Minimoog Model D Sticky Key

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Minimoog Model D Sticky Key

Post by Gabrielle57 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:09 am

I've got a minimoog model D and was wandering if anyone could help me with a problem.
Basically it's a sticky key issue. Sometimes I will have to lift it up a bit just to be able to play higher notes.
Is there a simple fix for this that could be done without a technician?


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Re: Minimoog Model D Sticky Key

Post by Markyboard » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:57 am

Unfortunately it will require at minimum removing the bottom cover and probably the individual faulty key as well. It could be as simple as re-seating that key but it could also be a bad spring, the underside of the key cap itself, a broken key actuator etc. It could also be the rubber/nylon key bushing is not seated correctly (can't remember if Fatar keybeds use them or not).

It's easy to diagnose and repair once the key is removed but depending on your technical comfort level, risk tolerance, warranty status etc. you might just want to have a pro look at it (or send it to Moog). Maybe as a start give Moog tech service a call. Good luck.

Edit: Btw this is the reissue Model D?

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