MATRIXSYNTH: Vintage Oberheim OB-8 Analog Synthesizer SN C33725

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Vintage Oberheim OB-8 Analog Synthesizer SN C33725

via this auction

"This synth has been in our studio's in-house, climate/humidity controlled storage for a number of years. It is in original, 1983 unrestored condition. The steel chassis and wood side panels are in excellent condition. The paintwork is glossy with only a few small nicks. We don't know the history of this keyboard prior to our ownership, but it was clearly well taken care of. All knobs and buttons are in tact. All LED lights function. No rust or corrosion is visible.

We have the OB-8 listed as "for parts or not working" so as not to misrepresent the condition; however, prior to listing, we tested the unit and here is what we found. The OB-8 powers up, and makes sound. We were able to manipulate volume, tuning, hold, filters, oscillators, ADSR, pitch bend etc. Most keys function; some are intermittent, some don't seem to function.

This keyboard is approximately 36 years old. Most Oberheims of this age and era require a restoration by a qualified technician. This OB-8 is in no way ready for the stage or studio just yet, but it is an excellent candidate for restoration."

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