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Serial No. 26010681

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Serial Number 26010681
ARP 2600 Orange   Left Main Panel   Right Main Panel   3620 Keyboard
Full 2600 + Keyboard
  Left Main Panel
  Right Main Panel
  3620 Keyboard
Serial #36200681
 
1/4" Line Input   1/4" Line Outputs   Ugly Light Effect   Corrected Speaker Cloth
1/4" Line In Jack
  1/4" Line Out Jacks
  Ugly Speaker Finish
  Speaker Cloth added
it does look better!!
 
ARP 2600 Orange   Left Main Panel   Right Main Panel   3620 Keyboard
Full 2600 + Keyboard
  Left Main Panel
  Right Main Panel
  3620 Keyboard
Serial #36200681
 
1/4" Line Input   1/4" Line Outputs   Ugly Light Effect   Corrected Speaker Cloth
1/4" Line In Jack
  1/4" Line Out Jacks
  Ugly Speaker Finish
  Speaker Cloth added
it does look better!!

This ARP 2601 and 3620 Keyboard Serial Number both end in the same number 0681.

It really is in pristine condition, this has always been in a studio, and never been gigged, the Tolex finish is immaculate, even on the case lids, the chrome corner protectors are still shiny and blemish free, the keyboard is super condition, hardly played, although the keyboard bushes still needed replacement.

I have added three 1/4" Switchcraft Jack Sockets, two for the Line Out's and one for the Line In on the Pre-Amplifier Module.

I have replaced all of the broken sliders, and replaced the missing slider knobs, I just haven't got around to taking some new pictures yet, when I do I will remove this bit of information.

Electronically it is 100% functional, and sounds awesome, especially with the superior 4072 Filter, once the correct resistors are fitted.

I had the Grey faced 2600 back in my workshop, and I have played the two 2600's together, and I can say that the Grey faced Filter 4012 does sound a lot like the Minimoog filter, well I suppose it would, as it is exactly the same circuit as designed by Bob Moog.

I have recently finished replacing the inferior LM301 Op-Amps with modern LF411's, this has made a big improvement to the Audio Signal path, before there was always a white noise hiss in with audio, that's now gone

Also I replaced the 4 resistors in the 4072 Filter, they were 4K7, now are 2K2, this improves the cut-off range, lots more information of further mods can be found by reading the late Timothy Smith's comments he made to Mark Vail who then published his book - Vintage Synthesizers ISBN 0-87930-275-0. I asked Mark Vail if I could publish these comments verbatim from his excellent book previously mentioned, and he replied within a few hours, that I could, he also mentioned that his book has been updated and re-published as a 2nd Edition, and is available from most good outlets, though probably not in Libya. The new ISBN reference is ISBN 0-87930-603-3, I've ordered mine from Amazon. In Mark's emailed reply he also sent a link, regarding his recent visit (2007) to London, where he managed to interview a that very private Gentleman Mr David Cockerell, now there's a guy a would love to meet up with for a beer or two.

I fitted black speaker cloth between the grill holes and the speaker, I find this is a big improvement. Do you agree?

This is a magnificent synthesiser with a sound to match, the condition is almost as it would have been thirty five years ago when it left the factory.

I sold this to a very good friend in Athens, you know who you are.