Repairing another customer’s ARP Pro Soloist. This one had very few patches working when it came in due to bad switches and a faulty VCA. Also engaging the Wow touch sensor effect would short circuit the keyboard and cause there to be no output at all.
No, not repairing 4 ARP 2600s, making 4 repairs to the same ARP 2600… In this video we bring life back to an ARP 2600 with 2 dead oscillators, dead sample and hold, and dead left speaker.
A customer sent in his Pro Soloist for repair because the touch sensor effects weren’t working and some presets sustained indefinitely after releasing the key. I also noticed several of the presets were dead. So we dive in and get this all fixed so he can get back to making awesome music with it.
Wrapping up the restoration of yet another dead ARP Omni 2, I hook everything up for testing & calibration, but there’s no output. Together we use some simple logic to figure out what’s wrong and fix the synthesizer!
I was working on an ARP Omni 2 and came across a really bad soldering job. Someone had replaced the gating capacitors, but all of their solder joints were “cold solder joints”. What’s a cold solder joint? Well, first let me explain what a good solder joint is. With a good solder joint, both the […]
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 […]
In wrapping up the restoration of an ARP Omni 2, I noticed the sound was ever so slightly off. Together we track down the problem and repair the culprit delay line on the phaser board of the synthesizer. Shows the importance of replacing all of those tantalum capacitors with my kit: ARP Omni 2 Capacitor […]
I was restoring an ARP Omni 2 and one of the leather sides was damaged, as they often are, so I made some replacement side panels from hardwood. In this video I pop them on we see what it looks like when it’s done. My video camera is lousy, and doesn’t do the wood justice, […]
I troubleshoot and repair a couple of problems with this ARP Omni 2. First the lower bass voice is dead. Second, a weird problem with the low note priority circuitry of the bass notes is seemingly allowing more than 1 bass note through at a time.
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.