[sdiy] ARP Axxe sliders set

francesco mulassano francesco.mulassano at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 00:13:38 CEST 2021


the gmusynth solution seems very interesting also for the price.

Il giorno gio 8 apr 2021 alle ore 16:33 Michael E Caloroso <
mec.forumreader at gmail.com> ha scritto:

> Best new replacements are Bourns PTL slidepots with adapter boards
> from gmusynth.com
>
> You want 45mm length 15mm shaft slidepots.
>
> Forget rebuilding originals.  Those CTS slidepots were not long life
> and their resistive elements fail over time.  The rework is labor
> intensive and will not extend their life.  The same problem exists
> with NOS.
>
> MC
>
> On 4/8/21, francesco mulassano via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
> wrote:
> > Thank you Mark,
> > I knew about CTS and the clones, did the adapters for alps work well?
> > thanks for the suggestions
> >
> > F.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Il giorno gio 8 apr 2021 alle ore 12:46 mark verbos <
> markverbos at gmail.com>
> > ha scritto:
> >
> >> Francesco,
> >>
> >> The original ones are from CTS and long out of production. They were
> used
> >> in Buchlas and Urei equalizers. They are and always were garbage. You
> can
> >> take them apart and clean with alcohol and then re-lube them to get them
> >> working again.  Or in the case of an Axe or Odyssey you can soak the
> >> entire
> >> PCB in alcohol and then scrub with a big soft brush and re-lube the
> >> sliders. I have not personally done it, but I have seen it done
> >> successfully. There are Chinese clones out there. They also feel
> terrible
> >> and will probably break very quickly, so a very accurate reproduction!
> >> You
> >> can usually find them on ebay. I have also made a small PCB that hasthe
> >> holes for one of those and the holes for an ALPS 45mm slider so you can
> >> put
> >> the ALPS one in its place. Sadly, getting those ALPS ones in tapers and
> >> values is not easy.
> >>
> >>
> >> Mark
> >>
> >>
> >> PS. I hate the way that all senders are “synth-diy at synth-diy.org now.
> It
> >> really messes with my ability to skim content.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Apr 8, 2021, at 11:44 AM, francesco mulassano via Synth-diy <
> >> synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Not exactly DIY but i need to find the complete set of sliders for my
> arp
> >> axxe, where can i find them in europe without giving away a kidney? I
> >> believe that those that are on the market are clones of the originals,
> do
> >> you know if there are compatible ones to spend less?
> >>
> >> Thank you!
> >> Francesco
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