Fixed a Yamaha DX-7

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Fixed a Yamaha DX-7

Post by Electroluver » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:48 am

Picked up a Yamaha DX-7 today for $40 with a nice stand. There were quite a few problems with the synth, such as 2 keys that were sticking up and it was on the mono mode and the pitch and modulation were off. Fortunatley, I've owned the Yamaha DX-100 before, so I messed around in the editing and put it back to Poly mode and turned on the Pitch and Mod wheel.
I thought the keys would be difficult to fix, yet it was easy. Instead of taking it apart, I just put a bit of electrical tape behind the key and it instantly dropped the notes to where they should have been sitting. Added a drop of crazy glue, contact cleaner and it's done. Looks and plays perfect.
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Re: Fixed a Yamaha DX-7

Post by Elandroth » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:11 am

Can't beat that deal!

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Re: Fixed a Yamaha DX-7

Post by Synthaholic » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:32 am

Nice find, and nice job fixing 'er up! Down the road you can always get some replacement keys, slider caps, etc. on eBay and make it perfect.

Looks like you got a cartridge with it too?

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