TM-8: Oberheim OB-8 | OB-Xa | OB-X Keyboard Replacement Kit
OUT OF STOCK! BACK IN OCTOBER 2021.
Opening up this webshop exceeded our wildest expectations - and our stock of Fatar keybeds. Due to the pandemic, Fatar delivery times are pretty long. Send us a message if you want to be notified when it's back in stock!
The Oberheim OB-X and OB-Xa use a j-wire Pratt-Read keyboard that is quite a chore to keep maintained. It oxidizes, causing non functional or double-triggering keys, and the rubber bushings dry out.
The OB-8 initially used the same Pratt-Read J-wire keyboard as the OB-Xa. After a while Oberheim switched to a Matsushita keyboard that was also used in MemoryMoog, Prophet-600, Polysix and many others. It has a cheaper feel but was more reliable.
No matter which OB you have, the keyboards are all around 40 years old now.
The TM-8 kit give gives you a brand new high quality keybed that is an absolute joy to play. Installation takes about 5 minutes and requires no soldering or modification of the OB. The operation is fully reversible.
The kit includes a Fatar TP/9S semi-weighted synth action keyboard, a black valchromat mounting plate, cabling + adapter card, and 5 M4 screws and hex key for assembly.