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

Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:25 pm
by rjd2
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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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:32 pm
by rjd2
Image more photos.

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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:53 pm
by moodorf
great work, though I can't fully appreciate the pix as I am not Australian.

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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:03 pm
by Solderman
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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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:14 pm
by synthroom
Looks great!

I need to get my JP-8 fixed!!

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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:27 pm
by tomorrowstops
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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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:40 pm
by Pro5
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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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:55 pm
by Bitexion
This is synthesizer p**n, you realise that?

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Posted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:51 pm
by rjd2
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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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:03 am
by silikon
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.

Also, nice rug. Ties the room together.

When will invites to test-drive (the synth) be sent out? :lol:

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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:51 am
by 8bit9bot
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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Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:24 am
by Hybrid88
moodorf wrote:great work, though I can't fully appreciate the pix as I am not Australian.
haha :lol:

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Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:08 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
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!

Stephen

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:01 am
by Corpse Thrower
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.

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

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:14 am
by urgetoplay
Image

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