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, 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, 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, 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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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, 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, 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, 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, Odyssey @ 10 May 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 @ 03 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Vintage 70’s? Arp Odyssey PPC. Has been in storage for years. Last tested powers up with only one slider producing spaceship like noise. Many slider caps and chassis screws missing. Exterior is very nice condition for its age. Great project for anyone looking for an authentic 100% analog synth.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 26 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“vintage 1972 fully restored and serviced by anolog lab this was my fathers so the faceplate was kept the way he had it easily replaceable see photos but apart from that has been restored to specs it has new everything will be shipped with 4000 dollar insurance ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 19 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

usearpodydy “Up for sale is our original ARP Odyssey MKIII. NOT the inferior weak sounding Korg. This is the real deal.

We’ve owned it it and used it for the past 10 years here in our studio. Never gigged in our possession. Look at the pics.. Pretty sure it’s never been gigged. It looks fantastic.

We had it overhauled by a veteran analog synth tech last year. Some sliders replaced with original Arp NOS.
it was all calibrated and power supply tech’d too. Works and looks great. But sold as is due to how temperamental these old synths can be. I’ll upload a YouTube video of it being played in a few. All sliders, buttons, switches and jacks work. The HPF slider has a dead spot once in a while but works.”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 05 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey Project Machine

odd “Selling AS-IS due to age and the fact some sliders have been broken off and some key are sticking. This synth might be a great spring project or use it for parts. No returns or refunds.”
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ARP, Little Brother, Odyssey @ 05 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey and ARP Little Brother

arp “Cosmetic condition is a fair minus. Both instruments suffered some finish damage from where they were stored in a case for an extensive period of time. Both these items have had extensive restoration service and look great on the inside. Full control panel cleaning. Power supplies have been totally rebuilt and premium caps were used. ICs and opamps have been placed into sockets and replaced, new cts trimmer pots throughout both instruments, new keyboard bushings, new set of white slider caps, all the hardware had to be replaced. New cts jacks on both instruments and the audio input/output rca jack on both were switched to more popular connections. Cables to connect both of these instruments together will be included. Too much to list everything. ”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 29 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

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, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey Project Machine

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, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 @ 22 February 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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 on ARP Odyssey

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