“Oberheim OB8 Synthesizer Classic In Absolute Perfect Cond Just Serviced Complete. The OB has MIDI and is in simply perfect condition in every way. Comes with original owners manual and a brand new stardust cover with a brand new travel case. You won’t find one in better condition or so complete. It was serviced in June of 2020. Condition is “Used”.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This OB-8 has brand new keyboard contacts and was just serviced by my tech and has a clean bill of health. I’m hesitant on letting this one go but I’m sure the new owner will enjoy playing and owning this classic Poly Synth. This Synth has very low mileage for the over 15 years that I’ve owned it.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB8 Software upgrade Version B5 with Factory Midi snd Page 2 functions. Recently serviced, calibrated and re-capped with the receipt, and ready to start making recordings! This synth has been in my possession for 24 years. External cosmetic condition is good, there are scratches on it because I do not have a case for it, internally it functions 100 % properly as it should. I will regret seeing this go but I’ve done many recordings with it and can honestly say that this was my most cherished synth. Any questions feel free to ask, can send plenty more pics/videos per request. This OB8 comes with the user manual(s), Oberheim foot-pedal, power chord and cassette with factory stock patches” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB-8. Condition is Used. Well maintained, in very good condition, and recently serviced. Works great! If you are a true keyboardist, then you already know the history of this vintage keyboard and what it can do!
Case with casters included with keyboard. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Up for grabs is a very good condition Oberheim OB-8. If you are in the market for one of these beasts, you know exactly what it does. This example includes the original manual and the software update manual that was included when updated in 1984. Besides the update, this synth is 100% original and works perfectly. In tune, all sounds and functions work properly, and has very awesome MIDI capabilities…a real piece of magic. Besides a scuff on the face, this unit is excellent and if not for the few scuffs it has this example would be nearly mint. ”
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“Oberheim OB-8 Keyboard Synthesizer. Condition is For parts or not working.This was a storage unit find I do not know if it works or not it may or may not work I am not a professional and not sure how to test it local pick up only” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB-8 Keyboard Synthesizer.
Condition: seller refurbished with receipts” Click here to visit listing on eBay
” (**IMPORTANT! THIS MUST BE PICKED UP IN WEST LOS ANGELES, CA. ONLY! CAN NOT BE SHIPPED! BUYER GETS ADDRESS AT END OF AUCTION. IF YOU CAN’T PICK UP, DON’T BID!**) WOW! You don’t often see these babies for sale…. A VINTAGE 1983 original OBERHEIM OB-8 keyboard SYNTHESIZER! With a pedigree you won’t believe! And I tested it out, first time in 25 years and it SEEMS to work fine. This beauty has NEVER been used by a band on the road. Was treated really well since 1983. Never banged around and was always covered with a blanket.
Hasn’t been used in literally 25 years. Having been stored away safely in a cold dark closet since 1994, this belonged to infamous supergroup/duo BARNES & BARNES! The “FISH HEADS” guys! They got this early model, which had just come out, back in mid-1983. Was used on their “Soak It Up” ep, all the way up to their Dinosaur Album in 1994, then they only used “digital” synths pretty much from then on. No one knew that 25 years later, THIS would again be the COOL old synth to own” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB-8 Keyboard Synthesizer. Has Issues, Sold AS IS No Returns. Problem(s) possible in Autotune circuitry or S/H. top board mostly not working, makes sounds when keyed. Contacts need cleaning. In great cosmetic condition. Functions such as the panel, pitch bend and CPU operation & keyboard seem to work fine. Knobs need lubing. If you know a tech who is familiar with these problems it should be a keeper. It shows no signs of mold or misuse.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB 8 Vintage Synthesizer works great” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB-8 Keyboard Synthesizer With MIDI. Has Issues, Sold AS IS No Returns. Problem(s) possible in Autotune circuitry or S/H. Voices 4, 5 & 8 may or may not always tune. Other voices seem fine. Needs a proper calibration. In great cosmetic condition. MIDI and all other functions such as the panel, pitch bend and CPU operation & keyboard seem to work fine. If you know a tech who is familiar with these problems it should be a keeper. It shows no signs of mold or misuse. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This is the legendary Oberheim OB8 in pristine working condition. Cosmetically there are light signs of wear (all detailed in pics), most significantly a scratch on the upper right of the top casing, light scratches on the sides and back and some scuffing by the arpeggiator. Great condition for how old this keyboard is.
This unit was recently fully professionally serviced and restored. The work done included severe cleaning of pots, switches & contacts, unit was recalibrated, reset circuitry replaced on CPU, faulty power up circuit replaced, factory patches restored, tuned & scaled.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB8 with A8 software revision. Has MIDI modifications. Also have heavy duty road case. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB8 with A8 software revision. Has MIDI modifications. Also have heavy duty road case.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Oberheim OB8 with A8 software revision. Has MIDI modifications. Also have heavy duty road case” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This is an early model Oberheim OB-8 analog synthesizer from late 1982 and “Does Not” have factory MIDI. It has a small dent in the rear of the unit shown in the photos. Program 5 led is slightly brighter than the rest, one of the reasons for the lower price point. It looks like it was replaced before I owned the unit. I have it for almost 10 years and never had any issues. The same led comes on very dim when program 1 is pressed, please see the power on photo, it is hardly noticeable. My studio is well lit and always thought it was because the led was newer. All the programs work great! I do not ship internationally and only ship to the lower 48 states. If you have any questions please contact me. I will consider any reasonable offer. Get it while you can! Somebody “will” get this big boy if the price is right! They are selling for over $4k and the MIDI kit is cheap if you want to upgrade. I never had the need to use MIDI. It’s a super performance and recording keyboard, especially if you like Rush and Van Halen or other groups that used this type of keyboard!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This is an early model Oberheim OB-8 analog synthesizer and does not have factory MIDI. The unit is in excellent functional shape. It has a small dent in the rear of the unit shown in the photos. I’ve never had any issues with the presence of this dent. I purchased the unit with this issue and the previous seller did not have issues either. I have replaced the entire keybed with new contacts and thoroughly cleaned the unit. The volume knob sometimes has a slightly scratchiness only while turning when not in use for a while which is normal for its age. All buttons and knobs work as far as I can tell. It has all the original patches as far as I know. There is nothing like the sound of an OB-8! I have purchased many newer analog synthesizers and just don’t have room for this monster. It has a lovely warm 80’s sound! I “Do Not Ship Internationally” and only ship to the lower 48 states, Please No Inquiries. The unit is being shipped “As Is” because of its age. The unit has many internal boards that have not been removed so it should be fine to ship.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This sale is for a vintage Oberheim Ob8 8 voice polyphonic analog synthesizer with factory midi. It’s in excellent cosmetic and working condition. It’s been cared for lovingly in a smoke free studio.
This particular OB8 was previously owned by Earth Wind and Fire, one of several they owned. After Maurice White passed, one of their techs was tasked with selling their extra gear; this was part of that sale.
the only reason I’m selling, I don’t use it much and would rather use the money than have it sit idle.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Excellent condition, professionally restored by Tone Tweekers. Includes hard Anvil road case” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This auction is for an Oberheim OB-8 analog synthesizer with MIDI. The OB-8 has its original cassette program tape, owners and service manuals. I did plug it in and it does work. Presets all seem to work as do all the led switches. The case does have a few light scratches, but there is nothing broken that I can see. If your local, please come and try it out. I do pack very well and will do my best to get it shipped to you with no damage. I will be listing more items soon. Thanks for looking at my auction.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This auction is for an Oberheim OB-8 analog synthesizer with MIDI. The OB-8 has its original cassette program tape, owners and service manuals. I did plug it in and it does work. Presets all seem to work as do all the led switches. The case does have a few light scratches, but there is nothing broken that I can see. The DSX is included and may not be in working condition. I do not have the cable to connect it to the OB-8 only the power cord and manuals are included. it does power up and the display reads 9 9 % 9 after flipping the power switch a few times.”
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“PHYSICAL CONDITION – Very Good. There are some light scratches and blemishes on the face plate. The bottom has a few heavy scratches in the paint. The wood edges have a few light nicks and scratches. The keys and knobs are in great condition. Overall, this unit is in very good condition. WORKING CONDITION – Excellent. Everything sounds phenomenal, all the outputs work, and the expression ports on the back are all functional. All settings and parameters operate flawlessly, making some incredible textures and patches very easy to access. A few of the knobs can be slightly sticky sometimes, but this marks the only minor flaw on this otherwise immaculate keyboard.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“DESCRIPTION : This listing is for a Oberheim OB-8 Analog 61 Note Keyboard Synthesizer.
This machine just came to us from Rosen Sound here in Burbank. It has been fully serviced, cleaned and prepared for flawless operation for years to come.
ACCESSORIES : Includes a power cord. Otherwise, this item comes only as seen on photos.
PHYSICAL CONDITION : Very Good. The wood side panels were just re-finished by Rosen Sound here in Burbank. So they are immaculate. This unit has light scratches and a bit of wear on the metal exterior, but all the text around for the parameters and the visual touches are in great shape. Sturdy and in fine condition overall!
WORKING CONDITION : Excellent. Works wonderfully! Phenomenal sound quality and stellar functionality across the board, whether playing rapid runs and arpeggios or droning textures. Lovely sound, smooth playability, and fantastic operation!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Has tracked in many NYC AND L.A. studios through the years. Never toured studio use only. Reluctant sell due to move and I have the keyboard in (custom) rack format as well. A couple keys need cleaning due to only used through midi past 10 years. If you are looking at this auction you already know what this is and its unmistakable sound and earth shattering bass. If I track key bass, its this or mini moog period. Lush pads and each voice can be assigned a position in the stereo field so its huge!!!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This auction is for an Oberheim system that includes an OB-8 analog synthesizer, an Oberheim DSX sequencer, and an Oberheim DX drum machine. All are in fine cosmetic and working condition. This version of the OB-8 has the page 2 features (if you ever wondered, those include things like legato portamento, equal linear time portamento, exponential portamento, invert LFO freq mod on VCO1, invert LFO pulse width modulation on VCO1, VCF tracked by pitch bend lever, and several other features). There is really nothing that sounds like an OB-8. Some of the patches on this synth are massively fat and the string sounds are to die for. This auction includes the OB-8, DSX, DX, three power cords, the 37 pin connecting cord for the DSX to OB-8, three operators manuals (one for each unit), a flight case for the OB-8, an heavy duty dust cover for the OB-8, and an “OB-8 factory stock patches” cassette dated “Jan 19, 1983.” I’ve never used or verified the contents of this cassette, but that’s what is printed on it. This is a rare opportunity to own a collection unmolested Oberheim gear from the classic era of polyphonic analog synths. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“THIS IS A OBERHEIM OB-8 WITH FACTORY MIDI ANALOG SYNTHESIZER!
IT IS IN EXCELLENT WORKING CONDITION LQQK!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Features aftermarket Midi and page 2 functions for editing.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Item is in good condition (See Pictures)
The product is fully functional and tested.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“The real deal, what a sweet synth ! 8 voices of pure Oberheim warmth and richness. I love this synthesizer
I hate to let it go, but im trying to consolidate my gear. I’d say its in very good cosmetic condition. Needs calibration to level out all voices, I checked the service manual and this is a simple procedure for a synth tech. Some buttons have to be pressed a little harder but all work, something you would expect from a 30+ year old synth. This OB-8 does have a minor issue with the highest keys from F# to A# , were you have to press them a bit harder to sound them
( not the case if you transmit the notes via midi ). I’m sure some cleaning would fix this, all in all the synth performs great with these hiccups and I’ve written many songs with it in this state.
Comes with midi which is such a great feature for a vintage synth, I’ve used this on many songs that I’ve synced with my computer. Has that classic Oberheim sound, think Van Halen, Rush, The Police and many more. Comes with power cable, manual, and casette tape ( backup ) ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“Classic Oberheim OB-8. One of the top 5 polyphonic analog subtractive keyboard synthesizers ever made. 3000 were produced between 1983-85. This is an earlier model without the page 2 functions silk-screened on the front panel. Everything works on this beast. MIDI. Will be costly to ship but will do so to an address in the USA, although prefer to sell locally in Orange County, California USA. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay
This unit has been modified in 3 ways. 1) The original problematic Panasonic keyboard has been replaced with a new custom Fatar keyboard. This keyboard has a built in aftertouch sensor and was installed by Retrolinear. 2) A sophisticated AT circuit was installed by New England Analog and includes a Pyxis controller and external pressure pad controller. Check out YouTube videos by New England Analog and the Pyxis control system.The Pyxis controller allows the AT to control the VCO, VCF, VCA, and LFO by intensity and speed. A series of toggle switches on the back of the synth allow a variety of AT combinations such as pitch bending up, down, or Osc 1 up and Osc 2 down. Do a search on NEA’s Pyxis controller and its capabilities and 3) bass boost which was done by replacing the 100k R505 and R506 resistors with 1M resistors(4) and building a network of 4x of 120K resistors and 0.0056 film caps in series and connecting the small network in parallel to the new 1M resistors.This modification helps create a better low end somewhere in between a standard OBX-A and an OB 8.
This particular unit was in great functional shape when purchased and I invested another $2500 with NEA and Retrolinear on the refurbishing and mods.The rebuild work done includes:
replaced capacitors in PSU
Repaired faulty envelope generator release control on upper four voices
Installed new 5V bridge rectifier
replaced 40109 chips and top voice board 3080 chips
Replaced calibration summing TL 071 Op amp and the two TL 072 output OP amps.
Installed Fatar keyboard with factory aftertouch sensor
Installed aftertouch circuitry and Pyxis AT controller and touch sensor pad
all 16 oscillators tuned and calibrated.
Loaded factory preset patches” Click here to visit listing on eBay
The real deal, what a sweet synth ! 8 voices of pure Oberheim warmth and richness. I love this synthesizer
I hate to let it go, but im trying to consolidate my gear. I’d Say its in very good cosmetic condition. It is
Fully functioning, this OB-8 does have a minor hiccup with the highest keys from F# to A# , were you have to press them a bit harder to sound them ( not the case if you transmit the notes via midi ). I’m sure some cleaning would fix this. Comes with midi which is such a great feature for a vintage synth, I’ve used this on many songs that I’ve synced with my computer. Has that classic Oberheim sound, think Van Halen ,Rush , The Police and many more. Comes with power cable, manual, casette tape ( backup ) , and case. The case is rusted and has seen better days but it still protects the synth, sorry I have no pictures as its in my storage.” Click here to visit listing on eBay
8-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
The listing is for a Vintage OBERHEIM OB-8 8-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Keyboard w/ MIDI. Hate to see this beautiful thing go but need some new gear. Was serviced before I bought about a year ago, it sounds stellar!” Click here to visit listing on eBay
“This auction features the mighty Oberheim OB-8 synthesizer. It’s in excellent cosmetic and working condition and sounds incredible without any issues whatsoever. I am the second owner of this unit and it has never left my home studio. It was recently professionally serviced in late 2013 (see invoice pic above) which included a replacement battery, full recalibration, and two mods. The first modification was a bass boost which makes the synth sound even more ballsy. The second was to increase resonance by about 20% on the filters. Both of these mods have the net effect of making this OB-8 sound closer in tone and attitude to the OB-Xa. I had a friend’s OB-Xa over to compare and they sound nearly identical with these mods on this OB-8. Of course, these mods are fully reversible and I’ll include all the documentation regarding what was done in case you want to reverse these mods to make it back to fully original. If you’re looking for an OB-Xa but don’t want all the hassle of maintaining one, I highly recommend you check this OB-8 out! I’m not 100% certain, but it’s rumored that Justin Bieber does not own an OB-8…so if you win this auction, you’ve got that going for you.
Included in the auction is the fully-serviced Oberheim OB-8 (modded to sound closer to the OB-Xa), original user manual, invoice from maintenance, documentation on mods, and power cord. This unit will be packed professionally. Please review my feedback record (100%!!!) and bid with confidence.
• Oberheim OB-8
• Maintenance invoice
• Modifications docs
• Power cord”
“In good, fully working order, recently serviced and calibrated.
Cosmetically its not bad – has some light scratches and signs of wear and tear in keeping with a synth of this age.
It does have one shallow particular dent between the buttons on the modulation section, and in the interests of an honest sale, if your after a spotless example / museum piece, this OB8 might not be the one for you.
If you want a fully working beautiful sounding analog poly in good condition this is the one.” Click here to visit listing on eBay