Archive | September, 2017

Synthchaser #080 & 081 – ARP Odyssey Restoration & Repair

First, we restore a dead ARP Odyssey. Not the new Korg one, a real vintage, 1973 Mk 1 Model 2800 Whiteface ARP Odyssey. We change the ICs, capacitors, sliders, repair a dead oscillator and a damaged power supply. This Odyssey gets the full Synthchaser spa treatment! Then, we use that ARP Odyssey as a test […]

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Synthchaser #079 – Oberheim OB-8 Dead & Intermittent Key Repair

Most OB-8’s use a different style of keybed than found on other OB’s. These keybeds often have problems with dead or intermittent key contacts. In this video I show you how to access the key contacts, and how to repair them for reliable long-term operation. This OB-8 is for sale: Oberheim OB-8 Analog Synthesizer Keyboard […]

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Synthchaser #078 – Oberheim OB-8 Voice Board Repair

A customer sent a broken OB-8 voice board in for repair. We locate and repair a damaged trace, replace an incorrect capacitor and test it out in one of my OB-8’s.  

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