MATRIXSYNTH: Mike Oldfield's OB-Xa?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mike Oldfield's OB-Xa?

Title link takes you to shots pulled via this auction. Sent my way via Tom of Music Thing.

"Superb condition Oberheim obxa rare 8 voice model with 120 program memory an absolute must have for the synth conesieur.

All 8 voices work and tune up without any problems,there is no yellowing of any of the keys and all leds lightb as they should,wooden end cheeks are in good condition and the only blemish is a couple of scratches by the filter section which is shown in one of the pictures.

This synth has a very intersting history in that the guy i purchased it from said he bought it from an auction house that was selling job lots of studio gear from Mike Oldfields studio as Mike was apparently moving his studio to another country and sold lots of kit off.

According to the guy I bought it off he said the album crises was made with this obxa.

Anyway I am not really an Oldfiled fan so I was not that bothered about it but the brown flight case with the tubular bell logo on it always intrigued me so I did a bit of investigation and sure enough I found a site that listed items of mikes gear that was sold and sure enough there is a mention of an obxa,dsx and brown flight case (I sold the dsx to an oldfeild fan ages ago)with tubular bell on the front.Email me and i will give you the web address of the site as I don't want to break any ebay rules as you always get some jealous little snipe who could only dream of owning a synth like this reporting you to ebay hence the relist.

Anyway the above is mentioned out of interest I can only assume it belonged to Mike as I find it hard to believe that there are many obxa dsx and brown flightcases with tubular bell on the front,speaking of the flightcase you will be really pleased with the flight case as it looks to have been hand built and to spec it looks and feels exspensive,it is filled with high impact foam and the obxa fits perfectly inside the foam it has definitely been made to specification,it even has the number 67 on the front which i assume is for when it was toured so they knew what was in tour case 67."


  1. I owned this synth about 6 years ago. It came with a DSX and DMX. It has small rubber feet glued above the control panel presumably to support another keyboard.

  2. dood did somthin wrong,
    listing gone

  3. He found some of Linda Blair's green puke inside.
    He removed the auction until it was cleaned up.

    Oh... and your mother sews socks that smell.

  4. Originally sold to "malcolm" for £540, Spring 2000, at (Lot 00250)


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