Left hand controller wheels

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Moogmannen
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Left hand controller wheels

Post by Moogmannen » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:28 pm

I bought a Minimoog from March 1972 earlier this year.
Its more of a restoration project, the poor synth has seen a lot of abuse.

The pitch and mod wheels are missing. The metal-plate and electronics are there, but not the wheels.
After a bit of research and looking at pictures of other Minis from the same period, I found out that this one probably had the clear acrylic wheels, not the white ones.

I cant seem to find replacements for these anywhere. I am doing a complete restore of this synth, including replacing the controll panel, new wood cabinet, etc. I would be great to have historically correct wheels to.
Does anyone make these, or does anybody have an idea where to ask?

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ummagumma
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Re: Left hand controller wheels

Post by ummagumma » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:39 pm

I bet those are basically extinct....I'd be inclined to just buy new ones, from Moog.

The wheels in the Matriarch & Grandmother appear identical to the original Model D, and reissue, as far as I can see

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Re: Left hand controller wheels

Post by Moogmannen » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:18 pm

The wheels for those synths looks to be identical to the later style Minimoog, but this one used the clear acrylic wheels that were only used for a short period. I have another one from 73 that has the plain white wheels. I think the latest style came in the late 70's.
Im looking for someone who can make replicas of these.

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