Fender Chroma Polaris

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Fender Chroma Polaris

Postby Cardboard Tube Samurai » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:41 am

Anyone know where to source the membrane switches for these things? I picked one up cheap because of the cracked membranes (similar to ribbon cable... sort of) but I have no idea where to start looking to get them replaced. I'm fairly well versed in electronics and should be capable of fixing it myself if I can just find where to get these things. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Postby Thirteen » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:34 am

I have a friend who has a brand new mylar front panel for the Polaris, I can ask if he is willing to sell it if you like. Basically you would need to peel the whole top plastic panel off after unplugging the connectors, clean off the adhesive and apply the new sheet. Pretty much the same as a Moog Source.
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Postby Cardboard Tube Samurai » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:23 am

Wow, that's handy to know. Unfortunately, all I need is the two membranes that run from the switches to the PCBs. The fromt panel of the synth is in pretty good condition except for a missing/broken slider.

Thanks for the quick reply!
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Postby Thirteen » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:27 am

Aren't the membranes all one piece? It has been a while since I serviced Polaris's, but I thought that it was all one sheet. Can you post a photo of the damaged section?
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Postby Cardboard Tube Samurai » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:27 pm

Upon closer inspection, it would appear that you are correct! If you could ask your guy if he's willing to sell it, that would be great... as long as he's not a profiteering-type who's going to ask a shit-tip for it
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Postby Thirteen » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:45 am

Oops, I checked with him, he only has a new Chroma panel.
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Postby Cardboard Tube Samurai » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:55 pm

Dang! Thanks anyway
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Postby Cardboard Tube Samurai » Sun May 18, 2008 6:07 pm

Still looking by the way
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