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Minimoog weirdness

Post by EmptySet » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:58 am

What might make a Minimoog do this? At beginning of troubleshooting stage.


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Re: Minimoog weirdness

Post by Broadwave » Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:35 am

The contact springs and bus-bars under the keybed need cleaning. The springs may also need re-aligning, but be very careful as they're fragile and it's difficult to find replacements :geek: ;)

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Re: Minimoog weirdness

Post by elsongs » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:01 am

EmptySet wrote:What might make a Minimoog do this? At beginning of troubleshooting stage.

If it's an original Model-D, turn it upside down (making sure the top panel and keys rest on a layer of blankets/towels or pillows) and remove the 8 screws on the bottom plate. Lift off bottom plate. You will see the key contact bars. Spray it with a plastic/rubber safe contact cleaner spray (like Deox-It) with a couple passes (using a narrow straw nozzle). You might want to depress the keys to ensure the contact cleaner gets on the contacts. You can do another pass with the cleaner if you want. Then screw back on the bottom plate, flip the Minimoog right-side up and depress all the keys repeatedly. The pitch glitch should be gone now.

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Re: Minimoog weirdness

Post by EmptySet » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:55 pm

thanks a lot for the suggestions and information. i knew VS folks would know what this was. i'll report back after we get a chance to try this.

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