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by goreycaster
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Vako Orchestron/Optigan/Talentmaker in the UK?
Replies: 0
Views: 625

Vako Orchestron/Optigan/Talentmaker in the UK?

Hi all. I am looking to record some sound from an Orchestron/Optigan/Talentmaker if there is someone in the UK with one of these instruments, willing to let me play and record it? It's for a specific project and your time can be paid. I'm not into soft synths and don't get along with virtual program...
by goreycaster
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be honest
Replies: 21
Views: 4796

Re: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be ho

They key tar straps were the first thing to come off the thing I assure you! My main attraction to it was the weight. I never thought I would be attracted to musical instruments because they were flimsy! Currently looking at JP8000's, MS2000's and Nord leads. I'll have a Modal 002 one day... Thanks ...
by goreycaster
Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be honest
Replies: 21
Views: 4796

Re: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be ho

Hi all, thanks for a great response in such a short time. I can't really describe why I love the Poly 800 so much, but then again I am a guitarist. AdamAnt316, I am also into Casio stuff. I had a CZ5000 but I couldn't carry it. I missed a HZ600 a couple of weeks ago which was gutting. I'm going to k...
by goreycaster
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be honest
Replies: 21
Views: 4796

the reality of using aged analog kit live - please be honest

Hi all. I'm pretty new round here. There is an increasing live demand for playing synth with bands. After much consideration, I finally landed myself a Korg Poly800ii as I wanted a genuine analog DCO synth that was light enough for me to carry with my bad back. I use it along side a Novation Bass St...
by goreycaster
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kory Poly 800ii intermittent power fault
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

Re: Kory Poly 800ii intermittent power fault

SOLVED - The PCB was so badly corroded it would not hold power. I managed to get a genuine NOS replacement from Antech. I now have a c**p, aftermarket power supply that seems to be sending too much voltage to the synth causing it to drift up constantly. Oh the joys. The quest continues
by goreycaster
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Wanted: Korg Poly800ii parts
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Wanted: Korg Poly800ii parts

Hi. I am looking for:
  • a volume potentiometer with or without board.
  • a slider board or individual slider
  • CN4A ribbon cable
  • a genuine power supply
Thanks!
by goreycaster
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Wanted: Korg Poly800ii PBC
Replies: 0
Views: 1520

Wanted: Korg Poly800ii PBC

So I bought a "reconditioned" Korg Poly 800ii that turns out is a complete basket case. I have had endless problems with it since I bought it. After sending it away for professional repair and mods I have been told that the PCB has excessive corrosion, what looks like a battery leak but no where nea...
by goreycaster
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kory Poly 800ii intermittent power fault
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

Re: Kory Poly 800ii intermittent power fault

Thanks guys. I powered her up again this morning, LCD display lit, keys were sounding. I turned it off and back on and had the same problem. The volume was popping when switched on but no LCD display and no sound. So I opened it up to inspect the DC power terminal connection on the board as suggeste...
by goreycaster
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kory Poly 800ii intermittent power fault
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

Re: Kory Poly 800ii intermittent power fault

Thank you! I will investigate it now. Is it the power terminal its self that is usually the problem or just the connection?
by goreycaster
Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Kory Poly 800ii intermittent power fault
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

SOLVED: Kory Poly 800ii intermittent power fault

Hi guys and girls. I have recently picked up a poly 800II from the German eBay. Very pleased with the instrument, it's exactly what I was after but it has picked up a power fault. If you plug in some head phones and turn it on, you can hear a pop which suggests the volume pot is getting power, you c...
by goreycaster
Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ5000 save/load RAM cartridge problems
Replies: 2
Views: 5265

Re: Casio CZ5000 save/load RAM cartridge problems

Yes, I was advised to buy the RA-3. I am going to research the differences now. I changed the battery today but I will double check. All the contacts are straight but I will remove the cover and inspect the condition of the contacts and the ribbon cable. I think its due for a service anyway. Thanks ...
by goreycaster
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Casiotone Love?
Replies: 25
Views: 10666

Re: Casiotone Love?

I have an MT45 (that I bought unused and boxed from a carbootsale for £4!) an MT68 (that I had given to me) and a CZ5000. I love them all. I will be using the CZ5000 as my main live synth soon, as long as I can get the RAM cartridge to work!
by goreycaster
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Casio CZ5000 save/load RAM cartridge problems
Replies: 2
Views: 5265

Casio CZ5000 save/load RAM cartridge problems

Greetings everyone. I'm new around here. My name is Gorey. Nice to meet you! I need help before I go insane! I have an awesome Casio CZ5000 that I absolutely love. As I am planning on using this synth live I forked out on an RA-3 RAM Cartridge. After 2 nights of trying to make it work and replacing ...