MATRIXSYNTH: ARP 2600 Sample & Hold Repair - Synthchaser #131

Thursday, May 21, 2020

ARP 2600 Sample & Hold Repair - Synthchaser #131

Published on May 21, 2020 Synth Chaser

"In this video we repair a broken sample and hold feature on one of the most iconic vintage synthesizers ever--the ARP 2600!

Parts, service and synthesizers available on my website. I buy broken synthesizers!"

1 comment:

  1. SMDH
    First, there is *NO* "FET" in the internal clock circuit. That's a unijunction transistor. Not even close to a FET.

    Next, your understanding of a tantalum cap's virtues and sins are mixed up. A timing situation like this is *exactly* where having a tantalum cap matters. Better do some research before continuing to share false information and degrade the performance of this -and other- classic synths.

    Finally, did you address -or even attempt to address?- what may have *caused* the 301 failure? And probably the VCA issue too. Just sticking new parts in without actually solving the deficiencies leading to the need for service only asks for -unnecesary- future service calls. Owners of classic synths deserve better from paid work.

    For anyone reading this, don't confuse video production bling with accurate knowledge. I wouldn't send my 2600 to this guy.



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