ARP, Solus @ 17 May 2017, “No Comments”

“ARP SOLUS Vintage Analog Synthesizer. Estate sale, Sold as-is for parts or repair. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 17 May 2017, “No Comments”

“This keyboard has been recently serviced by Abell Music in Columbus OH and brought into 100% working condition. I have the receipt from previous owner. The VCOs,VCF. Ring Mod, CV/Gate/Trigger/Audio Input and Pedal inputs, every slider, switch, knob works as they should. Only defect is a small scratch scratch by the screw next to the inputs (see pic). The flight case is in near-mint condition with one dime-size scuff mark.” Link

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

“Works fine! Good used condition. One of the F# keys (see pics) is a little sticky but otherwise there are no issues to note. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 12 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Solus

arpsolus ” A Classic analog synthesizer.
Fully functiional.
Good action on keys.
Sf bay area locals only please.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 15 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus “A Classic analog synthesizer.
Fully functiional.
Good action on keys.
Sf bay area locals only please.”
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ARP, Solus @ 14 September 2016, Comments Off on ARP Solus

used-arp-solus “The unit is functional and complete. It is being sold as – is because of its age. Output fader may need some cleaning.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 18 May 2016, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus“All keys and everything else is working. This is a very hard to find, very sought after instrument. Don’t let it slip away if you’ve been in the market for one. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 06 April 2016, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus “I have had this Arp Solus for almost ten years and it has served me brilliantly. I am selling this because I am moving and I don’t have the room to store this any longer. It will be sad to part with this amazing machine but it’s time. There are no electrical or mechanical problems with the instrument and all out/inputs work great.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 02 March 2016, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus “Arp Solus in very good condition. Normal wear and tear, but exceptionally clean for a unit that is 36 years old. I am the original purchaser of this unit. It was recently serviced by a nationally recognized vintage synth tech. The unit has been updated to the last factory spec released for the Solus model. All functions are working at full factory spec, although the CV, Trig, and Gate I/O has not been tested by me personally. Sliders all working, although several can be somewhat stiff until they have been worked in for a bit. All keys respond as new. Much, if not all of the original documentation is included with the unit, operation manual, tablet to record patches, Arp users list, and list of Arp representatives in the US.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 06 January 2016, Comments Off on ARP Solus

used arp solus “I am listing today a vintage Rare ARP Solus Synthesizer Fully Working. This keyboard has been recently serviced and brought into 100% working condition. I have the paper of where I had it serviced (check out the pics). Every knob and slider works and produces an infinite array of incredible sounds. The VCOs and VCF have been thoroughly inspected and function perfectly. Ring Mod, CV/Gate/Trigger/Audio Input and Pedal inputs all function as they should. The ARP Solus is a light and portable fat sounding synth. The Solus is monophonic with 2 oscillators that include pulse-width-modulation and a digital ring modulator. An FM slider allows for an external sound source to be ring modulated through VCO #1 which gives this synth added function as an analog ring modulator perfect for creating wacky sounds. Pitch bending is accomplished using a simple knob. Designed for portability this synth comes packaged in a very nicely built road case.The synthesizer works great and all the keys produce sounds. Perfect Condition with NO knobs missing. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 30 December 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

arp solus “Vintage arp solus suitcase synthesizer for sale.

In good working order.

Been in my mums loft for 3 years from when I last moved house. I’m selling this and some other synths and guitars that have been up there.

Acknowledged as somewhere just below an odyssey but above an axxe.

A couple of sliders are a little scratchy, but not that bad, but all work and actually gets better once warmed up and you’ve used them for a bit.

As you probably know, this is a rare suitcase all in one synth (someone should really start making suitcase synths again).

I’ve tested the cv and gate sockets with my arturia beatstep and it worked fine. (In fact I was considering keeping it after doing this).

UK plug socket. Printed off manual that came with it when I bought it about 10 years ago.

The hinge on one side of the case at the back is missing, but as the other hinge is fine and the two front clips are fine, the lid still fits on securely, and it’s not designed to be paid with the lid on anyway.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 02 December 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus “I am listing today a vintage Rare ARP Solus Synthesizer Fully Working. This keyboard has been recently serviced and brought into 100% working condition. I have the paper of where I had it serviced (check out the pics). Every knob and slider works and produces an infinite array of incredible sounds. The VCOs and VCF have been thoroughly inspected and function perfectly. Ring Mod, CV/Gate/Trigger/Audio Input and Pedal inputs all function as they should. The ARP Solus is a light and portable fat sounding synth. The Solus is monophonic with 2 oscillators that include pulse-width-modulation and a digital ring modulator. An FM slider allows for an external sound source to be ring modulated through VCO #1 which gives this synth added function as an analog ring modulator perfect for creating wacky sounds. Pitch bending is accomplished using a simple knob. Designed for portability this synth comes packaged in a very nicely built road case.The synthesizer works great and all the keys produce sounds. Perfect Condition with NO knobs missing.” Link

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

solus “For sale is a vintage ARP Solus.

The synth is in good condition, though when I purchased it one of the oscillators was not working and I never got around to fixing it. But even with just one of the two oscillators functioning this thing sounds so good and the coolest part is the synth doubles as a carrying case so it’s very easy to transport (though I just kept it at home). ” Link

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

arpsolus “For sale this amazing peace of synthesizer history. Produced by ARP in 1980, has that lovely, edgy and uicy sound.
In nice cosmetic condition, fully serviced and tuned to specs.
Power supply voltage is 220 volt.
Shipping weight is about 12 kg.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 09 September 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

ARP SOLUS

Arp Solus in very good condition. Normal wear and tear, but exceptionally clean for a unit that is 35 years old. I am the original purchaser of this unit. It was serviced within the last 9 months by a nationally recognized vintage synth tech. The unit has been updated to the last factory spec released for the Solus model. All functions are working at full factory spec, although the CV, Trig, and Gate I/O has not been tested by me personally. Sliders all working, although several can be somewhat stiff until they have been worked in for a bit. All keys respond as new. Like most analog synths it takes a few minutes to warm up. Much, if not all of the original documentation is included with the unit, operation manual, tablet to record patches, Arp users list, and list of Arp representatives in the US.

Specs: The Solus is a 2 VCO, monophonic analog synthesizer with a 3-octave, 37-note (C-C) keyboard. It, like most ARP synths, features mostly sliders instead of knobs. It was built into a flight-case, with all of its inputs and outputs on the inside of the case lid.

Both VCO’s feature a slider selecting variable waveforms from sawtooth to pulse, as well as a slider controlling pulse-width and the amount of pulse-width modulation. VCO2 is syncable to VCO1 and can be detuned. The pulse-width can be modulated by the LFO or the ADSR. The VCF (four-pole, lowpass filter) has controls for frequency, resonance, as well as three sliders controlling modulation amount from the keyboard, the LFO, and the ADSR. It also features a digital ring-modulator and a pitch-bend knob. The back panel features interfaces (in and out) for CV, Gate, and Trig. Also in the top panel is a footpedal input and External Audio input, as well as high and low outputs.

There is a small piece of reflective tape marking the correct output for the road crew. I thought it best not to remove it after all these years. You will not find a sweeter, more complete and original Solus than this unit. It’s a great unit but needs a new home with someone that has the time to play and appreciate it.” Link

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

solus“Rare arp Solus analogue synthesiser fully working just missing the flight case lid and the tops of the portmento, vcf freq and adsr release sliders ”

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

solus “Very rare arp solus synthesiser fully working condition. Flight case cover missing and the port mento , envelope release and vcf slider caps have the tops snapped off but it all works ok” Link

ARP, Solus @ 22 July 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus Project Machine

lus “LOOKS GREAT COSMETICALLY, BUT NOT FUNCTIONAL AS IT IS NOT PUT TOGETHER. COMES WITH EVERYTHING PICTURED, FOR PARTS OR REPAIR. Found in the garage attic, it has been taken apart, missing screws to the cover but cosmetically it looks good…. The guts appear in tact but the seller cannot recall what it needed to be repaired… as is!” Link

ARP, Solus @ 01 July 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus“This synth came from a collector and is in good condition. I notice a slight stiffness in some sliders – totally customary for a synth this age – 35 years. Most are actually very smooth.

There is a little bit of noise that comes from the Voltage Control Amplifier when moving the slider. Very faint to my ear. Minimal is the best way to describe it. This ‘level’ would normally stay in place anyway.

One white key seems a little loose (see photos) and the black key next to it feels a little stiff as well. Everything plays and strikes fine – this is just where I’m able to notice the age of the vintage keyboard. Audiophiles will go straight to have it serviced. Collectors and those wanting to sample it may not care so much.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 17 June 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

arpsolus“Here for sale is a vintage Arp Solus monophonic Synthesizer. The synth is in excellent condition with only some very minor nicks and tears in the outer covering, please see photo’s for details. The black covering is peeling back a bit on the inside of the removable lid. The Solus is fully functional and sounds amazing. The Solus has not been modified in any way and is all original. A few of the sliders could probably use cleaning because they’re is some scratchy-ness in some of them. The Synth will ship as shown with the lid and a photocopied manual” Link

ARP, Solus @ 17 June 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus” This synth is in good shape. Came from a collector. Some sliders are a little stiff, normal for a synth this age. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 03 June 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

arp solus” This synth is in good shape. It’s been in storage and will probably benefit from a service. Works fine as is. Some sliders are a little stiff, normal for a synth this age. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 27 May 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solusArp Solus in very good condition. Normal wear and tear, but exceptionally clean for a unit that is 35 years old. Purchased in 1980, I am the original purchaser of this unit. It was retired from live performance in 1985. It was serviced within the last 6 months by a nationally recognized vintage synth tech. The unit has been updated to the last factory spec released for the Solus model. All functions are working at full factory spec, although the CV, Trig, and Gate I/O has not been tested by me personally. Sliders all working, although several can be somewhat stiff until they have been worked in for a bit. All keys respond as new. Like most analog synths it takes a few minutes to warm up. Much, if not all of the original documentation is included with the unit, operation manual, tablet to record patches, Arp users list, and list of Arp representatives in the US.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 27 May 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

arp solus” This synth is in good shape. It’s been in storage and would still benefit from a service. Listening through headphones on a couple of the sliders there’s a bit of static when shifting settings. Typical for a synth this age.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 20 May 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus” This synth is in good shape. It’s been in storage and would still benefit from a service. Listening through headphones on a couple of the sliders there’s a bit of static when shifting settings likely indicting a little dust, that’s all. ” Link

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

arp solus“Used vintage ARP Solus synthesizer. Tested everything except the HIGH output, works well. The keyboard contacts need to be cleaned, the pitch drifts a bit or drops when you play some keys (note: synth tracked perfectly using CV and Gate in from an ARP Axxe). Has MIDI modification, however this is no longer working – when you flip the MIDI switch it disconnects the keyboard, but does not respond to MIDI in. Cosmetics very good, silkscreen clear. There are a couple of small nicks/scratches where the black paint is gone (see photos) but nothing major. Small hairline marks and paint uneven in a few small places. Tolex case is good, faded but no tears, the case hardware is tarnished. Feel free to ask any questions. Think I’ve had this unit for 12 years, rarely used it (smoke free home studio)” Link

ARP, Solus @ 15 April 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

arp solus“Arp Solus in very good condition. Normal wear and tear, but exceptionally clean for a unit that is 35 years old. Purchased in 1980, I am the original purchaser of this unit, it has never left my possession and I have taken extremely good care of it. It was retired from live performance in 1985. It was serviced within the last 4 months by a nationally recognized vintage synth tech. The unit has been updated to the last factory spec released for the Solus model. All functions are working at full factory spec, although the CV, Trig, and Gate I/O has not been tested by me personally. Sliders all working, although several can be somewhat stiff until they have been worked in for a bit. All keys respond as new. Like most analog synths it takes a few minutes to warm up. Much, if not all of the original documentation is included with the unit, operation manual, tablet to record patches, Arp users list, and list of Arp representatives in the US.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 15 April 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

solus“Its in pretty great shape cosmetically. Just a few scratches here and there.

Electonically, all chips and caps have been replaced. New key bushings have been installed, but apparently theres too much lube on them as they seem to stick a little bit. This may resolve itself with more play over time, but for faster results you probably need to go in there and clean up the excess a bit. Thankfully its a super easy key bed to work on.

All knobs, buttons, switches, and sliders work. Every now and then one is scratchy. Pitch stability wise its ok for the most part, I tend to retune every time I lay down a track. VCO I is the most touchy. With longer release times, you’ll notice the pitch shift a touch when you release a key. For the most part you won’t notice. This doesn’t seem to happen on VCO II.

As it sits now, its definitely useable and a fantastic little noise machine. If you want perfection, it needs a little work! Please bid and buy understanding this. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 11 March 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus Project Machine

solus“ARPSolus von 1980, krasser Ringmodulator, super Effekte, fääätte Bässe und der typische ARP-Sound.
Dieses Exemplar hat Gebrauchsspuren und braucht sicher Pflege: Fader waren z.T. abgebrochen und wurden geklebt bzw. durch angeschraubte Faderkappen ersetzt. Die Fader sind z.T. nicht mehr so leichtgängig und auch kratzig. Der Deckel fehlt leider. Der Synth ist halt schon 35 Jahre alt und wurde genutzt (bei mir nur im Heimstudio)…
Ob alles so funktioniert wie es soll, kann ich nicht sagen, daher und wegen der typischen ARP-Fader-Probleme als defekt – aber der Sound ist da und Schrauben und Drehen macht Spaß!
220V-Netz.
Ich verkaufe ihn, da ich meine Saurier-Park verkleinern will.” Link

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

arp solus“Used vintage ARP Solus synthesizer with MIDI modification. This listing is not complete – I wanted to get it in tonight. Tested about 2 months ago with ARP Little Brother, will rerun tests and verify functionality. I believe the contacts for a few notes of the keyboard need to be cleaned, the pitch drifted a bit on those keys. Cosmetics near perfect. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 28 January 2015, Comments Off on ARP Solus

used arp solus “2 missing caps some scratches but very beautyfull condition. 2 sliders have been changed. cleaned tuned and recaped by the owner before me. one slider makes a small scratch only if you moving it.working at 110v ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 29 October 2014, Comments Off on ARP Solus

arp solus “THIS IS A WONDERFUL PIECE. VERY HARD TO FIND ARP SOLIS VINTAGE ANALOG SYNTHESIZER WITH THE ORIGINAL OPERATING BOOKLET AND ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK. THE PIECE IS EXTREMELY CLEAN AND HAS BEEN IN STORAGE FOR A LONG TIME. HAS NOT BEEN USED IN A WHILE – BUT WAS WORKING WHEN TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE. ALL THE KEYS RESPOND NICELY. ALL THE SLIDE SWITCHES AND KNOBS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR. WE HAVE NOT TESTED BEYOND THIS. THIS PARTICULAR UNIT IS EXTREMELY CLEAN. A RARE ANALOG SYNTHESIZER. AS WITH ALL VINTAGE ELECTRONICS – THIS ITEM IS BEING SOLD AS IS AND AS PICTURED. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 08 October 2014, Comments Off on ARP Solus Project Machine

solus “ARP Solus analog synth. It powers up but neither oscillator will oscillate. The filter works fine. This is all I know about it. A good tech should be able to get it singing again. Three of the plastic slider shafts are broken off but there is enough of a stub that they can still be operated. This was a common problem for ARP synths. Lately, a supply has become available and they can be found by searching on this site. The slider caps from those three sliders are not included and additionally, one other slider cap is missing. This is a good opportunity to get a relatively rare analog synth at (most likely) a pretty low price.” Link

ARP, Solus @ 24 September 2014, Comments Off on ARP Solus

arp solus” It’s in good shape. Two of the slider caps broke off and took a bit of them stems. More on one then then other. Will need servicing doesn’t stay in tune. Selling as-is. ” Link

ARP, Solus @ 17 September 2014, Comments Off on ARP Solus

usedarpsolus” Up for auction is the rare Solus. It’s in great condition. Its super clean and the outside tolex is intact and clean as well. The previous owner had it serviced this year; VCO2 and VCA have been reconditoned and the keybed bus bar replaced. Tuning is stable, and almost all switches and sliders work as they should.

The only issues I’ve come across are the VCO2/Ring Mod switch sometimes won’t work (you’ve got to slide it back and forth a couple of times, but not often) and there’s a slight leak through the envelope from the VCO’s – once the envelope release time completes, a faint version of the last note you played comes through. It almost sounds like white noise, until you listen carefully. Not the biggest deal breaker and can be worked around with clever gain staging and/or editing in post, but worth mentioning nonetheless. I would suggest taking it to a proper tech for diagnosis/repair.” Link