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Small group of older dig. synths that were panned & now cult - Fizmo, Fusion, OB12.
Old 23rd September 2012
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Small group of older dig. synths that were panned & now cult - Fizmo, Fusion, OB12.

Why did that happen exactly ?
Old 23rd September 2012
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Fizmo: crappy marketing, nobody knew what it was

Fusion: great guts, grody aesthetics - should've made it more boring and have a better display

OB12: Viscount brand name? No idea how cult it is.
Old 23rd September 2012 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoozer ➡️

OB12: Viscount brand name? No idea how cult it is.
As said 1000 times before, if they'd have called it a different name (ie not OB), in the same way the 'JP'80 attracted the wrong attention, it would probably have got a much better reception.

I had an OB12 for quite a while. Prefered it to MS2000/JP8000 et al totally.

Having said that, Im not sure any of them in your list are actually regarded as cult. At least, not yet anyway.
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To add to the list:

Quasimidi Polymorph (poor marketing, Quasimidi was in trouble and then folded, though they tried save themselves with a direct sales approach at the end) [Now it sells for $1K and up]

A similar thing happened to the Creamware ASB boxes, though they do not have "cult status" (yet). [Prices are between $500-800 depending on model]

Besides not sounding like an Oberheim, the OB-12 had quite some trouble with an unreliable OS at the beginning. [Currently trade between $800 and $900, though the most outrageous asking price I have seen was above $2K. Needless to say it never sold!]
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