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Synthchaser #073 – ARP 2600 Tonus Logo Repair – Sliders & Connectors

The greatest synth ever, the ARP 2600, is beating the heat in the Synthchaser workshop and getting a little love and minor TLC. I replace a broken slider and identify and replace some bad connectors that were causing the keyboard control voltage to glitch or be dropped.    

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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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Synthchaser #055 – ARP Pro/DGX Mk I (Pro Soloist III) Repair – Infinitely sustaining notes

I repair an ARP Pro/DGX Mk I with a bad slider and certain voices that sustain indefinitely.  And experiment with video editing and speeding up the video so you can see me solder!

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Synthchaser #054 – ARP Omni 2 Disassembly

I show how to disassemble an ARP Omni 2 and remove all the circuit boards and the power supply.  You can send your boards to me for recapping, service or repair so you can have an expert repair your synth without having to ship the whole heavy thing!  

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Synthchaser #053 – ARP Omni 2 Demonstration

In this video, I give a demonstration to show the features and sounds of the ARP Omni 2 polyphonic analog synthesizer.  

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Synthchaser #052 – ARP Omni 2 Troubleshooting & Repair – Dead Voices

In this video I repair a broken ARP Omni 2 where 2 of the 8 voices were broken (Violin and 4′ Synthesizer). I show how the synthesizer works and where common problems are that can cause dead voices and dead ranges of keys. We track down the problems on this keyboard with the oscilloscope and […]

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Synthchaser #051- ARP Solina String Ensemble Power Supply Explanation & Rebuild

In this video I rebuild the power supply of a working ARP String Ensemble, explain how the power supply works (with math!) and why it’s so important that this be done on these instruments.

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Synthchaser #050 – ARP 2600 Grey Meanie Troubleshooting & Power Supply Rebuild

I begin the restoration of a very rare (one of ~35 made) ARP 2600 Grey Meanie. I bought this ARP totally dead and intend to do a full restoration of it before I sell it. Its previous owner thought the power supply was broken, so we check it out and locate the real problem. But, […]

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Synthchaser #048 – Tim’s ARP Omni 2 Restoration & Repair

I restore Tim’s broken ARP Omni 2, rebuilding the power supply, replacing all the polarized capacitors, enhancing the filter, adding my LED sliders, and refurbishing the keybed.  

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Yet Another ARP Omni 2 Repair Video

Jeff had done a great job of recapping and replacing ICs in his ARP Omni 2, his soldering skills looked like a pro, but there were a few persistent issues that I fix in this video.  The Violin, Cello, 4′ Synthesizer, and 8′ Synthesizer Bass voices weren’t working, and the release for the string was […]

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