Oberheim OB-X Rebuilt + Improved

Oberheim OB-X Rebuilt + Improved

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Oberheim OB-X For Sale. This unit contains 6 voice cards.

OBx's are well known for their tuning problems. Frankly, standard OBX tuning sucks and, as perfectionists, we have a hard time selling items that aren't up to our high standards. 

This unit has gone through our extensive refurbishing process, which we do in an attempt to promote the longterm reliability of our OB's. This also includes tuning upgrades to make our X's tune much better than all others. The result is that all this OBX's voices that actually tune well across their entire range, no excuses - imagine that!

This restoration and modification is a huge amount of work that most techs can't or won't do due to lack of skill, laziness or lack of funding, as this is a very costly endeavor. This one took us approximately 75 hours of skilled labor. The high price naturally reflects this, but the resulting synth is so much better than other OBXs out there.

Beware of other sellers putting similar prices on their way inferior junk. They're almost never anywhere near as good as our OBs. We watched an unserviced (=very broken) unit sell for way too close to what we sold our last one for, and we see someone trying to sell what we know for sure is a way lesser example that was supposedly fully serviced for a price comparable to ours. The value of the work we performed on this unit by far exceeds the price difference. 

Note: the original sides were replaced with replicas before we got it and we later replaced it with replicas that looked a lot closer to the originals. It seems that at one point the left side of this instrument got wet and that the original side was damaged, so a previous owner replaced it. There was also some damage to the paint where the side piece attaches to the panel, so our tech touched up the paint in that area. If you look very closely at the pic of the left side of the front panel, you may or may not see this. We don't think this would interfere with anyones enjoyment of this classic instrument - it looks great and sounds amazing.


Here's a video of this OBX in action (we replaced the sides with replicas of the originals since shooting this video - refer to the pics to see what it looks like now)