deastman wrote:Mushy Mushy wrote:Can anybody confirm the acetone trick works?
I have one that has the dreaded voice issue (as expected). Rumour has it you dip the chips in acetone and they're good to go again
I have a friend who repairs synths and sells parts for them. He does sell replacement voice chips:
He's revived quite a few old voice chips with the acetone trick. I had him work on my Juno-106, which had two bad chips. He was able to revive one of them, but the other one was totally dead and had to be replaced. So yeah, its a bit hit or miss.
Doug's a good guy. I just want to reiterate, however, that it's non-trivial to remove them if you don't know what you're doing. I highly suggest that you find a tech who knows analog synths. I'd look for a recommendation for someone close to you.
In my experience, most music shops are really hit or miss. They contract out the work and since it's a bit of a tough business, they have a lot of turnover and you may not be able to talk to the actual tech who's going to do the work.