ARP, Omni, Omni 2 @ 24 May 2017, “No Comments”

“VINTAGE ARP OMNI 2 FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION. NO OUTPUT. NO POWER CORD. MISSING A FEW SLIDER COVERS AS SEEN IN THE PICS.SYNTH WILL BE DOUBLE BOXED AND PACKED PROPER.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 10 May 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, Omni @ 19 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

arp omni project machine “Has scratches and wear all over. One key is repaired. Viola knob is broken. Powers on, lights go on and no sound emits. Sold strictly “AS IS” for parts or repair.”
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ARP, Omni, Omni 1 @ 12 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Omni

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, Omni, Omni 2 @ 15 February 2017, Comments Off on ARP Omni 2 Project Machine

usedmom “Arp Omni 2 Model 2473 for parts / repair (with Anvil case)

This is a non-working Arp Omni Mark 2! It is complete as far as parts, keys, components, etc. are concerned, and is only missing the pot slider caps.

This unit doesn’t play a note! It is purely a “fixer upper” or useful for parts. It does power on, and all lighted switches turn off and on… but the most it does right now is produce the infamous electrical clicking noise (through the “SYNTH,” “STRINGS,” and “BASS” outputs) when keys are pressed, followed by a faint click noise when those keys are released. Physically, it is in decent shape for its age, with the expected scratches and dings here and there from transport; the control panel, sliders, buttons, and keys are all good; no keys are chipped, and they are fairly even across except for two or three [See pictures.].

The blue balloon tantalum key capacitors were all replaced several years ago with electrolytics. The power supply tantalum and electrolytic capacitors were replaced with new electrolytics as well. The phaser circuit board and other electronics are all present.

If you have a good tech—or a fair amount of free time of your own—this could be a worthwhile project. (My studio unit is identical to this one, and it is one I bought non-working for cheap and fixed up.)

Arp Omnis are great synths: they offer a nice set of analog string sounds, a basic synth with simple, changeable parameters, and a bass section as well. All of these can be combined, too. Plus, there are two on-board effects: a phaser and a “wave enhancement” feature, too, which does _____ that makes things sound real cool…. Finally, the Omni is polyphonic through divide down circuitry (except for the bass section when it is activated; I think that is low note priority monophonic if I recall correctly).

The Anvil case is missing the original foam (which I removed because it had decayed into uselessness), but the Arp will be wrapped in a new foam mattress cover/pad… which will have the same cushioning result.” Link

ARP, Omni, Omni 2 @ 15 February 2017, Comments Off on ARP Omni II

omni2 “Up for auction is an ARP Omni II synthesizer in excellent condition cosmetically and functionally. ” Link

ARP, Omni, Omni 2 @ 25 January 2017, Comments Off on ARP Omni II

omni2 “Up for auction is an ARP Omni II synthesizer in excellent condition cosmetically and functionally.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 18 January 2017, Comments Off on ARP Omni

omni1 “Original owner, and is in perfect condition. Everything works, no need to replace or refinish anything. Comes with case and stand.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 04 January 2017, Comments Off on ARP Omni

usedomni “Original owner, and is in perfect condition. Everything works, no need to replace or refinish anything. Comes with case and stand.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 02 November 2016, Comments Off on ARP Omni

used-omni “The most awesome ARP Omni 1 ever! This synthesizer has just been fully serviced by Synthchaser, the west coast’s leading ARP specialist – recapped, new bushings, LED sliders, fully functional, calibrated, tuned and sounding great. This keyboard is the sound of Joy Division and is all over The Cars’ “Moving In Stereo”. It produces the lush Solina/String Ensemble sounds plus has a polyphonic synthesizer section with a voltage controlled filter, LFO, and ADSR.

Overall good condition for a 40 year old synthesizer, with some cosmetic issues as visible in the photos (scratches on the paint of the case, etc)

Synthchaser Precision LED slider upgrade. All 15 of the old original sliders have been replaced with new, smooth, high precision LED illuminated sliders. The difference in the way these sliders feel and perform compared to the originals is a huge improvement.
Synthchaser Capacitor Kit installed – 108 polarized capacitors in the synthesizer (not just the power supply) have been replaced to help provide stable operation for years to come.
Keyboard rebuild – New key bushings installed, keys removed and washed, key bed leveled, key contacts cleaned and adjusted
Oscilloscope Calibration – Fully calibrated to factory spec under measurement by oscilloscope

The 4075 filter has not been modified and has the original capacitors and frequency response. This can be enhanced upon request by the buyer. ” Link

ARP, Omni @ 14 September 2016, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

omni “You are bidding on a used Arp Omni model 2483 for parts or repair. Item does not power up and has some noticeable scratches on the top of the case. Item is sold AS IS – no returns.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 25 November 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

used omni 1 ” Up for bid is a rare, good condition Arp Omni 1 from 1976. It will be a while before you find another one of these in this good, working condition. There are some scratches here and there, as is expected of a 40 year old instrument. And there is a strip of velcro adhered to the top of the case. I haven’t attempted to remove that. Otherwise, everything works to spec. The only thing “wrong” is the indicator light on the 16′ Wave button no longer lights up even though the button is still engaged. The button still works, it is only the light that doesn’t turn on. This Omni was recently gone through and had many things restored and updated by a professional technician. This is the list of repairs and updates…

– Make manufacturer-recommended power supply modifications
– Upgrade all 70’s tantalum and electrolytic capacitors with modern electrolytics
– Upgrade all early 4000-series CMOS chips with modern versions
– Clean button switches as much as possible (cannot rebuild and no longer manufactured)

Please Note- Some of these were deemed no longer functional, so the original mechanical button inside was replaced with a digital circuit. Everything still looks and works exactly the same, the only difference is there is a small aftermarket circuit board inside

– Remove/clean/rebuild/reinstall slide pots (no longer manufactured)
– Replace disintegrated keyboard bushings
– Recalibration
– Replace bass volume and main volume pots” Link

ARP, Omni @ 25 November 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

omni2 “Has some surface blemishes and scratches,

but still in a good working shape.

Everything Works and Sounds Great, except of the One

always sounds Note in a String section.

Synthesizer and Bass section sounds Good.

All sliders, push buttons and keyboard keys 100%Works.

Everything Original. Sounds really Great !

Need some professional adjustment and calibration.

For Sale Cheap and As-Is.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 23 September 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

arp_omni “THIS WAS AN ESTATE SALE FIND. OVERALL THE KEYBOARD IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE KEYS ARE FLAT, ALL THE BUTTONS AND SLIDERS ARE PRESENT. THE WOODEN END CAPS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION SOME SCRATCHS ON THE TOPS. I PLAYED WITH IT, IT’S ABOUT 70% WORKING. THE STRING SOUNDS ARE BEAUTIFUL. IT STARTED TO MAKE AN ELECTRIC BURNING SMELL AFTER BEING TURNED ON FOR SEVERAL HOURS. SO I’M SELLING THIS FOR PARTS. $50 S/H IN THE LOWER 48. IT’S OLD AND BIT FRAGILE & I’D RATHER SELL IT LOCALLY,BUT I WILL PACK IT UP WELL FOR SHIPMENT. THE FENDER RHODES 54 PICTURED IN THE PHOTOS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS ACTION,” Link

ARP, Omni @ 02 September 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

used omni“Up for auction is a rare, really good condition Arp Omni 1 from 1976. Really good condition. It will be a while before you find another one like this. The word of mouth story with this guy (none of this is confirmed to be true, its just what I was told) is that it was purchased new by a guy who owned a recording studio…supposedly this is one of the first studios that the Red Hot Chili Peppers recorded in and even more supposedly they played this on a couple recordings (again, this is not confirmed, just what I was told). So the studio ended up closing, and this was given to a friend of the studio owner, where it then spent the next 20+ years in an attic. I purchased it in completely non-functional condition, and then did a huge restoration. Everything now works to spec. The only thing “wrong” is the indicator light on the 16′ Wave button sometimes turns off even though the button is still engaged. The button still works, it is simply the light that intermittently decides to turn off. Here is a list of most of the repairs and updates…
– Manufacturer recommended power supply modifications
– Upgrade all 70’s tantalum and electrolytic capacitors with modern electrolytics
– Upgrade all early 4000-series CMOS chips with modern versions
– Clean button switches as much as possible (cannot rebuild and no longer manufactured) ***Some of these were deemed no longer functional, so the original mechanical button inside was replaced with a digital circuit. Everything still looks and works exactly the same, the only difference is there is a small aftermarket circuit board inside)
– Remove/clean/rebuild/reinstall slide pots (no longer manufactured)
– Replace disintegrated keyboard bushings
– Recalibration
– Replace bass volume and main volume pots

There was a lot of time, work, research, and money put into restoring this cool piece of electronic music history, and this is now one of the better ones you will find. If I were actually a synth player, I’d be keeping this because its really cool. Definitely a conversation starter. Message me with any questions. Also, it comes with the hard case in pictures, but does not include the stand. Due to the fragility of the old electronics, I don’t want to let this get banged around in shipping, so I am offering this as a Local Pickup Only please. I am willing to deliver within reason.”

ARP, Omni @ 19 August 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

used omni“Up for auction is a rare, really good condition Arp Omni 1 from 1976. Really good condition. It will be a while before you find another one like this. The word of mouth story with this guy (none of this is confirmed to be true, its just what I was told) is that it was purchased new by a guy who owned a recording studio…supposedly this is one of the first studios that the Red Hot Chili Peppers recorded in and even more supposedly they played this on a couple recordings (again, this is not confirmed, just what I was told). So the studio ended up closing, and this was given to a friend of the studio owner, where it then spent the next 20+ years in an attic. I purchased it in completely non-functional condition, and then did a huge restoration. Everything now works to spec. The only thing “wrong” is the indicator light on the 16′ Wave button sometimes turns off even though the button is still engaged. The button still works, it is simply the light that intermittently decides to turn off. Here is a list of most of the repairs and updates…
– Manufacturer recommended power supply modifications
– Upgrade all 70’s tantalum and electrolytic capacitors with modern electrolytics
– Upgrade all early 4000-series CMOS chips with modern versions
– Clean button switches as much as possible (cannot rebuild and no longer manufactured) ***Some of these were deemed no longer functional, so the original mechanical button inside was replaced with a digital circuit. Everything still looks and works exactly the same, the only difference is there is a small aftermarket circuit board inside)
– Remove/clean/rebuild/reinstall slide pots (no longer manufactured)
– Replace disintegrated keyboard bushings
– Recalibration
– Replace bass volume and main volume pots

There was a lot of time, work, research, and money put into restoring this cool piece of electronic music history, and this is now one of the better ones you will find. If I were actually a synth player, I’d be keeping this because its really cool. Definitely a conversation starter. ” Link

ARP, Omni @ 12 August 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

apomni“Powers UP, Some Lights is On.

But No Sounds.

Inside everything Original and on a right places,

except of the couple aftermarket ribbon cables.

Missing Button tops and slider caps.

Need a professional repair, service or just for a parts.

Upper and Lower Voicing boards tested on another ARP

and works, except a few dead notes.

Synthesizer board works.

I guess problem is a 2 control boards,

String control and Synth control.

Phase board not tested.

Cosmetically…has some surface blemishes,

scratches on the top and corners, but No any Major Damage.

Real Vintage !” Link

ARP, Omni @ 05 August 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

omni” Up for auction is a vintage ARP Omni synth that’s in need of a little more attention than I’m qualified to give to it. I acquired this ARP about 18 years ago after spending about two years of careful searching. The synth operated flawlessly up until about 2010 when a hanging note started to manifest itself the viola and/or violin settings with two or more keys depressed. Upon testing it prior to deciding to list it, the discordant note becomes present as soon as either the viola or violin settings are engaged but is not present while using the bass or cello settings. It is also not present when using it in straight synth mode on the lower keys or in any monophonic setting.

Anyhow, I’ve decided at this point that it would be better to allow someone else with the intent of bringing it back to 100% have it.. The opinion I received when I described its symptoms to an authorized ARP service professional that that a cap job was needed and that this would restore it to full functionality.The synth has always been well cared for in my possession and is in the exact same condition it was at the time that I purchased it from a reputable music store I believe.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 15 July 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

arp_omni ” Up for auction is a vintage ARP Omni synth that’s in need of a little more attention than I’m qualified to give to it. I acquired this ARP about 18 years ago after spending about two years of careful searching. Despite it missing a key at the time of purchase, the synth operated flawlessly up until about 2010 when a bad note started to manifest itself in the upper two thirds of keys using the viola and/or violin settings with two or more keys depressed in that register. Upon testing it prior to deciding to list it, the discordant note becomes present as soon as either the viola or violin settings are engaged but is not present while using the bass or cello settings. It is also not present when using it in straight synth mode or in any monophonic setting. I’m sure there are places in Arizona that are qualified to service this, but the two people I would have trusted this to and that I knew to have been authorized ARP service professionals both retired before I got around to taking it to them. I regret that as this is perhaps my favorite piece of equipment despite that I haven’t had an opportunity to use it in a creative capacity for approximately a decade at this point. Anyhow, I’ve decided at this point that it would be better to allow someone else to have it than to continue to allow it to sit unused in its present condition. The opinion I received on it when I described its symptoms to one of the individuals I would have taken it to was that a cap job was needed and that this would restore it to full functionality. It’s sliders and switches would also benefit from being cleaned with DeoxIt which is something I’d like to do but am not entirely comfortable with opening the Omni due to lack of familiarity with routine cleaning and servicing of synthesizers. The synth has always been well cared for in my possession and is in the exact same condition it was at the time that I purchased it from a reputable music store. Pictures 4, 5, and 6 highlight cosmetic defects and the one missing key. The screw that would hold on the key is still present and the function of the key is intact.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 08 July 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

used omni” Here we have vintage mid 1970’s Arp Omni Model 2483 String Bass Synthesizer.
The unit is in need of service as many Omni synths are at this point.
The board powers up, all lights work and it passes a signal.
It appears to have the same sound when a key is triggered.
There is one broken top of a slider. (see photo)
When some sliders are moved you can hear the signal being effected so perhaps something that could be a minor fix.
Cosmetic condition is good with wear in areas you would expect from age and use. (see photos)
Item is being sold as is for repair or for parts.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 01 July 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

used arp omni” ARP Omni 2843. Shipping Contents: ARP Omni. This has been taken apart, the bottom section is not attached and some wires are loose inside. The keys were sticking, but when moving this, it loosed a wire so the keys all move easily again.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 01 July 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

omni” This is a Rare Arp Omni vintage analog synthesizer keyboard in good cosmentic condition in need of repair. This is an awesome vintage synth with tons of features and is in good cosmetic shape. ” Link

ARP, Omni @ 24 June 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

oiThis is a Rare Arp Omni vintage analog synthesizer keyboard in good cosmentic condition in need of repair. This is an awesome vintage synth with tons of features and is in good cosmetic shape. Just normal light marks and wear on it from years of use. Does not work properly, needs repair. I’ve not had it looked at by a tech so not sure what the problem is.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 21 May 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

arp_omni “Arp Omni Rare Analag String, Bass Synthesizer and Synthesizer Hybrid Partially Working

Bass Synthesizer only a few notes work

String section is not working

Upper synthesizer is working

Several slider caps are missing

Key contacts were completely cleaned and all sitches and sliders were treated with Deoxit.. Some sliders are still sluggish

Wood and outer hardware looks pretty good

Switches do function as intended with lights coming on when depressed even on the string section” Link

ARP, Omni, Omni 2 @ 13 May 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni 2

komni-2 “Up for sale is a beautiful ARP Omni Mk 2 in excellent 9/10 condition.
Comes with power supply

The Omni is working perfectly all keys work and play perfectly. The sliders, knobs, and switches all work flawlessly. A synth like this is very hard to find specially in this condition. It does have a couple small scratches on top of the unit (pictured above) but other than that its in excellent condition” Link

ARP, Omni @ 06 May 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

arpomni “Vintage classic ARP OMNI model 2483, analog synthesizer . Tested and working, with one dead key, which has the blue tape on key. This thing makes some unbelievable sounds! I’m not an expert, but may just need a cap, or cap restoration, as per online forums. Needs a thorough cleaning. As is. Came from a professional musician’s estate, years ago. Bought for my daughter, but she has gone on to college, and no time.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 29 April 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

used arp omni “Up for auction is an beautiful Arp Omni that does not output sound. All of the tantalum capacitors have been replaced in this and all sliders were restored carefully. It needs some work but will be a gem when completed. Someone needs to seek out the bad component. All of the buttons were cleaned and are intact as far as the latching mechanism but a few on the right side are tricky sometimes and you need to have a careful touch like all mk1 Omnis. The chorus led is not lighting up. It’s very clean inside and out and hard to find this nice. I planned on restoring it completely but since my house is up for sale ” Link

ARP, Omni @ 11 February 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

used arp omni“Up for sale is an ARP Omni Mark I. This Omni has been restored to full working order, and all of the official ARP Field Service fixes have been applied. Every single one of those craptastic blue tantalum capacitors have been replaced with brand new electrolytics. All failing or suspect IC’s have been changed, and a higher performance OTA (CA3046) has been used in the VCA. Don’t worry, this only improves noise and bleed through. All of the sliders have been broken apart, cleaned and re-lubed with Fader Grease. They travel nice and smooth. New rubber slider caps have been fitted to the slider controls in the synth section. The wood sides have been removed, sanded, restained, refinished, and rubbed into smooth luster.

This thing sounds awesome, and can produce some serious Joy Division, Cars, New Order, Kraftwerk and Disco. I’ve played and repaired many string synths and many Omni’s, and to me, nothing really compares to the Omni (I’ve grown to like it more than the Solina.)

It includes the strings that sound very similar to the famous Solina, and a polyphonic synth section with the ARP 4075 filter made famous by the Odyssey and the Quadra. The original 4075 suffered from a resistor miscalculation that resulted in a reduced filter sweep range (only to 12KHZ.) But don’t worry, this one has had the standard fix applied to restore the full filter range. And it sounds wonderful.

Also included on the Omni is a monophonic bass synth. The Omni 1 was unique in that the bass is routed through the 4075 filter. (The Omni 2 has a boring preset filter for the bass.) So, this thing can also produce big, usable, analog bass sounds.

And it’s fully polyphonic. Well actually, paraphonic…meaning the filter in the synth section is retriggered for all notes on each key press. This actually results in a chord pulsing effect that’s hard to produce on a standard poly synth. The strings of course don’t go through the filter, so that portion is full poly.

All functions work. Every key works. No ghost or drone keys are present that usually plague these units. And, you don’t have to worry about them ever cropping up like you would with a non-restored Omni. This thing looks and sounds great and is ready for the studio.

But, as good as it is, some there’s some things that were left alone, or only partially fixed. These are:

There are of course a few surface scratches on the metal case. No gigged instrument from the 70’s (or musician for that matter) is free from the scars of bad decisions on the road…

The Omni has a Pratt-Reed keyboard that would normally need new bushings. I couldn’t confirm that this had been previously serviced, but the keyboard on this thing is in excellent shape. It plays like a dream, and as you can see in the photos, the keys are very will aligned. (The obvious sign of worn out bushings are keys resting at grossly different heights, yielding a wavy keyboard. Take a look at some of the other Omni’s on Ebay and notice the wavey teeth! Not on this baby!) As such, the keyboard bushings were not replaced.

The Poly Synth buttons sometimes (not often but I want to mention everything!) trigger each other when pressing. This is a mechanical effect, not electronic. I choose not to replace these switches. You can no longer find this types of push buttons. In the past, if I have one that has failed completely, I drill out the existing button and fit a smaller tact switch inside. This allows the button to maintain its original look, but fixes its functionality. The problem with this, is that it gives the button a different “feel”. I like to keep things as original as possible, so I choose not to perform this service.

This instrument is wired up for 110volts. But the transformer can be set to 220v. If you want me to change this before shipping, let me know.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 04 February 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni

omni 1“Arp Omni 1 2483 Analog Polyphonic String Synthesizer Serviced and Working!

This thing sounds awesome!

I just had the majority of the tantalum capacitors replaced with better higher rated tantalums so they should last another 20 years or so.

It had some other minor parts replaced and it was just calibrated.

The only issue is that is missing some of the fader caps.

Physically it’s not perfect.

It has some scuffs and scratches but it’s an old analog so it’s kind of what you might expect for a 40 year old synth.

It sounds great and it’s ready to play! ” Link

ARP, Omni @ 04 February 2015, Comments Off on ARP Omni Project Machine

arpomni“Many new caps and IC’s replaced, power supply was working fine then other components failed, phaser board working, synth board not, main board not working right, keyboard assembly fine, strings board working, most switches work, a few led’s and knobs missing. Case in fair shape, good project or parts keyboard” Link

ARP, Omni @ 31 December 2014, Comments Off on ARP Omni

arp_omni“This synthesizer was one of the iconic sounds of the 1970’s and early 80’s and this one is FULLY OPERATIONL 100%!!!! Every key, slider, and selector switch works! It produces one of the most full and haunting string sounds along with the awesome synthesizer capabilities! The great thing about this first model of OMNI is that the VCF can control the Synthesizer’s signal which means you can achieve some really phat bass lines. If you’re looking at this you’re probably very familiar with it’s functions and abilities so I won’t go into great detail. This one is in extreamly great condition for being 38 years old. The wood end cheeks are almost flawless along with the casing itself. Although there are a few scratches and there are 7 keys with some light scratching on them but, certainly nothing unsightly. On the back there is some tape residue but I’m sure it would clean off with a bit of Naptha or something similar. Overall this is a tremendous synth that would sound and look great in anyones studio!

I need mention too that this synthesizer has been totally overhauled! Has all new electrolytic and tantalum capacitors, all new logic gates, new operational amplifier chips, along with being completely calibrated. I can’t say enough how awesome sounding this machine is!

****NOTE: I noticed today that the keys are not perfectly level. However, it’s only very few keys and dosen’t affect the playability or even much of the cosmetics. Due to this I have lowered the auction price and even made it free shipping!” Link

ARP, Omni @ 11 December 2014, Comments Off on ARP Omni

arpomni1 ” Up for auction is an Arp Omni mk1. It’s fully functional, looks great, sounds awesome and functions perfectly.

When I first got it a little over a year ago it was meticulously cleaned up and has been restored for reliability. All tantalum capacitors were replaced, sliders were disassembled, cleaned, polished, lubed and tested, switches cleaned and lubed, plus the required 4075 filter mod/fix was performed as well as keyboard j-wire components polished. All interior components, ribbons etc. are all in perfect condition. The synth was also calibrated at that time and the power supply tested good providing constant accurate readings. It has it’s original ARP slider caps in the synth section and I installed other originals like them in the few sliders across the top but they look good and all match. All keys trigger, buttons work, lights light,and sliders operate smoothly with precision as ARP originally intended. The key bushings are a little old but still intact and have been fine as I play it daily. The wood sides have some blemishes but nothing major, see pictures for physical condition. Overall this synth looks great in the studio where it lives in a clean environment and performs exactly as it should each time I use it. Keep in mind this is an old analog instrument which needs to be operated with care and kept covered when not in use. ” Link

ARP, Omni @ 10 December 2014, Comments Off on ARP Omni

usedarponmi “ARP Omni I – serviced, caps replaced; no stuck notes! Trigger/Gate outs and Filter CV/pedal in! POWERFUL BASS!

This is a fully working great example of an ARP Omni Mk 1 as heard on the Cars first two albums (think “Moving in Stereo”) as well as countless other hits and records. Serviced in 2012 for major cap replacement as well as most of the chips and LEDs… this has NO STUCK NOTES and the bass section as well as all the poly/strings/synth works well.

Visually 8/10… some scratches but original AC stickers and keys are all lined up, no clacking or cracks. Original sliders, well lubed.

Selling as I need the space and the cash… plus I have an ARP Odyssey and a Korg Trident Mk II among other gear so I really have the bass and string sections covered! Time for someone else to enjoy this :-).

As this is vintage analog I honestly can’t guarantee it other than to say it’s going to leave me with everything working… if you wanted to pick up locally I’m fine with that after payment. Shipping can cause issues and if it has a problem when it arrives I’ll work with you but I can’t totally refund or take it back unless it shows up totally dead in which case I’ll accept a return. I’ve been using it off and on for over two years since the tune up and apart from the occasional glitchy LED switch which fixes itself with a couple pushes I haven’t had a problem. The slider rectangle knobs are notorious for falling off… these have been glued on with a light waterproof polymer glue and are OK but won’t take major abuse. Neither did the ones fresh from the factory… these have held up.” Link

ARP, Omni @ 26 November 2014, Comments Off on ARP Omni

used arp omni“This is an old vintage ARP Synthesizer. It powers and and plays. BUT, only certain functions of this keyboard work. The Violin and Viola work just fine, but the Bass doesn’t work at all and the Cello seems to work fine. It is for the most part working. It is a little dirty and needs some work but this is a vintage old Synth. ” Link

ARP, Omni, Omni 2 @ 15 October 2014, Comments Off on ARP Omni 2

arpomni
You will have trouble finding a Arp Omni 2 in this condition in England .
Fully restored
all Tantalum capacitors replaced with electrylic
all bad CMOS chips replaced
Power supply upgraded from 15v down to 13v
Power Supply transcient volt upgrade
all original slider knobs

sliders are all working without crackles and pops ,, maybe a little dusty now and then , nothing major

i restored this 4 years ago and its never let me down ” Link