Polymoog 203A restoration parts list

For those mad enough to attempt a repair or god-forbid restoration of their PolyMoog, here is a running list of parts I have/will/need to replace.  This will be updated as I get stuff.

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Power Supply has had its capacitors replaced.  Note the 4700uF is a radial -they were out of axial capacitors in the rating I needed.

P o w e r s u p p l y : : :  :    :     .

3x 470uF x 35V axial capacitors

2x 1000uF x 35V axial capacitors

1x 4700uF x 16V axial capacitor

3x LM723CN chips (not sure if these need replacing, but they are 33 years old and replacements are $0.65 each.)

Polymoog 203A joins the fleet and queue for repair

Few synthesizers have such a bi-polar reputation.  Amazing sounding and tedious to maintain, much less restore are the two poles of this equation.  Moog churned out a few of these – I am guessing a little over 4000 since this fellow is serial number 4021 and I’ve never found a reference to a later one.  Gary Numan famously used the Polymoog and so did a list of other luminaries if VSE is correct, but there isn’t anyone recent on that list.  I’m excited to fix this to see what it can do in a modern setting.IMG_6922

It just happens sometimes.  You mention you have an X you are looking to get rid of, and a friend says they have a Y they’d like to get rid of.  A little cash one way or the other sweetens the deal.  In such a way this complete, clean, low mileage, semi-functional Polymoog joined the menagerie.

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