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Elby Designs ASM Wizard

On the workbench at the moment is an Elby Designs ASM Wizard. This is a DIY semi-modular based around the ASM2 synth. To say it’s big is an understatement. The machine is currently not working 100% and the synth board has been checked out by Elby Designs themselves. So the only thing that could be wrong with it is the wiring loom. I’ve already corrected a few errors in the wiring but more remain. As you can see from rear picture, this is quite a job to troubleshoot.

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06 2010

ARP Odyssey Mark III

On the workbench this time is an Arp Odyssey Mark III. This one had some serious keyboard problems, stuck keys and intermittent notes. The problem stemmed from old and bent J-Wires. Like many of the other old Arps (as well as many vintage keyboards) This machine has a pratt and reed keyboard. Instead of trying to bend back the old J-Wires we opted to make a new set and replace them all. After completion it’s almost like having a new keyboard on there.

If you have a pratt and reed based keyboard that’s exhibiting these symptoms drop us a line and we can certainly take care of it for you.

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06 2010

Sequential Circuits Pro One

On the workbench this time is a Sequential Circuits Pro One. This unit belongs to a famous Swedish musician that’s been in the studio here at Analog Sweden for the past three days. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to mention his name so I won’t.

Anyway the machine had several problems ranging from tuning, crackly potentiometers and keyboard problems. I gave the machine a complete overhaul and now it’s in great shape once again. Quite a bit of work but well worth it for a machine of this calibre.

Instead of using the now hard to obtain rubber bushings we replaced them with our own method using custom cut felt. This works well for all pratt and reed style keyboards, so if you have one that is failing drop us a line. We can also fix and repair faulty J-wires on these keyboards.

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05 2010

Sequential Circuits Prophet 5

On the workbench this week is a revision 3 Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. These are still highly revered machines and definately amongst the sought after classic analogs. This unit came in for power supply recapping, it was also very much out of tune. After the recapping it was given a full calibration and tuning back to factory settings. Sure there’s still a little drift in the tuning but that’s to be expected with an old machine. It now sounds as lush as it did when it first left the factory all those years ago, a true classic.

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05 2010

New Items for sale – Roland system 100 101 keyboard and SE-1x NOS

Here’s a couple of new items that we have for sale

check the for sale link above for prices

15

04 2010

Yamaha CS70M Retro Fit

If you’ve been following the blog over the last months you’ll know that we organised a group buy of Kenton Retro Fits for the CS70. These had been long out of production but Kenton told us that if we had enough orders they would make a new design exclusively for us. So here it is, the fruits of our labour, a new Kenton retro kit fitted and working on a clients CS70M.

12

04 2010

Roland TR-606 [SOLD] Korg Poly 800 [SOLD]

A couple more items we have for sale, this time a recently refurbished Roland TR-606 and a Korg Poly 800. Click here to go direct to the For Sale page.

Update: Everything sold!

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02 2010

A few items for sale

In the near future we will open a web shop, but to get things rolling here’s a quick demonstration of a few items we are selling, you can find prices (along with some other pieces we have for sale) by following the “for sale” link at the top of this page.

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02 2010


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