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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


    May 8, 2017
    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

    Jan 21, 2010
    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


    Jul 7, 2015
    As well as a picture, dimensions would help too.
  4. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    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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