“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.”
“The synth has remained in my private studio since returning from Phil and has had minimal use over the years.
all sub – modules are original,
VCO’s are based on the 4027-1 sub modules
filter section is based on the 4012 ‘Moog’ sub module
service report included
come complete with both case and cabinet lids
metal hardware clips on cases have signs of rust and some tolex shows signs of age” Link
” For auction is an ARP 2600 v3 analog synthesizer with case cover and the coveted copper-cased 4012 Moog-ladder-filter-type filter as well as an original 3604 keyboard with case cover, featuring tuning, scaling, and portamento controls. The auction includes the connector cable that connects the synthesizer to the keyboard, the original power cable, seven 1/8th inch patch cables, and a plug for the filter section to defeat keyboard scaling of the filter cutoff, if desired.
This synthesizer is fully-functional. It was just serviced and cleaned by a very competent tech, and the keyboard was re-bushed.
The jacks have seen a lot of use, and are, in high-traffic patch areas, somewhat loose. Repositioning the cable (of the type included) is often required when patching in the CV region of the filter. The cable that connects the synth to the keyboard is fully functional, but is loose enough in general that you might not want to do an Edgar Winters (although there are guitar strap pegs on the edges of the keyboard!). These issues are very minor, but I wanted to be clear about them.
The tolex on the synth, the keyboard, and their case covers is original, and has wear, some slight tears, and one big tear on the bottom (see pictures). All of the fasteners are functional, but they and the other metal outer aspects on the case are worn with some spotting. One of the feet is loose, but simply requires tightening from inside the case. The faces of the synthesizer and of the keyboard are in good condition, and feature original caps and knobs.
This sale is undoubtedly one I will live to regret. I bought this synthesizer in 2006, and it has been one of the best synthesizers I have ever owned. I have used it in countless recordings, and it has served me well. It has lived in my cool, dry, smoke-free studio, and has been treated with care and respect. I am only selling it because I need funding for a business venture.” Link
“ACCESSORIES – This item includes all the original accessories:power cord, keyboard cable, patch cables (listed above), manual, and 13 “Front Panel Facsimile” settings recall sheets. Otherwise it comes only as seen in photos, does not include any other accessories.
PHYSICAL CONDITION – Excellent. Both synthesizer and keyboard have a few very light scratches. The metal hardware & corner pieces are slightly oxidized. All parts are original. This is close to museum condition as you will find!
WORKING CONDITION – Excellent: The synth was just serviced to bring up to optimal working condition. The power supply caps were replaced and a number of age related issues were corrected” Link
“Up for Auction is a ARP 3604P Keyboard that combines with the ARP Synth 2600 (not included). I have not tested the keyboard but it appears to be in very nice shape. Sold As Is.” Link
“Up for auction is an ARP 2600 synthesizer that has been in storage for over 30 years. Included are the lids or covers for both the main unit and the keyboard, a few patch cords as seen in the photo, and a quick start manual (original) and an owners manual (original). Please ask all questions before you bid. Item is being sold AS-IS please if your in the area come and inspect.” Link
“I bought this as a collectors grade piece, but I just don’t use it enough to justify keeping it. It’s barely be used & sounds better then anything you’ve ever heard. There is 1 tiny flaw in the case, where it was bumped by another synth. The restoration work alone cost $4272.70USD. I’m including the power switcher from UK to USA voltage & the manuals.
Remarks: Although these are not rare by some vintage synth standards, finding an Arp 2600 in anything approaching even good condition is a real challenge in 2014. This is why we invest such a lot of time, resources and money into getting them restored to the highest possible level that can be achieved – a FULL cosmetic and operational project restoration!
This Arp 2600 comes with a 3604P keyboard controller, original Arp power cable, keyboard-to-synth cable, and runs EU 220V. The actual version is a 2600P V3.0, manufactured between 1972 to 1974.
Original Arp Filter for this model (un-encapsulated) 4072
VCOs are original (encapsulated) Arp 4027-1
VCA is (encapsulated) 4019
The restoration work we invest into the Arp 2600 is extensive (what we term Total Restoration). The work includes re-Tolexing the cabinets & lids, stripping the panels to bare metal and having them professionally repainted and screen-printed. We have all the sliders and sockets deep cleaned and the whole synth is electronically restored including the a PSU rebuild/re-cap etc. In addition, we have fitted a brand new 17 inch Acutronics Reverb Tank, and a full set of brand new slider caps.
This RL Music prepared Arp 2600 is over 40 years old, and is in ‘as-new’ condition. On average we spend around £2800 GBP just in restoration costs for these models (synth & keys), so there is no equivalent in terms of quality offered by any person, or business, in the world. If you have been looking to own the ‘perfect’ Arp 2600 then look no further. These highly pro-restored examples are all sold with a full 6 months warranty.” Link
“Here is a serviced Arp 2600 keyboard. Looks and works good.” Link
Up for auction is the incredible ARP 2600P Synthesizer with 3604P Keyboard. This is a functioning unit (with the exception of the issues listed below) and is cosmetically in great shape for being over 40 years old!
With minimal restoration this classic analog synthesizer could be restored to is original glory.
Serial Numbers: 26958 (synth) 36958 (keyboard)
Known Issues: Reverb unit is not functioning, Sine Wave normal on VCO-1 not functioning, Internal speakers not functioning, Cable between keyboard and synth unit works but has intermittent connection, crackling sound on sliders (will go away after being exercised)” Link
“This ARP 2600 and 3604 have been extensively restored cosmetically and electronically. This 2600 look and sounds like new. Extensive work was put in to this restoration and the labor costs alone would exceed $5000 at our shop. Ebay only lets us post 12 photos. For a lot more photos, check out the New England Analog Facebook page. There are some before and after pics, and a lot of photos of the restoration process. Here is a list of the work that was done on this synthesizer:
ARP 3604 Keyboard:
All old rubber Pratt-Read key bushings were replaced with new bushings
Sample and hold capacitors replaced with WIMA capacitors
CV memory opamp replaced
Aftertouch sensor added to keyboard
Keyboard Bus bars (3 total) replaced with new ones
Keyboard leveled, lubed, calibrated
New tolex and hardware
Cinch Jones connector replaced with 8-Pin DIN
Case stripped, repaired, re-tolexed
All case hardware, latches, handles, rubber feet, screws, corners, finish washers replaced
Recessed 8-Pin DIN jack added
Aftertouch circuit (0-10V, 10V=Maximum aftertouch pressure) added
Old power supply removed and replaced with a Power One linear supply (Much nicer than original)
All tantalum capacitors replaced with new tantalum capacitors
All polarized capacitors replaced
Opamps in audio signal path upgraded
Reverb driver circuit completely rebuilt down to the resistors (Now it is dead quiet even when driving the reverb tank at 100%)
Reverb tank replaced with 17″ Accutronics reverb tank.
Original 4019 VCA module replaced with modern clone (NEA4019) which uses very high quality matched SSM2220 and SSM2212 transistors as well as a Burr-Brown output opamp.
Power indicator lamp replaced
Unit fully calibrated
Currently, the aftertouch voltage output (0-10V) is connected to the bottom jack on the multiples. We can put a separate aftertouch jack(s) wherever the buyer would like it. The ideal spot would be to place the new Aftertouch Out right above the multiple jacks. This can be discussed with us privately.
All various electronic problems with unit have been addressed and solved. ” Link
“This ARP 2600 is in fair cosmetic condition. Board 4 has a short on +15. Once the power connector is removed +and – supplies come up. No other testing has been done. Sold as is for restoration.” Link
Serial number as seen in photo
One knob missing (left speaker) all others present
patch cords included
Several slight scratches on Cases
Has been in house for 30 years never used
I know very little about this equipment.
Nice condition” Link
“This auction is for an ARP 2600 Synthesizer and keyboard in good working condition with original patch cables (3 used remaining still wire tied), power cable and cable to connect the synthesizer to the keyboard. Original Owners manual and patch book are included as well. The outer box has some slight wear from storage. It appears to be in good working order, powers on and makes various sounds when adjusting the knobs. All knobs are original.” Link
“Arp 2600, Model 3604-p keyboard. Manuals and Patchbook for the 2600, new patch cables, power cord, and keyboard to synth connector plus keyboard extension cable. Pictures are of the actual unit for sale.
The synth is fully functioning and sounds amazing. It could however probably use a service at an appropriate point. A few of the sliders are a little noisy and will need cleaning or replacing.
The unit has been tinkered with in it’s past to add in some additional pots and switches. They actually add some really useful functionality. Each oscillator has an extra pot which provides extra fine tune which is really useful when dialling in any syncing between the oscillators. Each oscillator also has a 3 position switch that switches the oscillator octave. Very useful for building stacked oscillators quickly rather than using the frequency slider. On the ADSR you can see a switch over the attack and release sliders. The attack switch doubles the attack range and the release switch half the release range.
Overall the condition on the tolex would be best described as ‘well used’. Understandable for its age. I would suggest this is not an example for the purest synth collector but rather a great example of a 2600 to be played and used. The modifications greatly help the playability of the synth. I have found them really useful over the 5 years I have owned this wonderful synth. I will be very sorry to see her go.
The synth has spent the last 5 years in my home studio. ” Link
“Selling a beautiful Synth monster. You won’t believe how inspiring the 2600 is to play. The built in reverb is incredible. Just had serviced and tuned for the sale at Audio Rehab in Burbank, CA. I hate to see it go, but it’s time to move on.
The tolex has some usual wear. Check out the photos and see how really clean the panel is. This model has the Tonus Arp logo.
Includes binder with 100 patches and a few patch cables to get you started.” Link
Some etching below each serial number plate on each unit (can be seen in photos).
New power cable and 6 Pin Cinch Jones Keyboard Connecting cable recently purchased and included.
Jones cable is 10 ft. long.
Synth. and Keyboard were purchased new from an educational facility here in Wisconsin back in the ’70′s. Was used for educational purposes/educational performances/etc.
Unit recently brought to a technician who has worked with ARP’s and similar for the past two decades. I had him thoroughly test the unit – testing each aspect to see its current performance. Tech played the unit for about an hour in my presence the entire time.
ALL OSCILLATORS, AMPLIFIER, ENVELOPES WORKED EXACTLY AS IT SHOULD AS THE TECH WAS PLAYING/TESTING THE UNIT. BOTH INTERNAL SPEAKERS SOUND NICE. OUTSOURCING AUDIO TO AN AMP SOUNDED VERY NICE AS WELL. THE ONLY COUPLE THINGS THAT THE TECH SAID THE UNIT COULD BENEFIT FROM WAS THAT THE KEYBOARD BUSHINGS COULD NEED A REPLACING (BUT STILL PLAYABLE, KEYS WERE A LITTLE ‘CLICKY’) AND THAT SOME OF THE SLIDERS NEED SOME CLEANING BUT NOTHING MAJOR. BUSHING SERVICE WAS QUOTED AT RIGHT AROUND $250. FURTHERMORE, UNIT IS IN TUNE.
****NOTE: THIS WAS ONE TECHS OPINION/COMMENTS AS HE PLAYED THROUGH IT FOR A WHILE. I PERSONALLY AM NOT WELL EDUCATED IN REPAIR/SERVICE OF THESE OR ADVANCING PLAYING. POTENTIALLY SOMETHING FURTHER COULD NEED SOME ATTENTION – JUST UNSURE.
SIMPLY DUE TO AGE, SELLING UNIT ‘AS IS’ WITH NO RETURNS.
Both the synth and keyboard have the storage covers that stay connected with the metal latches. There is one metal latch on the synth that is broken, however the others hold the cover on nicely and both can be transferred by the carrying handle.
One slider cap missing on one slider in the bottom middle of the synth board.” Link
” This arp 2600 has been in a smoke free studio for ten years. Comes with original keyboard and cables. Arp powers up and makes sound.” Link
“For sale is this vintage mid-1970s ARP 3604P keyboard controller for an ARP 2600. This particular example, serial number 361297, is in nice all original condition. It works perfectly and is a must have for any 2600 without the matching gray panel controller. This is a very rare opportunity to properly pair your valuable vintage synth with an original controller. It will undoubtedly enhance the value of your piece, and make it exponentially easier to use. I offer Free Worldwide Shipping, so don’t miss out!” Link
it is Untested but in Good Used Condition with minor cosmetic Wear. Buying As Is.” Link
“I am not a synthesiser expert though my friend is a musician and music producer, so he will be able to help with some questions, although you’ll have to bear with us on the more technical aspects of synthesiser programming.
The brain and keyboard have just been returned from a full service by Andy Jury at Synth Prof and so are operating perfectly and are covered by their three month warranty dated 01/10/14.
As you can see it packs down into two protective cases and comes with the original 2600 manual, recet repair receipts, service history dating back to 2011, mains cable, interface cable (keyboard to brain) and a large collection of patch cables.
It is in fantastic condition for it’s age and though it is not perfect cosmetically (various nicks in the tolex, a modification to the side of the case where the mains socket has been replaced/updated and two small melt marks on two keys of the 3604-P) none of these hamper its performance in any way and are very minor when taking into account the vintage nature of this instrument.
The serial number is 2601-0*5*.” Link
” FOR SALE: ARP 3604-P Keyboard controller for use with ARP 2600. Serial #361-297
A must if your ARP 2600 is missing one.
Physical condition is very good with light scuffs and normal oxidation.
Has not been fully tested. The CV op amp is bad and needs replacing ($50 part and easy labor)” Link
It is complete and in good working condition with it’s original case lid (all catches work)
Comes with original 360 remote keyboard & cables.
All functioning apart from the low D key on the keyboard which I guess could easily be fixed.
both internal speakers work fine too.
It also comes with all the original manuals and paperwork including the large foldout as pictured above.
This sale also includes the following patch cables also as pictured
1 x spare keyboard umbilical cable 176 cms
11 x mini jack patch cables 90 cms
8 x mini jack patch cables 180 cms
1 x spare 110v mains lead 24 cms
It is an original American instrument and requires a 110v mains transformer when powered in Europe.” Link
This 2600 has the famous Arp 4012 “Moog copy” filter inside.
Classic and highly desirable music instrument. Has become exceedingly rare, people buy them and keep them!
Manual is in good condition, some scribblings inside but perfectly usable.
Overall this instrument is in very good condition but shows some sings of use/age.
The front panel and the keyboard look smooth, key action is good.
Both the original cover for the keyboard and the instrument are included with the sale.
Tolex shows sings of use and has some minor damages but nothing extraordinary.
Its a old synth!! Has seen some life i guess, please accept that it is from early 1970′ies.” Link
” Ugh. It’s killing me to have to have to sell her. But recent events have deemed it necessary. You’re bidding on an ARP 2600 (2600p V 3.0 if you’re super geeky) with keyboard. Only had 2 owners. Unfortunately it’s spent many years in basement studios. So the case has some wear but the condition of the board is FANTASTIC! Both speakers work. The great Arp reverb is working as well. Some of the sliders have some slight static but overall sound is great. The biggest issue and one I’ve had for over 20 years, is the keyboard doesn’t seem to work. Not sure if it’s the connectors or the wire but I’ve never gotten it to fully work. I usually patched in my Odyssey II to have use of a keyboard. But mostly I would just play it with out a keyboard using the sliders. Or plugging in a guitar to it. It definitely will require work to get her in “brand new” condition. But as it stands this synth is in GREAT shape! I’m also including a binder full of patches! I’m selling her as is, buyer to pay s/h to be determined based on weight etc. (I won’t rip you off. See my feedback. I’m a good seller!)” Link
“Up for sale is one ARP 3604P keyboard in 100% working condition and great cosmetic condition. All keys are even; it was recently calibrated, so all 4 octaves are bang on 1v/oct exactly. This unit was VERY well kept, and bought from the original owner; the bushings are in fine shape, and the manual does not play “clanky” like some pratt read manuals get when the bushings dry out. I had a custom packaging job done to ensure it will not be damaged in shipping. ” Link
2600 serial # 26761
3604 serial # 36720
This is a great opportunity to obtain a classic synth that needs minor repairs at a very reasonable price.
I’m selling my ARP 2600 to fuel my 5U modular addiction. I’ve owned this ARP for 10 years. I’m an amateur musician and this instrument was used in my smoke-free home studio.
It has seen little use in the past five years. The tolex is not in great condition as can be seen from the photographs. There is no damage to the underlying wood case. When I plugged everything in to test it, I found the ENVELOPE SECTION IS NOT WORKING. EVERYTHING ELSE FUNCTIONS AS IT SHOULD. Some of the sliders are scratchy as one would expect with an instrument this age. There are three missing slider caps (left speaker, one inverter and the lag slider in the voltage processor section). Both speakers work. All keys on the keyboard work. The lowest G key is slightly raised but functional.” Link
ocs 1 & osc 2 are 4027 (very rare)
osc 3 is the 4027-1, which was used later in the g-clef models.
it has the 4013 moog ladder filter, which is completely identical to the 4012
besides some different attachement points of how to implement it in the arp solo of that time.
it sounds truly AMAZING, (imo better then the 72-75 g-clef arp 2600 of a friend i heard a while ago) and works flawlessly.
it has the 3604-p keyboard, which has been bushed and completely restored by its previous american owner a couple of years ago. plays exceptionally well (since its known to be a troublesome keyboard, but mine works great)
its in very good state for its age, but has some wear on the outside tolex and of course some scratches etc here and there. nothing major imo. see pictures.” Link
“After much soul searching and watching my baby sit unused for SO long now, it’s time to let someone else put her to good use…Up for sale is my ARP 2600, (ARP 2600P v3.0 to be specific). Circa 1973, it has the larger reverb tank along with the monophonic keyboard. When I picked her up 20 years ago, she had been sitting silent for years after apparently showing her stuff on stage throughout the ’70′s (note the custom 6′+ cable and neck strap buttons on the keyboard – someone wanted to be mobile while performing!). As a result the tolex is worn around the edges (see pics), no major tears just standard wear & tear from a beloved instrument. The cases have tape and stenciled numbers which for me just adds to its bad@ss-ness ’cause you KNOW she’s seen her share of ’70′s fun! All the graphics are good to near perfect, I don’t believe ANYTHING has rubbed off. All the sliders work and I think I’m missing only one or two caps (an easy replacement that I never bothered to get around to!).
NOW FOR THE FUN! She worked great from the get go, but I wanted her to SPARKLE so 10 or so years ago I shipped her off to Phil Cirocco at CMS (If you don’t know about Phil check him out! If he was good enough to repair Alan Pearlman he was good enough for me!) for a FULL audio path upgrade along with a power supply rebuild. In addition he made some repairs to unDO any “creative” repairs made in the past. The result is a smooth as silk, extra headroom sound that is PURE 2600. I will ship the keyboard and console separately, each “wrapped to invisibility” with heavy bubble-wrap before being securely boxed and shipped INSURED ONLY via UPS. Shipping charges are at $200 but it may be more or less depending (I’ll get an exact quote). Bidders outside the US contact me BEFORE bidding (along with 0 history ebayers!). PAYPAL ONLY!” Link
For sale is an original “Tonus” 3604-P ARP 2600 Keyboard Controller.
In fairly good condition considering it’s age (rusted corner and handle metalwork) and one key has an unfortunate cigarette burn (see pic)
The keyboard outputs all work fine, but is in need of some TLC – the 3 keyboard busses (CV, Gate and Trigger) need cleaning, and the keyboard springs could also do with realigning and cleaning.
Sadly the cover is missing but a simple plywood cover is supplied (see pic)
An interface cable is also supplied, but is terminated in a 6 pin DIN plug (-15v, +15v, 0v, CV, Gate, Trigger) – Pin out diagram is available.” Link
Do not have the other module or cables for this unit.” Link
“Here’s all the work Phil did on this. I provided two units (parts only), he built the unit up and took the best of the parts for this, then added these parts and the last 4 items are upgrades he does on order
New Power Supply
replaced the S/H
replaced the Ring Modulator
Reverb driver updated/repaired
Flushed all sliders
Replaced panel hardware
Replaced and wired up a keyboard connector
Shuke floor replaced
Reattached and repaired tolex
Added 1/4 jacks
Added EQ switches
Added Variable filter tracking
Added LED Pack” Link
“The unit is in excellent cosmetic condition and fully functional. ” Link
“I am selling my ARP 2600 synthesizer and 3604-P keyboard. I just had them serviced and they both function perfectly. They show the expected signs of wear for an instrument this old but, all considered, these are in excellent condition. The handle on the keyboard case is no longer attached (but I still have the handle itself). The unit is missing a few slider knobs (see pictures) but, otherwise, is intact. This is the model with the Moog filter.” Link
“For sale is this vintage 1972 ARP 2600 series “2600P” analog synthesizer and matching “3604″ keyboard. This particular set, serial numbers 26189 and 36186, is in very good all original condition and includes the original case lids, the original gray power cable, a non-original keyboard 6-pin cable, and non-original patch cables. The ARP 2600 is considered the absolute benchmark in compact analog semi-modular synthesis. Extremely versatile, and capable of producing a seemingly indefinite amount of both classic and modern synth sounds, the 2600 has become the standard by which other synths are measured. This is an incredibly rare example in that it is from the very highly-regarded early production run with the desirable superior 4027 filters, famous for being one of the best sounding versions. I have owned many ARP 2600s, but this is the best sounding one, the difference between it and others is actually surprisingly significant, so do not miss out on this No Reserve auction with Global shipping, because these do not come along often, and when they do, have been selling for upward of $11,000.00! This is a No Reserve auction which means the highest bidder will win… regardless of price!” Link
Der ARP 2600 ist in einem dem Alter entsprechenden sehr guten Zustand und
wurde vor kurzen durch eine Fachwerkstatt generalüberholt.
Der ARP kann in Süddeutschland angetestet werden.
Keine Gewährleistung da Verkauf von privat.
Verkauf nur innerhalb der EU. Versandkosten trägt der Käufer oder Selbsabholung.
The ARP 2600 is in good conditon and serviced by a technical specialist.” Link