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Future Retro Revolution SN FREV0205

via this auction

Pic of the inside front panel.

"Original Future Retro Revolution with original Power Supply, Manual, Packaging and Box. The box and unit are numbered #205. New battery installed. Age appropriate ware."

Sequential Circuits Poly Sequencer Model 1005 for Prophet 5 Synthesizer Rev 3

via this auction

Some pics of the inside below.

"Sequential Circuits Polyphonic Sequencer Model 1005 in very good cosmetic condition but not completely functional. Sequencer functions normally if recording and playing back sequences from it's internal memory. Braemar tape drive is defective so drive will need repaired or replaced to save, playback and store to and from tape. A new Braemar tape

Stereoping DW8000 Synth Controller Minus Case

via this auction

Trip seeing it without the case and just the circuit board. Check out the knobs.

Synthchaser #095 - Oberheim OB-Xa Keybed Switch Matrix Repair

Published on Feb 20, 2018 Synth Chaser

"In this video we track down a problem that's causing a range of keys to be dead on this Oberheim OB-Xa. I explain what a switch matrix is and how it's used by synthesizers to scan the keybed--this is still the way things are done today! And we use our new knowledge of switch matrixes to repair the OB-Xa.

Parts, service and

Synthchaser #094 - Roland MC-8 MicroComposer Vintage Sequencer Repair

Published on Feb 13, 2018 Synth Chaser

"I couldn't pass up the opportunity to repair this rare and interesting early sequencer made by Roland. Very few of them were made and even fewer still exist today. But there's no service manual or schematics!

So we have a look around inside and see what makes it tick, and I show you an approach I use for tracking down problems I don't know I'm looking

Swinging open an Oberheim OB-X voice tray

Published on Feb 12, 2018 Synthead

Note you have to be careful the hinges are aligned properly. They are screwed in and can be misaligned resulting in damage to them when you to lift the panel.

Synthchaser #093 - Sequential Circuits Piano Forte - Prophet 5 of Electric Pianos?

Published on Feb 7, 2018 Synth Chaser

"We see what the Sequential Circuits Piano Forte / Siel PX electric piano has to offer and see if it's worthy of the Sequential Circuits name. We also peek around inside and see how it works.

Parts, service and synthesizers available on my website."

Lalaland Synth Shop Reykjavik Iceland

Published on Feb 7, 2018 Synth Expert

"Icelandic electronic music producer Arnar Adalsteinsson gives us a tour of the rare gear in his synth repair and mod shop, Lalaland, located in the Reykjavik harbor."

Featured: Korg Delta, Jen SX1000, Jen SX2000, Sequential Circuits Pro-One with custom Prophet style knobs, Mini Meanie TTSH Arp 2600 clone, Yamaha CS30, Moog Memorymoog, Arp Axxe, Clef B30

Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 refurbished/modded

Some pics of the inside. This one is in via John Ryan, via this auction


Cleaned all pots/switches
No notorious black gunk on the board (this was a problem with these)
Replaced every electrolytic capacitor with new ones
Replaced all the faders with brand new ones

Changed it so Oscilator 2 pitch change now goes up/down a little more than an octave
Added 1/4 inch output

Treat Yourself :)