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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Ken Nash from USA writes:
I have 2 Arp Avatars. Used therm throughout the 80's with New Johnny 5. I ran it through my '65 twin with my 73strat in the Reverb channel. I ran one osc. an octave higher and the other one lower. With the Strat through a Big Muff the lead and melody tones were amazing. I recorded alot of tracks with it. MP3's soon. Ill direct everyone to them. Steel drum tones, wild animals. The pure waveforms trough a Twin were beautiful. Setting a guitar up for them now. Can't wait to try them again. Worried about turning them in for the first time in years!

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-03-2006 at 18:57
Ron Hoag a professional user from usa writes:
I invented the Avatar pickup. I worked for ARP synth. for the project 1976-1977. I have also invented the Optical Pickup for stringed instruments. www.opticalguitars.com

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-14-2005 at 02:03
Richard Hilleman a hobbyist user from sanfran writes:
OK, I will be the only one to talk about the guitar section.

I sold these things new, and if you understood what you wanted and where willing to really mount the pickup, you could get some interesting things out of it. Best when blended, so the guitar attack can fill the delay. The Hard Sync leads will raise the hair on the back of your neck, especially through a good tube amp.

I have a couple, but I have found that if you hook a high quality Midi-CV adapter and a Roland GR as a controller, it actually works like Arp always wanted it to. It only took twenty years.......

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-24-2001 at 18:52
Cameron a hobbyist user from Chiacgo writes:
I use this not-so-little bugger for squelchy techno leads. I've gotten some really gritty stuff out of this thing, but I've also gotten some smooth leads too. It definately is not a stand alone unit because it doesn't spread too far out over the sound spectrum... If you're looking for thick analog leads, get a pro-one, but if you want sharp sounding leads, this guy is it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-06-2000 at 19:30
Jeff a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I love this synth. It's one of the best monosynths that I have ever laid my hands on. The filter is gorgeous, the oscillators are smooth and warm, the LFOs rock. If you can find one I suggest you buy it. It's totally a cool synth by all means. I just paid $400 for mine in near mint condition. It was also just serviced and calibrated by CMS so I know it's in top shape. Excellent buy and it will probably never leave my studio(except to get the patch point mod some day) :-)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-May-08-2000 at 22:50
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