ARP Pro Soloist

“This iconic analog synthesizer with its fat ladder filter and expressive assignable aftertouch effects is the sound of 1970’s Genesis. This synthesizer is in pristine condition, includes a vintage tolexed case, and has just been lovingly restored by Synthchaser, the expert on these instruments.

I (Synth Chaser) have extensive experience repairing these instruments and have seen more than my fair share of Pro Soloists. This is hands down the nicest Pro Soloist I’ve come across to date. It is in excellent condition inside and out, and I’ve given the electronics a thorough and detailed restoration to make this a worthy addition to the most elite collections of vintage analog synthesizers. Restoration work included:

* New sliders

* All original slider caps present! A rarity in itself!

* New aftertouch sensor – The original aftertouch sensors are a common failure point and the aftertouch effects are what makes this synthesizer so expressive–I replaced the aftertouch sensor with a new long-lasting one to ensure the aftertouch will work for years to come.

* Power supply recapped

* All reasonably accessible tantalum capacitors replaced

* New power cord

* New key bushings

* Keybed leveled, bus bars and key contacts cleaned and adjusted, keys ultrasonically cleaned

* All voices working and sound correct!

* All touch sensor effects working!

* 1/4” Phone Jack output made “high”. These synthesizers originally came with a RCA jack as the high output and a 1/4″ jack as the low output. As most of my customers do not use RCA cables and prefer the high output, I’ve made the 1/4″ jack output high as well which is a common modification requested by my customers. This modification can be undone by cutting 1 wire.”
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ARP Pro Soloist

“Rare find for me
1970s ARP Synth.
Stored for many years
it is in good condition
and comes with original music holder
but screws to hold it down are missing.
I am no expert in this
so please here me out.
The keyboard does power up
and after a warm up time
does play.
However, when switching on the effects
some work only slightly, partly
or not at all.
It is in need of
complete cleaning of all controls,
refurbishing and or repairs.
There is lots of info
on these on Youtube.
Videos about repairing them also.
Wonderful piece of 1970s music history,
sold as-is.
Thanks”
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ARP Pro Soloist Project Machine

“ORIGINAL 1970s ARP PRO SOLOIST…………THIS IS A WORKING UNIT BUT NEEDS SERVICE SO ITS BEEN OFFERED AS PARTS NEEDS SERVICE…HERES WHAT I KNOW FROM MY LIMOTED KNOLEDGE AS IM NOT A PLAYER NOR REPAOR PERSON…SOME EXPENSIVE HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE…IT HAS 4 NEW LED SLIDER SWITCHES..ALL THE SWITCHES HABE BEEN UP GRADED WITH NOS SWITCHES…A LOT OF CAPACITORS HAVE BEEN UPGRADED ON MULTI BOARDS INCLUDING THE POWER BOARD…NEW TOUCH SENSOR STRIP..KEYS REMOVED AND CLEANED…..NOW WHATS GOING ON WITH IT,MY LOCAL GUY HAS TAKEN IT AS FAR AS HE COULD….THE BASSOON,OBOE AND FLUTE HAVE THE SAME VOICE….TROMBONE AND VIOLIN HAVE SAME VOICE……CELLO CUTS OUT WHEN USING SENSOR SWITCHES…..BASS VOICE CONTINUES FOR COUPLE SECONDS AFTER RELEASE…THATS WHAT I HAVE NOTED AND IM SURE THERE MAYBE OTHER ISSUES…SO YOUR BUYING IT AS NEEDS REPAIR”
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ARP Pro Soloist

” Vintage early 1970’s ARP Pro Soloist mono analog synthesizer in good condition. Made in the USA.

Classic synth made famous by Genesis, Steely Dan and many others during it’s day.

Comes from the original owner, an old time accordion player, who used this onstage as a one-man band.

Missing one slider tip. Owner placed glitter colored cloth over back panel. Powers up – all keys work and produces killer tone. Have not tested all of the functions.”
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ARP Pro Soloist

“This keyboard is in great condition especially cosmetically, it almost looks new. All sounds and functions work on it including the “touch sensor effects” however the keys and the sliders are very stiff and one slider is missing a cap. The stiffness is bad enough that it will need to be addressed so the price reflects this. Also when adjusting the volume sometimes the sound will go out but will come back once the slider is adjusted to the “right” spots. I had posted this earlier stating that it didn’t work in other ways but it turns out it works great I just had my headphones plugged into the wrong output. (Different outputs than I am used to, this thing is old school!)” Click here to search for synths on eBay