Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by Kenneth » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:46 pm

thealien666 wrote:Hey Kenneth, you could if you went to this store:

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Alain, looking at these pictures makes me feel dirty. I feel like the moderators should ban you for posting sexually explicit content. :lol:
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by thealien666 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:23 pm

It's like the Playboy Mansion of synths ! :lol:
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by Kevin Lightner » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:26 pm

While not as graphic, I assure you this vintage price list is equally as offensive:

http://www.synthfool.com/prices.jpg
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by thealien666 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:55 pm

Wow Kevin. Do you have any idea what year this is from?
It also looks a bit strange: send us your money and we'll send you a synth...
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by museslave » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:40 pm

Kevin Lightner wrote:While not as graphic, I assure you this vintage price list is equally as offensive:

http://www.synthfool.com/prices.jpg

Well, in golden years between 1999 and 2005, you could get many of those synths for far less!
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by Kevin Lightner » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:41 am

museslave wrote:
Kevin Lightner wrote:While not as graphic, I assure you this vintage price list is equally as offensive:

http://www.synthfool.com/prices.jpg

Well, in golden years between 1999 and 2005, you could get many of those synths for far less!
Not brand new! :)

I'm guessing it's from 1979, but could be wrong.
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by americankiwi » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:03 pm

The production date for the TEAC 3340S was from 1972-1977, so that gives you a time frame of the advert

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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by MC » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:05 am

Closer to 1976-1978. No ARP Quadra or P-5 listed, but Polymoog is in that list which was introduced after 1975.
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by CZ Rider » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:49 pm

I would guess the same year as the thread title, 1977, the year Norlin began making the Minimoog again. (Minimoog 2?)
Here is a similar price list from a 1977 PMI catalog. All the list prices are the same, although the PMI sale prices are much higher.
1977 PMI price list for Moogs,ARP and Oberheim
Those stringers were so expensive back then, and every well rounded keyboardist "needed" one. If you adjust for inflation converting 1977 dollars into 2012, the barigin price of $3195 for that Polymoog equals $12,079. Would you pay 12 grand for a Polymoog? You did if you played back in 1977. Good times we live in now where these synthesizers were never so affordable. The ARP Omni is a killer though, with a price tag of $1795 it sold for more than an Odyssey, and between the Omni and Omni 2, was ARPs best seller. That's $6,786.17 in 2012 dollars.
Here is a CPI inflation calculaton if you want to plug in some other ammounts.
CPI Inflation Calculator
And PMI had the same payment policy, bankers check or money order. That was the norm back in 1977. Credit cards were not as widely accepted. It was a risk dealing with mail order, you got a great discount, but if it broke no service at all. You got what you paid for.

Back to the title of the thread the 1977 Minimoog. I remember the first time I stepped into a music shop and was shown the new Norlin Minimoog. You have to remember, they stopped making Minimoogs back in 1975. That was it, they were done making them. I don't think anyone thought that they would ever make them again, or why they would. There must have been a large demand when the music shops sold out of the remaining stock. I got to play one in the spring of 1978 and found it to be really different from the earlier models. First it looked strange, the wood was thicker, less finished and built different. Then there were those plastic serrated wheels, never seen these before. Did not respond the same as the thinner plexi wheels. But the sound was clearly brighter, almost buzzier sounding. So there must have been some revision changes to the circuits. After all, this was built in 1977, so the 1973 parts on my Mini were not that aged being only 4 years older. These were built in a completly different factory in Cheektowaga. I own both and can't say I prefer one over the other, but I did put the plexi wheels on my 10,XXX series Mini. So there was a Minimoog 2, and looking back, it's kind of amazing that Moog/Norlin was able to pull it off and sell so many. Glad they did not try a Model E and change what was a near perfect combination. They ended up selling another 6000 units, smart move!
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by Kenneth » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:46 pm

It's so bizarre to see that a Crumar (Crummar?) Multiman was more expensive than a Minimoog back then. I paid $250 for mine. Can't imagine spending more than that on something like the Multiman either.
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by museslave » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:19 pm

Kevin Lightner wrote:
museslave wrote:
Kevin Lightner wrote:While not as graphic, I assure you this vintage price list is equally as offensive:

http://www.synthfool.com/prices.jpg

Well, in golden years between 1999 and 2005, you could get many of those synths for far less!
Not brand new! :)
Fair enough! :)
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by Del-Uks » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:19 pm

Kevin Lightner wrote: 7. Check all keys for physical noise (clacking when pressed or quickly released.)
What do you suggest when funny jumping notes happen with some keys ?

On my Model D, this problem only happens sometimes with higher keys... I don't have this issue when I use MIDI-to-CV (Doepfer MCV4 or MP-201).
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by thealien666 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:50 pm

Clean the key contacts (buss bars and coil springs) with isopropyl alcohol. Or have the contacts replaced by Kevin Lightner with his Opto-Key optical contact system, like I did on mine. I'll never, ever have to clean the contacts anymore. :mrgreen:
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by Del-Uks » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:10 am

thealien666 wrote:Clean the key contacts (buss bars and coil springs) with isopropyl alcohol. Or have the contacts replaced by Kevin Lightner with his Opto-Key optical contact system, like I did on mine. I'll never, ever have to clean the contacts anymore. :mrgreen:
Do you have an URL link ?

I'll have to find someone here (Switzerland) able to do the installation though...
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Re: Just bought a MiniMoog Model D 1977

Post by thealien666 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:38 pm

@Del-Uks

I don't usually do this, since I don't like to spam, but since I don't get anything in return and doing this simply because I'm a satisfied customer, here it is:

http://www.minimoogs.com/store/desc/optokey.html
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