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by DesolationBlvd
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith
Replies: 76
Views: 22356

Re: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith

:o It has the original OB ring mod and phaser built in :o The only thing missing, and this is being really picky, is all of the cool arp functions from the OB-8. And the 2 extra voices, 5-octave keyboard, individual voice panning pots, dual patch splitting and layering capability... ...And also the...
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith
Replies: 76
Views: 22356

Re: Oberheim OB-6 Dave Smith

I'm so tempted to sell my still-malfunctioning OB-Xa for parts to help fund this...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: Parts for VINTAGE SYNTHESIZERS.....
Replies: 53
Views: 76143

Re: Parts for VINTAGE SYNTHESIZERS.....

Just bought synthparts' last two CEM3310s.

With this, my Oberheim OB-Xa needs five more CEM3340s and two more CEM3310s to be restored to eight voices.

Or, just one CEM3340, and I can live with six voices for now.
by DesolationBlvd
Mon May 18, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize next?
Replies: 45
Views: 5258

Re: What classic synth would you like to see Korg mini-ize n

Poly-800. While mini-keys are a deal-breaker for me in most cases, a strap-on instrument like the Poly-800 would benefit greatly from smaller keys. Of course, it'd have to have a filter per voice and the option of a saw or PWM in addition to that wonky square organ thing. Knobs would also help. Woul...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support
Replies: 53
Views: 5623

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

I'm sorry, but I think you're in the wrong forum. http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/ubb/postlist/Board/18/page/1 here you go, it's got plenty of sad, bitter old men that play in classic rock cover bands and/or jazz combos. Even the bitter old jazzers and rockers are wondering about Yamah...
by DesolationBlvd
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Best Syth-Action Keys On Older Synths
Replies: 26
Views: 6169

Re: Best Syth-Action Keys On Older Synths

Pro5 wrote:If you were really desperate you could attempt to add some cushioning felt along the edge of the casing where it meets the keybed (the rear of the keys) ala DX7 mk1, but it may not look pretty :)
My DX7 (mk1) feels really clunky. Maybe the felt is worn out?
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Jupiter-8 minor issues (autotune, sync, env keyfollow)
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Jupiter-8 minor issues (autotune, sync, env keyfollow)

After reviving a Moog MG-1, I feel I might be able to fix a few minor quibbles before taking it in for a possible recap (don't want to do that myself). Autotune : Two oscillators are consistently off by a little. I assume it's usually flaky 4051s or resistors before them on the CPU board (VCO Read S...
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ever been tempted to sell a Jupiter 8 and buy EVERYTHING?
Replies: 41
Views: 5832

Re: Ever been tempted to sell a Jupiter 8 and buy EVERYTHING

Bumping in the wake of recent gear announcements... As Jupiter-8 prices continue to rise, I'm starting to think about this. Even after taking it in to fix the quibbles, I would come out ahead when I sell at market prices. But - the Jupiter-8 was the sound I was always dreaming of, and the sound in m...
by DesolationBlvd
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX-3P saw volume / panel / bender issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: JX-3P doesn't boot up / +7V line issues

Craziest thing happened today - it came back to life! Still not in playable condition yet, see updated original post. I also changed the title to reflect its current state.
by DesolationBlvd
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX-3P saw volume / panel / bender issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: JX-3P doesn't boot up / +7V line issues

Funny thing happened on the way to pick up my Moog MG-1 - there was a Radio Shack. I picked up a W04G, installed it, and still got +10V on the +7V rail. After the BEEEEEEooooooowwwwww, the faint drone responds to patch changes and keys on the keyboard and over MIDI. Hmm...I remember experiencing thi...
by DesolationBlvd
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX-3P saw volume / panel / bender issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: JX-3P doesn't boot up / power supply issues?

From where I'm sitting the 2w10 is a superior replacement to the original! As long as the polarity is right it should be fine. Was the original bridge rectifier actually defective? That's what I thought too...I wonder if the different spec (the "2" before it meaning 2A instead of 1.5A) is causing t...
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX-3P saw volume / panel / bender issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: JX-3P doesn't boot up / power supply issues?

Good news - 5V is now reading 5V again. It boots up and the front panel responds. Most likely, the front panel board is sound. Horrifying news - I was greeted with a bloodcurdling descending sound. No response from the keys. 7V is now reading 10V! Turns out - I bought the wrong rectifier! 2W10 inste...
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: how to vintage your synth
Replies: 46
Views: 5528

Re: how to vintage your synth

Could have been a hilarious send-up of the "relic guitars" trend, if they chose something cheap and still in production, like a microKORG. You don't take an already-vintage instrument and beat it up.
by DesolationBlvd
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: jx-3p + not what to do when buying a jx-3p
Replies: 17
Views: 5862

Re: jx-3p + not what to do when buying a jx-3p

The dead keys being in a pattern like that sounds like a keyboard matrix issue to me...
by DesolationBlvd
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: JX-3P saw volume / panel / bender issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Re: JX-3P doesn't boot up / power supply issues?

Replaced the 7805, no dice. The voltages are still too low. +5V reads +0.5V +7V reads +3.1V The voltages going in seem to be out of line. From left to right starting with orange and ending in black: 5.67 V (orange) 4.70 V (orange) 16.80 V (red) 16.80 V (red) 0 V (black) The manual says the orange li...