One thing we find in every single Juno 106 we work on is crumbly, dirty “dust shields” or “dust protectors” on the sliders (aka faders) of the panel board. These gaskets were cut from thin black foam sheets and were meant to protect the sliders from dust. However, 35 years later, they have dried out and are falling apart in every Juno 106, their fragments actually falling into the sliders and making their crackly and intermittent behavior much worse.
We use to have to cut a replacement set by hand every time we did a Juno 106 panel restoration, but we now have a digital die-cutting machine that can do this task for us from a template we created based on the specs of the originals, making it much quicker and the outcome much more precise. They are made out of 1.5mm stiffened acrylic felt that won’t fall prey to the same degradation as the original material.
We have also made these replacement slider gasket sets available for sale in our Reverb shop for anyone else restoring a Juno 106 who might want to replace their slider gaskets with precision-cut new ones.
Sets for the Roland SH-101, whose slider dust shields are made of the same material, and CompuRhythm CR-78 are also available, and we are developing sets for others as well, with the next on the agenda being the Juno 60 and Moog/ Realistic MG-1. We hope to eventually do the Moog Rogue, Jupiter 6, Jupiter 8, and various others. Any requests?