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Wanted: Yamaha CS10 B10k Slide Pot

Post by bongoben » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:49 pm

Hey guys. I'm newish here but have been on other forums for awhile (i.e. ilovefuzz.com). My Pitch slider on my CS10 I recently picked up is dead and the synth seems to be stuck a half step down. It does change when I move the Pitch wheel, but when the Pitch wheel is at it's resting position it goes back to a half step down. I know this is a long shot but does anybody have a replacement B10k slide pot for this synth?

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Re: Wanted: Yamaha CS10 B10k Slide Pot

Post by madtheory » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:27 pm

Sounds like the CS10 needs to be calibrated, not have the slider replaced. In fact, the slider is so rubbish even when it works, that I wouldn't bother ever replacing it. If you're using it with MIDI-CV, I recommend the Kenton Pro Solo. It will likely have enough range in its settings to scale and tune the synth correctly for you. Well worth fitting a filter CV socket as well, assigned to velocity it really opens up this synth. Plus you'll have proper pitch bend :)

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Re: Wanted: Yamaha CS10 B10k Slide Pot

Post by bongoben » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:31 pm

madtheory wrote:Sounds like the CS10 needs to be calibrated, not have the slider replaced. In fact, the slider is so rubbish even when it works, that I wouldn't bother ever replacing it. If you're using it with MIDI-CV, I recommend the Kenton Pro Solo. It will likely have enough range in its settings to scale and tune the synth correctly for you. Well worth fitting a filter CV socket as well, assigned to velocity it really opens up this synth. Plus you'll have proper pitch bend :)
Interesting. I'm not using my CS01 with MIDI-CV. It's about as stock as you can get. It sounds great as is minus the pitch issue. My other thought was regarding whether I could calibrate the Pitch Bend wheel (if that's possible). So yeah, any way to calibrate this synth in it's stock form?

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Post by madtheory » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:32 pm

Yes, just get the service manual.

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Re: Wanted: Yamaha CS10 B10k Slide Pot

Post by bongoben » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:38 pm

madtheory wrote:Yes, just get the service manual.
And because I skimmed through it the first time too quickly I completely missed that VR3 will adjust the voltage for the pitch. Beautiful. This weekend just became a lot cooler. Thank you! And yes, the sliders on this thing are rubbish but it sounds so good for what it is.

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Re: Wanted: Yamaha CS10 B10k Slide Pot

Post by madtheory » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:26 am

Heh, at one point I had two CS-5, a CS-10 and a CS-01! Ya lovely sound, but very far away from CS80 in terms of control/ playability. MIDI gets you closer IMO. Nice snappy control with filter envelope. CS01 has lovely unique sawtooth, soaring PWM and glissando is lush. Pitch bender has issues though!

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