A vintage EMS VCS 3 Putney analog matrix synthesizer is up for bidding on eBay.
This one is officially described as “untested” (wink-wink), but it’s going to go for some big dollars anyway, because of a Dr. Who connection:
A vintage EMS VCS3 synthesizer. WITH HISTORY this was John Bakers own VCS3 (BBC Radiophonic workshop see link) and used in the early 1970′s on the rework of the Dr Who theme music, and lots of his other work.
Cosmetically It looks in good condition, but has been unused since the late 1970,s and been in dry storage since I acquired it from johns estate. So sold as is untested for service ect.
VCS3 has now reached cult proportions and have become rare collector?s items so bid and get a piece of history. It will be hard to find another.
Hard to find another one – but EMS does offer them new via their site.
If you’ve got any information on this synth or the Dr. Who connection, please leave a comment!