[sdiy] What do I do with this thing?
Ivan.Schwartz at mackie.com
Thu Jun 27 21:16:40 CEST 2002
This is a Cordovox organ which had a Moog Satellite synthesizer built into it. I remember seeing one of these when I was in high school and it was VERY cool for the time. Built in phaser and such too.
Search Yahoo using the words "Cordovox Moog" and you should get a lot of info on it.
> From: Joe Ramstrom
> Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:02 AM
> To: synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> Subject: [sdiy] What do I do with this thing?
> Hello all,
> I've been lurking for awhile and am now facing a question for which
> I need the list's expertise. I found a Moog at a second hand music
> shop. It is marked as a CDX-0-652. Check out some pics of it at
> www.joeramstrom.com <http://www.joeramstrom.com> Sorry it is my home
> connection and I pulled the pics right of the camera so please be
> patient. The story I got from the sales guy is that this organ sat in a
> garage for several years. Also a family of mice moved in for some of
> that time. They chewed on many of the wires, some of the caps, and
> defecated generally everywhere. I've gotten most of the foul stuff out
> but the physical damage remains. I have NEVER plugged this in. I am
> sure that I would only do damage considering the state it is in.
> I am a Beg-Med talent electronics hobbyist. I can follow schematics
> and build things that work but I would be greatly challenged to design
> new circuits and have a clue about what I was actually creating.
> So the question is what should I do? Restore it and use it as the
> single instrument it was meant to be? How hard would that be to find
> replacements on these chips if they are bad? Or do I part it out into
> modules in a modular? Again how would I make each of it's pieces into
> modules? Or is it all a big headache that I should just pass on? I am
> not currently planning on selling the organ, I would like to do
> something with it.
> Thank you all,
> Joe Ramstrom
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