Posts Tagged ‘SH-101’

Roland SH-101 Repairs

A customer brought in a rather sick Roland SH-101. Apparently it had been dropped by a roadie. It had suffered a broken pitch-bender and several of the rotary potentiometers had been destroyed. It also had a strange issue with “weirdness” (as described by the client) . I was able to source the potentiometers but not the pitch-bend unit, so I had to come up with a temporary solution. The fix involved guitar strings, the long story short is that the string acted as a way of fastening the unit back together. It actually works very well, I’m not sure how long it will hold up under duress, but hopefully long enough until I can source a replacement unit. Seems like they are almost impossible to get these days.

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09 2009

A Snappy title brings it…

Brings what? Well we’ve been on holiday here and I’m sitting here trying to come up with a snappy title to this post. Oh well this one will have to do. So anyway, before the holidays much work had been done which wasn’t written about. First off we pretty much finished off the rebuild of the studio, there’s still a few little things to do, but that’s just details. We’ll get some pictures of the new layout up soon. Some of the jobs I worked on before the holidays included fitting a midi expansion kit to a JX3P. The kit enables the client to use the programmer and midi-in at the same time (which wasn’t possible with the stock configuration). It also converts the programmer output to midi cc’s. Another job was replacing the tact switches on the TB-303, a relatively simple one by normal standards. And finally i’ve been working on some client machines, which include an Oberheim OBX-A, Korg Polysix and a Roland SH-101.


08 2009