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by moogsaurus
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: New reissue Model D Faulty?
Replies: 7
Views: 3888

Re: New reissue Model D Faulty?

Waza: Wee sisters over in Blackhall, great night out in Edinburgh (Rose street?!) Not tied down to any particular style, doing more folky electropop just now (with lyrics Aarrggghh!) musics fine-just the words?! Now back to the Mini, the old D' uses the Read Pratt system keyboard assembly,very robus...
by moogsaurus
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: New reissue Model D Faulty?
Replies: 7
Views: 3888

Re: New reissue Model D Faulty?

Wazza: Just checked my old '77 mini,does the same mate! The mini essentially runs the circuits to a very high headroom, really heavy phasing as the tuning cycles tear at each other,i've 2 Voyagers,which run at a lower headroom, due to the newer tolerances in the components which means even at full o...
by moogsaurus
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Music UK 90s Minimoog?
Replies: 35
Views: 3967

Re: Moog Music UK 90s Minimoog?

Seemingly the Moog patent had lapsed in the UK. not sure how they successfully revived it?! Surely the American owner of the name would have placed an injunction on the process? But it is fascinating to think of such a revival of an iconic synthesiser so far from its birthplace. Financial grants wer...
by moogsaurus
Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: minimoog filter/vca board
Replies: 4
Views: 2012

Re: minimoog filter/vca board

Anglian Art in England offer a complete Mini filter board (250GBP) on Ebay UK just pop it in! ther'es nothing special on board the original-just standard off the shelf components.working on 2 minis just now S/N 3*** and 9*** different values on the boards-but to the same effect. early one has kenton...
by moogsaurus
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Music UK 90s Minimoog?
Replies: 35
Views: 3967

Re: Moog Music UK 90s Minimoog?

Think I enquired on buying one around 1998?! Only problem was - they wanted the money up front, (1499.00) Sterling - then they would build the Mini? Totally at odds with their boast of shipping a batch for international buyers, as well as fulfilling UK buyers,seems 7 were made,there was a small adve...
by moogsaurus
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: OPUS 3 purchased new in 1981. Now selling, but ISSUES
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: OPUS 3 purchased new in 1981. Now selling, but ISSUES

Thanks for the kind offer,but I'm into the opus "long haul" probably leave it in my will! have all the relevant documentation needed for its/my lifetime! its a great synth-way better than any counterpart (korg delta/omni) which i owned previously.not great monetary value-but a very useful ...
by moogsaurus
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: OPUS 3 purchased new in 1981. Now selling, but ISSUES
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: OPUS 3 purchased new in 1981. Now selling, but ISSUES

Highlt unlikely its the sliders! you mentioned that there is a fixed cyclical pattern sounding when the MOD is supposed to be working-i'd say its still component failure,worst thing to do with synths is not using them for long periods. Just turning them on after a long time down can cause breakdown ...
by moogsaurus
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: OPUS 3 purchased new in 1981. Now selling, but ISSUES
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: OPUS 3 purchased new in 1981. Now selling, but ISSUES

check U8 (3080) controls MOD rate on top slider board,also U7B Lm358 which is a dual function chip which also controls mod capabilities and last transistor Q1. These are all soldered in place,so put in a socket (for the IC's and solder in a 2N3904 for Q1. Unfortunately you'll need a signal tracer to...
by moogsaurus
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: New product to replace LP?
Replies: 35
Views: 2855

Re: New product to replace LP?

Maybe a moog bass guitar,somewhere along the lines of the paul vo 6 string? dont think they'll bring out a poly just yet ,but when they inevitably do, it'll sell!
by moogsaurus
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Opus 3 Question
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Moog Opus 3 Question

John Price of Kenton Electronics did offer an expensive MIDI kit for the Opus 3
way back in the late 90's,they're well made kits,whether they're still available..dont know?
by moogsaurus
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: The latest Ebay rips...
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: The latest Ebay rips...

Actually I had a CDX organ/synth for restoration maybe 7 years ago,the Satellite was pretty weedy (12db filter?)-however using the coupling function,the moog was layered onto the organ,pretty damn good "dual VCOish"effect! Quite etheral in fact, now wheres my altar boy outfit?!
by moogsaurus
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: museum of synthesizer tehnology
Replies: 14
Views: 4486

Re: museum of synthesizer tehnology

Another problem Martin faced was instrument failures,which were quite common, repair costs/transportation/insurance just whittled away at his profits,but he sold off some great memorabilia (stickers,manuals,schematics,) I bought the video,2 museum catalogues and a cool Moog brass belt badge! but loc...
by moogsaurus
Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Voyager keyboard - how good is it?
Replies: 29
Views: 2269

Re: Voyager keyboard - how good is it?

The 2 Voyager select series I own both have the Italian Fatar keyboard fitted, great response, pressure works neat, velocity does what it does. Dont rely too much on the presets -90% are crap,dive in and program the thing-very rewarding, I've programmed in a whole sound set, it does sing - only grip...
by moogsaurus
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moms yard sale Moog Source find and mystery mod....
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Moms yard sale Moog Source find and mystery mod....

OK,but check there's 10V getting to the digital board,the AM6012 is a pretty commn chip,Wine Country Productions sell them,but Little Diode on Ebay do them cheaper,maybe pay $25? or if you know somebody with an old prophet 2000/2002 series sampler whip one from the boards (10 inside) the analogue bo...
by moogsaurus
Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moms yard sale Moog Source find and mystery mod....
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Moms yard sale Moog Source find and mystery mod....

Check +15V trim R14, -15V at R4, Check Q1 at emitter, set for 10V, loosen the keyboard from the frame and check the 6012 DAC probe on pin 1,if needed set R60 for 0V and R62 for 10V V. generally on the front the LFO LED should be flashing-if not and its lit solid,generally means a DAC/digital board f...