I have made this thread to discuss possible fader substitutes to the VS-2400CD Machines.

As you already know, Faders after prolonged use, they start to wear out, even with lubrication and cleaning products, the carbon traces of the faders start failing.

And since these are old machines, Roland have stopped supplying parts, and information on the faders themselves are non-existent, apart of the model name which is “EVANSA CB1 B14”.

But after doing some research, I have compiled some of the specifications of the original fader.

(I wanna thank Anthony Scott for his Fader Replacement video and thread for getting this info http://www.vsplanet.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1387885#Post1387885 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2VOpC4Q1Co )

Type of Fader: Linear (or also called Digital)
Non-Touch sensitive
Length: 60mm (tho modifying the chassis, you can use 100mm, demonstrated in Anthony’s mod)
PCB Mounted (tho with some skills, you can use any kind of mount)
Through hole Termination (but since that’s dependent on the PCB, any will do)
Motor Voltage: 5 Volts

As of right now, these are the faders that I found on Mouser that comply with most of the specs.
(this seems to have Touch sense, but in theory, that shouldn’t be an issue)

I also noticed that you can orders of variants of Alps faders that are not listed specified here: https://www.mouser.cl/datasheet/2/15/rsns-2025107.pdf in page 3
This is the code that closely resembles what you should be ordering.

As of right now, I do not know what holes of the PCB should be connected to the fader and motor, even with the service manual, and I don’t want to disassemble my VS to check, I may contact Anthony to make a diagram of what should be connected to what.

The general idea of this thread is that if there's someone with enough soldering and electronic skills, they can have a guide on how to replace the faders without having to research all this information.

Well, that is all for today.

Happy Production!