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by gslug
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 no sound (i think it's not the Battery)
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: DX7 no sound (i think it's not the Battery)

There is a relay on the output of the DX7, intended to mute it during power down. Mine occasionally fails to unmute on power on, so I'd suspect this. I keep meaning to replace mine, but haven’t been able to find a part number. You could probably get away with removing it and bridging the appropriate...
by gslug
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best Syth-Action Keys On Older Synths
Replies: 26
Views: 6046

Re: Best Syth-Action Keys On Older Synths

I think Ensoniq changed the keybed with the change from steel to plastic chassis. The EPS 16 Plus keyboard action is great and it uses Hall Effect sensors rather than mechanical contacts, so should remain reliable pretty much indefinitely. The DX7 was also mentioned. This also has a nice if somewhat...
by gslug
Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Alpha Juno 2 Dead Voice (not voice chip)
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Alpha Juno 2 Dead Voice (not voice chip)

I haven't experienced a dead voice, but have spent some time poking around my MKS-50 with a scope in order to diagnose a noise problem. The IR3R05 is the only active component for an individual voice, but you seem to have eliminated that as the problem. There are a few electrolytic capacitors in the...
by gslug
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 294250

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

The same seller as the M64C in my previous post. About twice the usual price these seem to go for and I find the capitalisation and hyperbole disturbing.
by gslug
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: How many hardware synths do you own?
Replies: 79
Views: 11590

Re: How many hardware synths do you own?

Just done a count and come to 17. Rather more than I thought. How many of those actually work is another question entirely!
by gslug
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The NeverEnding STory
Replies: 23
Views: 7160

Re: The NeverEnding STory

I thought it was a Jupiter 8. I know that with the JP-6 you can run two arpeggios simultaneously. I guess this applies to the 8 too.
by gslug
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time
Replies: 125
Views: 43996

Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

synthroom wrote:You gotta get your EII fixed - it will be on your top ten list when it works!
I know! I'm terrible for buying new gear. instead of getting around to fixing what I already have....
by gslug
Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time
Replies: 125
Views: 43996

Re: Bottom Ten Worst Synths of All Time

My Emulator II - because it is broken. :lol:
by gslug
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: D.I.Y. Question:
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: D.I.Y. Question:

Thanks for posting this. As synthroom said, what a useful website. I haven't done any DIY in a while, though the TTSH is on the cards. The info on electricdruid has the potential to keep my soldering iron busy for quite a while...
by gslug
Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 294250

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

All from the same seller, who normally sells sealed lead acid batteries.... Screams of a hacked account.



by gslug
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland should reissue the
Replies: 108
Views: 11900

Re: Roland should reissue the

volumetrik wrote:whatever c**t helps you sleep at night
Ouch.
by gslug
Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 294250

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

There was a Roland service note that mentioned replacing a certain batch of chips. I think that was in the late 80s. That batch seemed to die after only a couple of years, but the rest seem to be failing now too. I guess external factors could affect things: Temperature, humidity, etc. Mine has been...
by gslug
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 294250

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

I'm with synthparts on this. Every 106 will eventually suffer from dead 80017As. Mine looked as if it had recieved very little use with previous owners, but within a year of purchase, one chip failed. Another failed a few weeks later. I wouldn't consider buying another 106 (or MKS7, MKS30, etc) unle...
by gslug
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1363
Views: 294250

Re: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.

Obviously a very special piece of metal...