Alessandro Cortini Opens Reverb.com Store

Synthesist Alessandro Cortini (NIN, SONOIO) has launched a Reverb.com store to sell off his excess gear.

“If I buy something and I don’t use it for six months, it goes,” notes Cortini.

The store currently has a mix of readily available items and some rare classics, including a Synthi AKS Suitcase Synthesizer and an upgraded Sequential Circuits Pro One synthesizer.

28 thoughts on “Alessandro Cortini Opens Reverb.com Store

  1. “Here’s all the shit I don’t want, but I’m famous so I’ll mark it up so you believe you are closer to me as a fan”

    Very sad really. Billy Corgan’s Reverb junk shop posts have a lot to answer for!

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  2. At least he’s not asking 30 grand for an HR-16 drum machine. That Corgan store is a total joke and embarrassment. Poser.

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    1. I think those $30,000 items on Corgan’s store are actually make an offer posts. Alot of the gear was/is pretty fairly priced considering they were used on grammy winning and platinum selling albums. It’s more for collectors than anything. People spend more money for stupider garbage than a $3000 rock history guitar.

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  3. emagic amt for 250$ a pop! wow lol what a joke.
    its also super cynical to have done a nice vid lauding the timelesness of the tascam recorder and then dump it for 300$.
    classy

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    1. “…its also super cynical to have done a nice vid lauding the timelesness of the tascam recorder and then dump it for 300$.”

      Of course, he could have more than one of them. Just saying…

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  4. I’d understand the higher prices if they came with a “cert. of authenticity” indicating which (if any) songs they were used on. Or if they were “signed” or something.

    But, since that isn’t happening. I’ll save my ducats and go for the best deal on eBay (or Reverb) for used (or new) equipment. For instance: the Avalon Bassline Cortini has is $1,120 shipped, but the same thing (different color) is only $888 shipped on Reverb.

    Maybe he’s hard-up for money at the moment.

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  5. So tacky…
    Plenty of well-known musicians sell gear without adding “owned by…” or jacking up the price. It’s totally find to set up your own Reverb store, and even add “owned by…”, but sell them for market rates.

    Earlier this year, the keyboard player for Ok Go was selling a super beat up microKORG for $800. I offered him $1. He declined my offer.

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    1. The original guys still make the Synthi A and Synthi VCS3! You can buy a brand new one and have it shipped to you for under $2500.

      The AKS he’s selling is notorious for having serious problems with it. They don’t make them anymore because they were a problem instrument. But true they are more rare.

      I hear about people paying $15k for a Synthi. It doesn’t make sense. You can still buy them new.

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      1. “The original guys still make the Synthi A and Synthi VCS3! You can buy a brand new one and have it shipped to you for under $2500.”

        Sweet dreams, baby!

        EMS is still supposedly making synths, but there are stories of people waiting more than 12 years for their synth to be delivered. And that’s after they paid for it.

        Also, the EMS site has not been updated in about 10 years.

        The closest thing to a readily available alternative is the Hornet – a knockoff that goes for about 5000 Euros.

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        1. “there are stories of people waiting more than 12 years for their synth to be delivered”

          That reminds me, I’ve been waiting several years on a couple instruments. I should call them again and ask how it’s going.

          But with EMS all the people there are like over 120 years old so it’s understandable that it takes them a really long time.

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  6. Who is Alessandro Cortini? It might be cool having Kieth Emerson’s Moog Modular, or one of Jimmy Hendrix’ Strats, or maybe Bob Moog’s Minimoog prototype D .. you know for the living room as a collectors item and conversation piece, but I’m sure not buying some common used modern synth for more than I can buy it new .. from someone I’ve never heard of who is supposedly famous 🙁

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    1. Famous might be a bit of a stretch but he is known as NIN’s keyboardest and has had a decently successful solo career. I saw him some years ago when he opened for Ladytron and you couldn’t see much of anything because he was hunkered down to the floor of the stage just like in the articles’s photo for his whole set. Music was pretty good though.

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  7. Why is Synthtopia posting an article about someone selling used gear? What about this is news? Or did Cortini pay for this?

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    1. “Why is Synthtopia posting an article about someone selling used gear? ”

      Because hard data about the articles people read and comment on help inform our decisions about what is newsworthy.

      The fact that this article already has 25+ comments and is trending validates this.

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