985, with Chris Meyer dreaming up the concept of Vector Synthesis. Initially tagged Prophet 2400, the name VS was eventually adopted. Basically, "morphing" among FOUR separate digital waveforms, with the 360* joystick, allows the creation of new patches (100 memories on board). There are 95 resident/32 user waveforms on board.....derived from 4 oscillators being shaped by Curtis analogue filters (but digitally controlled) ~ 4-pole lowpass, using 8-voice polyphony (+split/dual) ~ with twin chorus + agile stereo routing, all being sounded with a 5-octave velocity/aftertouch keyboard. As a bonus, there is also a versatile arpeggiator. Cosmetically, this synth is a bonny sight to behold, with lots of attractive blue switches and pleasing livery with  SEQUENTIAL well featured on the rear...so cooool.........
This particular VS (rev 1.2) has had a full service recently by a top Dutch tech. New OLED blue display has been installed, and new buttons & switches. The keys are nigh perfect, with velocity fully working, and the channel aftertouch triggering every time. KKGB rate this beauty at 9/10. See pix showing eeny dinks on a cheek corner...thats about all the damage...... dims are 97 x 44 10 cms..weight is around 20Kgs (sturdily built with metal chassis + decent feet).
Sounds like? There are plenty demos on YouTube etc. New sonic creation is easily found; its nice to swerve away from the "normal" sounds! 
UK price is £3999. It is being sold via HMRC VAT margin scheme. This simply means that UK VAT registered companies/individuals cannot reclaim any VAT. Payment via bank transfer is preferred option. Export price is £3650. Local taxes/duties will be charged by shippers/customs prior to delivery. KKGB have no control over this. Tell us where you are, and speedy send quote will appear. The VS will be shipped inside a (used) strong flightcase; so will survive being despatched to (nearly) anywhere in the world. It is also dual voltage 120<>240Vac, so no grief in that department. 
This is a truly RARE instrument. You can find a few VS racks if you look......betcha you will not find many Prophet VS synthesizers?! Generally, musos simply do not want to part with their VS!!
  

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Listeda month ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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