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by Don T
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Ridiculous eBay 'Buy-it-now' and starting bids.
Replies: 1362
Views: 244190

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

OK, is it just me, or does this fall into the truly insane category?

by Don T
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: My Roland D50 Keys
Replies: 22
Views: 4107

Re: My Roland D50 Keys

HINTS: If you do choose to take the keyboard apart, if the D50's keyboard in anyway resembles any of the Juno or JX-3P keyboards, don't lose the little adhesive strip of plastic that prevents the keys from sliding out of the frame, and avoid removing/replacing the key springs in a thickly carpeted ...
by Don T
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Can't Seem To Find ARP AXXE Wiring Diagram. Any photos?
Replies: 7
Views: 653

Re: Can't Seem To Find ARP AXXE Wiring Diagram. Any photos?

SongJohn, I've rebuilt a few ARPs before, and since I can still see some in the photos, I'll tell you this: Replace every tantalum capacitor in the machine with a good quality electrolytic capacitor of the same capacitance, and the same or slightly higher voltage rating. I strongly suggest doing thi...
by Don T
Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: My Roland D50 Keys
Replies: 22
Views: 4107

Re: My Roland D50 Keys

Thanks a lot guys the symptons I am reading aboout doesn't sound like a chip problem. True. A scanning chip problem would affect the same notes in every octave. The bad news is, rhino is correct. I've never worked on a Roland synth that uses rubber contacts that didn't require complete disassembly,...
by Don T
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Moog Rogue slide pot replacement specs
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

Re: Moog Rogue slide pot replacement specs

Another Moog Rogue question! I got inside and cleaned out the nightmare goo. What a task! And I would like to replace the sliders and most have gone pretty stiff. Instead of spending $50-75 on one of the kits from Tech Transplant or the likes (no disrespect, just have a short budget) I would like t...
by Don T
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Odyssey VCO the same as the AXXE VCO?
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Odyssey VCO the same as the AXXE VCO?

I was wondering: if you had a black and gold ARP oddy and a black and gold ARP AXXE, would their VCOs be the same? You would think so right....but the AXXE has a blendable waveform. So does a single AXXE VCO have more to it than a single odyssey VCO? Thanks! The VCOs are not exactly the same. Simil...
by Don T
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: One synth voice making noises...culprit?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: One synth voice making noises...culprit?

Any idea what the culprit could be if one voice of a synth has some random background noises? This is for a Memorymoog+. The synth works great, but one voice has some fluttering noises that occur...all functions work perfectly though. It's not specific to a particular oscillator either...can be hea...
by Don T
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: "I did make a nice set of book shelves out of two Poly 61s!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: "I did make a nice set of book shelves out of two Poly 6

Z wrote:Reminds me of the PolyMoog Coffee Table: http://www.cratekings.com/polymoog-coff ... h-junkies/
Funny you should mention this, I'm actually in the middle of building one!
by Don T
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Should I keep the jx-3p?
Replies: 26
Views: 1701

Re: Should I keep the jx-3p?

Automatic Gainsay wrote::facepalm:
If your drummer can't play in time with a repeated sequence, you need to find a better drummer.
Amen! Even if the arpeggio itself doesn't always land on beat 1, the drummer should still be able to keep time to it.
by Don T
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: "tuning" a Space Echo
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: "tuning" a Space Echo

Thanks for all the responses. I'm guessing the machine is in the zone, so I'll just have to decide if I want to keep it. About the tape: the first place blamed the tape I had in there so they made a new one. However they made it out of mastering tape which is too brittle for the Space Echo. Accordi...
by Don T
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Any Roland JX-3P Experiences?
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: Any Roland JX-3P Experiences?

I just installed the Kiwitechnics upgrade in one of these, it makes the synth MUCH more enjoyable, and infinitely easier to program. The list of features added is a huge bonus. Three words: Random Mode Arpeggiator! :mrgreen:

Don T