17 Jul 2010
WELSON Super-Matic S12 'PRE ROLAND'...for sale!
Another historic classic....shiny metal...a bit of wood grain!...this is how machine's should be made!...this is not just a drum machine (rythm machine!)...its a piece of 'ART'...furniture....and a very cheap starting price....WOW!
WELSON SUPER-MATIC S-12 DRUM MACHINE
THIS THING IS SERIOUSLY RETRO, NOT EVEN SURE WHEN THEY WERE PRODUCED AS INFORMATION ON THEM IS LIMITED, EITHER WAY ITS SAFE TO SAY ITS PRE 1980'S TECHNOLOGY SO PROBABLY ANALOGUE AND PRE-DATE'S MOST OTHER COMMERCIAL DRUM MACHINES, SO IT DOESN'T HAVE AS MANY PARAMETERS BUT THEN YOU AREN'T LOOKING FOR AN 808 ARE YOU? ONE OF THE OLDEST EXAMPLES OF AN ELECTRIC DRUM MACHINE I'VE COME ACROSS.
HERE IS SOME INFORMATION I MANAGED TO GET ONLINE ABOUT IT
"12 different rythms: Waltz, Tango, Western, March, Samba, Mambo, Bossa Nova, Swing, Shake, Slow Rock, Rythm and Blues and Metronome. It has a potentiometer to control the volume and another to control the tempo. It also has a tone and impedance control potentiometers in the back. It has 4 push buttons that allow you to play 4 different types of percussions at any time (Rolldrum, Clave, Tom1 y Tom2). It has an ON/OFF and a START/STOP switches. The last one can also be controlled using a pedal that is connected through a Jack socket in the back (I used the same pedal that came with my guitar amp to change the channel). It also has a light that turns on when you turn on the supermatic and that flashes with the frequency of the rhythm (set by the tempo potentiometer). "
AND SOME MORE FROM ANOTHER PAGE...
"Rare vintage drum machine which works, but in a way that doesn't let you forget its extreme age. ...the lovingly-made cabinet adds to the effect of being very very old for this technology. Sounds aren't exactly vibrant or accurate, but you don't buy one of these for that. 'Shake' is a nicely-dated name for a rhythm; and the four buttons on top are fun, for adding sounds manually. Lo-fi, lo-tech, but good fun. Nice power / bar light. One of very few drum machines to have an impedance matching control on the back..."
ALL IN ALL THIS IS AN EXCELLENT COLLECTORS PIECE AND IS IN EXCELLENT PHYSICAL CONDITION, NO CRACKS TO THE WOOD AND ONLY A SLIGHT SCRATCH TO THE TOP OF IT.
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