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ARP 2600 Boxed 2668x

ARP 2600 Boxed 2668x

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ARP 2600 in Original Box For Sale - Fully Refurbished. Serial number 2668x. Here's a rare opportunity to buy an absolutely gorgeous model 2600 in its original ARP Tonus boxes, with original manual and patch book. This beauty was meticulously overhauled by vintage synth specialists (us), is working perfectly and sounding great! 

This is one of the nicest 2600s we've ever seen, if not the nicest. Despite the fact that it came to us in excellent physical condition, these instruments are nearly a half a century old and all need an extensive refurbishing if they're going to perform well today and hopefully stay working for many years to come. This refurb required over 40 hours of skilled labor which included fixing any issues as well as performing the following standard maintenance and preventative work to promote the long-term health of this fine instrument:

-Replaced all capacitors in power supply and power line.
-Replaced 1k trims in power supply.
-Replaced sealed sample and hold module with a replica our tech made - we make replacements for all ARP 2600 modules here.
-Disassembled keyboard and replaced all bushings.
-Cleaned all key contacts and bus bars. Cleaned and adjusted all keys.
-Chemically cleaned and re-lubricated all faders.
-Cleaned unit inside and out. 
-Replaced cinch jones connectors.
-Recalibrated VCO 1, 2, 3, VCF, VCA, Ring modulator.
-Adjusted ADSR circuit.
-Adjusted reverb gain.

The exceptionally high quality of this instrument and large investment made in its restoration are reflected its high sale price. If you're looking for a less expensive 2600, we have others, so please search our website and send us a message if you don't find one you like as we may have others in stock. Alternatively, we do full 2600 overhauls here, if you've got one you'd like restored.

The ARP-2600 is one of our favorite vintage analog synthesizers and is ideal for any serious analog synthesist or sound designer. It has an incredible unique sound. You can use this ARP 2600 to make superb sound effects, smooth lead sounds, fat basses, vocal-like patches, animal sounds or whatever - it's hard to sit down at a 2600 and not coax wonderful sounds from it. The voice of Star Wars character R2D2 was done on an ARP-2600. It's a truly versatile instrument, capable of generating a huge range of sounds. The vintage spring reverb gives it extra depth. As far as modular synthesizers go, it is one of the most compact and affordable models. It's also one of the easiest modular synths to use - there are many hardwired connections so you don't need to know much about synthesis to coax great sounds out of it.

Here is a basic rundown of its features: 3 VCOs (oscillators) - all with low frequency switches, voltage controlled filter/resonator vcf, VCA, 2 Envelope Generators, Sample and Hold, Noise source, Ring Modulator, PreAmp, Envelope follower, Spring reverb, 2 built in speakers, Electronic Switch, Voltage processors: Lag Processor, Invertors, Mixer, Voltage Sources, multiples and final output mixer/panner.