HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BUY AN OBERHEIM WITH PEACE OF MIND? WELL, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE THAT A REALITY!!! πŸ˜‰ 

This MUSICIAN'S DREAM-GEAR is FULLY FUNCTIONAL, and I would say it is in MINT condition, especially for its age! However, and respectfully, since everyone has different standards, please don't take my word for it; I'll let the pictures do the talking. πŸ™‚


I am sure that if you are looking at this item, you know everything about it. So, I will first tell you about this particular gem:


IT HAS JUST BEEN FULLY SERVICED! 

The following services were done, which cost me over $400! IF you find another one for less than what mine is selling for, you would then need to find someone who would work on these (which is very rare nowadays), and then who knows how much it would cost to make it fully functional??! These synths are over 40 years old, which means unless they had just been serviced, hardly any of them would be fully functional; and condition is everything. 
SERVICES DONE:

  • Full inspection
  • Key-bed serviced
  • All sliders/knobs serviced
  • All switches serviced
  • All contacts cleaned
  • Cleaned inside and out

Would you like to own a part of Music/American history? Have you been searching for a very rare classic/vintage synthesizer that is also a great Conversation/DΓ©cor piece, that would ROCK your house? Well; here it is! One of the MOST BEAUTIFUL, PHATTEST and arguably the BEST synthesizers ever built... Any angle you look at it, it is gorgeous; and BOLD!

This synth is one of the most amazing synths of all time! With its rich/creamy analog sounds, it is a timeless gear, and will forever be relevant, and usable in all electronic music productions. It is truly breathtaking... And for those reasons, it will forever remain a favorite. This wonder is adored by all collectors, and will ONLY go up in value!


From Wikipedia: 

Notable users of the OB-1 were the composer and musician Vince Clarke and the bands Tangerine Dream, Rush, and The Grid.[1] A 2014 feature on the French radio station France Inter claimed that the OB-1 had been used by the Star Wars sound engineer Ben Burtt to create the voice of R2-D2 and that the name of another Star Wars character, Obi-Wan Kenobi, derives from a transliteration of "OB-1"The Oberheim OB-1 was a monophonic, programmable, analog synthesizer introduced by Oberheim Electronics in 1978. It originally sold for $1,895 (in today's money, over $10,000,00!) and was the first analog synthesizer capable of storing patches. The design was a replacement for the previous generation of Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expansion Module) based instruments and intended to be used for live performance.[1][2]

READ ALL ABOUT THIS DEVICE BELOW! (under "some specs from the web") 


THIS WOULD MAKE AN AMAZING GIFT FOR ALL OCCASIONS, INCLUDING CHRISTMAS, BIRTHDAY, ANNIVERSARY... πŸ˜‰


Please feel free to ask me any questions; I will try my best to find the answers for you.

Also, let me know if you need any more pictures.

Thank you,
Kevin

P.s. I PACK SAFE and SHIP FAST!

A VIDEO or two:

WHY BUY FROM ME?
When you're buying a vintage (or just a used) car, does the condition matter? Of course it does! πŸ˜Š That is why when it comes to buying a used car, price is not everything... And buying a second hand synthesizer, is no different than purchasing a vintage or used car.
Yes, I'm proud of my children for sure. Mainly because when it comes to used keyboards and synths (just like used cars), condition is EVERYTHING! I have searched hard, hand-picked and collected only the best of the best that are in pristine condition (majority of them); and then, had them professionally inspected, serviced/repaired (if needed), reprogrammed/restored (if needed), detailed... There's definitely value in that. On average, I spend about two hours on every single keyboard, before offering it for sale, and if they're not serviced, or if they don't pass the inspection, I don't sell them! I believe in selling ONLY quality items, to ensure that my clients are very happy with their purchase, which produces repeats, referrals and customers for life! πŸ˜  With all other used gear from other sources, including the major retailers, you'd have to keep your fingers crossed until it arrives... And most often, they are not what they were described to be, and often enough turn into headaches or heartaches...but you can rest assured that, if you buy from me, you will get a fully functional gear, and you'll get to see tons of detailed pictures, before making up your mind! πŸ™‚No retailer would service them prior to the sale, as it costs an additional $250-$300! And that is what I do, as a labor of love! I do this because I really enjoy ANYTHING and EVERYTHING about synthesizers! Buying, selling, fixing, collecting, playing...I just love them! πŸ˜

A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
I am a 46-year-old, with a degree in electronic engineering, who LOVES Synthesizers, Music, and Electronics in general. Even though I do not work in the electronic field; I have always loved it, never separated; and as a hobby, I collect and fix them (if broken); and sometimes sell them to make room for others... And, to make sure the next owner would not have any issues, I test them, open them(if necessary), and serviced them. 


SOME SPECS FROM THE WEB:

(The following information is from the web, and not my words, so I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the statements, but believe them to be accurate, to the best of my limited knowledge on this instrument)

From Gear Space.com:

The Oberheim OB-1 is on my opinion one of the best looking and best sounding synths ever made. But it is very rare and no many people did have the possibility of having or even playing one. So it remains practically unknown, unmentioned, almost forgotten in every discussion about analog synths. That said, my intention with this video was to take a look into this classic designed and classic sounding synth. If you can get over my English (I have to choose between speaking veeeery sloooooowly or speaking at normal speed with lots of mistakes, and... I went for time saving), you may find an useful explanation of how the OB-1 works and, more important, how it sounds. I hope you enjoy it. (I included his video above)

From SYNTH.MARKET:

This small analog monophonic synthesizer strongly influenced the sound of pop music of the 1980s. The main feature that explains the popularity of OB-1 - the ability to save settings in one of eight presets. All functional blocks are built on discrete elements (late representatives of the OB series used specialized CEM chips).The synthesizer has two voltage controlled oscillators (VCO), each of which has an independent frequency controller, a micro-tuning, an octave switch. There are triangular and rectangular waveforms available that can be transformed by built-in converters into saw, reverse saw, meander with different duty cycles and intermediate forms. For modulation, an LFO is provided that produces a sine or square wave. The modulation signal can be sent to the cutoff frequency of VCF or modulate (FM and PW) VCO. The voltage controlled low-pass filter (LP VCF) has cutoff, resonance and modulation depth adjustment. There is a selection of the number of VCF stages, which allows you to obtain a slope of 12 or 24 dB per octave. A keyboard tracking mode is also provided (higher notes have a higher cutoff frequency).OB-1 has two built-in ADSR envelope generators. One of them is dedicated to VCF, the second - to VCA. The synthesizer got a non-dynamic keyboard with 37 keys. The "transpose" switch allows you to change the pitch within three octaves. Pitch bend control has an original implementation - it is carried out with a lever.OB-1 was used by Supertramp, Electronic Dream Planet, Tangerine Dream, Sky, Herbie Hancock, Rush.

Country of origin / production: USA

LIST OF SOME OF MY OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE:
I have over 300 synthesizers for sale! Here's a list of some of my favorites: 

ALESIS DRUM PAD

ALESIS FUSION 6HD

ALESIS FUSION 8HD

ALESIS PRO LINE

ALESIS QS7

ALESIS QS7.1

ALESIS QS8.2

ALESIS QX49 MIDI KEYBOARD

ALL SUZUKI OMNICHORDS!

ARP PRO DGX

BIAMP MIXPAK 7 PLUS 1

BOSS DR SAMPLE SP303

CASIO CZ-1

CASIO CZ-1000 (in box!)

CASIO CZ-3000

CASIO CT-6500

CASIO PRIVIA LINE UP

CASIO PRIVIA PX-575R

CASIO PRIVIA PX-770

CASIO PRIVIA PX850

CASIO PRIVIA PX-S1100

ELKA PANTHER 100 COMBO

ENSONIQ EPS

GEM PRO2 88

HAMMOND XB2

KAWAI ES-5

KAWAI K-1

KAWAI K-11

KORG DS-8

KORG DW-8000

KORG EPS-1

KORG exT3

KORG GRANDSTAGE 73 (like new, in box)

KORG KROME 61

KORG KROSS 88

KORG LAMBDA ES50 from 1979

KORG N264

KORG M1

KORG M3

KORG M50 88

KORG MS20ic

KORG OASYS 76

KORG OASYS 88

KORG PA3X 76

KORG POLY 800 MARK II

KORG POLYSIX

KORG SG PRO X

KORG SP-170S

KORG SP-250

KORG TRITON PRO 76

KORG TRITON STUDIO 88

KORG X5D

KURZWEIL K1000

KURZWEIL K2000

KURZWEIL K2VX

KURZWEIL PC2X

KURZWEIL PC88MX

LOWREY GENIUS

MOOG MOOGERFOOGER MF-108M CLUSTER FLUX

MOOG PRODIGY

NORD STAGE EX 88

OBERHEIM OB-1

PEAVY DPM 3 SE PLUS

PROPHET 600

RHODES MK60

ROLAND AX7 KEYTAR

ROLAND D50

ROLAND D70

ROLAND E09

ROLAND E-86

ROLAND E-96

ROLAND E-A7

ROLAND EP-7

ROLAND EP-9

ROLAND EP-20 from 1973

ROLAND FANTOM G8

ROLAND FANTOM X8

ROLAND FP-10

ROLAND FP-30

ROLAND FP-50

ROLAND G600

ROLAND HS-60

ROLAND JUNO 106

ROLAND JUNO 6

ROLAND JUNO 60

ROLAND JUNO D

ROLAND JUNO G

ROLAND JV1000

ROLAND JV90

ROLAND JX-8P PLUS PG-800

ROLAND MC808

ROLAND RD-150

ROLAND RD-500

ROLAND RD-700

ROLAND RD-700GX

ROLAND RD88 88

ROLAND RS-9

ROLAND SH201

ROLAND U-20

ROLAND V-COMBO VR760

ROLAND XP50

SCI MLK 2001

SOLTON KETRON 24S

TEAC X3R TAPE RECORDER

TECHNICS KN1000

TECHNICS SX KN5000

TECHNICS SX KN7000

YAMAHA ARIUS YDP-V240

YAMAHA CP-11

YAMAHA CS1X

YAMAHA DGX-505

YAMAHA DGX-620

YAMAHA DGX-640

YAMAHA DGX-650

YAMAHA DGX-660

YAMAHA DX7

YAMAHA DX7 IIFD

YAMAHA DX7 IIFD GREY MATTER E!

YAMAHA MM6

YAMAHA MOTIF ES7

YAMAHA MOTIF XF8

YAMAHA MOTIF XS6

YAMAHA MOXF6

YAMAHA P-105

YAMAHA P-115B

YAMAHA P-125

YAMAHA P-155

YAMAHA P-225

YAMAHA P-255

YAMAHA P-85

YAMAHA P-95

YAMAHA PSR 410

YAMAHA PSR 500

YAMAHA PSR 510

YAMAHA PSR 520

YAMAHA PSR S770

YAMAHA S08

YAMAHA SY35

YAMAHA YC73

YAMAHA YPR50


If you see something you might be interested in, please message me, and I will send you information such as price, condition, and pictures, inside this app's messenger. 

And if you decided to move forward with it, I will create an ad in here for you, so you could purchase it safely, THROUGH THIS SELLING APP ONLY.

DISCLOSURE:
Please keep in mind that this is a USED item; so, IT WILL have some blemishes! And since I may not see everything, I include a LOT of HIGH-QUALITY pictures. So, please take your time, and scan them carefully, before making your purchase. Due to the nature and sensitivity of these devices, I cannot accept returns; and once an item is shipped or picked up, I won't be able to cancel the order. Also, ALL the specifications gathered here are from the web, and I cannot guarantee them to be 100% accurate! So, please ONLY rely on your own research. And lastly; this item is sold AS/IS and DOES NOT come with any warranty. VERY IMPORTANT: Just like classic cars, used keyboards/Synthesizers are not perfect, and might have some imperfections! Please keep that in mind, before purchasing, these items are ALL USED, unless stated otherwise.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
Brand
Model
  • OB-1 37-Key Monophonic Synthesizer
Categories
Keyboard Action
  • Synth Action
Analog / Digital
  • Analog
Polyphony
  • 1 Voice
Number of Keys
  • 37 Keys
Key Size
  • Full Size

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