Just wanted to update everyone. My MiniBrute still works.
Every knob does what it should. The sound continues to be supremely thick.
It sends and receives MIDI as expected.
It also stays in tune, with acceptable tracking over the entire range.
Also, my MiniBrute is not on fire, nor has it exploded.
It continues to provide hours of analog fun.
They say people never post to say that things are fine. Well, maybe they should!