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#369915 - 08/04/13 03:59 PM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
Bob Hendershot Offline
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Registered: 12/02/99
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Loc: Johnson City, TN USA
Paraduse, about 15 years or so ago the most popular Technics forum was hosted by Technics Music Canada. They were a division of Great West Music in Canada. That forum eventually was closed and some of us moved to Synthzone while others moved to Technote in England. Eventually the whole group moved to Synthzone. There was a fellow named Serge at Technics Music Canada with extensive knowledge of Technics products. I can't remember his last name. If Great West Music still exists, you may be able to find someone there that can steer you to a service facility in Canada.

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#369935 - 08/05/13 05:17 AM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
Bob Hendershot Offline
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Not sure if this will help, but I found Serge's last name in some of my old KN5000 files. It was Serge Dugas at Technics Music Canada.

One thought came to mind. If the pitch bend wheel has not been used much, it is possible for the center slider to not make good contact. Moving the wheel up and down for a while may improve the contact and make things work properly.

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#369962 - 08/05/13 11:42 AM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
Paradise19 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/13
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Bob, I'll re-open the keyboard casing and reconnect the pitch bend wheel, although I don't think it will do anything. When the pitch bend wheel was connected, none of the sounds would correspond to it accordingly.

I just tried setting the split point to the bottom C (C1) and I kept the APC setting at fingered but there is a rhythm. In fact, you can even play chords up until the bottom E. So I'm wondering why there is a rhythm despite doing all you said.

I think I just need a new main board. I don't know where to find one for the KN 7000. A friend of mine in the UK says Panasonic still repairs and replaces and the main boards, but it would cost me a lot to send the board there and have it replaced and shipped back.

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#369963 - 08/05/13 11:44 AM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
Paradise19 Offline
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I just saw your last post about Serge. Thanks Bob, I will try and locate Serge and get in contact with him and see if he can help me out.

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#369964 - 08/05/13 11:45 AM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
Paradise19 Offline
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@ RMepstead--you said replacements are available, can you kindly advise where?

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#369990 - 08/05/13 06:19 PM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
Paradise19 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/13
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Bob, I got a hold of Serge. It wasn't that hard to find him. He just replied and said he hasn't touched a KN 7000 since 2001 and doesn't know if I could get a new board or not. He suggested to keep checking out forums for help.

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#369991 - 08/05/13 06:24 PM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
Bob Hendershot Offline
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Registered: 12/02/99
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Loc: Johnson City, TN USA
Paradise, you said: "I just tried setting the split point to the bottom C (C1) and I kept the APC setting at fingered but there is a rhythm. In fact, you can even play chords up until the bottom E. So I'm wondering why there is a rhythm despite doing all you said."

It's not that important but if you have the split point at the bottom C on the keyboard I don't understand how you can play chords to the left of that point . . . Leave the APC on but don't start the rhythm for the test. The objective is to be sure all keys are in pitch across the keyboard. They should be with the split point at the left bottom.

In the normal centered position of the pitch bend wheel, all notes played are in pitch. If there is a failure of the variable resistance of the pitch bend assembly, the keyboard will think that the wheel is all the way up or down depending on the failure. In that case, the right hand voices will be shifted above or below the tuning center while the APC voices will stay in pitch. This sounds like what you are describing. Although this could be caused by the main board, I would first concentrate on the pitch bend assembly. Any competent technician can check the assembly with little effort.

Sorry Serge was not able to help.

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#370005 - 08/06/13 12:44 AM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
RMepstead Offline
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#370007 - 08/06/13 04:34 AM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
mordicus Offline
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Registered: 03/15/10
Posts: 55
Loc: Montreal
Hi Paradise,

Do you live near Montreal? I know a tecnician thay might help you with your KN7000 problem.

Serge

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#370008 - 08/06/13 04:51 AM Re: Help with My Technics KN 7000 [Re: Paradise19]
Joe Baron Offline
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Registered: 02/01/04
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Loc: England
“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.”
Quote from Shakespeare.
Joe

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