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PODxt Amp Modeler

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My PODxt kept slipping in and out of tuner mode, making it pretty much useless. Cleaned up some excess flux and now the little jerk is functioning properly. New firmware updates and everything. An Amp modeler that I haven’t used for years, and now I’m using it as often as possible. Thanks Chris for the help.

Synth Resurrection

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Last thursday night, a tragic event occurred. My bandmate’s Nord Lead 2 synthesizer darted in front of a car and was run over. Crushed, mangled and inoperational.

Before:

He brought the wreckage over to my place Friday night. I worked a little synth triage and was able to get it banged out and functioning. Some hammering, superglue, resoldering to a busted power supply and it lives again!

After:




I’m calling it the Nord Bleed. It’s completely operational and playable. The high C key was pulverized beyond repair, so I left it off. I need to source some replacement potentiometers and knobs. The are all 100ohm pots, but have an uncommon 4mm D-shaft I haven’t found a replacement for yet. Once the bent and snapped pots are replaced it will be 100% tweakable again. I have much respect for the Swedes at Clavia and their roadworthy (literally) engineering.

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