How do I open up my Voyager?

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How do I open up my Voyager?

Post by pink » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:25 pm

Hello all,

I have a Moog Voyager that I recently got used for a very good price and it is in almost perfect condition. The one small thing that bugs me is the very top key (C) is a little spongy and it feels like something is possibly stuck in between the key and the keybed. Not a big deal really I suppose, it seems to work fine and it's not like I play a lot of high notes anyway.

What am I looking at in terms of opening this thing up? Massive pain in the ass or moderate discomfort?
I would hate to have to take it to a tech and have him charge me $100 for the privilege when there's all this other gear that needs buying.

Any advise or service manual PDFs would be very much appreciated.
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Post by JohnLRice » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:36 pm

I don't know but I'd try asking over on the Voyager subforum at http://www.moogmusic.com/forum/

Best of luck!

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Post by pink » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:39 pm

Thanks for the reply, the Moog forums are always super slow but I suppose it's worth a try.
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Post by felix » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:59 pm

It's been a while since I had my Voyager, and I never took it apart, but I believe you access the keyboard by removing the bottom.

In other words, lay it face down on some carpet and there should be some screws on the bottom (the rubber feet might even be the screws) which let you remove the bottom.

I could be entirely wrong though. Search out the various screws though and you should be able to find how to open it. It can't be too complicated.
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Post by pink » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:32 am

Thank you Felix, I'll try that.

I have been trying to shine a torch in the gaps between either side of the last key and it seems like the felt at the end of the keybed is curled up a little.

I'm super anxious about taking it apart. I took an MPC2000 apart once to check the membrane and it was a disaster.
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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:54 am

pink wrote:I'm super anxious about taking it apart. I took an MPC2000 apart once to check the membrane and it was a disaster.
I'd recommend that you might want to find someone who can give you a hand then. I mean absolutely no offence, seriously, but there tends to be two kinds of people, those who are naturals and comfortable with things mechanical and those who are not.

There must be a ton of folks in the LA area that can help, just keep hitting up the forums and you should be able to find someone who sounds reasonable to help you for not much more than gas, lunch or beer! :party:

Did you try over on www.gearslutz.com in the keyboard section? http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electron ... roduction/

Best of luck!

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Post by pink » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:23 am

Absolutely no offense taken. I think I'm finally mature enough to admit I'm one of the latter, sadly.

I did take the thing apart last night and found some big clumps of dust and a guitar pick, removing them. Thinking this was the problem I put it back together. The actual problem seems to be that even if the assembly is a millimeter off (which is easy with a wood case) the top key will rub a little on the inside of the case and cause a slight difference in the action.

Gearslutz does seem to have more L.A. folk although the keyboard section there is pretty slow. I would love to buy someone beer to hang out and synthesize, let alone help me fix my synth.
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