MATRIXSYNTH: Oberheim OB-Xa SN 813816

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Oberheim OB-Xa SN 813816

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"This is an Oberheim OBX-a as the ad clearly states. If you're here browsing chances are you already know the specifics of this beauty so, no need to list all the stats. Needless to say, it's big, it's heavy and it's lovely!! The story on this gem is, I was gigging with some cats who wanted to do a tribute to the 80's and me being the obsessive freak that I am, I had to have this board. Besides that, I've always loved Van Halen and Rush so, it was a no brainer. I bought this one on EBay from John Leimseider (look him up) who is the curator at the National Music Centre (look it up) in Calgary, Alberta. As fate would have it the tribute to the 80's never did happen for us and so, the board has been in my studio for the last number of years. Up until a short time ago when I decided to prepare it to be sold. I shipped it back to John who has gone over it thoroughly and has assured me it's ready to rock. When it's time to ship it will be well packaged and protected. Obviously, this item has been used. Consequently, there are signs of wear. However, the wooden sides are in perfect shape as are the keys. Everything works and it is completely functional. However, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that cosmetically it does have blemishes. There are a number of visible scratches on the top and what appears to be scrapes. I would say for it's age it's a 7/10 cosmetically speaking. Thankfully, this does not affect playability. This board is all original but John is able to install midi for a fee of course. Cheers!"

Little bits of individual synth history. Of course you would have to verify it to be sure.

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