OB-X, Oberheim @ 07 January 2020, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X Project Machine

“The OBX was produced from 1979 to 1982 or thereabouts. I bought this one second hand in 1984. It does not work in its current condition. All knobs are missing. Power switch works and lights on panel flash on and off kind of randomly and it makes random pitches. Keyboard has no effect but pitch bend wheel does.
Need a ground up restoration. Comes with Calzone hard case that also serves as a stand for sitting keyboardists.
Some light rust on case, no visible rust on unit including inside. No obvious indication of mold.
Free local pick up.
Okay, so ALL the eight sound boards are intact. The ones you see are number 5-8. 1-4 are underneath as per the last photo I just added. There are a couple of screw missing (as with it’s present owner) and the plastic sleeve that surrounded the pitch and mod levers is missing. That and the knobs. I have a feeling I know where the knobs are and if they are returned to me I will send them later (you pay shipping) ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 16 April 2019, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X Project Machine

“Not a common synth to find on Ebay – there is one on Reverb for 10K

at the moment. Holy Grail for you vintage analog synth buffs. Dates to 1979.

cosmetically very nice, has a couple scratched keys and some normal age but

faces up well and not missing or broken knobs. Serial Tag on back stamped 6 Voice

I know these came in 4, 6 or 8 voice. no too many of this model made

Comes as seen, Please see all pictures. I too pics of the inside as well so you see exactly what you are getting.

powers on, some of the LED on the buttons on the left side just blink but the unit has No Sounds / output

all keys are there and move – not damaged – a couple are scratched.

Quite a rare unit and well worth the investment of having it brought back to life

I do not know a Synth tech that I can trust with this unit so I will leave it to you to

get it done right!

Since it will need service so it will be sold AS – IS No Returns”
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OB-X, Oberheim @ 18 September 2018, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

” Behold my RARE Oberheim OBX, upgraded to 8 voices (originally 6). You will not see a 100% fully functional Rev 1.0 in such pristine condition, possibly ever.

Made in 1978, only one of ~300 Rev 1.0 OBX synths in the WORLD!

Pro-serviced in 2018 by Greg M of Analog Synth Service (Oakland, CA). Service included full maintenance and oscillator calibration.

Synth will be professionally packed in double-wall box, and shipped via Flat Rate Freight. 8th voice card is being tested and may arrive separately. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 14 November 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

“Rare Vintage Oberheim OBX Synthesizer Keyboard. Made in USA. SOLD AS IS UNTESTED FOR PARTS/REPAIR. Only testing i have done is it turns on. I was going to have it gone over by a tech but its time to move on to other things. Previous owner passed away it was part of an estate sale. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 07 November 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X Project Machine

“Biete aus Studioauflösung den legendären Oberheim OB-X Synthesizer aus dem Jahre 1979.
Dieser OB-X besitzt 2 voice cards. Er geht an, aber leider kommt nichts brauchbares raus – insofern hier als Ersatzteilspender oder
zum Wiederaufbau.

For auction is this rare vintage synth from Oberheim. This one has 2 voice cards, turns on but it only produces weird noises which can’t be programmed. Therefore it’s ideally for spare parts or as a repair project. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 10 October 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

“Unit powers on, all keys work, it makes all kinds of different crazy sounds by adjusting the controls. I am not a musician so I can`t test all functions or guarantee that it is working perfectly so it will be sold as-is for parts or repair. It is from a musicians estate. You are welcome to come here to test it prior to purchase. SOLD AS-IS FOR PARTS OR REPAIR. As with all used/previously owned/vintage electronics, this unit is available for purchase as is, where is for parts or repair, due to age/buyer mishandling/fraud/lack of proper operational knowledge/and above all we are watching out for the part swappers. If you happen to be a local buyer, you are more than welcome to contact us to stop by and audition the item prior to buying. All Sales Are Final.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 07 February 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X Project Machine

obx ” I’m relisting my OB-X. For those who were watching it: I had it listed last week, but after a couple of days, I got cold feet about selling it and had retracted the listing early as I wanted to sleep over it some more in order to decide whether I really want to sell it or not and needed to come to terms that if I sell it, chances are slim to none of me ever owning an OB-X again. However, after careful thought, I’ve decided to sell it after all..(sniff). So, here it goes again:

This 8-voice OB-X powers up, but outputs only weird and static sounds and seems to freeze up on default sound upon power-up.

I purchased this OB-X last October, basically as a non-working unit, i.e. it was only outputting a ground hum type sound. I had it serviced just over a month ago in mid-December by a local tech in San Diego, CA in order to “bring it back to life” and paid $842 for it (see image of invoice). The tech identified and repaired a short, which apparently was due to corrosion from mouse urine, recapped the power supply, rebuilt/recapped the voice cards and swapped their trimmers out with the multi-turn kind, installed new key bushings and then fully calibrated it. When I picked it up from the tech, it worked. But only about 3 short days later, the synth started to freeze up, only seconds after powering it up and became stuck on the default sound, meaning it was non-responsive to any further preset key selections or attempts to edit it. When I contacted the tech 3 days later to report what was happening and to ask if he could take another look at it, he told me over the phone that this must be a new issue and likely not related to the work he’d already done on it and needed to open another ticket for it, thus incurring further repair costs. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time, money, and energy to keep this going and decided to sell it as-is. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 03 January 2017, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

ob-x “I have had this fully overhauled a few years ago, it has a very fast tune up time and of course it sounds fantastic. I’ve programmed some great sounds worth keeping, it’s very lush and big sounding and crazy sounding that can be very interesting and very out if you like those Sci fi sounds from that era. It has X mod on that’s rare on synths from this time and when in unison mode thats like thunder and lighting crashing down. It has 2 VCOs, LFO with sine, square and S and H wave forms with a extra high and low pass filter.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 20 December 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

obx ” Up for sale is an 8 voice Oberheim Obx with a 4 pole filter mod in place of the noise. It is in good condition having some tape residue left from where the logo “OBX” (on top) and “Oberheim” (back) were taped for a gig, at some point it was subjected to heat because a few of the upper octave black keys have apparently melted some. I am the second owner having bought it from a man named Virgil Weber who bought it new and used it in a Lake Tahoe show for Laura Brannigan. It also comes with an anvil case, and although the case has no padding inside, it reads the words “Obx Laura Branningan” therefore confirming the fact that it was in fact used in the show. This keyboard functions as it should and has been more stable than the OB8 I used to have! ” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 15 November 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

ob-x “Classic Oberheim OBX 8 voice polyphonic polysynth in good condition and fully working.

I have had this fully overhauled a few years ago, it has a very fast tune up time and of course it sounds brilliant. I’ve programmed some great sounds I’m sure you won’t want to write over, very lush and fat sounding and crazy sounding. It has X mod on that’s rare on synths from this time.

Used by bands such as Kool and the gang, Queen and Killing Joke. I’ve used it a lot on recordings over then last 3 years and it really does stand out as something special.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 25 October 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

obnx “Powers on and lights up as pictured- has not been tested beyond this. Sold for parts- as is. Sides are missing (as pictured). The 8 button is broken (as pictured). Has wear from usage over years (as pictured). Comes with power cable.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 20 September 2016, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

obie-x “Rare Oberheim OB-X Vintage Analog Synthesizer for Sale

This OB-X is the 4-voice model in top condition and with very minor wear given its age. This synth sounds fantastic, everything works as it should and is very stable. I had it serviced about 2 years ago by a former Oberheim employee. Service included recapping of the power supply, replacing OS chips, renew some of the old cables, and adding new key bushings. I also had him retrofit it with the ElectronGate MIDI kit.

The Oberheim OB-X is the rarest of the entire OB-series and touted by many (including Tom Oberheim himself) as the best sounding model of the OB series, which is due to its all discrete components (except for the envelopes, for which it uses CEM3310 chips) and the SEM-based design used in the earlier Oberheim Two- and Four Voice synths. Only 800 Oberheim OB-Xs were manufactured and it is estimated that an even smaller number of them are alive today in fully working condition.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 27 October 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

ob-x” This OB-X is in excellent condition and works 100%. It was recently totally overhauled by one of the best Oberheim techs in the country (see above for full service details). The synth is incredibly stable and is fully in tune almost immediately after auto-tuning. This also has the very cool Encore MIDI kit which provides midi CC control over ALL parameters. Sounds HUGE in a way that is still unmatched in the synth world. Comes with a custom hardcase.

If you were looking for an OB-X that is ready to go, THIS is the one!

N.B. Due to this being a piece of vintage (and sensitive) electronic equipment, no returns will be accepted. I am happy to work out local pickup should the buyer desire to do so. Otherwise, the synth will be well-packed in a hardcase inside a padded box. The extra chassis will come in a separate well-padded box.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 29 September 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

obi-obx “This OB-X is in excellent condition and works 100%. It was recently totally overhauled by one of the best Oberheim techs in the country (see above for full service details). The synth is incredibly stable and is fully in tune almost immediately after auto-tuning. This also has the very cool Encore MIDI kit which provides midi CC control over ALL parameters. Sounds HUGE in a way that is still unmatched in the synth world.

Comes with a custom hardcase, AND, in addition to the main unit, the buyer will get an extra OB-X chassis carcass to use for spares (includes all panel hardware, no internal hardware). The chassis itself is worth quite a bit but you’ll get it for free!” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 22 September 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

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This is one of the first ones made, with a serial number from 1979 and the earlier “block font” logo rather than the later “cursive” one. The serial number label also shows it was built as, and still is, a four voice model. I bought this synth in 2010 from Tonetweakers in the USA, who fully restored it before shipping it to the UK. I then took it to Kenton Electronics, who fitted a MIDI retrofit that allows the synth to both transmit and receive MIDI. As part of the restoration, the keyboard bushings were replaced so the keys are level (I’ve included a shot looking straight on at the keyboard to show this).

The synth has spent the last five years in my little home studio and has never been gigged, and it can be heard on a number of tracks on my Soundcloud page. This is the same kind of synth used by the likes of Japan and Killing Joke – it provides the amazing sounds on Killing Joke’s “Night Time” album, including the legendary track “Love Like Blood”. I really don’t want to part with this synth, but I need to pay for work on my money pit of a car! I’d prefer payment by bank transfer and collection so that the buyer can test the synth, but will accept PayPal and ship at the buyer’s expense. Message me with your location for a shipping quote, and I can also provide measurements and weight if you’d like to get shipping quotes yourself.

In addition to the synth itself, I can provide a power lead and a good quality printout of the original manual. I also have a WAV file of the factory patches that can be loaded into the synth using a computer or mobile phone connected to the cassette sockets.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

OB-X, Oberheim @ 18 August 2015, Comments Off on Oberheim OB-X

Oberheim OB-X “The synth has spent the last five years in my little home studio and has never been gigged, and it can be heard on a number of tracks on my Soundcloud page. This is the same kind of synth used by the likes of Japan and Killing Joke – it provides the amazing sounds on Killing Joke’s “Night Time” album, including the legendary track “Love Like Blood”. I really don’t want to part with this synth, but I need to pay for work on my money pit of a car! I’d prefer payment by bank transfer and collection so that the buyer can test the synth, but will accept PayPal and ship at the buyer’s expense. ” Click here to visit listing on eBay