Now Available – Precision Cut Slider Gaskets / Dust Protectors for Juno 106, SH-101, and more!

Slider Gaskets / Dust Protectors for Roland Juno 106
For sale: Slider Gaskets / Dust Protectors for Roland Juno 106

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?

Replacement Slider Gasket Set for Roland SH-101
Replacement Slider Gasket Set for Roland SH-101

SH-101 Slider Gasket / Dust Protector set available here.

 

5 thoughts on “Now Available – Precision Cut Slider Gaskets / Dust Protectors for Juno 106, SH-101, and more!”

  1. I’ll have to look at my JP-4 felts to see how they’ve aged but they don’t seem as bad as the 106 I worked on. Also the 707 and the 202 seem to hold up well so I guess it really depends on the synth.

    PD: looking desperately for JP-4 replacement sliders so if you have a source please do tell.

  2. Update: I’ve been donated a full set of “dead sliders” for the JP-4. Seems like the previous owner sprayed one or several products over them, probably running most, so the challenge here would be to successfully refurb one or two. Would you recommend as first course of action to soak them in isopropyl for a day or so? Thanks.

  3. Finished my Juno 106 restoration this weekend.

    The slider gaskets were an absolutely perfect fit – clearly you put a lot of thought and effort into their design.

    Delighted, thank you!

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