# ARP Quadra Project Machine

ARP, Quadra @ 30 March 2011

“Up for auction we have an Arp Quadra synthesizer that is in need of some TLC. I will try to describe it as best as I can, just keep in mind this is being sold AS-IS with no warranty or returns– but we are listing it no reserve!

The keyboard does power on, and from what I can tell most of the membrane buttons seem to work or at least turn the LED on/off. Some may not be functioning or the LED is burnt out. It is hard to tell what is and is not working because there is a constant drone of cacophony when hooked up to an amp. This is probably because some of the keys are stuck down and/or broken, as you can tell from a side shot of the keys (pics #2 & #3). At least we know it does still output sound/noise!

I was able to get the highest octave or so to actually play some discernable notes on the lead synth section, and maybe a few on the bottom end; but the keys in the middle may need to be replaced entirely– I’m not sure and am not an expert in repair, which is why we are selling it as-is.

A handful of the slider tops have been broken off as you can see in the pics of each section (pics #4-#7). You could still move them with something small and pointy..

As you can see in the rest of the photos the body is beat up, scratched, and dirty. Also, there is a silver two-way switch above the portamento sliders that you can see in the last photo– I’m not 100% sure but I think this may be some sort of modification, not sure what the function is.

This synth is definately a project fixer-upper, but these are rare and hard to find. Maybe you can use it for parts for the Quadra you already have?” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

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