Wicker Park

1972 Maestro Rhythm King MRK-2 Analog Drum Machine

This rare vintage drum machine is in great condition and tested to be found completely functional.  

Does not come with footswitch which starts and stops the beats the style of beat, but provides a male 1/4 inch cable to plug into any simple footswitch. Also provides its own 1/4 output cable. It has a handy slot in the back for all the cables which can open and close. There are youtube video demos of it available. Message us for shipping options. 


Additional Info: 
The Maestro Rhythm King Mark II is an analog drum machine popularized by groups such as Sly and the Family Stone in the 1960s and early 1970s. These machines had 18 preprogrammed rhythms, such as Bossa Nova, Samba and Cha-Cha. Eight sound trigger buttons on the front demanded careful planning of sampling and fills, and a balance control allowed users to emphasize bass or hi-hat. The Mark II did not change the essential sound, but offered a different array of preprogrammed settings. This is the most popular model, dubbed the "funk box" by Sly (of the Family Stone). 

Years of Production: ca. 1971 - 1974

 

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