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Post by phloem » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:37 pm

How much did you pay for the CS-30 in Japan, Clueless?

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Post by Psy_Free » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:52 pm

I paid £560 (approx $1100) for mine, quite expensive, but it is in almost totally unused/unplayed/mint condition with a hard case & all original manuals. The fact that it is capable of some of the most amazing sounds possible from a 2 Osc synth makes that seem like a bargain to me.
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Post by clueless » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:00 pm

phloem wrote:How much did you pay for the CS-30 in Japan, Clueless?
I paid around 67,000 for my first CS30. in todays money thats about 560 dollars. A little more back then.

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Post by phloem » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:49 pm

That sounds good. There really aren't any deals like that around anymore. People are starting to respect the old synths for what they are worth. I mean, a Little Phatty will cost you around $1000, and that's a very basic mono. This has a sequencer, lots of very cool modulation routings, and way more CV/gate options.

One thing I try to think about with the value of a synth is it's repairability. As long as a vintage synth uses common components and no rare/custom IC's then it's a higher value synth in my book.
How is the CS-30 for reapirs? I ask because there is a CS-30 on Ebay that is in broken conditon but for a decent price. Has anybody here had experience with fixng a CS-30 or getting your CS-30 repaired?

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Post by clueless » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:55 pm

Strange as this may seem but I have never come across any problems with any of the CS synths I have owned. regular servicing/cleaning and these things will keep on going. They were really built to last. :wink:

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Post by JMP » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:21 pm

Just for info, the rare CS30 has come up on Ebay UK very infrequently..... and when it did they sold for between £500 - £560 (around $1,000 USD) - Quite small gap between, proving what they are worth to most people.

You're bang on Clueless, had similar issues when selling a Jup 8 and Synthex, but stood my ground for a few months and got what I felt they were worth to me. If that's too high for others, happy searching...

It's rarity and sheer looks of a knob infested beast (oo-er) make it desirable without even hearing it.... :)

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