ARP, Odyssey @ 29 March 2017, “No Comments”

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, Odyssey @ 22 March 2017, “No Comments”

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, “No Comments”

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, Odyssey @ 08 March 2017, Comments Off

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, Odyssey @ 01 March 2017, Comments Off

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

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 @ 22 February 2017, Comments Off

usedoddy ” Recently purchased from a retired music teacher, this ARP has sat unplayed for years. From a brief test of the unit I found that while it does seem to function ok, it definitely sounds like it needs some work/cleaning to be in good playing condition. I am not an electronics/synth expert by any means so please take my observations with a grain of salt. Here is what I found:

* unit powers on
* light turns on
* sliders are stiff but move ok
* all switches/knobs move freely
* all keys move freely
* oscillators seem to work ok
* all parameters seem to function
* all keys sound but not always right away
* some notes seem to be out of tune

Please note that I cannot diagnose any issues with this unit or guarantee anything about its actual condition.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 15 February 2017, Comments Off

usedosy“Vintage ARP ODYSSEY mk 2 – Model 2811

Fully functional order.
Moog filter, PPC control.
One slider is unoriginal. Some sliders somewhat scrub.
On the right side are worn inscriptions on the control panel.
Power lead include.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 08 February 2017, Comments Off

arpso “Circa 1972 for parts or repair.
Vco 1 not working
a few slider shafts broken at the top
Keyboard uneven
Otherwise seems to work with sliders some a little stiff to use
scratchy out of tune.
Will post further images today
factory mods at rear cv ect.
needs tlc to return to full glory.
sold as seen collection only.
110=110 US model voltage.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 08 February 2017, Comments Off

usedarpoddy ” 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 @ 01 February 2017, Comments Off

arp odyssey “Up for auction is an ARP Odyssey 2800 and the original ARP road case.

***PLEASE READ REGARDING THE UNIT’S CONDITION***
Is it important to note that the physical condition of this unit is poor as it has clearly been played very hard (just look at the wear on the VCO slider!).
If you’re looking at this auction, I will assume that you know all about this amazing synth, so I will cut to what is wrong with the unit:

Ground prong missing from Odyssey power cable
Unit powers on (red light illuminates), but I could only produce a high-pitched whine from the sound output. Based upon this, I can’t say whether or not the unit actually works or not. (My best guess is that this has something to do with the ground prong missing, the general dirtiness of the unit, or a bad output.)
Foam from the road case is disintegrating and has likely gotten inside of the unit. (The sliders are very “sticky” feeling and need a good, deep cleaning)” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 11 January 2017, Comments Off

oddy “For sale is an original 1972 MK1 Arp Odyssey. It is in very good condition for it’s age, both cosmetically and functionally. I have always used it in my smoke free studio and have had it in for 3 services since I bought it several years ago.

When I bought it from a synth technician it came with a full service, in the time I’ve had it I have had the keys serviced and a Kenton CV/Gate added, the CV/Gate works great and is quite rare on a MK1 Ody. The faders also had a once over in the time I’ve owned it.

I have made a short video of basic functions, oscillator/waveform function, filter, ADSR, keys etc. Video available on request. You are also welcome to try the synth out before buying and I would recommend doing so. Please bear in mind this is a 45 year old synth and needs regular use and care to keep working, but the sound is undoubtedly one of the best.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 04 January 2017, Comments Off

2800 “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 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! Not one here on Ebay is as nice cosmetically and has had the same amount of restoration as this one.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 21 December 2016, Comments Off

2800 “Original Arp 2800 that has been upgraded with Lumina fader kit and Kenton CV/Gate. Unit has also been recapped and has new keyboard bushings. Amazing sounding filter.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 14 December 2016, Comments Off

arp-odyssey “This is a vintage 2800 Analog keyboard synthesizer
It is used and is being sold as is.
When it is plugged in the light goes on but it has never been used so that’s why I’m selling it as is. ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 30 November 2016, Comments Off

s813 “Arp Odyssey (model 2813) Vintage Synth

Black and Gold MKII

This vintage synthesizer sounds amazing. Physically the sliders could use some lubrication and 3 of them are broken but still work. I will include replacement sliders in case you plan to fix them. The case has scratches and scuffs, please look at the pictures for details.

The keyboard keys all work but every once in a while a couple of the keys create a pitch up (glide effect).

Sold as is. ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 09 November 2016, Comments Off

oddy “This ARP Odyssey is, as you see, the first whiteface version** which is by far the most desirable. Having the legendary, extreme, and unique sounding 4023 filter. It has had at least a couple major servicings and highly desirable mods. First, from CMS who are FAR AND AWAY the leaders in working on these ARP systems. The CV/Gate mods were installed so that this can be controlled by other synths, and the External Audio Input so that other instruments can be run through the filter. The second major servicing and mod was performed by another very prominent tech in the vintage synth community. This mod I think is very unique among Odysseys that you will see. ARP has the duo-phonic feature that will assign the two oscillators to the highest and lowest note you play. Which is great. Sometimes, however, you want to treat it as a monosynth, and with your playing style it’s a little bit of a pain that it triggers the two notes. This switch disables the two-note tracking/assignment and lets it play as a true monosynth.

In both of these services, electronic rehab and tuning were done, and complete disassembly and cleaning of the sliders. It has had another tune/checkup done about a year ago, which included replacement of some of the sliders. The sliders move freely and are not stiff, but frankly you can hear a little scratch again on some of them. I am also going to claim that, after shipping, you should plan to tune it again. But other than that it is in excellent shape electronically. Cosmetically, it’s a solid 9 out of 10 if not 9.5, with a few marks that are tiny, small places the silkscreen is fading, etc.

Other functional aspects, the key action is good, as are the two-position switches. The octave selector is supposed to do +/- 0, 1, or 2 octaves up or down. The détente-ing is a little flaky so it really only does normal and one up, one down. HOWEVER, I am providing a NOS (NEW OLD STOCK) extra octave selector switch with this auction. It seems to work well flipping it with your fingers, but I can’t guarantee the result when you install it. Again, it has never been used!

Other extras include a plastic fitted see through dust cover, custom made for this Odyssey. This is awesome to have because you need a dust cover to keep the sliders from getting junk in them, yet in your studio you want the synths to be visible when you’re hanging out, not buried under opaque covers. Finally, the synth comes with a medium duty flight case. It will be packed inside that with bubble wrap to keep from moving around, and then double-boxed outside it with a ton more bubble wrap in between. You can check my feedback and bid with confidence, I’ve bought and sold tons of vintage synths and am just pruning the collection a little bit as I get older.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 26 October 2016, Comments Off

usde-arp-odyssey ” Hallo Vintage Fans! Ich biete hier einen originalen ARP Odyssey Analog Synthesizer an. Das Gerät war über mehrere Jahre in meinem Studio im Einsatz.(Nichtraucher und tierfrei) Der Synthesizer ist für seinen druckvollen und warmen Sound bekannt, ist aber etwas kratziger als ein Minimoog. Die technischen Details kann man gut auf www.amazona.de nachlesen. Der Synthesizer ist in einem Top Zustand! Absolut Mint Condition! Der ARP wurde vor einigen Wochen durch die Firma Audio Service Hamburg durchgecheckt. Dabei wurde das Innere gereinigt, die Tastatur und die Fader geprüft, ein paar Kondensatoren erneuert und anschließend das gesamte Gerät überprüft. (www.audio-service.com) Es handelt sich bei diesem ARP Synthesizer um das Modell MK III mit einem von ARP gebautem Filter. Den Beleg über die Reparatur/Inspektion lege ich dabei. Versand erfolgt versichert über DHL nur innerhalb Deutschlands. In einer weiteren Auktion biete ich den dazugehörigen Sequencer ARP 1611 an. Privatverkauf und daher keine Garantie oder Gewähr.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 26 October 2016, Comments Off

ued-arp-odyssey ” Selling an original, vintage ARP Odyssey 2800 synthesizer. This is the black version of the MKI model, with the original and fantastic sounding 12db filter. I personally think this filter version is THE ARP sound!

Keyboard is working and sounding great. Everything functions 100%, tuning is stable, it warms up quickly, and works exactly as expected. The keys were rebushed recently and respond well. Has CV/Gate outputs, and CV input installed (there is a mystery jack that if not for gate in, could be easily adapted for that purpose). It has been well cared for in a studio setting. The only thing worth mentioning is that the VCO #1 pitch slider can cause a tiny bit of pitch warble when being moved, but this has absolutely no effect when being played.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 21 September 2016, Comments Off

used odyseey ” Selling an original, vintage ARP Odyssey 2800 synthesizer. This is the black version of the MKI model, with the original and fantastic sounding 12db filter. I personally think this filter version is THE ARP sound!

Keyboard is working and sounding great. Everything functions 100%, tuning is stable, it warms up quickly, and works exactly as expected. The keys were rebushed recently and respond well. Also has CV/Gate installed for use with other synths and sequencers. It has been well cared for in a studio setting. The only thing worth mentioning is that the VCO #1 pitch slider can cause a tiny bit of pitch warble when being moved, but this has absolutely no effect when being played. ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 14 September 2016, Comments Off

used-arp-odyssey “Up for auction is this original 1977 ARP Odyssey MK II Model 2813 vintage synthesizer. As you can see by the actual photos, cosmetically it’s in great shape, clean, no dings, all original full-size keys intact. It does work to a certain degree however, I took it in a vintage synth repair shop and was told that it needs a complete new set of faders and a thorough cleaning internally to bring it back to full function.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 07 September 2016, Comments Off

arp oddy “Up for auction is a vintage original ARP Odyssey 2800 mark I

Fair overall cosmetic condition, good working condition.
This Odyssey went thru extensive recent restoration, including but not limited to:
new bushings in the keyboard, the controls have been
cleaned, and rebuilt, full calibration of the instrument.
All the Pratt Reed keyboard contacts have been cleaned too.
In great shape with the exception of 2 cracks on the plastic base
that has been made by the previous owner (see pictures).
Over the years the High level audio output RCA connector has been changed for a 1/4″ plug.
The power cord connector is original and has its retractable ground pin.
The underneath of the plastic housing has felt stickers to avoid scratches
of the holding surface. Easily removable by user..” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 07 September 2016, Comments Off

used oddy “Used korg Arp Odyssey in great condition” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 31 August 2016, Comments Off

oddy “For sale is a:

ARP Odyssey 2800 MK1 Whiteface Synthesizer

This is a truly awesome and rare synth to come across. While containing the original
vintage parts, this synth was also modified to enhance the playability and look. I will try my best to give an accurate description of this synth!

A few quick specs on the synth. It has 37 keys. It is surprisingly lightweight and portable, weighing a little over 20 pounds. It measures roughly 23 (L) x 18 (W) x 7 (H).
It has two oscillators, an LFO, high pass filter, other standard features, and some other cool additions such as portamento, noise, S/H, oscillator sync, and ring mod. It sounds phenomenal- it has a very gritty vintage vibe, but also produces cutting lead tones similar to a Model D. The low end is very fat and gets a nice squeal sound when the resonance is pushed. Mentioning the resonance, it is extremely powerful (be careful!)- it self oscillates really easily- i find it sounds best at the mid to 3/4 mark on the pot. The HPF is very smooth and can produce a wide range of tones just by opening and closing the filter slightly. My favorite features without a doubt are the noise and ring mod. I have never enjoyed using noise more than I do with this synth. The ring mod also gives your tone a nice nasty kick in the high end and sounds great! Other features such as adjustable pulse width, adjustable S/H, and oscillator sync are very handy. It is without a doubt a beast of an analog synth!

The physical condition is good given the age of the synth. There is some wear across the front panel, including various dents, marks and scratches. Most of this wear is small and is not noticeable unless viewed close up. The lettering on the synth is also in good shape. All of the wording on the white front panel is legible and unfaded. The ARP Odyssey logo on the right front has a couple of smudge marks. The logo and lettering on the back of the Odyssey is in very good shape, with little wear or fading. The original “Model 2800″ sticker on the back is also in great shape.

Functionally, this synth is in very good condition. It seems that every knob and function is working well. The pots are working pretty smoothly and do not have much resistance or scratchiness. This synth was recently calibrated in April of this year, so it should be set to work reliably for a while! It is likely that this synth will need to be maintained and/or repaired every now and then, so please keep that in mind.

Now I would like to mention the awesome mods done to this synth. This Odyssey has been customized with “Galaxy” themed sides! These sides look superb because they are not over the top flashy, but add a nice visual element to the synth. They were given a protective paint coating so the design will not fade or smudge when touched.

On top of these sides, the most notable and important mod is the next level aftertouch keyboard. This is not your normal aftertouch, because it is fully customizable! As you can see in the photos, the front panel has a “Pyxis” aftertouch system installed. This system basically lets you control the effect of the aftertouch. You can route the aftertouch to the LFO, the cutoff filter, VCA, and pitch bend. You can also control things like LFO speed and the cutoff point of the filter with the adjustable knobs on the Pyxis panel. You can even have these parameters in use simultaneously. This is a very handy and high end mod that really brings this synth to another level!

This synth also includes an LFO free run mod. There is one more switch on the synth, but I am actually not sure of what it does. I believe it might be some sort of reverse function for the Pyxis, but I have never used it.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 24 August 2016, Comments Off

used ody “ARP ODYSSEY MK ll MODEL No 2813 ..this is a mid 70′s Synth in amazing condition , it has very few marks and can only be described as excellent cosmetically , it’s been carefully stored and has had no use for the past 20 years , brought out recently, tested and played, it works great …all sliders ,switches ,keys and buttons do what they should , it sounds big fat and powerfull but unlike modern synths you have to know what you are doing with it to get it to perform properly ,,, bear in mind also that it’s 40 years old and totally original,,, a service would probably be a good idea….if you are looking at this I don’t need to tell you how rare it is here in the UK especially in such great condition ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 24 August 2016, Comments Off

oddy “VINTAGE “ARP ODYSSEY” SYNTHESIZER

MODEL: 2800

S/N 287406

ALL ORIGINAL (FOUNDED IN THE ATTIC)

DON’T KNOW HOW TO TEST IT!

SO SELLING IT “AS-IS”” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 03 August 2016, Comments Off

used arp odyssey with media mix “This is the original Arp Odyssey. It is in decent condition. It hasn’t been beat up or abused. A few discolored spots (adds character). The keyboard functions as it should. All the keys work and none stick. It has a good synth action feel. All the functions seem to work, but, not being an analog expert and not knowing how parameters interact with each other, sometimes things don’t do anything, thus, it is being sold as is. Still, It is capable of makeing those smooth warm analog sounds. The nice thing about this unit is that it comes with a joy stick. The drawback of the Odysseys was the pitch knob. The joy stick adds control of pitch and filter as well as oscillator mix. This joy stick is rare. A web search failed to find one for sale. It can also be used with other analog synths including modular as long as they are properly wired up. Full disclosure: The cv, gate and trig I/O has been added. I am able to send signal to another voltage controlled unit, but, the osc 1, 2 and gain controls do nothing. One cap on a slider is missing. (pulse width mod). The ground prong has been cut off the power plug. The white balance is off in some of the pictures. It is white not yellow. Comes with foot switch for portamento.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 27 July 2016, Comments Off

used arp odyssey “Up for sale is a fully functional Arp Odyssey 2810.This synth sounds great and was very well kept and serviced. Restored original sliders, new capacitors, polished key contacts (jwire system), new 4035 filter installed, tuned/calibrated. Please understand that the filter is a brand new replacement for the original one that was taken out a long time ago.The keys are level and it’s a pleasure to play with very stable oscillators. It comes with a really old wooden case that was custom made for the Odyssey and it will further protect it as I pack the synth very carefully for a safe trip.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 20 July 2016, Comments Off

2800 “Up for sale is an extremely clean and fully functional Arp Odyssey 2800 white face, museum quality! This synth sounds great and has been very well kept and serviced within the past year. I’ve been using it frequently and it’s a very reliable and stable synth. Beautifully restored original sliders, new capacitors, polished key contacts, keyboard bushings replaced, tuned/calibrated. It comes with a really old wooden case that was custom made for the Odyssey and it will further protect it as I pack the synth very carefully for a safe trip. I’m listing three Odysseys, once one sells the rest are ending. You won’t be disappointed, I’ll pack it very safely and ship it for free!” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 13 July 2016, Comments Off

yse “Up for sale is a vintage Arp Odyssey synthesizer. The synthesizer was recently serviced and calibrated. Plays and sounds great! ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 13 July 2016, Comments Off

used arp odysey “Up for sale is a fully functional Arp Odyssey 2810.This synth sounds great and was very well kept and serviced. Restored original sliders, new capacitors, polished key contacts (jwire system), new 4035 filter installed, tuned/calibrated. The keys are level and it’s a pleasure to play with very stable oscillators. It comes with a really old wooden case that was custom made for the Odyssey and it will further protect it as I pack the synth very carefully for a safe trip.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 July 2016, Comments Off

used_oddy “Up for sale is an extremely clean and fully functional Arp Odyssey 2800 white face, museum quality! This synth sounds great and has been very well kept and serviced within the past year. I’ve been using it frequently and it’s a very reliable and stable synth. Beautifully restored original sliders, new capacitors, polished key contacts, keyboard bushings replaced, tuned/calibrated. It comes with a really old wooden case that was custom made for the Odyssey and it will further protect it as I pack the synth very carefully for a safe trip. I’m listing three Odysseys, once one sells the rest are ending. You won’t be disappointed, I’ll pack it very safely and ship it for free!” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 July 2016, Comments Off

used odyssey “Up for sale is a fully functional Arp Odyssey 2800 white face in very clean condition. This synth sounds great and has been very well kept and serviced within the past year. I’ve use it frequently and it’s a very reliable and stable synth. Restored original sliders, new capacitors, polished key contacts, keyboard bushings replaced, tuned/calibrated. It comes with a really old wooden case that was custom made for the Odyssey and it will further protect it as I pack the synth very carefully for a safe trip. I’m listing three Odysseys, once one sells the rest are ending. You won’t be disappointed, I’ll pack it very safely and ship it for free!” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 July 2016, Comments Off

oddy “Up for sale is a fully functional Arp Odyssey 2810.This synth sounds great and was very well kept and serviced. Restored original sliders, new capacitors, polished key contacts (jwire system), new 4035 filter installed, tuned/calibrated. The keys are level and it’s a pleasure to play with very stable oscillators. It comes with a really old wooden case that was custom made for the Odyssey and it will further protect it as I pack the synth very carefully for a safe trip.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 22 June 2016, Comments Off

used arp odddy “ARP Odyssey MK3 synthesizer mit Koffer.
Ist eine Odyssey der 70er Jahre.
Funktioniert einwandfrei,wurde im Novembe 2015 geprüft von Profi Technieker.
Netzteil ist 230V.” Link