what are the pitfalls of owming a memorymoog?

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what are the pitfalls of owming a memorymoog?

Post by ummagumma » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:42 pm

if you own a memorymoog, what are the problems you run into?

and are any of them cost-prohibitive?

or based on parts that are out of production/impossible to find replacements for?

thx!

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Re: what are the pitfalls of owming a memorymoog?

Post by MC » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:35 pm

"Cost prohibitive" is a matter of perspective.

While they can be expensive to maintain, they can sound GREAT. You have to decide if the price of admission is worth it.

They CAN be overhauled to be very stable and stay in tune, but it is a lot of work. Not recommended for the novice DIYer.

As long as you don't neglect the thing, the parts will last. Especially the CEM chips.

This page pretty much says it all:

http://www.analoguediehard.com/studio/k ... index.html
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Re: what are the pitfalls of owming a memorymoog?

Post by ummagumma » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:36 pm

wow, that is a very thorough page full of information, thanks for the link MC!!

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