ARP String Ensemble

ARP String Ensemble

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ARP SE-IV Solina String Ensemble For Sale. This unit was meticulously refurbished over 13 hours. It plays like new again and should be much more reliable than others on the market.

We often do time consuming and costly preventative work to extend the life of the items we sell. This unit was no exception. We replaced tons of electrolytic capacitors so they should hopefully last another 40 years or so. This should of course make this unit much more valuable than the rest.  This unit's been cleaned inside and out. We removed and cleaned the bus bar and contacts. Cleaned and lubed all switches and pots, so this unit performs free of the crackle and crankiness youd expect of most string ensembles. 

A previous owner glued a couple broken keys back together (G A and C in the middle of the keyboard) and the crack lines are visible. They're not too noticeable in the pics. These keys work great. We would have replaced them but couldnt find replacements anywhere. You should be able to see the crack lines clearer in the video below which demonstrates this particular SEiv in action.

This is probably the most sought after vintage analog string synth, famous for its beautiful warm string sounds. Its a simple machine, but it sounds incredible! It was used on countless songs from the 70s and has become extremely popular again in recent years when people realized how much cooler warm analog synthetic strings sound than stale sample playback sounds. There are 4 string sounds which can be played solo or combined, 2 bass options and an amazing ensemble effect which words cannot describe.  Trust me on this one, if you love synth strings, you cant dislike this one. Most respectable 70s bands with a string synth had one of these.