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Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:59 am
by Alex E
I'm in the market for a P6 now that I realized it is indeed in my price range. But it seems like every other poor polysix on the market now has problems. -The battery exploded some time down the road, keys don't work, odd broken things here and there... "This worked fine 3 years ago but I just took it out of storage and it's screwed up." it's weird.

I found a good, honest, tech only one mile away from my house (!) who can work on one if I need... Is it worth investing in though?

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:50 am
by space6oy
yes.

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:41 am
by Ned Bouhalassa
I had one for a few weeks last summer. They rock. I wish I could justify getting one, but I have (almost) all I need. Wonderful filters.

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:44 am
by computron
Yes its worth investing in if got at the right price.Nicad battery damage can vary to being slight or very bad.

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:28 pm
by minime123
most of the p6's we've seen have had battery acid damage.
many of them were "repaired" by a tech but malfunctioned again because the tech did a bad job.
make sure your tech knows what he's doing.
if he does a good job repairing it, it'll be a beautiful sounding instrument. i love the polysix.
mini

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:15 pm
by cornutt
I'd say it's worth it. Although one with the battery damage can turn into a money pit -- you never know how bad it really is until it's all taken apart.

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:37 am
by rhino
If you want to have a dependable playable keeper, consider the cloned CPU board if the battery damage requires more than a few jumpers.

EDIT: Good to have a competent tech for this one. The Poly has several CV adjustments that interact with each other and are critical to the proper operation of the synth.

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:06 am
by sqweebking
Rhino are those cloned boards still available? I thought there were a 1 time group buy.

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:12 am
by pflosi
I think the clones are out now... Jed told me that it's the last one when I bought mine

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:47 pm
by druzz
i am considering a polysix right now .is it a good complement to the mono/poly (my main synth ) , or are they too similar ??

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:57 pm
by cornutt
On the Mono/Poly, the poly section is really just a string synth. So yes, they are very different.

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:46 pm
by space6oy
cornutt wrote:On the Mono/Poly, the poly section is really just a string synth. So yes, they are very different.
afraid you're talking about the wrong synth... poly mode just splits its four VCO's.

druzz, they aren't too similar. look 'em up on VSE. sub osc, chorus, phaser, arpeggiator, memory, individual & group VCO controls - they definitely have differences.

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:56 pm
by sam
Just fixed one and even the SRAM was affected....A lot of work but when working superb.. :D

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:16 pm
by pflosi
space6oy wrote:
cornutt wrote:On the Mono/Poly, the poly section is really just a string synth. So yes, they are very different.
afraid you're talking about the wrong synth... poly mode just splits its four VCO's.

druzz, they aren't too similar. look 'em up on VSE. sub osc, chorus, phaser, arpeggiator, memory, individual & group VCO controls - they definitely have differences.
I think he meant that it's paraphonic... which it is in poly mode, isn't it?

Re: Korg Polysix: Is it even worth the trouble?

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:22 pm
by space6oy
pflosi wrote:
space6oy wrote:
cornutt wrote:On the Mono/Poly, the poly section is really just a string synth. So yes, they are very different.
afraid you're talking about the wrong synth... poly mode just splits its four VCO's.

druzz, they aren't too similar. look 'em up on VSE. sub osc, chorus, phaser, arpeggiator, memory, individual & group VCO controls - they definitely have differences.
I think he meant that it's paraphonic... which it is in poly mode, isn't it?
yes, four voices through one filter. doubt that's what he meant though...