2600, 3604, ARP @ 19 July 2017, “No Comments”

“Console 32″ x 18″ x 9″
Keyboard 35″ x 10″ x 6″ 3604-p
WEIGHT: 58 Ibs

Restored by the Arp loving expert Discrete Synths in Georgia.
The 2600 console is sounding and looking very nice. The keyboard electronics are now fully operational and calibrated.
On 3604 keyboard the rubber bushings are vulcanized leaving the keyboard mechanically noisy but plays OK now and you can replace the rubber yourself.
Some people decide not to bother with this, and get a MIDI converter to control the 2600 console instead .

The serial number had been removed from the inside of this unit sometime in the 70’s.
The cabinet has been recovered nicely years ago with a non factory tolex but looks very good. You couldn’t tell unless you were an expert into these kinds of details. Still looks cool.
Original owner was in Long Island in the 70’s and a friend but he’s not on this planet to ask these details anymore.
Ian Underwood told me a 2600 was the first synthesizer he owned.”
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ARP, Quartet @ 19 July 2017, “No Comments”

“In good working vintage condition with slight cosmetic damage as shown in pics, getting harder to find / more and more in demand…” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 19 July 2017, “No Comments”

“Early Model AXXE, I have had this for awhile and a bit back removed all circuit boards and cleaned and lubed up the faders. Otherwise original parts in there and shiny clean. This is ready to rock for you. Faders work great, smooth!! Really nice true vintage synth which is sitting around and not getting played enough so I gotta sell it. The only known issue is the dead lamp on the light switch. Everything else is working fine as of now.” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 19 July 2017, “No Comments”

“Up for sale is a vintage ARP AXXE MODEL 2310 SYNTHESIZER. Powers on. Selling as is. It has been sitting in garage for many many years. Two sliders have missing knobs and broken tips.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 12 July 2017, “No Comments”

“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.

I’m selling this key as is and no return accepted. ” Link

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

“This Axxe was recently serviced by a trusted tech in Austin,TX. I have not used it in a couple of months because I bought a really clean old odyssey. I have an Omni and an explorer as well in my collection. Arp made some amazing synthesizers! This synth would be great for someone who wants an odyssey but doesn’t trust the reissues (rightfully so!) and can’t yet afford the real deal. I am nearly certain that the Axxe is pretty much an Odyssey with a single oscillator” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 12 July 2017, “No Comments”

“1974 original ARP 2800 Odyssey vintage synthesizer.

FULL SIZE! Pre KORG.

Good summer project for the right person.

Disclosures:

Fires up but no audio.

The faders are sticky and should be rebuilt or replaced, a couple are missing their rubber caps.

Recommended upgrade to solve both issues:

C.M.S. MEGA-LUMINA SLIDER UPGRADE KIT – ALL MODELS – $369.00 USD.

A couple of the keys ride high because they are missing their rubber bushings.

Recommended upgrade:

Syntaur bushing replacements $0.70 each (Part #4169)

Two of the rubber feet missing.

Recommended upgrade:

any replacement feet set.” Link

ARP, Little Brother @ 05 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP Little Brother

“For sale:
Vintage ARP LITTLE BROTHER Synthesizer Expander 2953
Tested to power on only ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 28 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Rarest of the Odyssey versions with “4035” filter, which has the Moog ladder topology. While this doesn’t sound like a Minimoog it sounds very similar to the “4012” filter used in the black/grey 2600.

Has factory CV/gate (see photos)

Condition as seen — note small piece missing out of upper right corner which is most visible in the 4th photo.” Link

ARP, Little Brother @ 28 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Little Brother


It powers up, however, I have no way to test it so I’m selling for parts. It worked when it was last used (5 years ago) but electrolytic caps dry out over time so I’d give it a tune up. Sliders are stiff, too, and need some lubrication. Fortunately, there aren’t a lot of parts, and the chassis provides easy access, so any repairs or mods / upgrades should be very straightforward.

This synth sounds fantastic – see the videos on youtube.

It is missing the bottom plate. This seems common with the earlier model (2151 rather than 2153).

Whoever takes the time to rejuvenate this synth is going to have an amazing sounding piece of modular synth history.” Link

ARP, Avatar @ 28 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Avatar with Mods

“The ARP Avatar is very similar to an ARP Odyssey, designed for a guitar interface instead of a keyboard. This particular unit has been patch-pointed, providing a lot of additional functionality found in the ARP 2600. These are extremely rare! Only about 300 were ever made.

This synth does not include the guitar adapter or pickup! I have tried to capture this in the pictures. It was previously driven with CV and gate – similar to an ARP Odyssey without a keyboard. It has been patch-pointed to be modular. I do not have the means to test it. It was in storage for the past 10 years, and the buyer should expect to perform some servicing to bring back up to speed. The sliders are also stiff, and it will need to be serviced before being fully functional. Fortunately, these synths are very easy to work on, and the case on this provides easy access (the lid lifts up). It can be driven by Moog, Oberheim, or most any other modular gear or gear with 1v/octave CV out.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 28 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This is an original Arp Odyssey Mk3 manufactured between 1978-1981 and of all three versions the sound does differ between them.
Its said all three versions differ, this has the beefier 4-pole filter and its the Mk3 which is the most stable and of course has the CV/gate option.

As you can see from the pictures the synth has some wear and tear but no offensive marks or blemishes for a synth almost 40 years old!
Things to note, there is wear and tear on the side cheeks, small rust spots to the right of the face and a small dent on the back of the chassis.

In pointing out the markings, this no way affects the synth performance and has been thoroughly tested prior to listing which is studio ready and live performance!” Link

ARP, Avatar, Axxe @ 21 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe and ARP Avatar

“his is a combo Avatar + Axxe with CV/gate cable and Stand
Avatar and Axxe Modifications Included :
All tantal polarized capacitors are changed for new Electrolytic Capacitors.
All Sprague Orange capacitor are changed

Old transistor 2n606/2n5172 has been changed for new 2n3904/06
all defect IC has been changed by new (ca3080, CA3086, lm1358, lm3900 ..)
LM301 has been changed by new TL081 (Compensation cap removed)

New oversized power supply with modern component (lm317/337) and separate power supply for the LED
with modern component (lm317) with 1 toroidal transformer +/-15v + 1 toroidal transformer +5v for Avatar
and 1 R-CORE transformer +/- 15 and +5v for Axxe

With Queensland Walnut raw wood veneer panels

Specific Avatar Modifications Included :

Correction on the 4075 VCF which cut off frequencies above 12kHz

37 new sliders, Bourns PTL serie with led. Each color has an individually adjustable trimmer to adjust the brightness. The colors are according to the color code of the Odyssey.

The guitar part (Board E and D) are present and fonctionnel, but not used in this configuration.
The Guitar microphone is included. The connector are changed for a less expansive one (DIN 6, the same as input of the avatar)

Board D power supply connector are not connected (Reduce consumption).
– the Portamento, Guitar vol slides , and switchs string select has no effect

Two modifications are been made to allow the adjustment of both oscillators pitch to tune with another instrument :
– the Triger sensibility is used for a (reverse Log) pitch adjustment
– the 3 positions switch Env Follow is used to an approximatively +/- 2 octave pitch adjustment
Specific AXXE Modifications Included :

New VCF AM4023 Filter12dB Low Pass

Due to the configuration of the Axxe slider the resonance are inverted (low on the top) and to have a maximum resonance,
the settings of Q is very hight, that will take the filter in oscillation depending of the frequency and the reso.

23 new sliders, Bourns PTL serie with led. Each color has an individually adjustable trimmer to adjust the brightness. The colors are according to the color code of the Odyssey.

All IC excepted VCO, are on sockets for easy change. ” Link

ARP, Avatar @ 21 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Avatar

“I am selling my ARP Avatar guitar synthesizer after many years of use. I am the original owner; I bought the unit new. This Avatar was played for many years, but has been unused for the past few years.

Issues:
Cosmetic: there are no slider caps on this Avatar (they have long since crumbled or been lost); there is a bit of tape residue marks on bottom center of back panel (see pic); slight wear on right wood end panel; the Sustain slider in the ADSR envelope generator section is broken off almost flush with the front panel (still moveable/functional).

Electronic: scratchy pots/sliders (gently working the sliders seems to help); VCO 2 not as loud as VCO 1; Some sliders don’t seem to affect the sound as they should ( i.e. sliders routing signals to the filter don’t seem to be working correctly); oscillators drift substantially (although became more stable the longer the unit was on and being played); oscillators act like portamento is on even when portamento slider is all the way down; i.e. synth response to guitar sounds “sluggish”; i.e. tracking seems to lag.

Good Things:
Cosmetic: This Avatar is in excellent cosmetic condition; virtually no scratches, dents or dings (other than the broken slider tip in the ADSR/EG). It has been well protected over the years. Wood veneer end panels in good shape with a few small blemishes (see pics);
Electronic: Synth powers on normally; main power switch and main output button both light normally; all sliders are completely moveable; no stuck ones; Hex pickup (both clean and fuzz) work normally and sound fine (or at least as originally intended). The hex fuzz sounds distinct and clear. The guitar pickup works normally and the string select lights all work normally; the Guitar Interconnect cable (connects the hex pickup to the synth) is completely functional. The tracking of the guitar seems to be working well (although the oscillator response is as mentioned above). Filter (both LP and HP) and resonance sliders work normally as do EG sliders, oscillator frequency sliders, pulse width mod sliders, etc.

Original manual, patchbook, instructional cassette tape; Hexaphonic guitar pickup w/ original box, guitar to synth cable, original filter foot pedal and sustain foot switch all included. More pictures available is needed.

I have recently tested the Avatar out on a small portable synth, not a stereo sound system. The basic functions of the synth seem to function; it comes on, it makes sound, most sliders work normally. As mentioned above, there are some issues with the synth. I did not test the Avatar comprehensively; e.g. I did not test any of the outputs other than the mono guitar and low level synth outputs; both seemed to function normally (although I have no reason to believe that any of the outputs aren’t functional); I didn’t check every slider (other than for ease of movement) for audio functionality.”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 21 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Rarest of the vintage Odyssey versions with “4035” filter (Moog ladder topology). While it doesn’t sound like a Minimoog it does sound very close to the “4012” filter on the standard (black/grey) 2600, with a nice round, musical resonance and great bass response at zero resonance.

Has factory CV/gate interface for integration into the modern studio (apparently standard for the first time with MkII, the white/MkI units generally do not have this).

Condition as seen — note small piece missing out of the upper right corner, which is most visible in the fourth photo, but can be seen if you look carefully at the main photo.”
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2600, 3604, ARP @ 14 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600 with ARP 3604 Keyboard

“Console 32″ x 18″ x 9″
Keyboard 35″ x 10″ x 6″ 3604-p
WEIGHT: 58 Ibs

Restored by Discrete Synths
The 2600 console is sounding and looking very nice. The keyboard electronics are now fully operational and calibrated.
On 3604 keyboard the rubber bushings are vulcanized leaving the keyboard mechanically noisy but plays OK now and you can replace rubber yourself.
Some people decide not to bother with this, and get a MIDI converter to control the 2600 console instead .
The serial number has been removed from the inside of this unit in the 70’s and the cabinet has been recovered with a non standard type of tolex but looks very good. Original owner was in Long Island in the 70’s.
The electronics inside look fine.
Full operation as from the ARP factory, no audio upgrades.
New slider caps are included and there’s nothing to hide on this restored Arp 2600.” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 14 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

“verkaufe hier einen Synthesizer, den ich von meinem Onkel geerbt habe. Er hat diesen persönlich in den 70er gekauft. Jedoch hat er ihn so gut wie nie benutzt.
Der Zustand des Gerätes ist aus meiner Sicht sehr gut. Siehe Fotos. Er wurde immer in dem originalen Holzcase gelagert (Nichtraucherhaushalt). Mit dabei sind einige sehr seltene Unterlagen. Die Anleitung und die zehn “Auflagen”. Leider funktioniert das Gerät nicht mehr. Deshalb verkaufe ich es als Sammlerstück oder als Ersatzteillager.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 14 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“ARP ODYSSEY 2800 MK1

Superb example of an original white-face Arp Odyssey in excellent working order. Serviced and calibrated by a top synth tech; these old synths require a great deal of specialist TLC to get them up to scratch. This one plays very well and sounds stunning.

Now reissued by Korg, this is a chance to buy an iconic original in excellent order. Effectively a hard-wired compact version of the monster Arp 2800, the Odyssey is revered for its signature sweeps, leads and bass sounds – like an albino time machine, it transports you back to the golden age of analogue synthesis.

Condition is excellent with only a few scratches and scuffs to the case, most of which are on the back of the unit. See detailed photos for more information.

NOTE: This one’s had a very cool modification – you can switch between the (original) duophonic mode, to monophonic, plus it has CV and Gate inputs which are tested and working.

It has had an extensive service with new bushings installed, key contacts and sliders/switches cleaned. The synth has been re-calibrated and is sounding superb.”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 14 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Vintage ARP ODYSSEY SYNTHESIZER

Made in the U S A – ARP Instruments Inc. – Newton Mass

GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION w/ minimal scuffs & scratches

Keyboard POWERS ON ( Power Switch lights )
Keys all work
Sliders move freely, but a bit stiffly, probably could use some lubrication

3 slider knobs are missing – on the Course and Fine VCO 1 controls and the Portamento
(on the VCO 1 both of the switch shafts are broken off )

The Transpose switch does not work
SWITCHES move up and down freely See Photos
Buyer understands that WE CANNOT GUARANTEE that the UNIT WORKS PERFECTLY ( it’s old ), and BUYER understand it MIGHT NEED Some TL even though it makes sounds ” Link

ARP, Pro DGX @ 07 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Pro DGX

” Arp pro dgx , fully restored , all tantalum capacitors replaced , power supply upgraded , key bushings replaced , TOUCH sensor fully working ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 07 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

” For sale is an Arp Odyssey vintage analog synthesizer. This unit is in great shape cosmetically, looks very clean. It also just got back from servicing. Apparently previous owner had tried some DIY repairs and done a poor job of it, and it came to me needing work. I sent it to a professional tech that completed servicing it did a nice job cleaning the internals, securing all the boards in place, replacing necessary capacitors, rebuilding the keyboard (plays very nice), servicing the sliders (they all move smoothly). Two of the sliders were replaced with the newer LED lit sliders.

It’s 98% functional at this point, all the features working as they should. The only issue is the tracking on the oscillators. If they are tuned together while playing a single note, they will get out of tune with each other the further up or down the keyboard you move away from the starting tuning note. After about an octave is becomes somewhat noticeable and at 2 octaves there is definite detuning sound. This is the last step the tech did not have time to troubleshoot. Otherwise it is working great.

I believe this to be a MkI internally but with the black/gold case and a knob style tuning section (unlike the push pads on MkIIs and MkIII). So probably a late MkI during a transition period between Mk1 and Mk2. It has the Arp 4023 filter. The serial plate/number is missing (and oddly there is a 3260 model serial number on this but it is not related to Odyssey model number). These old Odyssey’s have such a great tone and the newer Korgs, while great recreations, don’t quite capture the beauty of the originals. Check out the pictures for more details.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 07 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

” NICE PHYSICAL CONDITION w/ minimal scuffs & scratches
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Keyboard POWERS ON ( Power Switch lights )
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Keys ALL WORK – – hard to tell if perfectly in tune, until someone adjusts it – or recondition it – ( we do not know how to )
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SLIDERS move freely, but a bit stiffly, probably could use some lubrication, left that up to the new owner ( few sliders have knob ends missing )
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SWITCHES move up and down freely – – NOTE: – – 1 Switch is missing ( S/H – – ADSR ) See Photos
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Hard to tell if the keyboard works perfectly, unless you know how to use it – ( We Don’t ) – sounds like both 1&2 osollators work – sliders do seem to modify the sounds
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Because we do not know how to correctly use this machine, Buyer understands that WE CANNOT GUARANTEE that the UNIT WORKS PERFECTLY ( it’s old ), ” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 31 May 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, Avatar @ 31 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Avatar with Mods

” you are bidding on a fully restored ARP Avatar with Lumina LED slider kit and and New England Analog Patch bay expander kit.

some marks from use on unit but overall good condition

unit is 220-240V” Link

2600, 3604, ARP @ 31 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600 with ARP 3604-P

“Restored by Discrete Synths
The 2600 console is sounding and looking very nice. The keyboard electronics are now fully operational and calibrated.
On 3604 keyboard the rubber bushings are vulcanized leaving the keyboard mechanically noisy but plays OK now and you can replace rubber yourself.
Some people decide not to bother with this, and get a MIDI converter to control the 2600 console instead .
The serial numbers have been removed from the inside of this unit and the cabinet has been recovered with a non standard type of tolex. Original owner was in Long Island in the 70’s.
The electronics inside look fine.
Full operation as from the ARP factory, no audio upgrades.
New slider caps are included and there’s nothing to hide on this restored Arp 2600.” Link

1621, ARP @ 31 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Sequencer 1621

“Ultra rare Vintage ARP Model 1621 Analogue Synthesiser sequencer in like new condition!

Truly an amazing find in the kind of condition. Looks like it came off the factory line yesterday. Hard to beleive it is nearly 40 years old!

This is one of the last revisions in stunning orange and black livery, the hardest one to find.

Fully working and serviced for sale.

Come with the original Patch sheets and a copy of the owners manual included!

240/220v, can also be set for USA operation.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 31 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“For sale an original vintage ARP Odyssey with some great modifications :
LFO, ADSR and AR have each a 3-positions switch: fast, normal or slow speed. 2nd LFO with 2 waveshapes, depth controllable with PPC, speed controllable with added pot, additional triangle waveform for both oscillators combinable with original waveforms at the VCF input. VCF cutoff can be modulated by each oscillator’s added sine waveform.
Works and sounds like a charm, try to get it while it’s still available !” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 24 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

“This Axxe is fully serviced and restored , new key bushings , re capped on all boards,” Link

ARP, Omni, Omni 2 @ 24 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Omni 2 Project Machine

“VINTAGE ARP OMNI 2 FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION. NO OUTPUT. NO POWER CORD. MISSING A FEW SLIDER COVERS AS SEEN IN THE PICS.SYNTH WILL BE DOUBLE BOXED AND PACKED PROPER.” Link

2600, 3604, ARP @ 24 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600 with ARP 3604P Keyboard

“Prized ARP 2600, fully functional with original user manual and patch cords. This unit has been completely overhauled, every slider pots has been disassembled, cleaned and re-lubed by myself 2 years ago. This is an early 2600 circa 1973 that has the patent infringed Moog filter 4012. The tolex is in pretty good condition given it is 44 years old. The face panel is in impeccable condition, no scratches or wear. The cable between the unit and keyboard has been replaced with a DIN type connector for a more reliable connection. Don’t really want to sell it but I need to downsize my studio, check out my other items. ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 24 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This one is in beautiful cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and with a lot of restoration. As you can see, this is an original, earlier white model 2800 and not a Chinese made, Japanese replica of an American classic. It is ready to be played and needs nothing! ” Link

ARP, Axxe @ 17 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

“This Axxe is fully serviced and restored , new key bushings , re capped on all boards ,” Link

ARP, Solus @ 17 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Solus

“ARP SOLUS Vintage Analog Synthesizer. Estate sale, Sold as-is for parts or repair. ” Link

ARP, Avatar @ 17 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Avatar

“Very rare fully refurbished in great working condition. All the great sounds of the classic Arp Odyssey. Does not have the pickup but it does come with cable for pickup. Some of the knobs have been replaced. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 17 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Solus

“This keyboard has been recently serviced by Abell Music in Columbus OH and brought into 100% working condition. I have the receipt from previous owner. The VCOs,VCF. Ring Mod, CV/Gate/Trigger/Audio Input and Pedal inputs, every slider, switch, knob works as they should. Only defect is a small scratch scratch by the screw next to the inputs (see pic). The flight case is in near-mint condition with one dime-size scuff mark.” Link