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passepassecom
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Need a part for minimoog D

Post by passepassecom » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:16 am

Hi everybody
I'm a new french owner of a Minimoog D synth.
I must change some parts on the keyboard.
Anyone know which is the name of this rubber parts ?

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Where can I find it ?

Thanks a lot for your help !

(I'm desesperate because I've waste a lot of time to search it on Internet...but nothing)

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Re: Need a part for minimoog D

Post by WhinyLittleRunt » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:38 pm

Those are the actuators that pull the contact springs to the buss bars when you press a key. Probably not going to be easy finding them... you might want to try contacting CAE Sound or Syntaur to start... I was working on one a few years ago trying to fix a key issue and lost the rubber trigger dome that sits under the key... I was fortunate to have Kevin Lightner, who has since passed, send me a few of them to save my a$$. The Minimoog Pratt-Read keyboard assembly differs greatly from the standard ones you see on ARPs and SCI units; those rubber parts are not common. I wonder if they changed the type of assembly near the end of production at all? Maybe someone else who has a late-model D would know. The Mini uses spring contacts where the majority of PR assemblies use J-wire contacts.

Either way, good luck.
I like vintage synths....

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Re: Need a part for minimoog D

Post by Broadwave » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:38 am

WhinyLittleRunt wrote:The Minimoog Pratt-Read keyboard assembly differs greatly from the standard ones you see on ARPs and SCI units; those rubber parts are not common.
Either way, good luck.
I've never been able to source these :(

MKI (White Face Odysseys) also use the same assembly - I've fixed a few in the past using 2 or 3mm thick neoprene strips (cut from a sheet), the actuator pin hole was made with a rotary punch and the other end glued onto the main spring block with rubber cement.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Need a part for minimoog D

Post by solar1 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:59 pm

I just registered here. I know its an old thread, but, I do have a small quantity of the actuators.
you may pm me if you wish

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