Moog Polyphonic Synth Score

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Moog Polyphonic Synth Score

Post by jordanb » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:53 am

So I’ve had a craigslist post notification for the keyword “Moog” tracking new posts for over a year, and after weeding through countless car parts posts, I FINALLY scored a vintage Moog Synth. It’s appears to be circa 1979 from the signature under the hood, and though the original seller said it didn’t work, I brought it home, swapped the fuses in the mains, and she powers on.

Barely.

Nothing seems to play other than noise so I am wondering what’s the next step? Living in a Hawaii, I feel I may be hard pressed to find a repairman and I don’t even want to think of the shipping costs. Does anyone have any recommendations who to talk to regarding repairs? Moog themselves...or any specialist? It also came with a poly pedal controller which seems wicked! The original manual is there as well but stuck together and growing things.

I’m not against selling it either but would love to play with it for a bit. Any recommendation towards repairmen would be very helpful!

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Post by tioJim » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:36 am

Which model? A Polymoog?

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Post by jordanb » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:54 am

Yeah an 203aImage
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Post by tioJim » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:52 pm

Nice!

They were notoriously unreliable so not surprised it's on the fritz but well worth restoration.

No idea how you'd get it repaired in Hawaii but hey, you've got great weather and beautiful beaches so, you know, swings and roundabouts and all that :lol:

Good luck!

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Post by The Real MC » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:51 pm

Actually that's one of the late ones. All the updates were factory installed and they are more reliable.
I haz a wrench, to fix da synth.
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Post by ranix » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:37 pm

Hard core, you could spend a few hundred hours in there. Don't forget to come out for air and food

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Post by jordanb » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:48 am

The Real MC wrote:Actually that's one of the late ones. All the updates were factory installed and they are more reliable.
How do you figure?

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Post by jordanb » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:50 am

It is serial number 4086

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Post by mmp » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:16 am

The best tech for these is Jareth Lackey in Alabama. Synthpro Restorations LLC. I don’t know if he has a website, but he is on Facebook & LinkedIn.

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Post by The Real MC » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:00 pm

jordanb wrote:
The Real MC wrote:Actually that's one of the late ones. All the updates were factory installed and they are more reliable.
How do you figure?
I own the original service manual, it says that serial 3900 and higher have all the updates. "Polymoog Synthesizer" is the giveaway, earlier models were "Polymoog Keyboard" then was changed when the 14 preset model came out.

I own one of the late ones, serial 403x and it has held up well.
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