ARP, Odyssey @ 16 May 2018, “No Comments”

“Arp Odyssey MKII Model 2813 in Superb Condition!
This is a beautiful, super-clean, all-original vintage ArpOdyssey MK II, 2813.This is an excellent opportunity for a collector, as well as a musician looking for a high quality, powerful musical instrument.

Serial number 0786, produced in 1976.
It has lived in my air conditioned, smoke-free,humidity-controlled studio since 2011. I purchased it in 2011 from the second owner, and it was in great shape. I have kept it in near-perfect condition, and had it serviced by Wine Country Sequential in San Jose, CA:

1. General maintenance, tuning, cleaned key contacts andsliders, repaired high pass filter slider.

2. Rubber key stops replaced.

3. Control panel potentiometers replaced

4. Field effect transistor in the Sample and Hold moduler eplaced

5. Replacement of the tantalum capacitors

Everything works very well, the key action feels terrific, and it sounds amazing. It is cosmetically near-mint, with all original color-coded slider caps (none missing!).” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 18 April 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This auction is for my personal original vintage Arp Odyssey MkIII. It’s been fully serviced with a complete rebuild and restoration of all sliders, switches and the mechanical J-wire keyboard back to “like-new” condition.

There are only two cosmetic issues with it: 1) missing the left side wood panel, and 2) a light scratch along the left front panel above the “portamento” sider. Otherwise it is near mint.

Fully tuned and 100% operational, this is a great unit to add to your collection if you’re looking for the vintage original sound of the Arp Odyssey. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 04 April 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“An original ARP Odyssey duophonic synthesiser, total analogue sound.
Unit is vintage 1972, in working order but naturally quite worn, no guarantees on performance are given.
There are a couple of sliders with broken off knobs, but they all work.”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 04 April 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This auction is for my personal original vintage Arp Odyssey MkIII. It’s been fully serviced with a complete rebuild and restoration of all sliders, switches and the mechanical J-wire keyboard back to “like-new” condition.

There are only two cosmetic issues with it: 1) missing the left side wood panel, and 2) a light scratch along the left front panel above the “portamento” sider. Otherwise it is near mint.

Fully tuned and 100% operational, this is a great unit to add to your collection if you’re looking for the vintage original sound of the Arp Odyssey. ”
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ARP, Odyssey @ 21 March 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This is a beautiful early 70’s Tonus branded ARP Odyssey Mark 1, the most desirable of the Odysseys! It is in excellent, Mint minus shape for its age- you won’t find a nicer example of these fantastic analog synths. It has been used lightly in a smoke-free private recording studio. There are very minor signs of use, to be expected from its age. All functions work fine. Occasionally I noticed a little noise when moving the sliders. A tech advised me that this was a simple fix of spraying the sliders internally but I decided not to do it as it wasn’t a problem for me. Two of the colored slider covers are cracked. These little plastic covers can be found on Ebay and in no way affect the functions of the sliders.These Odysseys are fantastic sounding synths- huge, warm, analog sound and it’s no wonder they were embraced by many rock artists like Joe Walsh, ELO, Steve Miller, etc. as well as Jazz artists like Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. This synth is in fine working condition and in beautiful looking shape. Because of its vintage, I am selling this “As Is”. Item will be packed carefully and double boxed. Also included: Copy of the Service Manual for the Odyssey. Thank you” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 21 March 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This is in great working condition.
Has a couple of slider ends missing.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 14 February 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“An original ARP Odyssey MK1 White Face. The synth has been recently fully serviced, including the keys and is working great.

A Kenton CV, Gate, Tigger and Filter kit is installed.

Cosmetically the synth shows it’s age. A replacement pack of slider caps from Syntaur is included.

Custom made flight case is also included.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 14 February 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“RAREST of the RARE: ARP Odyssey Mk I (Late Model 2800-1974-5). This is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with duophonic capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). This allows you to get that wonderful “guitar-like” distortion when used with Distortion/Flange effects.that bands like Ultravox used to good measure as a lead synth. These early models have a sound like no others.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 07 February 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Fully functional and in excellent cosmetic condition. Has recently been serviced and re-capped. Very minor cosmetic wear (all pictured). This is a plug and play synth ready for studio or stage.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 07 February 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

” This was a strange storage unit auction find in the midwest. I don’t know the story with the clear body, but I’ve never seen another one like it.

The roadcase it comes in is worn on the outside, but the foam inside is still good.

Here’s what’s been done to it:

~ All sliders were removed, cleaned, lubricated and reinstalled
~ All remaining controls were cleaned
~ The keyboard was completely disassembled, cleaned, rebushed, and all contacts were cleaned and adjusted
~ All tantalum power decoupling caps were replaced with electrolytic capacitors
~ The power supply board was re-capped and calibrated
~ The 4075 filter module was removed, recapped, and modified for increased cutoff frequency response
~ The original multicolored (now badly discolored) set of slider caps were replaced with a new, all white set. I’ll include the original slider caps for anyone interested.
~ Full calibration of all functions.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 17 January 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Original Rev 3!
2 VCO · H / LPF · VCA · Two kinds of EG · LFO.
A counter-model of mini moog.

with Hard Case” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 10 January 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“RAREST of the RARE: ARP Odyssey Mk I (Late Model 2800-1974-5). This is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with duophonic capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). This allows you to get that wonderful “guitar-like” distortion when used with Distortion/Flange effects.that bands like Ultravox used to good measure as a lead synth.
I used this in my home studio back in the day before it went into temp-controlled storage. NEVER USED ON THE ROAD/GIGGING. Smoke-Free environment always. Hence the museum quality condition. Please look at the pictures-Even the slider caps are all original!

I just had a full, cost-no-object service completed by one of the top analog synth techs in the USA (see some of the sample parts replaced in last pic): Trim Pot, Filter Caps, Sliders, etc. – Including a full set of Key Guides – so plays AS-NEW! NOTE: This is not a Mark II, even though it is Black, not White. Late models were done like this, hence there is no CV/Gate on back panel. Like I said, Super Rare. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 10 January 2018, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Original legendary duophonic ARP Odyssey MKIII in great working condition. The last of the original series including the four pole resonant 24dB lowpass “moog” filter!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 27 December 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“ARP Odyssey used on countless records in the 70’s and 80’s at Cherokee Studios (home to over 300 gold and platinum records).

This synthesizer seems to be working very well. All sliders recently cleaned, defective sliders replaced with NOS replacements. New keyboard bushings installed. Oscillators and filter recently calibrated. It’s in very good physical condition.

This is a piece of musical history – used on countless recordings by some of the biggest artists in the world since the 1970’s. This studio has possibly more gold records than any studio in the world during this particular period.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 13 December 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“The Odyssey is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). One potential appeal of the Odyssey is the fact that all parameters, including a resonant low-pass filter, a non-resonant high-pass filter, and AR envelopes, a triangle (not sine) and square wave LFO, and a sample-and-hold function are controllable with sliders and switches on the front panel. This is the 1st generation Mk I produced from 1972-75. It’s has a couple modifications, LFO syn, and Mono/Duo. These were professionally done for the studio it came out of. It has been celebrity used on major songs and soundtracks. It’s in great condition. The video attachment is a similar synth, but without the mods on this one. Super clean.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 December 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Perfect working condition.
Midi retrokit installed by Kenton.
Midi to CV converter included.
Power: 110 v.
Custom flight case.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 December 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This is possibly the best deal you will find on a VINTAGE ARP Odyssey Mk II 2810 circa 1975 (this is NOT one of the new Korg imitation reissues). It has been professionally refurbished by LA Synth Co. (docs provided) All the sliders cleaned and lubed, connections cleaned and all the key bushings replaced. Though this is a mkII it has some mk1 ‘crossover’ features: the rotary pitch bend knob and contains the original highly sought-after 4035 4-pole filter famously ‘borrowed’ by ARP from the Moog filter of the same era.
ALSO INCLUDED:
-ORIGINAL Anvil road case with brand new freshly installed foam.
-ORIGINAL “Instant Odyssey” patch templates which include 2 blanks for your own custom sounds
-Copies of Odyssey user manual and patch book (I never had originals)
-Monster cable audiophile RCA>¼” output cord.

It’s all original except for 4 rubber feet I recently added, (originals were missing) and slider caps are missing on VCO, Keyboard CV and HPF sliders. These are available online, if you feel the need to replace.
It sounds and works awesome, you will be thrilled to conjure up all of the original famous sounds of the ’70’s and early 80’s as only a 100% analogue ARP Odyssey can. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 29 November 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey Project Machine

” Unit is in decent cosmetic shape. Three slider tips are broken as shown in pictures. Unit powers up but does not produce sound. Unit is being sold as-is.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 01 November 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“A nice example of an ARP Odyssey Mk 1 black face from c1975. This instrument comes with a modern bespoke flight case and a full pdf copy of the extensive users manual. The cosmetic shape of the instrument is very nice with only minor blemishes for it’s 42 years of service. Functionally it all performs nicely. The bottom c of the keyboard sticks a bit but plays as it should. All in all this is a really nice example of this iconic synth.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 01 November 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Hi there, this is a lovely example of the Mk3 Odyssey, all parameters working, recently serviced, recapped power supply and in great condition for its age. Please see photos and check my feedback for your buyer confidence. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 01 November 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This was a strange storage unit auction find in the midwest. I don’t know the story with the clear body, but I’ve never seen another one like it.

The roadcase it comes in is worn on the outside, but the foam inside is still good.

Here’s what’s been done to it:

~ All sliders were removed, cleaned, lubricated and reinstalled
~ All remaining controls were cleaned
~ The keyboard was completely disassembled, cleaned, rebushed, and all contacts were cleaned and adjusted
~ All tantalum power decoupling caps were replaced with electrolytic capacitors
~ The power supply board was re-capped and calibrated
~ The 4075 filter module was removed, recapped, and modified for increased cutoff frequency response
~ The original multicolored (now badly discolored) set of slider caps were replaced with a new, all white set. I’ll include the original slider caps for anyone interested.
~ Full calibration of all functions.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 04 October 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“An original ARP Odyssey Mk 1 (black face) c1975. This example is in overall very nice condition. The low c on the keyboard sticks slightly but plays fine. All other aspects are in good order. Comes with a bespoke flight case (modern). Happy bidding” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 September 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” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 09 August 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 @ 09 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“The Odyssey is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). One potential appeal of the Odyssey is the fact that all parameters, including a resonant low-pass filter, a non-resonant high-pass filter, and AR envelopes, a triangle (not sine) and square wave LFO, and a sample-and-hold function are controllable with sliders and switches on the front panel. This is the 1st generation Mk I produced from 1972-75. It’s has a couple modifications, LFO syn, and Mono/Duo. These were professionally done for the studio it came out of. It has been celebrity used on major songs and soundtracks. It’s in great condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 02 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY … 1972 Arp Odyssey Mk I Model 2800 white face for no reserve … Intact, no missing parts … Will produce audio but not functioning properly and needs TLC including key carrier bushings, slider cleaning, and electronic repairs and calibration” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP, Odyssey @ 12 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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

“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 ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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 ), ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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 !” Click here to visit listing on eBay

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! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay