Yamaha Mu-5 Build Pics

I bent this Yamaha MU-5 a few months back and never posted the pics here. The ic is surface mount and has tiny legs that make it a chore to solder to, but the results are worth all the solder stress. I love to chain this thing to my Roland Tr-505 or Alesis HR-16 and … Read more

Alesis HR-16 button and battery service

Now offering Alesis Hr-16 button and battery repair service. This is a must for anyone who has an older HR-16 that will not hold patterns or has buttons that do not function properly. Breathe new life into your old HR-16 for the low price of $75 plus s&h. This service comes standard with any HR-16 … Read more

Korg DDM-110 update

I got the Korg back together today and the buttons are all working 90% better.. the open hi-hat is a little unresponsive at times, so when I take it back apart to bend I’ll be sure to address that. The terrible buzz and hum is gone after a nice Simple Green washdown. I’m thinking someone … Read more

Inside a dirty Korg

                  Looks like someone poured a coke on top of this bad boy, dust bunnies have invaded as well. Time to give this board a good cleaning. Normally I would not hesitate to bust out the WD-40 for this job, but the “buttons” are actually plastic switches … Read more

Korg DDM-110

Just picked up a Korg DDM-110 from a friend. The buttons are pretty beat on the inside, either you get nothing or you get multiple hits. It also sounds like there is a grounding problem that will need to be fixed. So it is going on the bench, and we will see if I can … Read more