EARLY TONUS ARP 2600 ex Ken Bichel Vintage Analog Synthesizer FULLY OVERHAULED !


Current Price: 11799.00
Location: Astoria, New York
Country: US


ABOUT US: BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. We specialize in high quality, fully-serviced vintage analog synths, keyboards & other used gear. We're professional dealers & musicians too. We know our gear inside and out and treat our customers honestly & respectfully. We've been on eBay for many years. You can find our old feedback here. Nowadays, we sell most items directly via our website, but occasionally use eBay too. Please mark us as a favorite seller. ABOUT THIS ITEM: Due to the high value of this item and the abundance of dishonest people out there, PLEASE READ EVERYTHING here, tell us a little about your interest and wait for our permission to buy as we want to be sure this transaction will be a pleasant one for both of us. Like nearly all the high end vintage analog synths we sell, this item has been METICULOUSLY disassembled, cleaned inside and out, FULLY serviced by professionals who’ve been servicing and selling vintage synths for more than the last 2 decades, and systematically tested multiple times over a long period to ensure it’s working exactly as it should. No BS. No ebay surprises. We’re perfectionists and don’t cut corners. Although this instrument came to us in relatively good shape, we want our items to be better than the rest and invested *many* hours of tech time plus parts costs to fully overhaul this unit so it would be clean, working like new again and as reliable as possible for its next owner. This was a serious investment of time, love, and money, and was definitely worth the effort and is of course reflected in the higher than usual price. If you’re looking for a great sounding example of this model that works just like it should without needing to invest hundreds or thousands of dollars in tech fees and waiting from weeks to years, this one should make you very happy. This ARP 2600 is a piece of pop music and synthesizer history. This very early Tonus 2600 originally belonged to Ken Bichel (aka Kenneth Bichel), famous New York City based session synthesizer player. According to wiki: "a founding member of Kingsley's First Moog Quartet, recognized as the preeminent synthesizer authority in the New York recording industry from that time on." This ARP 2600 was used on many hit records back in the day. It's even credited in the liner notes of several records (David Ruffin, Van McCoy, Elliott Randall), though this ARP was undoubtedly used on many of the other records Bichel played on. Bichel is credited with synthesizer work on recordings by Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, Gladys Knight, Ringo Starr, etc. This unit contains the early 4013 VCF and 4027 oscillators. We gave this 2600 our full electronic refurbishment. It was fully disassembled, cleaned inside and out, and fully serviced by a vintage synth specialist with decades of experience, systematically tested over a long period and is working great. The power supply was recapped to extend its life. The machine was recalibrated. Tantalum capacitors were replaced since these commonly fail. The keyboard was rebuilt with new bushings, etc, etc. Few sellers invest the time, love and money we do in the preparation of our gear, and this is reflected our prices. MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE - eBay limits us to only 12 pics, so please message us for the full series of pics so you can get a clear view of all parts of this unique instrument. The shipping calculator here is wrong. Buyer pays ACTUAL insured shipping costs. International shipping will probably be a lot less. The best way to calculate shipping would be to go to our website, find the item and use the calculator there since our shipping calculator should be more accurate. We will settle up any shipping differences shown here later. This item will ship within approximately 2 weeks of when we receive full payment. International customers - we won’t falsely declare the value of this item, so please don’t ask. PAYMENT TERMS: Upon winning this auction, please send us a $200 hold deposit via paypal immediately and we will put this item on hold for you. Next, please send us your name, address, phone number and e-mail address and we will send you a proforma invoice. Once we send this invoice, please send a wire transfer of the balance due to our business bank account within 48 hours. If we don’t receive these payments within the specified time frames, we will have to file an unpaid bid report, cancel this sale and relist this item. TERMS: BIDDER REQUIREMENTS: -If your feedback score's below 95% email us & wait for permission to bid. -Ask all questions before bidding. -We report all auction tamperers, scammers & trouble-makers. PACKING & SHIPPING COSTS:-Buyer pays all packaging & shipping related charges, including insurance and is responsible for all customs brokerage fees, taxes and any other fees related to this shipment. -All shipments MUST be insured & declared for their full value. We won't lie on customs documents.-Typical packing charges are $5-20 per package, depending on size. Larger items like full sized keyboards usually cost a bit more. This fee is already included in the shipping calculator price. SHIPPING SCHEDULE: -Many of the items we sell are big and fragile & have special packing requirements. We pack and ship only 1 day a week and delays can sometimes occur, so expect us to ship your item within 1-2 weeks. If you're in a hurry, please don't buy from us as we don't want to disappoint you. -If you leave feedback, we expect you to give us a perfect scores for shipping time and cost since we make our policies clear in advance and what you pay for shipping is approximately what we will have to pay. GENERAL: -If we ship to a New York address, we must collect 8.875% sales tax. -Due to their age and used electronic nature, all items are sold as is. -All sales are final, with no expressed or implied warrantees or guarantees. We will not issue refunds (whole or partial) or accept returned items. -Any info provided is to the best of our knowledge true, however there could be unintentional inaccuracies. It's assumed that the buyer is familiar with this item and knows what to expect and what not to expect. If you have any specific concerns, send us a message.-Unlike most sellers, we pack to withstand abuse and have a nearly 100% success rate. In the very unlikely event of loss or damage, you agree to file an insurance claim with the carrier. We will not be held responsible for their negligence. -If you have a problem with any item you purchase from us, please contact us immediately so we can try to help. -Thank you for your support. PLEASE READ ITEM PAGE / TERMS IN FULL BEFORE BIDDING. _gsrx_vers_625 (GS 6.9.7 (625))