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by snod_donkey
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland SH-101 problems
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: Roland SH-101 problems

If the switch only uses 2 of the pins then if you have an ohm meter see if the switch shows as closed all the time, short circuit. You could remove the switch from the board and see if the fault goes away. If it was working before then the switch might be ok. It could be a bad solder joint/connectio...
by snod_donkey
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 key bushing question
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Prophet 5 key bushing question

im in the UK so it cost that to post it. Sounds like a good price anyway ;)
by snod_donkey
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 key bushing question
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Prophet 5 key bushing question

I had to buy a complete tube which will do 100 synths at least.... they normaly are pre lubricted but i too bought some which came dry. Where are you based as i might be able to sort you some?
by snod_donkey
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland SH-101 problems
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: Roland SH-101 problems

[quote="Arkhanalog"]working on getting the keyboard apart. Kind of tricky to get at the keys. yep its tricky but if you want to fix it yoursef then its all about the learning.... Its not that hard to do with a bit of time and care and if you plan on keeping vintage gear and using it then its the way...
by snod_donkey
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 key bushing question
Replies: 6
Views: 1689

Re: Prophet 5 key bushing question

The only lubrication you should use is " Dow Corning number 7 " Is a special release compound and what is used on the original Pratt Reed keyboards. I have some of this for restoration use
by snod_donkey
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: ProOne noise generator much lower in level than oscillators?
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: ProOne noise generator much lower in level than oscillators?

Just tried mine and setting with cutoff at 10 and res at 0 the noise is loud. About the same as the osc... Could just be the pot wants cleaning as these do suffer from iffy pots. Get inside and give it a bit of a spray ... never know could be that simple
by snod_donkey
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland SH-101 problems
Replies: 14
Views: 2314

Re: Roland SH-101 problems

The non working key will most likely just be a contact issue. To repair this you will have to strip the back off, then remove the screws holding the keyboard inplace, remove the wire plug in headers and take the complete keyboard out. From there you have to remove some keys to get access to the rubb...
by snod_donkey
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Advice for renting synths
Replies: 19
Views: 2571

Re: Advice for renting synths

Best advise would be - How would you feel if one went missing for the sakes of a few ££ $$ ?
by snod_donkey
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Sound Production
Topic: Tube warmth
Replies: 30
Views: 4209

Re: Tube warmth

This is what i use with my moog and pro one. Its a vintage mic and line/instrument pre amp... i get i good boost on the signal and love the fuzzy distortion when overdrive on the input. Works very well as it was high end recording gear in the 50s/60s - nice too when used with my evans tape loop echo...
by snod_donkey
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Synth Shootouts
Topic: Roland SH-2 vs Roland SH 101 vs SCI Pro-One
Replies: 19
Views: 14873

Re: Roland SH-2 vs Roland SH 101 vs SCI Pro-One

I have at the moment a Pro one and the SH-101 as well as a Minimoog. Having rebuilt all of these as they were in nead of restoration i would say the SH-101 is the werst for build quality. Roland use a very low cost circuit board like in cheap old hifi, single sided pcb with no plated through holes. ...
by snod_donkey
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Recommend rack tube pre's
Replies: 22
Views: 2834

Re: Recommend rack tube pre's

I have had a play at building some out of vintage british recording equipment. Ther have been some for sale on ebay sold as a build it yourself type project in the uk. Circuits were all modified to work and only had to mount it into a case. Being old they can be a little noisey so if a real clean si...
by snod_donkey
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX-7s - my first project synth!
Replies: 13
Views: 1390

Re: Yamaha DX-7s - my first project synth!

Usually components marked "L#" on boards are inductors or chokes. The "470K" means it's a 47 uH inductor. The "K" means it has a 10% tolerance. Inductors rarely fail; check them with an ohmmeter to make sure they aren't open. Try the PSU with it disconnected from the rest of the synth. See if it st...
by snod_donkey
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX-7s - my first project synth!
Replies: 13
Views: 1390

Re: Yamaha DX-7s - my first project synth!

just a thought... if you could remove the entire keyboard section, maybe you could put the guts of a midi keyboard in it's place? These keyboards are very easy to repair. Keys with springs are about £3 each and its a simple job to replace. Also a moder midi keyboard will be c**p compared to the FAT...
by snod_donkey
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: What synthesizer?
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: What synthesizer?

If you want a synth with keyboard built in maybe an access virus would be good. Depends very much on your budget. Lower cost would be something like the Yamaha an1x which is good value at about £200. If you just go for a rack synth then you will require a keyboard to trigger it off a sequencer/compu...
by snod_donkey
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: I want to buy a microKORG, but I can't play piano..
Replies: 15
Views: 5111

Re: I want to buy a microKORG, but I can't play piano..

Also, can somne explain to me midi functions? Im confused on what exactly i can do. From what Ive heard its possible to program a whole sequence to one key through midi? Also, is it possible to take sounds from a softsynth and get them on to the mircoKORG? Midi is not easy to explain as it does so ...