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by synthRodriguez
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Roland JX8P no sound
Replies: 17
Views: 10748

Re: Roland JX8P no sound

Check audio out at TP5. If it sounds fine there, it's something in the effects section, filter, limiter or output op amps.

If it sounds the same, it's in the synth engine proper.

EDIT: Oops, sorry, I see you already did that.
by synthRodriguez
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Need advice on a good soldering station (answered)
Replies: 18
Views: 4991

Re: Need advice on a good soldering station

The Weller WESD51 is an industry-standard workhorse.

Digital display of temperature, good quality, not too expensive. Had one for years.

Around $140 at Home Depot.
by synthRodriguez
Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: JP8080 acting unpredictably - any suggestions?
Replies: 9
Views: 4756

Re: JP8080 acting unpredictably - any suggestions?

If you're getting nasty sounds, for the JP-8000 replace capacitor C219 with a Panasonic p/n EEE-HA1E220WR.

I can repair it here in Ohio if interested. Not familiar with the ghost edit issue, but sounds pretty easy to fix as well.
by synthRodriguez
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 - Firmware Checksums?
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: Prophet 5 - Firmware Checksums?

Bump.

Nobody's ever worked on a Prophet 5 here at VSE?
by synthRodriguez
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha CS-80 (x2) from Zappa's estate
Replies: 38
Views: 7771

Re: Yamaha CS-80 (x2) from Zappa's estate

Image

:shock:

That photo just officially degassed me for a CS-80.
by synthRodriguez
Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Prophet 5 - Firmware Checksums?
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Prophet 5 - Firmware Checksums?

Debugging a Prophet 5 and would like to make sure the V.10.5 code stored on the EPROMs is correct.

Can anyone tell me checksum values for the 10.5.0 and 10.5.1 chips?

TIA!
by synthRodriguez
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SCI Prophet VS ROMs
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: SCI Prophet VS ROMs

Ashe37 wrote: YOU HAVE A TEMPEST MACHINE???? *drives over to play*
:lol: Yes it plays great, my favorite. I also have Joust, and a PacMan for the ladies.

Got rid of the Stargate and Asteroids and used the cash to help fund a Prophet 6.
by synthRodriguez
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: SCI Prophet VS ROMs
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: SCI Prophet VS ROMs

I don't recall having any go bad in synths, but I have had some go bad in early video arcade games from the late '70's and early '80's, the full-size ones, like you'd find in a bar. One Tempest machine I still have had 3 or 4 go bad, so it can happen. At the time I didn't have an eraser or programme...
by synthRodriguez
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth
Replies: 39
Views: 6384

Re: Most notable/obvious use of a specific synth

cornutt wrote:David Hentschel on the ARP 2500 on Elton John's "Funeral for a Friend".
This.
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I suppose Van Halen's Jump and the OB-Xa is too easy...

Eddie Jobson's use of the CS-80 the the Alaska track is pretty iconic to synth nerds.
by synthRodriguez
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Solved: Noisy JX-8P Outputs
Replies: 4
Views: 2607

Solved: Noisy JX-8P Outputs

For the archives... Bought a nice JX-8P with noisy, garbled, crackling outputs. All six voices were working, but lots of snaps and pops especially on certain patches. None of the patches sounded right, everything sounded "in the background" with white noise on top of it; some voices were faint, othe...
by synthRodriguez
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: ARP Solina on/off Power Switch
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: ARP Solina on/off Power Switch

Got a photo?
by synthRodriguez
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???
Replies: 8
Views: 1684

Re: DX7 Cartridge. Where is the battery???

I've got one for sale on Reverb if you can't make it go.
by synthRodriguez
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Gear For Sale
Topic: Gear Trading Thread
Replies: 715
Views: 244065

Re: Gear Trading Thread

Have a nice Roland D-70, would trade for a Crown K1 power amp in VGC.
by synthRodriguez
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!
Replies: 37
Views: 11965

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

It was pretty much tongue-in-cheek for me. :mrgreen: Those who read my posts know I never go off like that on people OR synths. And honestly I would looove to have a Yamaha CS80. Probably will someday. But they've like doubled in price in the past five years; they used to be $10,000 or $12,000, now ...
by synthRodriguez
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!
Replies: 37
Views: 11965

Re: Yamaha Montage synthesizer --- with FM engine!

Doesn't have the 3D warmth and ballsiness and sheer rugged manliness of a Yahama CD-80. Now if they would just reissue that synth for $499 dollars with modern built in FX and USB capabilities they'd surely be a more successful company! Nobody wants that old c**p. What are you going to do, sit aroun...