MATRIXSYNTH: Vintage 1980s OBERHEIM DMX Digital Drum Machine SN 330601

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Vintage 1980s OBERHEIM DMX Digital Drum Machine SN 330601

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Pics of the inside below.

"Vintage 1980s OBERHEIM DMX Digital Drum Machine Beatbox. This one does NOT have MIDI. It's in overall good working order with the following issues:
1. The volume slider currently causes a hum around the middle of its range. The hum disappears when you set it to maximum. Not much of a problem, really, as you'll want to keep this thing cranked up anyway!

2. Something's screwy with the tempo display. In this mode only, some of the LED digits don't light up unless you press gently onto the faceplate right next to the volume slider. The tempo setting function itself works fine- it's just that you have to press the faceplate a bit to see the tempo fully/correctly displayed. I've taken pics of the tempo both correctly and incorrectly displayed.

3. The "Ride2" button currently plays the "Crash" sound instead. I'm not sure what the issue is. The "Ride1" button plays the correct "Ride1" sound.

4. As this unit has not been serviced recently, it has all the usual minor issues: somewhat flaky/double triggering buttons, somewhat flaky slider pots. These issues don't seriously impact performance, and would be fixed as part of any basic servicing.

5. Minor scuffs/scrapes here and there (study pics for further details)."

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