Minimoog reissue pitch wheel, broken?

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john64
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Minimoog reissue pitch wheel, broken?

Post by john64 » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:48 pm

Hi,

I just received a Minimoog reissue that I bought second hand and I noticed that the pitch wheel seems to be in 2 pieces, was it broken and glued or that’s how it should be?

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Re: Minimoog reissue pitch wheel, broken?

Post by ummagumma » Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:26 pm

stress from the screw that holds it onto the pot below, very common on vintage as well as resissues

I pulled mine apart & dribbled some krazy glue into the crack: carefully put it back, not overtightening the screw

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Re: Minimoog reissue pitch wheel, broken?

Post by john64 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:59 pm

Thanks for the info ummagumma

I was afraid that it was indeed broken. The sad part is the seller didn’t even tell me about that issue. Oh well, I guess I’ll keep it that way while I try to find a replacement part.

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Re: Minimoog reissue pitch wheel, broken?

Post by drxcm » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:54 am

Bummer,

Honestly I prob wouldn’t have noticed that if it were on mine unless the wheel was behaving oddly.

Looks very inconspicuous

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Re: Minimoog reissue pitch wheel, broken?

Post by ummagumma » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:25 pm

You need to be careful tightening the screw, otherwise it cracks the wheel & will not stay put on the potentiometer: spins

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