Buchla 208 Music Easel - Slider Cleaning!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 | 12:16 pm and filed in peff.

While vintage synthesizers are amazingly good fun for the sound and historic value, they do require a lot of care. I’ve owned this vintage Buchla system for nearly 25 years, and it was finally time to take on the daunting task of servicing the sliders. The controls were sticking and at certain points and other points would lose contact, so the instrument was “partially” usable.

I missed the opportunity to get a set of new sliders from Luther, and I asked around the vintage easel network to see if anyone had spares. Unfortunately, none are available. As a last resort, I decided to take on the task of cleaning each slider individually.

I’ll tweet my progress:

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