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by rjd2
Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is the Polymoog Really as Unreliable as People Say?
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: Is the Polymoog Really as Unreliable as People Say?

been working on a polymoog for about 13 months now, off and on. please shoot me now. i clocked about 50 hours restoring a CS-80. it was nowhere near the h**l i am living right now. not fun. mistakes on the schems. poorly constructed machine(RARE! most "problem" synths are still physically sturdy mac...
by rjd2
Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Pro Soloist heat problem
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Pro Soloist heat problem

so, which component are you going to spray? if you arent sure which componenent is bad, you're saying that youre just going to spray EVERY circuit board in the synth with a product, essentially coating the entire guts? does this really sound like a good idea? and, the permanent fix will be to contin...
by rjd2
Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Pro Soloist heat problem
Replies: 7
Views: 798

Re: Pro Soloist heat problem

i have a pro-soloist. its a wonderful instrument; whatever you do, dont sell it, or mothball it! in a recording environment, its one of the most usable synths i've ever played. i have a 2600, and i frequently go to the little preset-based pro-soloist for recording purposes first. so, diagnosis: the ...
by rjd2
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Strangest thing you ever found inside a synth
Replies: 70
Views: 12250

Re: Strangest thing you ever found inside a synth

a buddy of mine bought what was supposedly the DMX that RUN-DMC used on "sucker mc's", etc from an engineer at chung king(believable, as they tracked there). he took it to a tech to have it checked out and there was apparently a crack rock inside it. on several occasions, i've also found a magical o...
by rjd2
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Newbie says Hi & shares a sad story...
Replies: 38
Views: 3998

Re: Newbie says Hi & shares a sad story...

rjd2 - S[/b]ince its the first time I've been here, I'll assume your having a bad day and leave it at that. At the end of the day I still didn't walk away with the synth. I cant be held responsible for the sellers ignorance of the recent prices these sell for. I did my homework, he should have done...
by rjd2
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Newbie says Hi & shares a sad story...
Replies: 38
Views: 3998

Re: Newbie says Hi & shares a sad story...

there's a simple, basic, lesson in those kinds of stories about the nature of supply and demand in a free market economy..... maybe anyone who would get pissed off about that should envision it being THEIR grandfather with the mini. would you want your grandfather selling a mini for $1600 through sh...
by rjd2
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: DI's for Synths
Replies: 34
Views: 6371

Re: DI's for Synths

things i have, and have tried with or without in signal path: radial JDI DI's RCA BA-1A tube pres apogee rosetta converter new/old limiters for synths, i would say the biggest difference i saw in sound was the converters. the JDI's bring out hi end, but its very subtle. i think money is best spent o...
by rjd2
Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Matrix-12 OS. versions matter?
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Matrix-12 OS. versions matter?

hi folks, im wondering if anyone knows what the different OS versions of the matrix-12 do. im a new owner-actually read the user manual front to back(ugh) and dont remember whether it mentioned how to check the OS that is installed. does anyone know: a) how i can verify which OS is in the machine? b...
by rjd2
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:43 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: How to level out Pratt/Read keyboards?
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Re: How to level out Pratt/Read keyboards?

only way i know how to is to physically push each post up or down. ive done this a number of times by just pushing on the actual key, or pushing the post from underneath. i have yet to break a key, but do this at your own risk.
by rjd2
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Buying Broken Synths!
Replies: 26
Views: 3921

Re: Buying Broken Synths!

i now have no idea how someone can have a passion for vintage ANYTHING-synths, mics, amps, instruments-and not have a passion for fixing things. if i had to wait for a tech on every repair ive done, i would have given it up long ago and just shopped at guitar center. (i had done at least nominal wor...
by rjd2
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ROLAND SH09
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: ROLAND SH09

yes and no-scraping is natural response. i used to do this-bad idea. its a copper or gold plated bus wire, so scraping is not good. i have had best results lately using a qtip soaked in alcohol, and cleaning the j-wire, and the bus bar section. make SURE to test before you re-assemble-they often tak...
by rjd2
Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: OBXa Problem/Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 2509

Re: OBXa Problem/Advice

Then, while we were tuning, my GF pressed on some of the chips on the 6 board and it started working! perfect example of the wrong thing giving the right result. :D i wont lie, i've done that kind of thing before-on some of my cheaper, dodgier synths. just messing with you, glad nothing got broken!...
by rjd2
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stevie Wonder's 80's Equipment
Replies: 22
Views: 5203

Re: Stevie Wonder's 80's Equipment

he also played harmonica on some 80's hits, i believe- chaka's "i feel for you" among others...


yea, synthaholic- that was the pic i was talking about.
by rjd2
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Stevie Wonder's 80's Equipment
Replies: 22
Views: 5203

Re: Stevie Wonder's 80's Equipment

you do know that the back of the "woman in red" soundtrack has a pic of stevie with a gang of synths, right? if i get some free time, i'll scan it. jp-8, obx, synclavier, more, IIRC.

and "in square circle" is one of the more overlooked albums of all time. stevie and zawinul, the all time synth kings!
by rjd2
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: A free CS 80. Seriously.
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: A free CS 80. Seriously.

save your breath/mouse clicks. this is DOA. someone already took him up on this weeks ago, or deal was pulled off table, fyi.