Just scored big on a Memorymoog!!
Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Picked up this beauty yesterday for freakin' peanuts... like, really. Peanuts. I'm still trying to unravel how I pulled that off...
It's not without issue though. As far as I can tell it's an all-original, non-plus version. Early serial number. Turns on and plays, maybe about 5 minutes, and eventually will just lock up. Auto-tune LED comes on and everything freezes. I hope it's something simple, but with these who knows right?
Here are some gut shots:
I have always wanted to get one but between the insane prices, reliability talk, and just overall scare-tactic I've avoided the hunt. But with the Moog One being out now and lusting after that, seeing this come up I just couldn't pass on it. My "someday" acquisition was always going to be a P5, and then I got a T8, which still didn't satisfy my lust for the P5 until I spent more time on the P5, and then realized that from a players perspective, the T8 is better suited to my tastes. Now I broke my T8 trying to overhaul it and it's now undergoing surgery with a friend of mine. So finding this was like a goldmine.
Sounds to me from what I've been reading that these are notorious for bad connections everywhere. Like everything from the interconnect data cables to the ICs / sockets. I'm not really scared to nose-dive into this as an overhaul, because for what I paid, even the repairs will nowhere near equal what a well-functioning one goes for. I'm going to make sure to document the progress on this one. And obviously, if anyone has any tips or experiences to share, please do!