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Old 9th November 2013
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by berlin View Post
Ok , i'm not trying to compare the possibilities and overall sound of the MS20 with the boomstar here , the differences are obvious. I actually own an MS20 , love it and will never part with it but it seems like a good example of what a trusty good old analog synth is today , again based on the information i gathered on the internet concerning its reliability. Mine still works like a charm today.

I'm just wondering , will the boomstars be in 20 years what the old Ms20's are today in terms of reliability and serviceability?

When you see the inside of the boomstars (and voyagers...etc) it seems more complex than the circuitry of a minimoog , odyssey or MS....

So is it something worth worrying about ?
I have no degree in electronics so you can't trust me. But I'll give my opinion anyway :D

What I see is all through-hole circuitry which may or may not exist in 20 years time. However it is very much time-tested and likely to exist for some time. I've peeked into my MS-20 when I owned it and it's not much different to the SE units. The main concerns would be the chips availability and maybe bad el capacitors if you believe in bad luck.