“This listing is for a Pristine Oberheim OB8 Synthesizer Keyboard -It looks brand new and sounds great! A classic 80′s Synth. A really beautiful instrument.
The OB8 has been in storage for a number of years. It had always been exclusively used in a smoke-free recording studio.
All of it’s functions work perfectly, with one big exception – it can only be played via a MIDI keyboard.
The key contacts on most of the keys do not trigger. It seems that, with the passage of time, and without being played, many vintage synth keybeds have this issue.
After speaking with some knowledgeable synth repair techs, it appears that a good fix is to either clean the keybed contacts with denatured alcohol and a pencil eraser or use a “rubber contact paint” on the rubber contacts.
It has never been modified or repaired. All knobs, buttons, lights, voices, page 2 controls, levers, connections and preset sounds function perfectly. All 8 voices are in tune.
Contains the original Lithium battery; the factory kit MIDI ports; the last software revision ‘B5′ – 8/15/84 and software operation guide; original Instruction Manual ;MIDI documentation; some original OB8 literature will also be included .
Please note; the modulation lever engages when pushed toward the rear of synth not when pulled forward, but nevertheless still functions perfectly.
*****AGAIN, the OB8 CAN ONLY BE PLAYED VIA A MIDI KEYBOARD. ” Link