Category Archives: SK-1

Streetmachine Alligatron

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This lounge style Streetmachine Alligatron circuit Bent SK-1 comes via Joerg who runs a Casiobend forum, which dispite being located in Germany is actually all written in English. Joerg is also nice enough to post many shots that were taken in the process of building this device along with advice and even a schematic of the bends, which I believe was taken from the R.Q. Ghazala book. Very nice build expecially for the first project, keep up the good work.

SK-1 Modular Mod from France


Frederic sent me this awesome MS-20 style cab mod that he just finished for his SK-1. The bends all came from online resources and the process is detailed with photos and explanations of all the panel functions. The front panel really gives this device a professional look because it was actually done at a metal shop by Frederic’s friend Jean. No audio samples yet, but lots of good tips on the site, like using a camcorder adapter integrated into the case as a power supply for the instrument and using fake leather to wrap the case, grrrrr.

Devil’s Johnson SK-1 in time for 06/06/06

Stag Ejector is currently hard at work on the new SK-1 dubbed the Devil’s Johnson. So far the shell looks to be almost done, but he’s got all day. This modded beasts features 9 Ghazala “Image” switches, 8 Volvulus switches, 5 kill switches, a body contact courtesy of the Royal Rangers, and a power switch for activating the ring of LEDs around the pentacle, which respond to certain logic voltages onboard. Stag’s other Casios contain custom computer controlled reed switch matrix circuit for patching the glitch points. The switches can be turned off and on at faster the human speed with the help of an EZIO board in order to send your experimental Electronica in to the hyper Milli Vanilli mode.

Collection of Casio Manuals. Sk-1,5,8 and DM-100

Jesse aka Tablebeast has done a wonderful thing by posting a link on the Benders list to a collection of Vintage Casio keyboard manuals. They include the owner’s guides for SK-1, SK-5, SK-8, and DM-100. The SK-1 service manual aka the Bible is also there. Very neat to look at, although I am a little puzzled about the addition of the Tablebeast Modification pages in the PDFs. At this point they seem to contain nothing. At any rate, grab them while you can.