J-wires for Oberheim Ob-Xa ?

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J-wires for Oberheim Ob-Xa ?

Post by Cybercardinal » Thu May 12, 2011 11:43 pm

Hi there

Where do I get the cheapest J-wires for the Ob-Xa? I nedd 10-20 pieces.

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Re: J-wires for Oberheim Ob-Xa ?

Post by Cybercardinal » Tue May 24, 2011 3:32 pm

No one knows where to get J-wires for the OB-Xa ?

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Re: J-wires for Oberheim Ob-Xa ?

Post by snod_donkey » Tue May 24, 2011 7:56 pm

They are the same as the Pro - One and Prophet 5 synths so maybe try some Sequential spares

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Re: J-wires for Oberheim Ob-Xa ?

Post by V301H » Wed May 25, 2011 2:00 am

Moog, ARP, Oberheim and some organs also used similar Pratt and Read keyboards throughout the 70's. I got a Pratt-Read keyboard from an old organ off eBay for $10. Here is a tutorial on Pratt-Read repair:

http://obsoletetechnology.wordpress.com ... rd-repair/

Also these might work:
Prophet 5 rev.2, Pro-One, Juno 60, Jupiter 6, Matrix 12, OB8, MS20, Poly 800, CS70M, DX-7, CP35, Casio PX-5S, Hammond C3/M102, Vox Continental/Super Continental, Gibson G101, Farfisa Compact, RMI 300A, Pianet N, Combo Pianet, S770, S760, S50, NS3C

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Re: J-wires for Oberheim Ob-Xa ?

Post by Cybercardinal » Sun May 29, 2011 3:05 pm

I will try and find some Pro-One J-wires instead then.

Thanks for your answers..

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Re: J-wires for Oberheim Ob-Xa ?

Post by EdGs » Sun May 29, 2011 6:54 pm

Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I remember reading somewhere That you can make J-wires using guitar strings, the g string I believe. Not really sure where I read it, it was quite some time ago.

I'm not really sure about forming them, though. If it is possible, it would be fairly cheap, just a few strings of the right gauge would be enough to redo the whole keybed.

Hope this helps.

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