MATRIXSYNTH: Vintage ARP Odyssey Mk II Synthesizer w/ New Yellow Capped Sliders & Moog Ladder Filter

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Vintage ARP Odyssey Mk II Synthesizer w/ New Yellow Capped Sliders & Moog Ladder Filter

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video upload by Synth Chaser

via this auction, also on Reverb

"The Odyssey was ARP's answer to the Minimoog, a feature packed scaled down version of the legendary ARP 2600. This particular ARP Odyssey is equipped with the 4035 filter, the infamous "lawsuit filter" that "borrowed" from Bob Moog's ladder filter patent.

This ARP Odyssey has just been serviced and is functioning very well. New sliders & slider caps were installed, power supply recapped, all tantalum capacitors replaced, new slide switches, new key bushings, cleaned key contacts, calibrated, and the 1/4" output jack made to a high output.

There are a few flaws I feel the need to disclose: This particular Odyssey has a fairly high noise floor. You can hear it (white noise/hiss sound) when the tone sources are turned down and the VCA is open, or if the filter isn't fully open. Also there is some slight bleeding of the tone sources into the final output (bypassing the VCF). Please see the attached video for a demonstration of this. There are some large scratches on the front panel, see photos. Since the cosmetics of this Odyssey aren't perfect, I decided not to invest the time into fixing these last problems and instead just offer the synthesizer at a better value."

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