MATRIXSYNTH: Yamaha DX5 1985 Stage Used by Oingo Boingo

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Yamaha DX5 1985 Stage Used by Oingo Boingo

via this auction

"An amazing synth with a cool history! This DX5 was apart of Oingo Boingo's touring rig during the 'Dead Man's Party' era. As soon being played by Michael Bacich in various live performances most notably "Live at the Ritz". The gentleman I bought this from purchased around 1989 from a used shop. He played it for a couple of years, then threw it in his closet. I purchased in 2016 and have lovingly cared for it since.

There are some various scratches and dings throughout the keyboard and the wood sides, but overall is in great shape for the age and touring history.

Recent upgrades and maintenance work includes:

-Removing each key and soaking in soapy water
-Replaced upper and lower key felts
-Replaced all electrolytic capacitors in PSU
-Replaced 2 tantalum caps in CPU board
-Replaced CPU battery
-Realigned after touch sensor
-Adjusted after touch trim pots
-Installed new OS EPROM, removed/added jumpers for one IC operation (originally used 2 ICs)
-Desoldered both ribbon connectors from original display, and soldered to new OLED display
-Installed new display

Unit will include two original DX1/DX5 Sound cards."

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