Cleaning Synths / Mixers / everything

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Postby Futureman » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:54 am

I generally use a large paint brush to dust my gear etc, and was thinking of getting a small vacuum cleaner with a brush head etc to do the same job.. Any suggestions?
What do all you geezers use?
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Postby jkhuri44 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:02 pm

2 options:

vaccum with a brush as suggested...

or...

my personal favourite, and way more exciting and expensive....an air compressor with an air gun.....however, that sorta blows the dust around else where :P Its also really good for hard to reach nooks and crannies, so it could be worth it in the end.
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Postby Thirteen » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:16 pm

I usually use a vacuum cleaner and a paintbrush together, I make sure that the vac has a soft nozzle to prevent scratches. Have to be careful though unless you enjoy dumpster diving in a dust-bag looking for knobs.
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Postby no-fi » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:10 pm

whats wrong... you didn't like the Dr Synthesizer method I showed you last week?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZX2Bn9Ya_k

five times makes it clean!!!!!
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Postby Futureman » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:44 pm

no-fi wrote:whats wrong... you didn't like the Dr Synthesizer method I showed you last week?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZX2Bn9Ya_k

five times makes it clean!!!!!


Yes I liked it very much, infact it inspired me to start this thread.
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Postby rachelp » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:06 am

I go over everything with a Pledge Grabit duster or cloth. It picks up all the dust really well.

I do not know if it is electrostatic, but I have never had a problem with it.

Then I go over it again with my paintbrush.

If I need to clean something, I also use a little dab of Orange Oil which seems to
clean surfaces of gunge, but not remove any finish.

We get James cleaners in to do our house now, but they don't touch my gear.
They also do a good job of keeping the dust load down.

BTW, analogue synths shouldn't need cleaning very often.
That's what the filters are for, isn't it?!


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Postby Futureman » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:42 am

I had a small cry a few weeks ago, I was gently (And I mean gently) cleaning my Pro1 with a damp cloth, and the lettering on the silver badge that sez "PRO ONE" wiped away! eek!.

At least synthwood sells new badges.. but still, a lesson learned.
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