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Vintage synths parts shops

Post by Opuswerk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:28 pm

Hello mnmlers,

I'm looking for shop options of vintage synths parts, and more specifically located in the EU.
Even more specifically, i'm looking RAM chips with those parts numbers: ic3 mb8416a-12-sk and ic5 tc5564pl-15. If someone got those lying around, i'll gladly get those off your hands.

I've hunt down only 2 options until now, but i'm sure there are others. So please post the ones you know here :)

I suppose it could be interesting to have a list of shops here, so i'll try and compile what gets posted here.
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Post by oblioblioblio » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:44 pm

http://www.utsource.net/

is supposed to be good.

Synthparts is a great and knowledgeable chap.

I usually just get this stuff on Ebay.

If you've got time or someone with skillz there are often modern replacements for these things. Find the data sheet for the original and search on Mouser.com or Farnell or rs-online etc for something with the same specs.

Muffwiggler has a really great community of skilled peeps... ask in the DIY section and youll probably get more than one helpful answer.

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Post by Opuswerk » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:47 pm

thanks oblio.

I'm not the one doing the repair, so i'm helping out the one doing it instead. I'll check your links and will post on the muff forum, and will also try the jx yahoo usergroup.
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Post by oblioblioblio » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:43 pm

your repair chap might be able to source a modern equivalent ... there aren't that many things that it really makes a huge difference to use an original part or not... certainly not for logic or RAM chips... just make sure that the specs are the same and the pinouts match up.

Careful searching can be very fruitful. I got an oscilloscope the other day... with a rare IC that is prone to failure... there are people paying shitloads to get it from other machines... but I found on google someone who has made up a little replacement board that you can DIY.

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Post by cloutier » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:30 pm

have you tried 5g in tokyo?

http://www.fiveg.net/
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Post by Opuswerk » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:15 pm

@cloutier:

Thanks for the link, but I can't seem to find an english version of their website. Is there one?
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Post by cloutier » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:25 pm

Opuswerk wrote:@cloutier:

Thanks for the link, but I can't seem to find an english version of their website. Is there one?
unfortunately, no, and if you e.mail them, you'll get a really broken response back.

if you know somebody that knows japanese, preferably both written and spoken, they should be able to sort you out. that place is the absolute most amazing store i've ever been to.

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