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by rhino
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 Powers up, not much else
Replies: 3
Views: 2600

Re: Yamaha DX7 Powers up, not much else

Welcome to the board! do any of the buttons make changes? Yamaha used alot of Tantalium capacitors in their synths back then. They get old and short out causing problems. This may be what's pulling down the +12v line. NOTE: if so, the bad caps may not even be on the power supply board. Maybe time to...
by rhino
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Time signature question
Replies: 19
Views: 8042

Re: Time signature question

Flame if you have to - I don't give a s**t. Too many people are used to drum machines and sequencers that just bang out mechanical beats. Music is MORE than that: there are pulses and flows that do not follow the bar lines. Subtle variations in tempo which strech or compress the beat, along with dyn...
by rhino
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: EPS 16 plus old floppies won't spin
Replies: 8
Views: 5415

Re: EPS 16 plus old floppies won't spin

If ALL your discs fail, I think the drive (maybe the head itself) is dead. If the drive can't find any readable data, it will shutdown in about a second or two. Try cleaning the drive: the head pull-down solonoid is not very strong, the head arm my be sticky.
by rhino
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling
Replies: 120
Views: 26441

Re: Which synthesizer(s) do you regret getting or selling

Hi. My name is Bill. I am a horder. I regret selling everysynth I have sold. They all have a great void in my life. :lol:
by rhino
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Ensoniq ESQ1 mod wheel panel question
Replies: 3
Views: 4830

Re: Ensoniq ESQ1 mod wheel panel question

IIRC, the screws withOUT the brass insert were the very early production units. Somebody may have replaced the original wheel panel with an older one. This is a weak spot on bothe the ESQ-1 and the SQ80 (seems not so much the samplers = EPS etc) You can buy brass inserts (not exactly the same) at a ...
by rhino
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)
Replies: 77
Views: 66860

Re: Synths and You (the collection of opinions)

I seem to remember this (or similar) before, so don't expect any burst of insight. ) The synth that made you want to play music: Played piano and organ since a kid, but it was SOB that got the synth gassing in me. 2) Your first synth: Ensoniq SQ-80 3) The synth that has surprised you most: The SQ-80...
by rhino
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha PS-20 down pitched, how to fix it :()
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Re: Yamaha PS-20 down pitched, how to fix it :()

Get the schematic downloaded. Check the section labled Master Osc for Sound Source. There is a 10 uf cap that feeds the vibrato signal: check for leakage. Also, there is shown a variable choke that would seem to affect tuning. Be sure it has not been knocked loose, or mis-adjusted.
by rhino
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Sd1 newbie
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: Sd1 newbie

I'm hoping you mean the Ensoniq SD-1. Been a while since i had one, but try this:

Go to MASTER page

Set FS2 to SUSTAIN

let us know.
by rhino
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg DW8000: How to disassemble keys?
Replies: 4
Views: 4168

Re: Korg DW8000: How to disassemble keys?

A magnetic tool just helps position the springs on the white keys between the black ones. At least for my fat fingers.
by rhino
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Korg DW8000: How to disassemble keys?
Replies: 4
Views: 4168

Re: Korg DW8000: How to disassemble keys?

Gently pull the keys forward (ie. toward the player) to release the tab at the rear of the plastic key: there is a notch that hinges on the metal chassis. Watch the springs--- they will fly! keep them seperated by key color. The springs are (were) two different shades of bronze. It will not kill you...
by rhino
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: connect to Tubbutec.de
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: connect to Tubbutec.de

Messaged them via FB. He said he'd check the problem out. Going to try using Firefox. Thanks all/
by rhino
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: connect to Tubbutec.de
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

connect to Tubbutec.de

This place makes (made?) upgrades for some vintage synths. I communicated with them last year about the availability of their MIDI upgrade for the Korg Poly61. Their web page will not connect - Chrome says their security is out of date. Anybody here know a landline or snail address?
by rhino
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What is the worst thing that you have ever done to a synth?
Replies: 38
Views: 10036

Re: What is the worst thing that you have ever done to a syn

Crazy old anal fool that I am, I regret selling lots of synths - seller's remorse. :cry:
by rhino
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Ensoniq eps16 + main board issue
Replies: 25
Views: 12778

Re: Ensoniq eps16 + main board issue

As in all vintage Ensoniq boards, clean every removable connector. They have a well-known problem with powdery corrosion.

Remanufactured main board MAY be available from
http://WWW.TheSoniq.com

Not, cheap, but have gotten several mainboards from him and saved another Ensonic.