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Postby hfinn » Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:44 pm

I can do some repairs. I'm located in Boston. I also know another excellent technician so chances are if I can't fix it, he can.

http://www.heathfinnie.com
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Postby Cruel Hoax » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:28 am

//Location: Southeast USA//

For your Hammond needs in or near Atlanta, GA, USA, you should check out Richard Goodsell at http://www.hammondb3.net/.

He's very good. He's also -erm- a character. Some would say a curmudgeon. I get a hell of a kick out of the guy.

He no longer deals with vintage keyboards other than Hammonds. It's a crying shame.

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Postby stillearning » Mon Nov 07, 2005 5:52 pm

Northeast Ohio, Cleveland area:

Beamish Electronics
4560 State Rd.
Parma, Ohio
216-351-9599

I have no direct experience with this place as far as synths goes, but he repaired my Crest power amp recently, and his reputation for music gear repair is growing.
As always, kindly allow for the possibility I have no idea what I'm talking about.
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Postby andrew » Sat Nov 12, 2005 4:47 am

garranimal wrote:Audio Electronics in Dallas, Texas USA has an impressive line list that includes new synth makers like Novation and Nord, as well as many vintage analog synthesizers: Oberheim, ARP, Linn, Moog, Sequential Circuits, etc.

Audio Electronics
www.audioelectronics.com
10870 Plano Rd.
Suite C
Dallas TX 75238
214/349-5000 or 800/466-2372


i actually use this place often. good service. they did take ~ 1 year to get my k2600s repaired. mostly due to the fault of kurzweil who were in the midst of a lawsuit and had a stop-shipment on parts. audio electronics gave me a discount on the parts and labor once it was all said and done. kudos to them.

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Postby johnny_green » Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:36 pm

Hallo I am new, but glad to give my experience about:
For vintage analogs synth repair and spare parts (sometimes...)
http://www.synthrestore.co.uk/

the owner's name is Adrian Dolente.
Very helpfull and polite person. I got my Juno106 repaired.
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Postby Denali » Wed Dec 07, 2005 2:33 am

Phase Engineering Pty Ltd

2/ 32 Campbell Ave
Dee Why 2099 NSW
Australia

Ph (within Australia) (02) 9982 0000
Fax (02) 9971 4298
Email: phase@bigpond.net.au

I can't vouch for these guys' services personally yet, but they've been highly recommended to me by a few different sources as synth specialists, and were real helpful in answering my demands over the phone. They're also the only place I've found in Sydney that will service and repair analogue equipment.
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Postby Dr. Sound » Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:30 am

In the NY Metro Area:

Rogue Music
251 West 30th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10001

P: 212.629.5073 F: 212.947.0027

Email
roguemus@ix.netcom.com

Hours
11-6 EDT Monday
11-8 EDT Tuesday through Friday
11-6 EDT Saturday
Closed on Sunday

http://www.roguemusic.com/
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Postby White » Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:39 pm

Panic Music Services.

I used these guys when my Prophet VS had a funny turn. I think the blokes name is Mike - or it could be Adam:-

www.panicmusic.co.uk
01223 837073
They are based in Cambridge, I think.
Duncan J. White + quite a few synths
http://www.myspace.com/stickman76590059
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Postby Mr Rich » Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:06 am

Here's another one, brought from a locked post in General:

Austin Keyboards
Name: Eli Corral
Location: 1106 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas 78704
Factory Service Center for Roland/BOSS, Kurzweil, Kawai.
Service the following: Fender Rhodes, Wuliter, Korg, Moog, most other makes.
Repair Also amps, effects, pedals, digital recording studios and more.

Phone:512-707-8780
Email Austinkeyboards@yahoo.com
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Cantos Music Foundation's tech is great

Postby Arghblarg » Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:31 pm

John at the Cantos Music Foundation (www.triumphent.com) is a real wiz.
Rebuilds whatever you can throw at him and maintains all the vintage synths at the museum (which is a definite must-see if you're in Calgary, AB by the way -- they have the miniMoog serial #001, Elton John's white piano Keith Emerson's Prophet(?), lots of other one-of-a-kind gear)

John Leimseider
Electronics Technician
Cantos Music Foundation
(403)543-5127

http://www.triumphent.com/
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Postby joshbdork » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:27 am

Joshua Brooks
St. Louis Missouri
Specializes in Analog units and specifically Moogs

Joshbdork@hotmail.com
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Postby Doc Tonewheel » Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:17 pm

Keyboard issue on Vintage instruments had a whole list of places for Hammond, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet.

Speakeasy Music
Dover, PA
Hammond, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet
http://www.speakeasyvintagemusic.com/

Dave's Sound Repair
Synth and amp repair, Recommended by Clavinet.com for clavinet work
http://www.gti.net/junebug/dave/
NJ, NYC, PA area

Vintage Vibe
Chris Carroll
Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Clavinet repair, mod refurbishing

Analogics
http://www.analogics.org/
http://www.vintagevibe.com/
NYC, NJ area
Gear: stock 1974 Hammond A105, Leslie 122RV, Yamaha CP4, Minimoog Model D, Hammond XK-1c, Clavinet D6, Yamaha Motif XF7, bunch of VSTs.
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Postby Jeff Archer » Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:52 pm

In the Detroit, MI area the best place to take a synth is

Electronic Innovations
St. Clair Shores, MI
586-443-4121

They do exceptional work on both vintage and newer synthesizers. They also repair tape recorders, mixers, ect.

They restored my Moog Micromoog and my ARP Odyssey for me in the past and they are currently restoring an ARP Solus for me as well. Great people to work with.
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Postby edobedo » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:20 am

// ITALY //

L.E.M.I. di Felice Manzo
Via Paolo Ferrari 6
10154 Torino Italy
Tel +39 011 231092
Fax +39 011 2475618

http://www.lemi.org/

Years ago they made this Chroma Polaris restore:
http://www.rhodeschroma.com/?id=2123#302459
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Postby tmoney » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:34 pm

This is a great thread.

Midwest Music Menders
Chicago, IL (USA)
Vintage synths, fancy analog consoles, anything that's not digital.
New phone: (773) 267-7367
no website
New address: 3422 N Elston

This place will fix anything, but it will be very very expensive and will take a long time. Maybe it's just that they're in the midst of moving and they're backed up, but it took 6 weeks and cost $275 for them to fix my ms-20, doing the following:
tune
replace volume pot
modify output transformer to 120v from 220v.
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