So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

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So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by rjd2 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:25 pm

it's done. i scavenged a few IR chips out of a Juno 6. the rest of the parts needed-a couple IC's, diodes, sockets-i all had laying around. i had some leftover black walnut from another project; it was enough to knock up the end cheeks. kenton midi got installed. recapped the PSU. thoroughly cleaned the interior and exterior. replaced one key that had a cigarette burn.

all told, i spent right around $600 on it, and maybe 5-10 hours of work on it, i'm guessing. another one un-bites the dust. Image
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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by rjd2 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:32 pm

Image more photos.

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Post by moodorf » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:53 pm

great work, though I can't fully appreciate the pix as I am not Australian.

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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by Solderman » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:03 pm

Well done. These deserve to be brought back time and again. I remember seeing one with flood damage that was beyond hope, but usually they bounce back pretty quickly. Wood end cheeks instead of the normal aluminum kinda goes better with the brownish hue of the standard paint job. I guess you still need to endure that lengthy calibration?
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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by synthroom » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:14 pm

Looks great!

I need to get my JP-8 fixed!!
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Post by tomorrowstops » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:27 pm

Nicely done, rjd2! Still bummed it didn't end up in my hands, but I suppose I've got enough projects on my plate right now!

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Post by Pro5 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:40 pm

am jealous :(( well done.

I can console myself knowing at least I own a camera that takes photos the right way up! :lol:

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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by Bitexion » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:55 pm

This is synthesizer p**n, you realise that?

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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by rjd2 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:51 pm

ha-yea, i got it in tune and then just put it in studio to play. there's a few slight voice discrepancies, but they only appear and go on certain patches.

and yes, i took the shots the RIGHT way up-in preview it looks fine. i blame tinypic.

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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by silikon » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:03 am

Solid work. I'll take you at your word that your soldering expertise doesn't happen to look like someone had a seizure while holding a flamethrower, but it sure looks like you pulled that one from the brink. The endcaps look stellar, as does the cleaned up board.

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Post by 8bit9bot » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:51 am

i tried to hard to acquire this... this* specific unit... in philly... my land... somehow i missed it - but i'm glad to see it being cared for - good work!

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Post by Hybrid88 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:24 am

moodorf wrote:great work, though I can't fully appreciate the pix as I am not Australian.
haha :lol:

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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:08 pm

Lovely, but I can´t really warm up to the wooden end cheeks. I found them ugly on the Juno, and the JP´s sleek look was mainly owed to the aluminium cheeks.

But what do I know. Lovely synth!

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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by Corpse Thrower » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:01 am

Finally!! :D

I'm so sick of synth pictures that are upside down!!

Love the timber ends, love the synth! Good work. Wish I owned it.

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Re: So yea...that JP8 that needed some love...

Post by urgetoplay » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:14 am

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I guess we have similar taste; mine's on top with walnut sides as well.
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