Tag Archive | Power supply

Casio DG-20, power supply

Guess what I bought last weekend.. :D

The instrument Darth Vader would use if he was into playing..

Yes, it’s the silly looking (and ridiculously overweight) guitar synth straight from the 80s, made famous by Flight of the Conchords.. the Casio DG-20! You probably now know what to expect to be reading in this blog over the coming weeks.. ;)

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Not much happening on the DIY front for quite a while, but now I can haz a model 2800 whiteface Arp Odyssey \:D/ Yay!

What a classic synth, I have no doubts that this will swiftly become my precioussssss-sssss. Downside, it’s going to need a whole bunch of repairs. Keyboard bushings, sliders, damaged components, you name it. Probably every bit you could expect to be broken in a synth that’s +30 years old.

So repairs it shall be then. To get started somewhere, I gave the internals a quick glance to map out the most “obvious bits”. Someone had been servicing (or “servicing”?) the synth previously to say the least; there were some extra components added to the solder side of boards A and B and the power supply cable had been swapped.

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