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. Continue reading “Now Available – Precision Cut Slider Gaskets / Dust Protectors for Juno 106, SH-101, and more!”
We had a week full of Junos (Junoes?), with three Juno 60s and four Juno 106es here all at once. These are the ones I did last week in between grinding away at various aspects of an insane Minimoog Model D restoration I’m working on and building a new power supply for a Rhodes Chroma.
(Now for sale in our Reverb shop!) (Sold)
I bought this busted Juno from a guy who was a mover who got it as a tip on a moving job! It was the dirtiest Juno I’ve ever seen. Continue reading “Roland Juno 106 #10 (extreme makeover, synth edition)”
Just finished fixing up another one. We now offer comprehensive Roland Juno 106 service packages to address the typical issues that these very popular synths have!
Since I always do pretty much the same work on every Juno and have posted about it 7 times, this time I’m going to go more into depth about two specific, very common problems a Juno 106 chorus/jack board can have. Continue reading “Roland Juno 106 (#8) – common problems with the Juno chorus”
Now FOR SALE in our Reverb shop!
I bought this Juno from a guy named Mike in South Jersey, with a shaved head and a gold chain. I met up with him at his garage studio behind a roller rink, where the Juno had been used for over 25 years by musicians providing live accompaniment for the roller skaters. Now the music is performed by two “old cowboys” (his words) on two Hammond console organs. I also met Mike’s overweight English bulldog, who he introduced to me as his girlfriend. I think her name was Bethany. Continue reading “Roland Juno 106 (#7) – this is New Jersey”
After I finished actually working on this Juno, I finally caved in to my perverse scientific curiosity and decided to see if I could use parts from a few half-failed Juno chips (ones from various Juno 106s I’ve worked on, that weren’t fully restored by the soaking/stripping process) to create some fully-functioning ones. Continue reading “Roland Juno 106 (#6)”
I just finished restoring the electronics on this beautiful Juno I bought directly from Japan, with all its voice cards failing, to restore and sell. I was going to announce it as “for sale” here on the blog, but I had already posted it on our Reverb shop yesterday, and by the time I checked my email today it was already sold. Continue reading “Roland Juno 106 (#5)”
Another Juno 106. This one, miraculously, had all of its panel switches working! It had not had such a hard life as many others. Only one voice chip was failing but we opted to restore all of them. It’s best not to give them a chance to get worse. I pretty much always do all of them now. Continue reading “Roland Juno 106 (#4)”
I sometimes wish I could just work on Junos all the time. Nothing ever seems to go wrong as I work on them. Continue reading “Roland Juno 106 (#3)”