Oberheim OB-Xa

Oberheim OB-Xa

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Oberheim OB-Xa for sale. This unit has been meticulously cleaned inside and out and electronically refurbished, a process requiring approximately 40 hours of skilled labor, and is in full working order and looking quite lovely. See the photos below.

The OB-XA is a gorgeous polysynth. It's got a good set of polysynth features - 2 oscillators, 2 LFOs, oscillator sync, 2 envelopes, white noise, unison, etc.  Plus, unlike some of the earlier polys, this one had a decent amount of memory.  It's got a great sound and is ideal for most peoples analog polysynth needs as it can do a wide range of sounds really well. The OBX-a inspired the OB-8 but many feel the OBXA sounds better. We love both, but it's hard not to love any vintage Oberheim! 

It's been reported that the OBXA is the synth Van Halen used in the song "Jump". However, Michael Boddicker, a famous synth session programmer in LA who says he worked on the Jump sessions, disputes this and says it was actually two Prophet-5s that were used while he was present. The OBXA was also reportedly used by a number of other famous users, including Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, New Order, Gary Numan, Prince, Sting, Thompson Twins and many more, though we weren't in the room to see it, so who knows?!

This unit has been sold but we have another we may be able to restore for you, please email us.