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Amps

Ampeg
  SVT Classic Shuts Off
  SVT-VR Won't Balance
Fender
  DeVille Input Jack
  Mini-Twin Conversion
  Princeton 5F2-A ReCap
  Super Twin Inspection
Kay
  703-C Filter Caps
Marshall
  DSL100 Choke & Bleed
Peavey
  6505+ Tube Filaments
  Classic-30 Repair
Selmer
  Little Giant Mk 3
Vox
  Valvetronix AD50VT

Keyboards

Akai
  MPC2000XL Jog Wheel
Farfisa
  Mini Compact Dividers
Korg
  01/W Keybed Removal
  Karma Key Contacts
  M1 Worn-Out Buttons
  Poly-61 Envelopes
  Triton Disassembly
  Triton Worn-out Buttons
  X3 Worn-out Buttons
  X3 Floppy Drive
  Keys & Contacts:
    M1, 01W, triton, i30 ...

M-Audio
  KeyStation USB Jack
Moog
  Micromoog Repair
  Minimoog Bushings
  Prodigy Key Contacts
  Rogue Power Jack
Roland
  D-50 Key Contacts
Sequential Circuits
  Pro-One Key Contacts
Yamaha
  MOTIF6,7 Disassembly
  MOTIF Worn-out Buttons
  Keys & Contacts:
    motif, es, DX7, sy85 ...

Technique

  Installing IC Sockets
  Soldering Phone Plugs

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Musical Instrument Repair

• Tube and solid state amplifiers
• Electric guitar and bass
• Digital keyboards
• Analog synthesizers
• Vintage electric pianos
• Pedal effects

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  Featured Repair Stories...

Minimoog Key Bushings

Key bushings dry out and crumble over time, causing mechanical noise and poor keyboard action.  This story fixes that.

Minimoog Synthesizer New Bushings

Korg Triton Buttons

How to replace worn-out tactile switches in a Korg Triton workstation.

Korg Triton-pro Tactile Switches

Ampeg SVT Classic

This SVT-CL bass amp would shut down quickly after turning it on.  What was the fault?

Ampeg SVT Classic Back in Action

Fender Hot Rod DeVille

How to remove & replace a broken input jack on many Fender 1988 to 1999 guitar amps.

Fender HotRod DeVille 4-Pin Input Jack

Farfisa Mini-Compact Repair

This vintage compact organ had problems with the circuits that divide down the top octave into the lower octaves.

Farfisa Mini-Compact Troubleshooting the Dividers

Marshall JCM2000 DSL100

We change the output transformer and add a filter choke to this Marshall DSL100.

DSL100 Treble-Bleed Cap DSL100 Output Transformer

Micromoog Repair

This little monophonic synth, made between 1975 & 1979, has a really fat, patented sound and is sturdy and easy to use.

Micromoog Synth Restoration Underway

Korg X3

How to remove & replace the old floppy-disk drive belt that keeps the X3 drive from being "ready".

Korg X3 Floppy Drive Belt

Peavey 6505+ Guitar Amp

A fried interconnect prevented the output tube filaments from heating up.  The 5150 has had the same problem.

Peavey 6505+ Shorted Header and Pins

Yamaha MOTIF

How to replace worn-out tactile switches in a Yamaha MOTIF keyboard.

Yamaha MOTIF Replacing the MOTIF buttons
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