My brother, John, purchased a used ARP Solus in the early 80s. I borrowed it, and played in on the first two Funharm cassettes. I have over two dozen additional unedited tapes of me abusing the thing.
When I moved from LA to Sacramento in 1984, I relinquished the Solus, and I’ve missed it since.
Last month I saw a fully refurbished Solus on Reverb for $1200 plus shipping. I looked at the listing, longed after the lost Solus, and went about my day.
A week later the price was dropped to $1000.
I thought about it for about 10 seconds, then bought it.
It’s in great shape. The top octave on the keyboard is a bit wonky, but the more I play it, the more it loosens up.
It’s good to have a Solus in the house again.