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Oberheim back in business again
Old 19th July 2019
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Oberheim back in business again

Gibson returns Oberheim trademark to namesake founder as “gesture of good will”

https://guitar.com/news/industry-new...&utm_campaign=
Old 19th July 2019
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That’s wonderful to see. Even more exciting is the idea that Tom intends to do something meaningful with the brand.
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That's nice. Can you reissue/update the EDP while you're at it Gibson?
Old 19th July 2019
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THAT is awesome! Now that's what I'm talkin' about folks. Good on ya Gibson, and congratulations Tom!

Wonderful, I love it!
Old 19th July 2019
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That's great. Also good to know the name isn't ending up in the hands of some psycho, obviously.
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That's awesome! Good for him!
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tom is 83 now, a bit late ...
is there anyone who carries on ?
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tom is 83 now, a bit late ...
is there anyone who carries on ?
Unfortunately my thoughts as well.
Old 19th July 2019
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tom is 83 now, a bit late ...
is there anyone who carries on ?
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Despite selling his company, Oberheim has been heavily involved in the synth business even without his trademark. He has, since 2009, been remaking the classic synths upon which his name was made. One of his most recent products, the voltage-controlled multi-voiced polyphonic synth OB6, was launched in 2016 in collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments.
He'll be fine working on a whole range of OB re-issues, there is a market for it. Dave Smith and Moog proved that. The OB6 also is a well deserved commercial success.
Old 19th July 2019
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Can't wait to see a new keyboard sporting the greatest logo in music ....

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Old 19th July 2019
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Great news. I was surprised to see a recent pic of a Prophet 6 with the Sequential logo on the back. I wonder if the OB6 will soon be sporting a logo update?
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hmmmm.. seems to belong to many

https://trademarks.justia.com/search?q=oberheim

maybe you should not overvalue .. after all, it's gibson, they have no idea of trademark ..
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Nice... Sequential has their name back and Oberheim too! It's like the late 70s/early 80s all over again... except hopefully no DX7 will put everyone out of business again.
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tom is 83 now, a bit late ...
is there anyone who carries on ?
You beat me to that comment. Too bad he didn't have an apprentice son or something to carry on the family business.
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Nice... Sequential has their name back and Oberheim too! It's like the late 70s/early 80s all over again... except hopefully no DX7 will put everyone out of business again.
Nah, digital is old technology. Analog is the future!
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Great news. I was surprised to see a recent pic of a Prophet 6 with the Sequential logo on the back. I wonder if the OB6 will soon be sporting a logo update?
I would be happy to see Tom sell Oberheim to Dave actually. I'm still waiting for a Sequential-Oberheim Matrix 12 reinvention.....with FIVE octaves please!
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tom is 83 now, a bit late ...
is there anyone who carries on ?
He got my best wishes for hitting age 100 at least
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You beat me to that comment. Too bad he didn't have an apprentice son or something to carry on the family business.
I ask, .. I have no idea how his family circumstances are ..
hopefully not like moog .. where it does not interest anyone .. but still an inheritance dispute over the naming rights.
he has a daughter .. marion ok her name was burned in the 90s

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I ask, .. I have no idea how his family circumstances are ..
hopefully not like moog .. where it does not interest anyone .. but still an inheritance dispute over the naming rights.
he has a daughter .. marion ok her name was burned in the 90s

Marion Systems was responsible for the Two-Voice Pro and SEM reissues as well–same company.
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Marion Systems was responsible for the Two-Voice Pro and SEM reissues as well–same company.
I know .. have the msr2.
was still the flopp then ... one of his innumerable bankruptcies
marion was born only because of a windy lawyer from gibson ..
ie. it was the ex lawyer of tom
Old 20th July 2019
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sweet! maybe its related to new sequential product ... or not
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Let’s all hold hands and pray...


For a 4 voice
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That’s wonderful to see. Even more exciting is the idea that Tom intends to do something meaningful with the brand.
He will partner with Uli and sell the Trademark to Behringer
Old 20th July 2019
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sweet! maybe its related to new sequential product ... or not
Is there a new sequential product coming? I know they discontinued the pro 2, and cant remember if they did for the 12 too.
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He will partner with Uli and sell the Trademark to Behringer
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He will partner with Uli and sell the Trademark to Behringer
Partner? You think the army Behringer is building in a hurry and the offense they're mounting is because they want to partner with these guys? They're about to flood the market with synths priced so low that they're not really making money on them (because it's their "passion" and they can afford to do it because they're making money on other things, according to Uli himself). Partnering is probably not what they're aiming for.
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Tom still looks like he's still got more to give yet!

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He will partner with Uli and sell the Trademark to Behringer
would make sense .. if there is something to sell ..
for me, the whole thing is too opaque ..
Old 20th July 2019
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This is great! I still think Oberheim will merge with Dave and Sequential. It would make good business sense for Tom to do so. The OB-6 seems to have been a hit for both.
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Is there a new sequential product coming? I know they discontinued the pro 2, and cant remember if they did for the 12 too.
All new DSI synths have been branded as Sequential, such as Prophet X(L) and Rev 2.
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