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Oberheim Electronics Inc. > VCF-200 (Voltage Controlled Filter)

Oberheim Electronics Inc. VCF-200 (Voltage Controlled Filter)

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High: $800.00 12
Average: $561.85 3.75
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Description

"The vintage 1976 Oberheim VCF-200 Voltage Controlled Filter with Envelope Follower and Sample/Hold. Monster cool device -- Frank Zappa actually owned a 1976 Oberheim VCF-200 and used it for the insanely funky sample-and-hold percolation effect heard on "Ship Ahoy" from Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More."

"This amazing machine offers two modes: ENV (Envelope Filter) and S/H (Sample/Hold). It is very similar to the 1975 Maestro FSH-1 Filter Sample/Hold which Oberheim actually built for Maestro. Some say it sounds better than the Maestro FSH-1 because of better op-amps and transistors."



I have no idea if any of this is true but it makes for a great story.
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