Minimoog Squirrelly Keys!

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Minimoog Squirrelly Keys!

Post by mattjhuber » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:07 am

Hey all! So I just replaced the key bushing on an old Minimoog, and after putting it all back together, many of the keys are jumping all over the place pitch-wise. Here is a video of the issue:

I checked the buss bar and the pitch bar, and I don't see any random erroneous contacts...but other than that, I'm a bit stumped. Any guidance / ideas would be tremendously helpful!


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Post by nadafarms » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:25 am

The guy who makes the opto key midi told me that just changing the bushings isn't enough, the design itself will eventually always have problems. I just lived with the squirrel in the machine...

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Post by LNerell » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:35 am

J wires on the keyboard are dirty, I had that all the time back when I had a minimoog. The J wires get worn down and tend to tarnish and loose connection. Cleaning them will fix the issue for a while, but replacing them is the real fix.

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