[sdiy] Arp / Oberhein keyboard mystery

Doug Terrebonne dougt55 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 1 14:11:28 CEST 2011


Yep, I had the Oberheim 2-voice mod in my first 2600 3604 keyboard...

Doug 
synthparts.com



----- Original Message ----
> From: Sam Ecoff <sam at synthasonic.com>
> To: Grant Richter <grichter at asapnet.net>
> Cc: sdiy DIY <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
> Sent: Tue, May 31, 2011 8:26:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Arp / Oberhein keyboard mystery
> 
> I seem to recall reading somewhere (I think it was in Mark Vail's Vintage  
>Synthesizers book) that Oberheim offered an upgrade kit to the original ARP  
>keyboard which made it duophonic. I seem to recall that the book stated, "the  
>upgrade proved so popular that ARP incorporated the design into later versions  
>of the keyboard."
> 
> HTH
> 
> Sam E.
> 
> On May 31, 2011, at 2:21 PM,  Grant Richter wrote:
> 
> > I was asked to repair an ARP 1604-P keyboard  (not functioning).
> > 
> > When I opened it up, I discovered a piggy  back board PCB on the Arp PCB.
> > 
> > The piggy back board is labeled  "Oberheim Electronics 1036-A"
> > 
> > Anybody got a clue what this  might be?
> > 
> > Thank you for any help.
> > 
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