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 Make Crumar
 Model Synthaphone rare monosynth n/p
 Description Synthaphone - rare touch-sensitive monosynth This is so rare I can find nothing on Google about it. However I found (and embellished) this info on page 77 of Peter Forrest's trusty 'A-Z of ANALOGUE SYNTHS, PART 1' - Synthaphone: 37-note (F-F) monosynth with breath control. 1982-84. 'Der kleine Blas-Synthesizer mit dem grossen Klang' ('The little wind synth with the big sound'). 8 presets: Tuba, Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Sax, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute (the lower-pitched ones definitely have more power, as is common with early preset synths). The Portamento controls are On/Off, Auto (i.e. legato-only or always), Rate. Volume knob, Pitch knob (tunable over about 1.5 octaves!), Touch Sensitivity (for the Touch Vibrato, a fine feature allowing you to rhythmically push down on any key for natural vibrato) and Breath Sensitivity. The last refers to the little breath controller (with small mouthpiece attached to one of two narrow rubber tubes about 18' long) which you can attach to one end of the keyboard. However the breath control does not appear to be working - may be a small repair needed. I presume it is also for creating vibrato, but who knows - perhaps it controls volume or filtering...? Otherwise this Synthaphone is working fine and in good condition. With a spot of reverb and judicious use of the Portamento and Touch Vibrato, some quite convincing instrument simulations can be performed. Comes with (presumably original) soft case. Weight: 4kg Condition: Good Location: Japan Serial number: Z1-00160 Voltage type: 220V Plug type: European 2-pin
 Age n/a
 Weight 4 kg
 Condition Good
 Location Japan 
 Vat Not from a VAT-registered business. But VAT / duty may be due if importing from outside your trade bloc.
 Quantity 1 item is available from the owner
 Options User manual : No
  Service manual : No
  First owner : No
  Original boxes : No
 Plug type Europe standard plug
 Voltage type Internal 220-240V power supply
 Status Item has been sold or reserved
 Sale type The item is on the auction rooms
 Ending on 13/04/2013
 Category Synthesizer (monophonic) 
 Serial number Z1-00160
 Sphere reference # 11096
 Statistics Created on : 10/04/2013 
Changed on : 10/04/2013 
  Published on : 10/04/2013
  Displayed : 2281 time(s) by members and guests  
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 Start price 75 GBP
 Converted price (1) 75 GBP
 Shipment International or local shipment to pay
 Packing costs 0 GBP
 Payment Full pre payment needed
 Auction bid step 5 GBP
 Auction highest bid 80 GBP
 Converted highest bid 80 GBP
 Leader or winner andyjh2001
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