Brand New Slim Phatty with bent or bowed front panel

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Oscillate
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Brand New Slim Phatty with bent or bowed front panel

Post by Oscillate » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:21 pm

I received a brand new Slim Phatty November 4,2015 and a few days later I noticed a bend or bow in the front panel.The bow is between the two center fasteners on the top and bottom of the panel where the oscillator pot is located.There is about 1/16" gap at the peak of the bow.The rest of the seam fits together so tight you can't stick a piece of paper between it.The synthesizer functions perfect and sounds amazing but I was wondering if this is normal.I have looked at several photos online and have not noticed a bend or bow in any other slim phatty.My main concern is that there are stresses or pressure on the components in that area which could cause premature failure.

Bowing at top
Bowing at bottom

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Stuka
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Re: Brand New Slim Phatty with bent or bowed front panel

Post by Stuka » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:04 pm

"Probably" not enough to cause any problems with the Phatty ~

That said, I would take it up with the dealer ASAP, just to be on the safe side...
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