OBERHEIM OB-8 – $8000
This Oberheim OB-8 has been upgraded with MIDI and sounds and looks great after a full overhaul. This particular unit has the Matsushita (not Pratt Read) keyboard.
The Oberheim OB-8 can certainly deliver the thick and brash Oberheim sound, but with its “Page 2” features also allows a musician to explore some much more complex synthesis programming capabilities than the two earlier OBs. It may just be the best of both worlds between Oberheim’s OB and Matrix families and is also much more reliable (and lighter in weight!) than earlier Oberheim polysynths.
It will come with the original owners manual and an amazing custom PINK road case which has been recently refoamed for a snug, crumble-free home while in transit!
SERVICING / CONDITION
We believe in transparency when selling “pro serviced” synths so always include documentation of what services every synth we sell has received. Our approach to servicing vintage instruments entails both making sure every synth is working 100% now, and eliminating common failure points to preempt future issues.
This unit received the following services while it was here with us:
- Fully rebuilt power supply
- Cleaned all panel controls and key contacts
- Replaced memory battery
- Replaced all polarized capacitors
- Replaced all ICs responsible for distributing CV signals to analog voices
- Replaced all keyboard CV capacitors, tuning trimmers, and 3080 VCAs for all voices
- Calibrated to factory standards
- Built and installed MIDI with Rosen Sound clone of original Oberheim MIDI board
Cosmetic condition: excellent, a few faint smudges (not scratches, smudges but they don't come off) in the powder coat: see close-ups