“Sadly, I am having to sell my well loved ARP Explorer as I do not have the space to accomodate it.
IMPORTANT – THIS ITEM IS NOT FULLY WORKING, AND WILL NEED A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND REPAIR BY SOMEONE WHO SPECIALISES IN SERVICING/REPAIRING VINTAGE ANALOGUE SYNTHS – also, please read the bottom bit before you intend to bid for this item.
If you buy this, this is what you will get:
ARP Explorer 1 not fully working – serial number 2911-0085 (likely part of the first batch made in 1974)
Original hard case
Original Users Manual – slightly damaged
Original Service Users Manual – essential for the repairs you will need to carry out. This is several pages long, designed to sit in a ring binder, and contains the circuit diagrams of the ARP Explorer. It does cover each part in some detail, and contians diagrams of each part throughout. I hope this helps.
9 Original Cardboard Overlay sound templates
1 euro (kettle) lead
The keyboard itself is fully working, with no dead keys – one or 2 are sticky, but I never found this a problem.
I am not technical at all but I will do my best to list the issues that need adressing:
Sawtooth and pulse width sound only works at 16′
‘Fuzz’ sound does not work.
Sine and Noise fully work across the pitch scale.
ADSR only works note on note off with immediate attack and decay – if the decay slider goes up a notch, the sound will infinately sustain.
All the sliders are a bit crackly, and there are a couplpe of dead spots on the volume slider.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.