MATRIXSYNTH: Vintage Serviced Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer Keyboard w/MIDI

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Vintage Serviced Oberheim OB-8 Synthesizer Keyboard w/MIDI

via this auction, also on Reverb

"Here's a freshly serviced Oberheim OB-8 that sounds awesome and is available at a great price! The OB-8 is the vintage Oberheim that people should get. All the kinks worked out from the OB-X and OB-Xa, but still that same killer sound! This one has what appears to be a vintage copy of the factory MIDI. Video coming later today.

The previous owner installed my Synthchaser Power Supply Rebuild kits and Ultimate Voice Board Service Kits, but couldn't get all the gremlins worked out of the synth. I acquired it, repaired any issues, and calibrated it to factory spec. I've also replaced the bushings on the keybed, and installed my OB-8 Battery Eliminator, which as the name implies, saves your presets without the need for batteries which would eventually run out. The synth is in reasonable condition, with some damage/cracking to the side panels, typical scratching and wear on the case, and the cap of the collet knob (not the knob itself) for the modulation rate pot on the bender assembly has been replaced with a 3D printed part. Hard to spot it, but I'm all about full disclosure.

Service included:

· All trimmers replaced with multi-turn trimmers and all trimmers calibrated.
· New control board to voice board ribbon cable
· New pot board connector cables
· Power supply rebuilt with Synthchaser power supply rebuild kit (new beefier bridge rectifiers, new filter capacitors)
· Synthchaser OB-8 Battery Eliminator installed - no need to replace the battery in this synth, ever!
· New key bushings (this is an early OB-8 with the Pratt Reed keybed and not the noisy Panasonic keybed)

Due to the current situation, I'm not doing local pickup, shipping within the US only. The synthesizer will be professionally packed by the UPS store and insured for the full purchase price. This is a vintage electronic item, so all sales are as-is and final. But visit the Synthchaser YouTube channel and rest assured that a high quality job was done on this synthesizer by the expert on Oberheim Synthesizers."

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