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Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by sandwich » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:20 pm

Hi all,

Just a quick question for the electrical experts on here,

I've heard that its best to put some fader lube onto pots and sliders after they have been cleaned. Someone recommended Deoxit Fader lube but there seems to be different types of it.

Could someone advise which is the correct one, and do I apply directly to the track in the pots/sliders?

Just to clarify: I have already cleaned the pots and sliders with isopropyl, now I just want them to slide smoothly. ;)

Thanks in advance
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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by tomorrowstops » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:00 pm

I recently used petroleum jelly, injected with a syringe, on my Opus 3 sliders. Works awesome!

I also tried the Deoxit Fader Lube Spray (green label F5?). Didn't do a damn thing.

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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by rhino » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:16 pm

Caig Fader grease is what I use: much thicker than the fader lube.
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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by dstrength » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:12 pm

Second the Deoxit Fader Grease. I didn't have an angled syringe...so I just used the front of a bent zip tie to scoop it up and slide it in, a little at a time. Works ok. The Grease is very good though.

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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by ryryoftokyo » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:23 pm

All this talk of lube, sliding, and injections :shock:
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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by sandwich » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:59 am

Thanks guys but is the grease one not a bit much for synth pots and sliders?

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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by EmptySet » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:41 pm

I may be mistaken, but I believe it really depends on *which* sliders your putting lube on. Some of them are a bad idea to lube the traditional way, while others are just fine. Which synth is it?

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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by sandwich » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:38 pm

It's the pots in a Moog Prodigy, SCI Pro One and Juno-6.

I've already cleaned the Juno and Prodigy and they sound really great now, the crackles went and the floor noise massively reduced, in fact completely gone on the Prodigy!! The only thing is that they seem a little stiff so that's when I found out about lube. I'm just not sure which is the correct one?

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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by cgren72 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:15 pm

ryryoftokyo wrote:All this talk of lube, sliding, and injections :shock:
Yeah it is starting to sound like a muffwigglers thread :lol:

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Re: Fader Lube for Pots and Sliders

Post by sandwich » Fri May 30, 2014 9:30 am

Hi Guys,

Could anyone just clarify before I purchase, the synth pots I would like to lubricate are SCI Pro One, Moog Prodigy, Roland Juno-6 and a Roland SH-09. Would the DeOxit Fader Grease be fine with these?

I've already cleaned the Prodigy and Juno and they actually sound wonderful for it, but I just want the smoother fader action as they do feel a bit stiff.

Many thanks ;-)

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