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Kustom organ repair of funky contacts

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by Tomasm53, May 8, 2017.

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  1. Tomasm53

    Tomasm53

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    I have a Kustom organ from the '60's. It had Tabs on it that make and break contact with a bar to turn on and off different tones. The contact is a "spring-like" piece approximately 3/8" long. The little metal bar comes up from the pcb in one hole and back out in another hold. When the tab is actuated it has a lever system that brings the "spring-like" contact into contact with that bar to complete the circuit. The little metal bar looks like a tiny hitching railing for horses.

    The weakness in this system is that the "spring-like" contacts break with wear and tear. They are soldered into the board. Does anyone know where you can find this type of contact?
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    A picture would help, but presumably these switches were made to a price (cheap).

    You may be able to replace them with a lever operated microswitch or similar.
     
  3. Alec_t

    Alec_t

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    As well as a picture, dimensions would help too.
     
  4. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    and in addition custm made for this organ.

    You may be able to built ones yourself from strips of phosphorus bronze?
     
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