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.
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!
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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Have you been able to get your hands on those replacement knobs? I've been looking online and can't find them anywhere. I called Clavia's American Supplier and they said that they don't sell to individuals, only authorized Nord Sellers. It has been difficult to find these knobs anywhere. Any luck?
No I haven't found knobs or pots. American Music and Sound is the Clavia American supplier I contacted and they simply ignored my requests. This service situation reflects poorly on Clavia. I should be able to buy these parts *somewhere*.