2600, ARP @ 19 April 2017, “No Comments”

2600 “Synthesizer – Arp 2600 ser#261437
Keyboard -3604p #361411

I have been in possession of this synthesizer for 17 years, and during that time has been well cared for. It worked very well for most of the time that I have had it, but in recent years a few things started to go, so I decided to get it back to perfect playing status.
I took it in for a full diagnostic and refurbishing using a local Detroit area synthesizer guru, the great J Beste. J has worked for the likes of Hans Zimmer during his time in California, in music and film, and is currently working independently and with the likes of Jack White’s 3rd Man records in Detroit, among others. His work is impeccable and I highly recommend the talent of such a detailed and knowledgeable specialist. He spent over 6 months meticulously refurbishing this unit to the best of his abilities, including:

-The disassembling, cleaning and lubing of all of the sliders. Full restoration.

-VCO1, VCO2, and VCO3 have been thoroughly diagnosed or rebuilt, and are all working perfectly.

-The power supply has been recapped, to avoid a common power failure that is indicative of this unit, eliminating future power problems.

-The keyboard bushings have been cleaned and lubed, and a few have been replaced.

-The oscillator chip has been rebuilt.

-The synth has been fully calibrated and tuned.

-All hole plugs are in place.

-Unit comes with original power supply cord, and original keyboard connection cord.

-Arp 2600 includes a bag of original patch cords, a patch manual, and operator manual.

-The unit’s original handle has been replaced, as have a few of the hole plugs, a few key bushings, one slider knob, but aside from that everything else is original.

-All jacks have been reviewed and in some cases repositioned or replaced.

Details to be aware of:

The arp’s Tolex, in some places, is naturally worn. Half of the keyboard’s tolex is missing on the half of the keyboard case–luckily the half that is removed when uncased. I have struggled not to replace the Tolex, but in the end I opted not to, as it is relatively inexpensive to have someone else do for you, and some purists might turn away from it for this reason.

One knob on the keyboard panel is missing.”
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ARP, Axxe @ 19 April 2017, “No Comments”

arpaxxe “here im selling the more rare arp axxe black and gold which i think is with the moog filter very musical sounding overtones
it doesnt sound like any other arp ive heard has a much warmer sound somewhere between arp and moog
its in very good condition for its age with only one small scratch see pics otherwise very nice including the wood
it has been upgraded by arp with the pcc rubber controller which work surpisingly well without any effort
you can go pitch or lfo by softly pressing it

two of the tiny rubber tips are missing i will still include these by the moment item gets shipped getting replacements now

the very early black and gold arps are notoriously bad technical condition but not this one
this one has been serviced the keyboard rebushed no klanky keys here
also all faders been proper cleaned out they dont get stuck or make a noise like other arp faders
been tuned and calibrated plays very nice” Link

ARP @ 19 April 2017, “No Comments”

arp1613 “Original 70’s ARP model 1613 analog sequencer, S/N 16130446. I just recently had this serviced to replace all of the tuning and control sliders with brand new ones. All LEDs and switches are good and working fine. Functionality has been verified and is 100%. Cosmetically, there are a couple of minor scratches. Two of the blue slider caps are missing. Comes with original owner’s manual. I am the original owner.

While I have tested and verified that everything is working as it should, this is being sold AS IS due to it’s age.”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 19 April 2017, “No Comments”

usearpodydy “Up for sale is our original ARP Odyssey MKIII. NOT the inferior weak sounding Korg. This is the real deal.

We’ve owned it it and used it for the past 10 years here in our studio. Never gigged in our possession. Look at the pics.. Pretty sure it’s never been gigged. It looks fantastic.

We had it overhauled by a veteran analog synth tech last year. Some sliders replaced with original Arp NOS.
it was all calibrated and power supply tech’d too. Works and looks great. But sold as is due to how temperamental these old synths can be. I’ll upload a YouTube video of it being played in a few. All sliders, buttons, switches and jacks work. The HPF slider has a dead spot once in a while but works.”
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ARP, Omni @ 19 April 2017, “No Comments”

arp omni project machine “Has scratches and wear all over. One key is repaired. Viola knob is broken. Powers on, lights go on and no sound emits. Sold strictly “AS IS” for parts or repair.”
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ARP, Omni, Omni 1 @ 12 April 2017, “No Comments”

arp_omni “I’m clearing out my storage. This synth used to work fine before having some issues with power supply. It’s been sitting in my storage for more than 15 years. I haven’t test the key due to not damaging the synth before being tested by a technician.

One slider is broken and most of the slider caps are missing. The power cable been cut and need a new cord. ” Link

ARP, Quartet @ 12 April 2017, “No Comments”

quartet “Signs of wear. Sides show signs of wear. The d keys do not sound – Bad trace? Missing a few switch/slider caps. Works and sounds great otherwise.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 12 April 2017, “No Comments”

arpsolus ” A Classic analog synthesizer.
Fully functiional.
Good action on keys.
Sf bay area locals only please.” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 12 April 2017, “No Comments”

axxe “You are bidding on a vintage Arp AXXE analog synthesizer. Made famous by musicians like, Pete Townsend, Herbie Hancock, etc.; this is one of the original, early production, Arp Axxe analog synthesizers (#72). These are rare and extremely hard to come by; a true collector’s piece.

Three versions of the Axxe were manufactured during the 1970’s, with the final two versions containing orange silkscreening and a slightly modified casing. The difference in these later versions was primarily the mounting of the keyboard.

The earliest units of the original version lacked Arp’s innovative “Proportional Pitch Control” pad, but they featured a copyright infringing version of a Moog filter that was later discontinued.

This example (#72) is an earlier version that has been recently serviced with no alterations by a professional music repair provider and is in excellent working condition with all functioning parts, less two slider caps [location of VCA GAIN, S/H sliders (see photos; cosmetic, does not affect operation)]. ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 05 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey Project Machine

odd “Selling AS-IS due to age and the fact some sliders have been broken off and some key are sticking. This synth might be a great spring project or use it for parts. No returns or refunds.”
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ARP, Axxe @ 05 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

axxe “It’s in beautiful physical shape, and functionally good shape. All sliders and controls work, except for the filter sweep – which works only in a small spot. I am including a replacement slider for the filter slider, but you will need to find someone to solder it. Trust me – you wouldn’t want me to solder it. Thanks.” Link

ARP, Little Brother, Odyssey @ 05 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey and ARP Little Brother

arp “Cosmetic condition is a fair minus. Both instruments suffered some finish damage from where they were stored in a case for an extensive period of time. Both these items have had extensive restoration service and look great on the inside. Full control panel cleaning. Power supplies have been totally rebuilt and premium caps were used. ICs and opamps have been placed into sockets and replaced, new cts trimmer pots throughout both instruments, new keyboard bushings, new set of white slider caps, all the hardware had to be replaced. New cts jacks on both instruments and the audio input/output rca jack on both were switched to more popular connections. Cables to connect both of these instruments together will be included. Too much to list everything. ”
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ARP, Little Brother @ 05 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Little Brother

arplb ” For sale USED Vintage ARP Little Brother Synthesizer Expander

Model 2953

It is in very good visual and working condition.” Link

ARP, Little Brother @ 29 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Little Brother

littlebrother “Fair used condition. Small cracks in the endcaps look to have been repaired long ago. Recent service. Control panel cleaning and calibration. The output jacks have been changed to 1/8″ from rca. Great working unit. ” Link

2600, ARP @ 29 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600

arp_2600 “This appears to be a 2603 REV G model 2600, and it sounds amazing.

The face plate is in very good condition, especially for it’s age.

When I purchased this in 2009, the previous owner stated that:

– This model has the much sought after Moog ladder filter.

– This unit was serviced by Greg Montalbano of Analog Synth Service prior to the sale (in 2009).

– These upgrades were installed:

1. An audio path op amp upgrade.

2. New power supply.

3. Installed standard three prong jack so that and standard electronic power cord could be used.

4. A cv/gate input mod was installed on the side, so you can patch a single source of each

through all 3 VCOs without using up the mults, or having to patch into the front.

This has been very useful.

Known issues:

VCO 2 doesn’t work.

VCO 3 pulse output doesn’t work.

These are both recent, but are an easy and inexpensive replacement.

Parts are easily available online.

The decay slider on the ADSR envelope works, but should be addressed.

The bottom for the wooden case, under one of the rubber feet, is starting to dry out.

The tolex is worn, and has been coated with something (prior to my having this) as a temporary fix.

The handle has been removed and there is no cover.

This unit needs a bit of attention, but this is a great opportunity to get a highly sought after synth for a good price. It will be well worth the effort to restore.” Link

2600, 3604, ARP @ 29 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600 with ARP 3604 Keyboard

26003604 “FOR AUCTION: an original 1971 Tonus logo ARP 2600 semi modular analog synthesizer (model 2600P V1.0 according to discretesynthesizers.com, this is a pre-26xxx serial), complete with its original model 3604-P keyboard. I’ve owned and maintained this synthesizer for about 7 years, purchased locally from its original owner who had it in the back of his closet for years.

Condition: physically and electronically, this is among the nicest ARP synthesizers you’ll find from this era- even the Tolex on the synthesizer is in great shape (only the removable lids have notable peeling and I probably wouldn’t want to rely on them for heavy transport). Electronically, I initially had it restored by Greg Montalbano in Oakland (analogsynthservice.com) who, in addition to general restorative cleaning, also recapped the power supply, replaced the epoxy’d filter with the lower noise CMS 4012 and replaced the internal speakers with new ones purchased from the late Kevin Lightner. It has subsequently been maintained by Chris Hewitt / thisoldsynth.com who I had replace the epoxy’d VCO 2 submodule with a new CMS 4017; you can see his blog for the repair here: http://thisoldsynth.com/blog/2012/03/05/arp-2600-with-bad-vco/ . Both of the original ARP submodules that I’ve replaced will be included.

What’s included: Arp 2600 with keyboard and lids, original power cord, and cable that connects the keyboard to the synthesizer. Two Switchcraft Tiniplugs for shorting internal connections and a few gray patch cables to get you started patching the synthesizer.

What to expect: the synthesizer is in great condition but ultimately behaves like any synthesizer from the 1971– this is not a 2017 Moog Voyager, this will need time to warm up for the oscillators’ frequency to stabilize and the signal path is a little dirtier. The cable that connects the keyboard to the synthesizer is a little sensitive– it could be cleaned or replaced although you’re not going to notice this other than when you plug the two together. You will overdrive/distort the signal mixer if you run multiple VCOs/sound sources into it at too high of a collective volume– this is normal and I believe the CMS 4017 oscillator (VCO 2) outputs a hotter signal in general; you can back down the VCO levels to keep your tone clean or you can overdrive it by choice as with any mixer. The spring reverb is not isolated from the cabinet well at all– it is *very* sensitive to movement; both techs I’ve had work on the ARP have offered to isolate it but I absolutely love it the way it is, it is a gorgeous, messy reverb. I think the 2600 makes a great general spring unit, you can run a guitar or other signal right into the preamp. Ultimately, it’s in great shape but make sure you have a tech who can work on it should anything ever go wrong. It’s a heavy synthesizer and shipping will always be a real expense if you don’t have a local tech. Also– you can ignore the “Arpeggiator / Sequencer” part of eBay’s pre-populated product description, that’s inaccurate.”
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ARP, Axxe @ 29 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

usedarpaxxe “Hi! You’re looking at an original vintage Arp Axxe, serial number 2310-329. I believe this was equipped with the so-called “Moog infridgement” filter on it, but you can research it yourself for a clearer answer. This synth is just over forty years old, and has signs of wear that are typical of a piece from this age, but nothing too unsightly. The panel graphics are legible, and while there are a few minor scratches here and there, it’s generally devoid of huge gashes, dents, or anything else of that nature.

Now the fun part… This unit is in need of a tune up! The key bushings need to be replaced, the sliders lubricated, some canned air in certain places, etc. The portamento slider in particular seems to be stuck on at the moment, and there is a slight low hiss from the output i/o. Last time I checked, all of the keys sounded/responded, though are clacky because of the old key bushings that need to be replaced. A general maintainence overhaul is needed in order to restore this piece to its former glory.

The really good part, this synth sounds really quite special and truly unique. I will miss owning an Arp because of their very raw electronic sounds that stand alone in the synth world. The bass/low end on the synth are of Odyssey quality (same VCOs actually), and this synth can create very beautiful lead sounds with some guidence from its user as well as some warm oscillators. I also believe that the filter is very strong, musical, and full of unique character.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 29 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

arpoddy “Incredible vintage synthesizer for sale! Everything is in perfect working order, and the physical condition is in great shape. I’ve owned this synthesizer for the past 10 years and have never run into any problems. There are two small tears in outer cord covering, but no raw wire exposed. Please see pictures.” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 22 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

xxxe “Used but fully restored and serviced, a few surface scratches here and there but in perfect working condition.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 22 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey Project Machine

used oddy “ARP ODYSSEY MK3 STORED SOME TIME AND TESTED TODAY, ALL SLIDERS OPERATING CORRECTLY ALTHOUGH A FEW A BIT STIFF,KEYBOARD TRIGGERS ON
ALL KEYS BUT AROUND THE CENTRE OF KEYBOARD TRIGGERS OUT OF KEY SUSPECT BUSS BAR, A GREAT SOUNDING PERIOD SYNTH IN NEED OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/REPAIR SO SELLING AS NOT WORKING. UK ONLY.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 22 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

ued arp ossy “Acquired in 1998 in San Francisco, this Arp was fully restored by SynthPro in 2014. Fully functional, perfect working order. Even had the bushing in the keyboard replaced to make the action smooth. A great Arp if you’re looking for an Arp!” Link

ARP, Solus @ 15 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus “A Classic analog synthesizer.
Fully functiional.
Good action on keys.
Sf bay area locals only please.”
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2600, ARP @ 15 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600

arp3600 “We have other 2600s for sale right now – please dont mistaken this for one of the others.

ARP 2600 sn2601020x For Sale. This late model 2601 came to us in working order, but, as perfectionists, we wanted it to work like new or better for its next owner and hopefully continue to work well long into the future, so we fully disassembled it, cleaned it inside and out, thoroughly serviced it, rebuilt it and recalibrated it – a costly process taking approximately 19 hours of skilled vintage synth repair tech time. Now that its restoration is complete, it’s a pleasure to play and should make its next owner extremely happy. Unlike earlier models, all circuits inside this model are unencapsulated, with the exception of the ARP 4012 Moog filter. This means this unit will be much easier to service in the future, if need be. This sale includes a power cord. This unit isnt being sold with a keyboard, so be prepared to run it using a MIDI to CV converter, as most people do these days. This unit is in significantly better cosmetic shape than the other we currently have listed on ebay and is therefore priced higher. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Ebay only lets us post 12 photos. More can be found on our website.” Link

ARP, Pro Soloist @ 15 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Pro Soloist

pro_soloist “Buyer pays all shipping. Hi, I have for sale here a recently refurbished ARP Pro Soloist, if you are looking at this listing you more than likely already know what this can do. This was professionally refurbished by the technicians at Retro Linear in North Wales Pa. and all functions as it should. I saved you the hassle of repair. I have cleaned and touched up as much as I could.” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 15 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

axxe “Used but fully restored and serviced, a few surface scratches here and there but in perfect working condition.” Link

ARP, Quartet @ 15 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Quartet

quartet “Firstly let me start by saying I don’t know much about this equipment, it was used in the eighties by a family member who is no longer with us, it has been in safe/dry storage since, I can see these are now getting as rare as hens teeth due to a pretty limited production run as it seems once someone gets one they just won’t let it go !, its for this reason I would like this to go to a new home where it can be used for its original purpose and enjoyed/cherished by a new owner,

I have gently cleaned the exterior and it is in very good condition, please study the photos carefully, a few points to note,

– LED’s are operational on only Volume and Sustain (you may just see this in the photo)

– The Trombone and Piano slider/flip switches are loose and need remediation for them to work.

– The top case to frame screws are missing (to the left of ‘Quartet’ and to the right of ‘ARP’)

– Unit powers up fine and I have tested the 4 main instrument’s (Brass, Strings, Organ & Piano, all keys appear to be working fine and are in really good cosmetic condition).” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 08 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

aaaaa “Used but fully restored and serviced, a few surface scratches here and there but in perfect working condition.”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 08 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

oddy “ARP Odyssey 2800 from the early 70s. Power comes on, but that’s all I know! It needs to be cleaned + missing a knob & one of the sliders is broken off. Sold AS IS.”
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ARP, Axxe @ 08 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

axxe

Hi you’re bidding on a vtg Analog Synth.

Note:

There are some issues on this synth that I’ll like to mention:

• It turns on, makes sounds after warm up, works perfectly fine but there’s some potentiometers that don’t function properly. (Sliders)

• I have cleaned all the potentiometers and put new bushings in all the keys

• this was a project, but i don’t have the time to keep maintaining this synth

• I’m selling it as is

•This synth is in good cosmetic shape (look pictures)

Comes with:

1) owner manual

2) 2 packs of new knobs

3) power cord”
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2600, ARP @ 08 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600

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FOR AUCTION: an original 1971 Tonus logo ARP 2600 semi modular analog synthesizer (model 2600P V1.0 according to discretesynthesizers.com, this is a pre-26xxx serial), complete with its original model 3604-P keyboard. I’ve owned and maintained this synthesizer for about 7 years, purchased locally from its original owner who had it in the back of his closet for years.

Condition: physically and electronically, this is among the nicest ARP synthesizers you’ll find from this era- even the Tolex on the synthesizer is in great shape (only the removable lids have notable peeling and I probably wouldn’t want to rely on them for heavy transport). Electronically, I initially had it restored by Greg Montalbano in Oakland (analogsynthservice.com) who, in addition to general restorative cleaning, also recapped the power supply, replaced the epoxy’d filter with the lower noise CMS 4012 and replaced the internal speakers with new ones purchased from the late Kevin Lightner. It has subsequently been maintained by Chris Hewitt / thisoldsynth.com who I had replace the epoxy’d VCO 2 submodule with a new CMS 4017; you can see his blog for the repair here: http://thisoldsynth.com/blog/2012/03/05/arp-2600-with-bad-vco/ . Both of the original ARP submodules that I’ve replaced will be included.

What’s included: Arp 2600 with keyboard and lids, original power cord, and cable that connects the keyboard to the synthesizer. Two Switchcraft Tiniplugs for shorting internal connections and a few gray patch cables to get you started patching the synthesizer.”
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2600, 3604, ARP @ 08 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600 with ARP 3604 Keyboard

2600 “The synth has remained in my private studio since returning from Phil and has had minimal use over the years.
This Arp 2600 is in full working condition with minor cosmetic blemishes.
The 3604 Keyboard is in great shape – bushings / keys play very well.
NOTE: there is one broken potentiometer cap on the Sample & Hold “rate” (see photo). This is due to a little-lite falling from a shelf.
NOTE: ebay lists “Arpeggiator” and “Sequencer” under the items features, obviously this is not the case.”
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ARP, Solina @ 08 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Solina

arpsolina “In the early 1990s we went to an auction of a music store that closed. We bought this Eminent Solina String Ensemble, which seems to be new, although perhaps used as a demo. The only reason I say this is that the foot pedal is a bit dusty and the front part of the music stand (which keeps the music from sliding off) had become loose on the left side. We glued it back in place, but where it had rested on the top for all these years, it left a residue, which I am afraid to try to clean off. Please see the pictures.

The rest of the keyboard is in wonderful shape, the warranty has never been filled out, the instructions are included, and the glass music stand has never been removed from the carrying case.

It is set for USA voltage, 115V. Model STRING-ENS. The series is blank. No. 227044. Manufactured by Eminent Electronics, Bodegraven, Holland.

We have never removed it from the case until now. We have tested it, and it works perfectly as far as we can tell. All keys and buttons work. The carrying case is in excellent, although not absolutely perfect, condition.”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 01 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

arpoddy “I am the original owner and have taken great care over the years. My Odyssey is in great condition. If you are looking for a real synth and don’t want to or do not know how to rebuild or overhaul this is the synth for you. It has been recently serviced with all original parts, including new keyboard bushings. One slider cap missing but all others are original. Looks and plays great. I will also include the rare portamento pedal. (This works most of the time but intermittently triggers without using pedal) I can include a digital copy of owners and service manuals.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 01 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

usedoddy “This synth is in excellent condition for its age…almost mint

Completely refurbished, recapped and a number of new sliders. One slider tip has broken off but a replacement will be included” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 22 February 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe Project Machine

axxe ” I have had this synth since 1990 and it has always worked – lovely for bases. For most of the time I triggered it via the CV/Gate to midi interface.But it does need a full service to get it back to tip top condition as although it powers up and makes noises of sorts, the keyboard doesn’t work and some of the sliders have snapped off but can still be moved. It is also out of tune. But like any vintage synth a little work and service should bring it back to full glory. I no longer have the room for it and due to moving to mainly modules in my set up now it is time to say goodbye. There are plenty of reviews about the ARP Axxe on the internet. It is very heavy and so I would prefer local collection only. Date of manufacture is about 1978. I no longer have the manual but again these are on the net. Smoke free home and only two owners – never gigged.” Link