Oberheim LOGO?

Oberheim LOGO?
« on: May 09, 2023, 10:18:14 AM »
I've seen pictures of the OB6 featuring the classic "Oberheim" logo but on both the Sequential and Oberheim sites it still shows the signature "Tom Oberheim" logo instead.

Was the traditional "Oberheim" logo only on a few units and it not officially going forward?

Re: Oberheim LOGO?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2023, 07:21:48 PM »
Yes, I would like an oberheim logo sticker for my ob6 keyboard!

Re: Oberheim LOGO?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2023, 04:45:26 AM »
I just bought a new desktop module and it has the signature.

Re: Oberheim LOGO?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2023, 09:34:40 PM »
I really wish someone at Sequential would confirm whatís going on with this.

Re: Oberheim LOGO?
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2023, 06:23:13 AM »
There seem to be several versions. Some have the Sequential logo on the back, but mine (with keyboard) has Dave Smith Instruments. And I've seen pictures of some that don't have the signature or OB-6 logo on the front. The Oberheim website lists the OB-6 as well as the OB-X8 now, so perhaps new units are being made under that brand?

kpatz

Re: Oberheim LOGO?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2023, 10:37:32 AM »
Early units had the DSI logo.  As of a couple years ago they changed to using the Sequential logo on all synths including the Rev2 and OB-6.  (Exception being the OB-X8 of course, which has the Oberheim logo)

As for the Oberheim logo on the OB-6, they seem to always have had the Tom signature silkscreened on the OB-6 but a year or two ago some shipped with an Oberheim logo decal applied over the signature.  Iíve never heard of one with no logo OR signature but Iíve seen stock photos without it, perhaps it was edited out or it was an early prototype or something?  I donít know that any shipped without the signature at all.  I donít know why some shipped with an Oberheim decal added but then they seem to have stopped doing that, either.

Re: Oberheim LOGO?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2023, 12:35:00 PM »
  I have seen a desktop version for sale, however I am skeptical because I have not seen any pictures online with the Oberheim logo on the front of the unit. 

kpatz

Re: Oberheim LOGO?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2023, 07:09:43 PM »
  I have seen a desktop version for sale, however I am skeptical because I have not seen any pictures online with the Oberheim logo on the front of the unit.
Thatís where the decal was applied on the units that shipped with it, over the T.O. Signature.  Seems they only shipped them for a short while with them.

Of course if youíre looking at a used one, the previous owner could have had an Oberheim decal made and applied too.