Posted November 07, 2020
Yamaha CS-80 synth that i basically rescued from one barbarian who dumped it in his garage not knowing its value started to show signs of life today. I bought it for only 400 euro because it looked so bad that i didn't expect it to be more than a key donor for my friend's synth - 15 years of rusting in a wet garage... It was in a condition that's basically a horror to any musician. Everything rusted, a few PCBs had half of the traces gone, i had to simply desolder everything and draw and order new PCBs. But as it turned out those components that are almost impossible to replace were intact. And after 7 years of pretty much rebuilding 60% of it from scratch it's working again.