Oberheim OB-8

Year Released: 1983
Date Purchased: circa 1989
Paid: $175
Serial Nr: C40602

A friend and I bought it in about 1990. It’s a late model OB-8 as it has a factory-installed MIDI interface. It also had Rev B-3 ROM chips, which I recently upgraded to the latest OS – Rev. B5.

When we bought it, the keyboard was non-functional. So I just ran it through the factory MIDI interface. It was like having the world’s biggest MIDI sound module – with tons of knobs!

Here it is after I had it serviced by Larry Church.