This week i begin working on a Korg 770.  These are beautiful and built like tanks.  Seriously, I’ve never seen so many screws. Nor have i seen a faceplate BELOW the faceplate!  After removing 30000 screws i got closer to the innards.  For this round i wanted to focus on cleaning and lubricating the controls.  The band had mentioned that several keys were not responding well and the portamento controls were not behaving properly.

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I suggested a few other improvements to the guys and i will try to complete this this week:

1, the grey power cable on these old Korg boxes is crap. i looked and there’s space to do an IEC socket like i’ve done ::: Korg MS-10 Power Upgrade :::

2, there was a mouse living in there at some point.  i removed a ton of bits from the inside but i would like to go in with a new can of spray air and hunt them all.

3, i did a first run lube of the sliders and pots.  if i go back in i would completely disassemble the whole chassis and get each one from both sides.

4, the knobs are funny but i didn’t put them back on because they are detent-ed inside and i would defer to you guys on how you orient them.  i would try to hunt some old Korg knobs to make it ‘right’

5, the wood sides should be treated or something to protect them,  the wood looks great on the inside.  the outside looks worn.

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