ARP, Quartet @ 20 September 2017, “No Comments”

“ARP QUARTET RARE VINTAGE ANALOGUE SYNTHESIZER / KEYBOARD Mod Code 601.1.2004
Note: this does not have loudspeakers, but a jack socket output for connection to a mixer or amplifier.”
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ARP, Omni @ 20 September 2017, “No Comments”

” The Arp Omni is a 40-year old vintage synth now prized for it’s string sounds. This unit has been in storage for 20 years, but unfortunately only powers on, does not produce sound. Attempted to clean slider pots and installed ~30 new capacitors, but not expert enough to fix the unit.

What’s included:
– the Omni itself
– custom canvas case
– original owner’s manual (cover torn but the rest in tact)
– original spec sheet
– collector’s special–the original 33RPM vinyl demo record and accompanying poster

If you’re not an expert technician and know this model i would not recommend purchasing this—the solder joints appear to need rework by a professional, and this model requires specific knowledge and parts to repair. That said, once working, these are now rare and command a high price.” Link

ARP, Omni 2 @ 13 September 2017, “No Comments”

“Arp Omni-2 synthesizer keyboard.
Was used by a band when last used. It powers up and makes some tones, but not fully functional. The power supply may need new capacitors. I will open it and test it in the next few days while the auction goes on.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 September 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, Odyssey @ 06 September 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“The Odyssey is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). One potential appeal of the Odyssey is the fact that all parameters, including a resonant low-pass filter, a non-resonant high-pass filter, and AR envelopes, a triangle (not sine) and square wave LFO, and a sample-and-hold function are controllable with sliders and switches on the front panel. This is the 1st generation Mk I produced from 1972-75. It’s has a couple modifications, LFO syn, and Mono/Duo. These were professionally done for the studio it came out of. It has been celebrity used on major songs and soundtracks. It’s in great condition. The video attachment is a similar synth, but without the mods on this one. Super clean.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 30 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Solus

“For sale is my Arp Solus. It’s in great shape for its age, there is some wear so be sure to check out the pics to make sure you like it. Overall it’s quite nice, especially the front fast. Includes out case lid (one latch is broken but the other latch still holds it closed). The synth itself is excellent and fully functional, including some new sliders installed so they move real smooth. The other older sliders still move well. A few of the sliders are missing their caps but they are easy enough to move and I believe you can find some replacement caps online. Awesome rare analog synth, don’t miss out!” Link

2600, ARP @ 30 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600

“Local Pick up only. One ARP 2600 synthesizer that does work.”
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ARP, Pro Soloist @ 30 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Pro Soloist

“ARP Pro Soloist. Minor bumps/dings on top center. Touch Sensor works. Key caps replaced with NOS key caps. Checked all functions to be working. Cleaned Keyboard Contacts. Check Tuning. Repaired by a former ARP Tech.” Link

ARP, Avatar @ 30 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Avatar

“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 excellent 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 if 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 be OK; 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.

Overall I think this Avatar is in very good shape for its age; I’d like for it to go to a good home where it can be fully restored to original condition. I am, however, selling the Avatar and its accessories AS IS. Thanks for looking and bidding.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 30 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Solus

“This little synth is small ,but its a very bad ass aggressive synthesizer! Its in very good shape , for the exception of small scratches which are shown in the pics and a tiny tear on the tolex lid. But it does not affect the sound of the keyboard. Might need a good cleaning a couple of scratchy sliders. But for being 30 something years old it has an amazing sound!”
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ARP, Avatar @ 23 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Avatar

“The mixer comes from an auction of a music studio, they don’t have the wires for the guitar. I hooked it up to the aux input and play. Looks like this equipment has been stored away for a long time because the slide controllers feel a little sluggish probably they need to give a service or change. Still works but not like it supposed to be originally. I paid a lot for the mixer, I just want my money back so this is a not returnable mixer. No Warranty and no Exchange. SOLD AS IS” Link

1613, ARP @ 23 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP 1613 Sequencer

“This unit has not been used for a while, all the sliders are sticking.
The sliders may need lube or replacing!
The unit powers up with no problem……being sold “AS IS””
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ARP, Avatar @ 23 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Avatar Project Machine

Arp Avatar Guitar Synthesizer

Rare vintage

– non-fonctional

– no voltage on power supply output when ON (must be +/- 15v)

– all sliders and sliders-buttons need to be change (you find it on Ebay)

– no guitar divided pickup included

– no cables included

– service manual on:

Manuals.fdiskc.com” Link

ARP, Pro Soloist @ 16 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Pro Soloist Project Machine

“I know very little about this piece besides that it doesn’t seem to be functioning, though the power light turns on.

Some of the sliders on the left panel are also very stiff and barely seem to be moving.

This is sold as is, it could be the simplest solder fix or something I am missing but I am in the midst of moving and don’t have time to find out for myself. ” Link

ARP, Omni @ 09 August 2017, Comments Off on 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, Odyssey @ 09 August 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 @ 09 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“The Odyssey is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). One potential appeal of the Odyssey is the fact that all parameters, including a resonant low-pass filter, a non-resonant high-pass filter, and AR envelopes, a triangle (not sine) and square wave LFO, and a sample-and-hold function are controllable with sliders and switches on the front panel. This is the 1st generation Mk I produced from 1972-75. It’s has a couple modifications, LFO syn, and Mono/Duo. These were professionally done for the studio it came out of. It has been celebrity used on major songs and soundtracks. It’s in great condition.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 02 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY … 1972 Arp Odyssey Mk I Model 2800 white face for no reserve … Intact, no missing parts … Will produce audio but not functioning properly and needs TLC including key carrier bushings, slider cleaning, and electronic repairs and calibration” Link

ARP, Omni @ 26 July 2017, Comments Off on 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.

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

ARP, Avatar @ 26 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP Avatar

“Here is a rare Arp Avatar synth, serviced and sounds awesome. Its missing some slider caps but they still function fine. ” Link

2600, 3604, ARP @ 26 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP 2600 with ARP 3604-P Keyboard

“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, Little Brother @ 26 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP Little Brother

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

ARP, Quartet @ 26 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP: Quartet

“Great sounding used and refurbished vintage synthesizer, this ARP Quartet is in perfect condition for live gigs and studio work. There is slight cosmetic damage on the wooden sides while all keys, sliders and instruments sound precise and fully operational. This unit has been worked on in a non-smoking studio environment in Nashville Tennessee, where it was modified to include playing all four preset instruments all at once. All LEDs work, only the power switch is slightly cracked. The volume slider is a slight scratchy if moved to fast, I like to slowly adjust the volume with my amplifier and dial in a good level. This synthesizer was manufactured between 1979 to 1980, so please be very delicate. I loved this keyboard immensely however I must sell it to pay bills. It definitely can emulate sounds of the late 70’s to early 80s new wave Joy Division synth to even a very retro 60s Doors/Animals organ” Link

ARP, Quartet @ 19 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP Quartet

“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, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

“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, Comments Off on ARP Axxe Project Machine

“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, Comments Off on 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.

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

ARP, Axxe @ 12 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP Axxe

“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, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“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, 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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