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Serge / STS: Late 80s Manual/Catalog uploaded

Post by modularland » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:45 pm

http://modularland.com/docs/Serge-STS-80s-Catalog.pdf

While cleaning deep in the Modularland archives, I found this paper catalog / manual on heavy stock sent by Rex to me in the late 80s / early 90s.

I just scanned it and its downloadable (10MB) above.

Is this new? interesting? seen and scanned a million times already?
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Post by zthee » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:54 pm

This is basically the same catalogue that SMMS provided in the early 80's.

http://www.vasulka.org/archive/Artists8 ... alogue.pdf

Though your version has the highest resolution I've seen. So thanks! :party:
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Post by modularland » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:38 pm

yep looks identical- and the other has prices- well at least I can contribute a higher rez version :-)

not as much fun as when i found 10 mint Music Easel manuals and sold them at $75 each
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Post by franzschuier » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:32 am

wow these prices are interesting... I should have gotten into serge as a teenager :hihi:

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Post by blw » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:46 pm

I was charmed to find this Haight St era Serge ad in the margins of a scan of a 1981 issue of a Contemporary Keyboard and thought it would be fun to share. Looking for somewhere to tuck it, this thread at least seemed to have a nice related link. You know, since you would have received a catalog if you responded to the ad. 8-) As I did once upon a time in the 1990's, though the prices were still too rich for me then even if they seem like a bargain compared to current retail now.

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Post by rampy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:40 pm

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I want a t shirt with this image!! At least the top 2/3 of it.

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Re: Serge / STS: Late 80s Manual/Catalog uploaded

Post by Delepathy » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:58 pm

modularland wrote:http://modularland.com/docs/Serge-STS-80s-Catalog.pdf

While cleaning deep in the Modularland archives, I found this paper catalog / manual on heavy stock sent by Rex to me in the late 80s / early 90s.

I just scanned it and its downloadable (10MB) above.
I'm on Firefox, it says the file is corrupted and it won't load anything. Could you possibly try to scan it again modularland? I'd love to see the entire file. Cheers!

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Post by jo__dem » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:39 pm

failed to load on chrome too..

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Post by sempervirent » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:06 pm

The original link is from March 2011.......
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Post by rampy » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:59 pm

Damn, I was hoping sempervirent was here to honor my t-shirt request :hihi:

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Post by MindMachine » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:35 pm

This is the same one Serge sent me in about 1988.:

http://www.vasulka.org/archive/Artists8 ... alogue.pdf



edit - I would still like the N Controller module w/ a tiny Casio. So many great artists were using those back then in the hey day.
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Post by metasonix » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:15 pm

as I said on Facebook about Serge prices: at that time (1981) one could still buy a new car in the USA for around $4500. Less than the price of a four-panel assembled system ($5229). No wonder so many people built the kit versions.

While retail prices for most consumer goods have risen, electronics in general have tended to decline in the past 40 years. Four "expensive" panels from STS today will average about $7500-9500. That's really not much for hand-made American electronics. (What's the cheapest new car in the US right now? Neck and neck for the Chevy Spark and Nissan Versa....both about $15k.)

You could probably assemble a Euro system comparable to that STS system for about one half the price, and beat the hell out of 40 years of inflation.

No one has any right to complain about STS's current prices. Anyway it's a miracle STS panels are still available at all in new form.

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Post by Delepathy » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:29 pm

sempervirent wrote:The original link is from March 2011.......
I didn't check the original date of the post before replying, lol. Thanks sempervirent (:

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Post by fonik » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:34 am

metasonix wrote:Four "expensive" panels from STS today will average about $7500-9500.
Interesting. Where do you got these prices from? These look more like prices for used panels via Reverb. Earlier this year I saw STS offering panels for about 3000-5000 each, I believe.
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Post by wavecircle » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:19 am

fonik wrote:
metasonix wrote:Four "expensive" panels from STS today will average about $7500-9500.
Interesting. Where do you got these prices from? These look more like prices for used panels via Reverb. Earlier this year I saw STS offering panels for about 3000-5000 each, I believe.
Yeah, an expensive 4 panel sts system will run you close to 20k once all the fittings are included. Can get an RS or LW serge system for the lower price quoted.
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