Moog Source #1253: there and back again and damaged in shipping

This is my Moog The Source.  It was a lovely all original piece in great working order.  In a fit of ‘I’ve got too much stuff’ a while back I sold this fellow on eBay and ended up having one of the worst selling experiences I’ve ever had.  I used this synth lightly in the studio and everything worked, even after several hours being on.  The buyer complained about lots of little things that frankly I suspect weren’t there, the aim of which was to get a partial refund.  After two weeks of having the money I got for this tied up in ‘item not received as described’ Paypal limbo I sent the buyer $50 and told them to ship it back.  They used about half the bubble wrap I sent it in and to round out the bad experience it showed up as you can see below.IMG_3019

Cheek took a pretty good hit.  Fortunately it still worked perfectly.  Shame about the original finish on the original wood…

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Wood strip under the edge of the key bed came loose and was banging around inside.

I couldn’t bring myself to look at this synth for a while so I left it at a friends house so he could mess with it.  Last week I got fired up to fix it and use it again so I went and got it.

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You have to open it up if you want to fix it!  Lots of stuff packed in a neat little heavy package.  This was taken after I finished mounting the long narrow trim piece with a hot glue gun I borrowed from my wife.

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Here it is on my Wurli 200a after the wood replacement surgery.  Paul, my wood working friend charged me $50 to procure and cut a new piece of Walnut to make the cheek.  

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Compare the color here to the one below.

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Pretty well done.  Once again a very clean synth.  Now I ask myself… do I retrofit it for MIDI?

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