If you can document that the modification was done by a well-known and respected synth tech, it MAY not affect the value. But most of them aren't... most of them are done by people who may only barely know what they're doing, or not know at all. I don't know about you, but I'm not going to slam down money for a synth that has been altered by just ANYONE... especially with the prices they're fetching. How are you going to know a good job has been done of it until you get it home, and it's too late?OriginalJambo wrote:C'mon AG - surely you generally aren't gonna diminish the value of a synth by adding MIDI or CV? Both are useful and shouldn't have any impact on the sound of the synth or inhibit the functionality in any way, well as long as a good job has been made of it.
On top of that, some modifications require aesthetic change. While I don't believe there are pure synth collectors out there, I know that some people who buy expensive analog synths want it to appear and function originally.
Like me. And I've been known to pay more for synths than they're actually worth. Do you want me to buy your synth? Don't chop it up or alter the electronics, and you may have a nut like me give you money.
In general, it pisses me off that people take increasingly rare and interesting devices and alter them simply so they don't have to play them themselves. Is quantization so important? Is it worth the money you'll lose? (not directed at anyone, just... well... everyone)
Apparently you've never taken your board to a shitty tech.OriginalJambo wrote:Next thing you'll be telling us getting our boards serviced is a bad idea.
Whether or not it's a bad idea depends on where you take it.