[sdiy] Keyboard in ob3/viscount D9

Travis Thatcher recompas at gmail.com
Mon May 12 16:36:20 CEST 2014

It does indeed appear to be a Fatar TP/9S  I emailed Syntaur and
hopefully that'll work out, or if anyone on the list has the
appropriate keys for that keybed and would be willing to sell some,
please let me know!


On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 4:29 AM, Nantonos <nantonos at epona.net> wrote:
> Hello Travis,
> Monday, May 12, 2014, 12:30:31 AM, you wrote:
>> I've got a Viscount D9 w some missing teeth. Trying to figure  out
>> what type of keyboard it has in it. I've seen these types of keys
>> before but can't recall the make and can't find anything on the pcb.
>> Any help would be great!
>> Image of keys:
>> http://recompas.com/keys.jpg
>  The circular cutout for the springs with a rectangular slot in front,
>  the moulded key identifiers at the rear, and the two moulded
>  projections (one longer than the other) to actuate the pair of rubber
>  press switches (to give velocity) all look like a Fatar keyboard.
>  http://www.fatar.com/pages/Intro_production.htm
>  The photo does not show the profile at the end of the key. They make
>  diving-board like "synth" keybeds, and rounded/blunted "organ" ones
>  and "piano" style.
>   Also, if you look underneath the key you will be able to see if there
>  is a rectangular weight glued inside each one, near the end furthest
>  from the springs.
>  Fatar don't sell direct to the public. However their keybeds and
>  possibly smaller parts like individual keysmay be available through
>  resellers. Doepfer sell (some) Fatar keybeds as spare parts.
>  If you look through their site, there are small photos of each
>  current model. Also, more info hidden behind a password. However, the
>  "photos high resolution" despite being in the password section, in
>  not in fact password protected.
>  Maybe this one?
> http://www.fatar.com/FOTO%20HIGH/TP_9S.jpg
> http://www.fatar.com/pages/High%20Res/TP_9S_hi.html
> --
> Best regards,
>  Nantonos                            mailto:nantonos at epona.net


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