Roland JX-3P (#2)

Roland JX-3P
Roland JX-3P

Work Done: This one got a thorough keybed/key contact cleaning and just the basic maintenance I always do (new PSU capacitors, new patch memory battery, cleaned controls). The owner had made some pretty cool patches which I dumped and restored through the “tape interface.”

beloved hooked tool
beloved hooked tool

Service Tips: I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to one of my favorite workshop tools, the humble “hooked tool,” without which keyboard work would be almost impossible. Try unhooking 61 tiny springs from a keyboard with pliers, I dare you. You will shoot about half of them into the corners of the room and about a quarter of them into your eye. Try hooking them back on! You can’t. YOU NEED A HOOKED TOOL. I got it as a set of maybe 6 little tools for $4.99 or something. I am nothing without it.

beloved hooked tool in action
beloved hooked tool in action

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