ARP Odyssey

“Odyssey 2800 Mk1
White front
4023 filter
Rotary pitch bend knob
Serial no.281348

Original Mk I ARP odyssey, with the unique sounding type 4023 filter. It has spent most of it’s life in a recording studio and has been regularly maintained and serviced – Power supply recapped and rebuilt, and the keyboard serviced with new bushes.
Modified in the 1980’s by Kenton Electronics – minijack sockets at rear for cv, gate and trigger, inputs and outputs, works really well with a midi-cv converter.
It has always been very reliable with no issues and very stable tuning.
Plays really well, both with the internal keyboard and via midi, and sounds fantastic!

Cosmetically it is very good considering it’s age, there is one bad scratch just in the paint at the front (see photos) , this could probably be touched up and made almost invisible, only the paint is scratched, otherwise there are no serious marks or dents etc. the black printing on the panel is crisp and unworn as is the white panel, aprt from the one scratch it is in excellent shape overall.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“This one is in excellent cosmetic condition (one of the cleanest available here) and working 100%. It has just been professionally serviced and with a lot of restoration. It has new, high precision LED sliders and quality of these are the best available. This model has factory cv/gate inputs so it can be controlled with a midi to cv converter. It will be properly packaged when sold and will arrive in the condition as stated”
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ARP Odyssey

“Original 70s

Arp Odyssey USA Synth Keyboard Rev3 V3

Made in USA

Up for sale is a vintage 70s Arp Odyssey v3 USA Synth Keyboard .

Please note that this is an original USA made highly desirable 70s version not a reissue .

The synth has just back from a having a service about 2 months ago so all works as it should – the keys work fine but can get a bit temperamental if you don’t play it for a while but they do work as they should .

The side of the casing does have some wear as does the base , there is a small chip on the bottom of the keys and is missing one of the slider tips .

Please note I have not checked all the outputs apart from the output socket and xlr which work . ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“This vintage model 1 ARP Odyssey synthesizer belonged to my dad who’s owned it since he bought it brand new in 1973. It’s been sitting around for a long time, and he decided it’s time to part ways with it. About 12 years ago, he performed major restoration work on it. To my recollection he replaced/repaired all the sliders and switches, among with repairing as many of the internals as he could. The end result was, well… Let me put it this way. It sounds AMAZING for the fact that it’s almost 50 years old at this point. He even used it in live performances in the early 2010s though had to retire it because heat frequently threw it out of tune, and he didn’t want to keep calibrating it every five seconds. Nevertheless, all functions and all 37 keys work as they should, and it’s ready to play. Good cosmetic condition, too – very little dings and scratches. My dad’s had his fun with it, and now it’s time for it to go to a new home. I lack the musical talent he has, lol. To make things absolutely clear: This is an ORIGINAL grey face ARP Odyssey from 1973, not one of the 2010s Korg reproductions. Both my dad and I will be sad to see it go, but he doesn’t use it at all these days, and I know I won’t get much use out of it for my own daily needs. Includes hard carrying case, original ARP foot pedal, and three copies of the service manual. Because of its age, it’s being sold AS-IS with no returns.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“You are looking at a vintage ARP Odyssey REVII Synthesizer, Serial number 2813, manufactured in the late 1970’s. If you are looking at this listing you know what it is, this is a real ARP Odyssey, NOT the modern Korg remake. I am the second owner of this synth, and prior to me it was owned by John Koumoutseas who in fact was a previous ARP engineer/employee in the 1970’s.

This specific unit is in excellent shape and has very recently been professionally serviced, which includes new key bushings, calibration/tuning, slider lubrication & cleaning (this is VERY important with these units), PSU updating, capacitor replacement, as well as many other tweaks.

This specific unit plays beautifully and sounds absolutely magical. Cosmetically there are a few minor blemishes that I will describe as best as I can so there are no surprises:

(1) There are some very small white scuffs on the edge meeting the front and rear chassis.

(2) There are two missing screws on the left & right side: this was done on purpose; the threads had worn out so the screw-holes were repositioned to the outer chassis

(3) The jacks on the rear have some minor corrosion but the electrical contact has been tested and gives good continuity.

I have tested this unit over and over and it is rock solid. However given the age of the unit and overall sensitivity of older electronics I am unable to guarantee that at some point in time it may require re-servicing.

I will also include the RCA Cable + Adapter required to use the “High” output in the rear of the unit. It is HIGHLY recommended that you use this output, it gives a much stronger & cleaner signal

This is a very special machine and I hope it goes to a good home. It will be packed very carefully and shipped with insurance. Ok, thats all for now! Thanks for looking and have a nice day.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“This is an original BLACK and GOLD ARP ODYSSEY (1977/78 model).

When I bought this a few years ago the previous owner had done a paint job on it which in my opinion was not very attractive!

However, when I heard the sound a smile immediately came to my face… WOW…

All the funk and disco records I love and admire right up to Ultravox/John Fox etc is in this box… Wonderful sounds.

I used it to death on most of my recordings…

At one point I wanted different ARP sounds with the ease of use of the ODYSSEY. Eventually, I persuaded James Walker (Synth Repair Services) to take one of the filters (the 4035) out of my AVATAR and place it in the ARP ODYSSEY as an experiment!!!

The result was a very angry, spiteful, shocking sound which is meaty and gets into 2600 territory.

This thing bites and hisses like a moody, bitchy cat in heat.

I love it… but as I said I am stripping down.

Apart from paint job the Synth is 100% full working order ad functions as it should.

The modifications on this ODYSSEY and the ARP AVATAR have been done professionally and accurately by James Walker who has immense experience with analogue synthesizers and knows what he is doing. Therefore you can buy with confidence that all my synthesizers (with the exception of Kawai K5000) have been fully serviced by James and are performing as they should!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“This vintage model 1 ARP Odyssey synthesizer belonged to my dad who’s owned it since he bought it brand new in 1973. It’s been sitting around for a long time, and he decided it’s time to part ways with it. About 12 years ago, he performed major restoration work on it. To my recollection he replaced/repaired all the sliders and switches, among with repairing as many of the internals as he could. The end result was, well… Let me put it this way. It sounds AMAZING for the fact that it’s almost 50 years old at this point. He even used it in live performances in the early 2010s though had to retire it because heat frequently threw it out of tune, and he didn’t want to keep calibrating it every five seconds. Nevertheless, all functions and all 37 keys work as they should, and it’s ready to play. Good cosmetic condition, too – very little dings and scratches. My dad’s had his fun with it, and now it’s time for it to go to a new home. I lack the musical talent he has, lol. To make things absolutely clear: This is an ORIGINAL grey face ARP Odyssey from 1973, not one of the 2010s Korg reproductions. Both my dad and I will be sad to see it go, but he doesn’t use it at all these days, and I know I won’t get much use out of it for my own daily needs. Includes hard carrying case, original ARP foot pedal, and three copies of the service manual. Because of its age, it’s being sold AS-IS with no returns.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“Here is a really sweet vintage ARP (Not Korg) ODYSSEY 2800 for consideration. I bought this unit in 1997. The serial number is #28337 and it was made in 1972. It already had the PPC (proportional pitch control) pad modification on it when I bought it. I have never seen another vintage 2800 with this update. They usually have the big knob for pitch bend. This unit sat for decades in a closet before I got it, and it has sat for another two after I got it, so I sent it off to analog synthesizer repair guru Eric Frampton to have it serviced. Here is a list of what was done:

All new sliders (I’m including the old ones in case someone wants to take the time to clean and save them).
Cleaned and lubed keybed and installed new keyboard bushings.
Replaced VCO2 course and fine sliders.
Replaced VCO1 v/oct, VCO2 v/oct, and 2nd voice trim pots.
Re-flowed and/or reworked previous solder joints, jumpers and repairs.
De-fluxed boards B, C, and PSU.
Complete calibration.
Rewired the low output (1/4″ connector) to have a hotter high level audio output.

In the 70’s, the Odyssey and the Minimoog ruled the land. The Odyssey has a unique sound and will do things that a Minimoog can’t do, such as oscillator sync, duophonic capabilities (you can play two notes at once), sample and hold, and several other things. It is a sweet machine but I just never use it. Again this is NOT a Korg remake! This is the REAL Vintage beast. You can see in the photos that it comes with the original foam-lined case, the original Arp synthesizer guide, and a copy of the owner’s manual in a binder. I also have the original Arp pedal, which I can’t find yet, but will send to the buyer when it decides to reveal itself. The synth will be double boxed and insured. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey Project Machine

“Arp Odyssey MK3. Not a Korg or a Behringer it is the original 2821 Odyssey.

It still powers up and sounds amazing. However, this one has served me well but has run into a small problem recently as it is getting stuck in ‘sample and hold mode. The whole synth was deep cleaned by our tech. But we didn’t service her this time as we were just quoted £245-450 for the Odyssey to be repaired. This is reflected in the price of my auction.

It will need this service to get it out of the sample and hold fault. The tech believes it to be a loose board but I am not confident enough to open her up.

Beautiful cosmetic condition. The leather end cheeks are still intact and in good condition too. No yellowing of keys either.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Oddysey

” Vintage Arp Odyssey 2800, in overall pretty good shape for its age. I’ve had this since the 80’s and taken pretty good care of it. I am the 2nd owner. Got it from a songwriter friend in NYC. I’ve had a few repairs done on it since by a vintage keyboard tech. here in CA. Keyboard was completely rebuilt, a few capacitors replaced and cleaned up.
I am retiring now and parting with some of my equipment. My loss, your gain!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“Vintage ARP Odyssey MKII 2813 Analog Synth

This is an early MKII and had the desirable “Lawsuit” 4035 Filter installed. I found it to be a little noisy so I replaced it with a vintage 4075 Filter. To me they sound the same with the 4075 having less noise. The 4075 does have the proper resistors for the CV range correction. I will gladly reinstall the 4035 Filter at buyers request.

It has been completely restored with the following work:

Thoroughly cleaned inside and out

All sliders replaced with new

All Polarized Capacitors replaced with new

External Input and High Output RCA jacks replaced with 1/4” Switchcraft Jacks

Pratt Read Keyboard Bushings replaced and lubed with the proper release compound.

Keyboard leveled and J-Wires adjusted.

Full Calibration to Factory Spec

The power cable has a broken ground pin. I will replace the power cable at buyers request.

This Odyssey sounds fantastic.

The Odyssey will be perfectly packed in a heavy duty properly sized box. It will be completely wrapped in large bubble type bubble wrap several times. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey Project Machine

“It still powers up and sounds amazing. However, this one has served me well but has ran into a small problem recently as it is getting stuck in ‘sample and hold’ mode. The whole synth was deep cleaned and the keyboard rebushed by our tech. But we didn’t service her this time as we were just quoted £245-450 for the Odyssey to be repaired. This is reflected in the price of my auction.

It will need this service to get it out of the sample and hold fault. The tech believes it to be a loose board but I am not confident enough to open her up.

Beautiful cosmetic condition and the rebushed keyboard feels like new and plays like a knife through butter. The leather end cheeks are still intact and in good condition too. No yellowing of keys either.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

” ARP Odyssey MKIII, Vintage Synth, Not Reissue, Used, Good Condition. I am not a synth or electronics tech but this synth is complete and appears to function when turned on and plugged in. It is very old and may need tuning or light repair to be stage or musuem quality. But overall it looks and plays great for its age. All the keys, buttons, and sliders work but there may need to be some cleaning or light repair to get it 100%. Pitch bend, portomento, LFO, and both VCO’s all work and make crazy space sounds.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“Vintage ARP Odyssey Mark 1 White Face.

In immaculate Condition.

Not included before (see additional photo) is the kenton retrofit kit and installation guide to access: CV Gate trig and filter.

I never got round to installing it but great if you want to control the ARP MK1 via midi using your midi to cv converter ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“ARP Odyssey – mk1…white face.

The DOGS…

An original model 2800.
Recently serviced including switch cleaning and re-graphite’ing of sliders.
What a sound….
There is some paint ‘bubble’ here and there as shown but operationally is in very good order.

Mono – 2 oscillator…..the sound of the early 70’s…used by everyone from Abba to Herbi H.

This unit comes with 110 volt transformer (it’s a US model) and the original ARP supplied heavy duty ‘Anvil’ flightcase.”
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ARP Odyssey

“No Reserve. Service to restore alone was over $1000 plus the original purchase of the ARP Odyssey 2800 – mk1ORIGINAL black & Gold – All New LED Sliders Pro-Serviced w/Restoration by Synthchaser. The second version but first version with color change. I love this but decided to reduce my collection. Professional service completed by the best in California and include all new LED sliders. Fully Serviced to perfection New filter replacement and all new LED sliders installed all new bushings for the keys. You cant buy and service one and upgrade the led sliders with this special method used to provide perfect illuminated slider allignment. Used condition. 1st version in black & gold. No CV ,Works as new and has such a beautiful appearance with cosmetic marks on back side but functions as expected . Carefully packaged and shipped for successful arrival.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“Had Phil Cirocco of https://www.discretesynthesizers.com/dsc/dsc.htm customize /
Modify it with a

ARP 2600 VCA
Original Moog Mini-Moog Filter so it has higher cutoff frequency

Needs 2 keys replaced, and a little cleaning

Please watch video for current state

AS IS due to being almost 50 years old” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“I have owned this ARP Quartet from new and it has been well looked after and the condition of the wooden and metal casing and paintwork is very good for the age. It has always been stored in its original box but the box is looking very worn now. There is a small area of flaked off paint on the rear of the keyboard that is visible in one of the photos. The sound is very good but there are two issues that i can see that you might want to get sorted if you purchased the keyboard. The volume slider dosen’t adjust the volume any longer so i adjust the volume via my amp so i have never bothered to get it fixed. All sounds and effects work except for the celest on the organ section. The slider has come loose and the celest sound is permanently off. This might need a new switch fitting.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“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 gone over by a veteran analog synth tech last year. Basic stuff like a full calibration, fader cleaning, power supply recap. J wires cleaned.

Works and looks great. But sold as is due to how temperamental these old synths can be. Keep in mind that you may need to calibrate it on arrival to you… as is with any synth of this era. Plays, sounds and feels great as it is here.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“PHYSICAL CONDITION: Very Good – There is some wear, mostly on the side panels, some marks from previous stickers etc. But all controls are in perfect shape. The keyboard is in very nice shape as well. The low A stick up a bit above the rest but otherwise they are in excelent shape. Overall condition is very good. WORKING CONDITION: Excellent – Works perfectly throughout. Overall working condition is excellent. Please click on “Item Description” for more details and photos.”
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ARP Odyssey

“ARP Odyssey 2800 – ORIGINAL black & Gold – All New LED Sliders Pro-Serviced w/Restoration. The second version but first version with color change. I love this but decided to reduce my collection. Profession service completed by the best in California and include all new LED sliders. New filter replacement and all new LED sliders installed. Used condition. 1st version in black & gold. No CV Works as new and has such a beautiful appearance with cosmetic marks on back side but functions as expected .”
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ARP Odyssey

“ARP Odyssey MkIII (vintage) in OK condition: some scuffs at the edges (see pics) but the face plate is very nice. Recently serviced:

– All faders opened and cleaned, re-lubricated. Feels and work very well.

– New keyboard bushings.

– New parts in the PSU.

– Sub-Osc mod, the “VCA Gain” fader now controls the volume of a sub-oscillator (copied from a SH101).

– AR fast/slow mod to make the AR-envelope faster.

– Free run mod: choose if the LFO shall re-trigger on every new note or if it should run free.

– Timothy Smith Filter mod, which makes the filter open up more

All mods are non destructive and easily reversible. The switches on the back are fitted in the jack holes with the jacks still present inside. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey Project Machine

” You are bidding on a Vintage Arp Odyssey Synthesizer For Parts Or Repair, you are seeing as found from setting in storage, will not power up, keys respond ok, switches are free moving, sliders are stuck, missing two of the feet on bottom and housing screws, please look at all 24 pictures buying as is.This is auction only no buy it now. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

ARP Odyssey

“Arp Odyssey Mk1 2800 Synthesizer ( Full Overhaul And Calibration ). Condition is “Seller refurbished”.

Very Rare and Unique Original 1970’s Arp Odyssey Model 2800.

1970’s Original Arp Odyssey 2800 Mk1

Refurbished /Serviced /Calibrated

Pretty much a full Overhaul!

I literally just picked this beast up from my tech today 3/8/2021

As most of you know, the 2800 Mk1 is essentially a white face on the outside.

Somewhere in-between the Mk1 design and the Odyssey II / Mk2/ Rev 2 launch,.. there were a few transitional designs that ARP released.

They had the Mk1 guts along with the black and gold body. Odd, but a Pretty Obvious piece of synth history here.” Click here to visit listing on eBay