Archive | May, 2017

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Restoration & Repair Video Series

For my next few videos I’ll be showing the restoration & repair of a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 (revision 3).  While in pretty good cosmetic condition, except for a broken pot, the synth doesn’t work (all LEDs light up, “88” shows on the 7 segment display, and no output or response from any controls).  As […]

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Synthchaser #063 – Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 GliGli CPU Upgrade Install

I show how super simple it is to install the pre-assembled GliGli CPU Upgrade for the Sequential Circuits Prophet 600. Get your very own GliGli CPU upgrade here! Gligli CPU Upgrade for Sequential Circuits Prophet 600  

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Synthchaser #062 – Yamaha DX7 Battery Replacement

I show how to install a replacement battery in a Yamaha DX7 synth. DX7 batteries installed (parts & labor) for $20 + return shipping! Contact me for details. Yamaha DX Series Replacement Battery    

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Synthchaser #061 – ARP Fender Rhodes Chroma Dual Footswitch Pedal Servicing

The pedal is for sale if you are interested, please contact me. It’s not just your vintage synths that need love from time to time, it’s also their accessories. I service a Rhodes Chroma dual footswitch by replacing the damaged plug, cleaning the switches, recapping the switch, and polishing the brass. Result is a pedal […]

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All Oberheim kits back in stock

All the Oberheim OB series power supply and voice board kits are back in stock.  Click the shop menu above and navigate to your synth to view the selection of DIY service kits I have available.

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Synthchaser #059 – Oberheim OB-8 Calibration Procedure & Demo

In the previous video we installed the Synthchaser OB-8 Voice Board Rebuild kit, which replaces the dried up electrolytic capacitors, dodgy trimmer pots and noisy resistors that can prevent an OB-8 from autotuning and sounding consistent from voice to voice. In this video I show you how to perform a full calibration of the OB-8 […]

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Synthchaser #058 – Oberheim OB-8 Voice Board Rebuild

We install the Synthchaser OB-8 Voice Board Rebuild kit, which replaces the dried up electrolytic capacitors, dodgy trimmer pots and noisy resistors that can prevent an OB-8 from autotuning and sounding consistent from voice to voice. Kit used: Oberheim OB-8 Voice Board Rebuild Kit  

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