New synth wall mount for studio

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EnochLight
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Post 20 Feb 2021

I've had my Roland JX-8P and Ensoniq SQ1+ sitting around on traditional stage stands, taking up a sh i t ton of room in my small studio space. Decided to mount them on my last available wall and get them off of the floor. Picked up a set of Standtastic Vertical Wall Mounts, four 100TK brackets, and a couple of UB-1 u-bolts to make the lower two brackets sit at a 90 degree angle. I'm really happy with how it turned out - check it out:

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The bundle I got is:

Standtastic Two Tier Wall Mount Keyboard Stand Bundle

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... and-bundle

Highly recommended - super easy to install (assuming you have basic carpentry skills and can locate studs in your wall). :thumbup: :thumbs_up:
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Post 20 Feb 2021

I have done a similar thing. The equipment came from a hardware store (with a bit of customisation).

As a side note I have been looking at some of the "Vesa" arms...
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Post 20 Feb 2021

Nice! Is that in a closet/cubby or on an open wall?
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Post 20 Feb 2021

Sterioevo wrote:
20 Feb 2021
I have done a similar thing. The equipment came from a hardware store (with a bit of customisation).

As a side note I have been looking at some of the "Vesa" arms...

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I wonder if you can use gear that does not have the holes made for those arms?
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Post 20 Feb 2021

EnochLight wrote:
20 Feb 2021
Nice! Is that in a closet/cubby or on an open wall?
It is on a wall to the left of where I sit/stand and where my height adjustable table is. It is a small room.

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Post 20 Feb 2021

PhillipOrdonez wrote:
20 Feb 2021

I wonder if you can use gear that does not have the holes made for those arms?
Possibly, I didn't need to though as there was a variety of modular pieces available. I did cut the top shelf back so those devices sit a bit further back and allow open access to the shelf below. The slots are part of the strength and integrity of the system.
Might be a bit hard to make out from the photo but the shelves are on about a 15 degree angle down.

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Post 26 Feb 2021

* UPDATE *

So I decided to crack my SQ-1+ open and have a peek around. Wanted to see if the battery was indeed a BR2032 button cell, as I plan to replace it:

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Yep - it was! So I ordered one of these to replace it:

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Post 26 Feb 2021

But... it's going to take a couple of weeks to get the replacement BR2032 button cell, so I put the bottom panel back on and went to set it back onto the top wall bracket. And.. things went horribly wrong. I didn't tighten the top bracket enough, so it slid out - and my 28 pound/12.7 kilo classic workstation came crashing down right on top of my vintage Roland JX-8P, which caused it to slam onto the concrete base floor, and one of the JX's keys caught on my jeans and snapped off. As a result, my previously almost perfectly working JX-8P now has a broken key, gets frequently stuck notes, and has at least 3 keys that won't even trigger a note. This literally brought tears to my eyes:

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So now I need to work on repairing my JX-8P. To the Ensoniq's defense, that thing is built like a tank and still works fine. But it's also mostly metal and very gig-worthy. The JX-8P was Roland's continued shift to cheap manufacturing and mostly plastic. Sucks.
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Post 26 Feb 2021

this is tight, thanks for sharing
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Post 26 Feb 2021

Ohhhhh nooooooooooo!!!!

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Post 26 Feb 2021

Oh crap. Murphy in action all the way! I Hope you can get the JX-8P repaired.
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Post 26 Feb 2021

Shame about the JX8P. But nice setup you got going. Thanks for sharing.

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Post 28 Feb 2021

Damnnnnnn! Sorry, my Man!

I had to put a splint on my finger after seeing the JX key - Ouch!

You're a Real Sport about it.
Thanks for the Heads Up!

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Post Yesterday

Wow sorry to hear this - good luck getting it patched up!

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Post Yesterday

Man that's not good, hope you can get it all fixed. I'm just glad I only have to worry about the one loose screw in subtractor.
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Post Yesterday

I started thinking yeah that's a great idea looks good nice synths also :P , then as I read more OMG I was like oh man what a nightmare you had :shock: :o , I do wish you luck with the repair
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Post Yesterday

This thread was heart wrenching to follow. Hope you’re able to get things back up and running.

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Good luck op. Hope you get it sorted.

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