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What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:20 pm
by D-Collector
Personally I haven't had any major stupid mishaps with my gear (yet), other than that I managed to drop the Akai S-2000 in the floor a couple of times when I had it -without any perceivable damage to it. And I have banged my head in various keyboards more than once while toiling with power cords and such. I have a friend though that has a lot of computer stuff, and a habit of spilling various beverages over his things. So what are the stupidest mistakes / accidents you have had in your life with electronic musical equipment? :D

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:37 pm
by nathanscribe
While moving, I swung round in a doorway with a Juno (6 or 60, can't recall). The Juno came out of it better than the plaster on the wall.

I was in a rush to fix a switch on my CS-15, so (very foolishly) opened it up on the bed - and kept dropping washers etc due to the unstable surface - and then I dropped the hinged panel, and in my rush to grab it, I dropped the soldering iron on the bed, didn't realise it was still on, and burnt a big hole in the best covers... And then I broke a pot while putting it all back together. What a d**k. Lesson learned.

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:42 pm
by tekkentool
nathanscribe wrote:While moving, I swung round in a doorway with a Juno (6 or 60, can't recall). The Juno came out of it better than the plaster on the wall.

I was in a rush to fix a switch on my CS-15, so (very foolishly) opened it up on the bed - and kept dropping washers etc due to the unstable surface - and then I dropped the hinged panel, and in my rush to grab it, I dropped the soldering iron on the bed, didn't realise it was still on, and burnt a big hole in the best covers... And then I broke a pot while putting it all back together. What a d**k. Lesson learned.
ouch man, ouch!

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:00 pm
by marland
I spilled a large Vodka and Coke into a friends JX-3P many years ago - a few days in the airing cupboard dried it out nicely though.

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:20 pm
by tekkentool
marland wrote:I spilled a large Vodka and Coke into a friends JX-3P many years ago - a few days in the airing cupboard dried it out nicely though.
you mean ex-friend. 8)

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:53 pm
by pflosi
my roommate spilled beer on my mfb 503 once. fortunately for him, it didnt do anything to it...

i spilled beer on the keyboard of my laptop once. backlighting didnt work afterwards, but thats all...

cigarette ash on my synths - must have happened a lot...

remember banging my roommates triton on the floor after a gig... guess we're even now with the 503 spilling ;)

nothing really bad though

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:09 pm
by Sexor
I dropped a CS-80 from a 5th floor balcony. It crushed a car to smithereens. The CS was fine however.

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:18 pm
by pflosi
:lol:

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:26 pm
by blanik
Sexor wrote:I dropped a CS-80 from a 5th floor balcony. It crushed a car to smithereens. The CS was fine however.
this one takes the prize!! :lol:

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:59 pm
by LucB
Busted a vintage combo amp while making my first attempts at playing my CS-5 with low cutoff freq, a little EG, and way too much resonance for comfort. The blast kinda startled me, making the my beer fall from the combo, right onto my pedalboard. Luckyly i only had a few shitty stompboxes on it at the moment, my DOD FX Stereo Flanger has never been working the same again.

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:24 pm
by maindeglorie
Tore two keys out of my ARP Omni II with the corner of my Prophet 5 when I was moving it. The Prophet is fine.

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:25 pm
by Solderman
Spilled a beer into my Kurzweil K2vx keyboard. It cleaned up rather nicely, though.

Stupidest: Poking around an SCI Pro~One circuit board, with power on while using large alligator clips in desperation to try and figure out why the f**k the filter had stopped self-oscillating the previous day. I shorted something at one point, and the sound went dead.
Turns out that short took out the VCF, the VCA and an envelope generator chip. I don't use large clips while testing voltages anymore. :oops:

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:32 pm
by TrondC
I once trusted the woman working at my post office that my CR-68 didn't need the additional shipping protection I suggested. it goes without saying it arrived badly damaged (circuit board broken in half I think?)

#-o

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:40 pm
by Gianni
I've never drunk anything near any synthesizer, but during the time I used a laptop, I was doing a backup of my patches at home before leaving and someone called, when I reached for the phone, I spilled beer all over the keyboard and speakers, which then filtered to beneath the keys and was uncleanable.

Amazingly the next day it was OK. :D

Re: What is the stupidest accident you've had with you gear?

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:47 pm
by HH
ehm ... found a sneeze on a nord lead ... thought it was the cat's "deed" ... beat the s**t out of it .... found out that it was my unlce ... damn, poor cat :)

Once had the MS20 fallen from the top tier on MS2000, broke one key on 2000