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Cleaning Nord Lead 1 Keyboard

S950
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2 posts since 10 Feb, 2017

Postby S950; Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:29 pm Cleaning Nord Lead 1 Keyboard

Hi,

I just laid hands on a Nord Lead 1. Seems perfectly functional other than grimey keys, especially in the corners and sides.

Whats the best way to give this a proper scrub?

Thanks,
BertKoor
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Postby BertKoor; Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:44 am Re: Cleaning Nord Lead 1 Keyboard

Damp cloth with mild soapy solution you'd use for anything in the house. Washing-up liquid (dilated in water as usual) also works wonders on finger grease.

Just don't soak it wet (damp cloth only)
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Postby xoxos; Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:08 am Re: Cleaning Nord Lead 1 Keyboard

you can gently dismantle the key bed and soak the lot of them in a bucket. the key contacts (under the gray rubber strip) clean with alcohol if you get an eyelash or something on the contact, if that ever needs cleaning. logistics of keyboard = keep track of the special keys that go on the ends..
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thecontrolcentre
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Postby thecontrolcentre; Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:19 am Re: Cleaning Nord Lead 1 Keyboard

Warm soapy water & a damp cloth. Household detergent (washing up liquid) will be fine.
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Hooj
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350 posts since 23 Aug, 2012, from Way Out West

Postby Hooj; Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:24 pm Re: Cleaning Nord Lead 1 Keyboard

60 grit sandpaper and acetone
S950
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Postby S950; Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:50 pm Re: Cleaning Nord Lead 1 Keyboard

Hooj wrote:60 grit sandpaper and acetone


The only ace tone on this synth is the sound. Thanks.

I'll try to get the chassis off as xosos suggested and drop the keybed in a mild cleaner to get the grit off the sides of the keys.

Contacts seem fine for the time being!

Love this synth so far.

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