ARP Odyssey MK1

ARP Odyssey MK1

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ARP Odyssey Mk1 For Sale - Fully Refurbished & Future-Proofed, sparing no expense. This process took a whopping 23 hours of skilled labor. Part of this time was spent attempting to rebuild some of the original potentiometers, but they didn't meet our high standards after our efforts (they usually don't), so we decided to replace them all with new ones. In addition to a full servicing, we took preventative measures so this Ody will hopefully outlast all others out there. The work we did included the following:

Full disassembly and deep cleaning inside and out.
Power supply rebuild.
Replacement of all tantalum capacitors.
Removal and replacement of all rubber key bushings.
Cleaning of all key contacts.
Cleaning of bus bars.
Adjustment of keys.
Replacement of all potentiometers (approximate parts cost $300)
Cleaning of all switch contacts.
Replacement of power cord. 

Post-restoration, this unit works like new again and is a real pleasure to play. Sure to make its next owner really happy. This unit is much better than the rest and is priced to reflect the investment we made to make it better than others on the market.

The unit shown here is the one for sale.

This ARP Odyssey is the earlest version, the mark 1.  Its filter sounds way better to us than the other versions, though we love them all. This model was big competition for the Minimoog - it's a much more flexible synth so you can get a lot more interesting sounds out of it. It's duophonic, so you can play 2 notes at once - each note using one of the 2 oscillators. Or, play it monophonically for a double oscillator layered sound. It's a great synth that offers some very impressive modulation options, oscillator sync, 2 vcos, sample and hold with selectable inputs and lag, noise source, LFO, great sounding resonant lowpass filter, highpass filter, VCA, ADSR envelope with autotriggering, CV and gate jacks for hookup to externals synths, sequencers or MIDI convertors. 

Countless musicians used this model - most famous musicians of the late 70s and early 80s used these alongside their Minimoog and Fender Rhodes or Wurlitzer EPs. Compared to the Minimoog, it can make similar musical sounds but is better for sound effects and deep sounds, thanks to the additional features.