MATRIXSYNTH: Restoring a Moog Minimoog



Thursday, January 06, 2022

Restoring a Moog Minimoog


Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Unboxing video upload by Voices of Echo

This one is in via Voices of Echo.

"I finally received my Moog Minimoog Model D that I bought from a guy in New Iberia, LA. Over the next few months I'll be posting videos as I restore it back to 'like-new' condition."

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Getting Orgainzed

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video, I asses all of the pieces of my Mini, figure out it's date of manufacture, and go over a schedule. It's flithy, and really broken. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed, but onward and upward! Over the next few months I'll be posting videos as I restore it back to 'like-new' condition."

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Disassembling the keyboard base and bellcrank assembly

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video I take apart the bellcrank assembly and the keyboard base. In future videos I will clean all of the parts and refinish them."

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Cleaning the keyboard base and bellcrank assembly

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video I clean the keyboard base and bellcrank assembly. In future videos I'll refinish the keyboard base, apply bluing to all hardware, and cut out felt pad replacements."

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Prepping the base and refinishing the bellcrank bar, brackets, and screws

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video we prep the base for painting, and we refinishing the bellcrank bar, brackets, and screws. I make a big mistake not wearing gloves while using bluing, but I'm still alive."

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Repainting the keyboard base and cutting new felt

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video I repaint the keyboard base. I did 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of black paint, and 3 coats of clear coat! I only showed two coats for brevity.

I used Rustoleum primer, Rustoleum Satin Enamel black paint, and Rustoleum Satin Enamel Clearcoat.

It comes out great, and I think it'll last another 50 years. I also cut out new felt pads to go into the keyboard base."

Restoring a Moog Minimoog: Cleaning the Keyboard Circuit Board

video upload by Voices of Echo

"In this video I clean the keyboard circuitboard, resolder broken solder joints, replace broken contact springs, and clean and lubricate the bus bars and springs. I have to final videos after this outlining the Pratt Read keyboard restoration. Then, we'll get into restoring the case!"

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