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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby secularatom » Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:26 am

does anyone know of any techs in and around the Los Angeles area that would be able to tune my Moog Prodigy?
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby Maschinengeist » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:44 am

secularatom wrote:does anyone know of any techs in and around the Los Angeles area that would be able to tune my Moog Prodigy?


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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby Steve Jones » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:03 pm

For those looking for synth repairs and parts in Australia, I have gotten my website up and running finally. I am still down in the Sutherland Shire area of Sydney at the moment as we look for a new workshop space in the inner West, so Until then I am continuing my pickup and drop off service to the Eastern Suburbs, South and inner West.

I must have the world's only to-your-door synth repair service... :-)

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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby ianjhicks » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:51 pm

Another tech resource for us Northern Californians...

David Trouse, works for Zone Music in Cotati, here is the number for his shop:

707-664-9157

I can't recommend this guy enough! he is awesome, if you arrange it with him, he'll fix your stuff while you wait and sort of give you an step by step of what he's doing. He worked on my TR808, Korg Polysix, Yamaha CS15, TR727 and has told me about working on numerous Gleemans and number of electro-acoustic instruments as well. Also he was Santana's keyboard tech in the 80s, so he's got some highly amusing stories.. again, I cant recommend this guy enough, best synth tech in the bay area and definitely worth the trip up to beautiful sonoma county!
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby rap and country » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:38 am

i was surprised to read all the way through this thread and not find any mention of toronto

anybody have any recommendations?
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby DontGoToCollege » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:21 am

Escondido, San Diego County, California

http://www.partsrruss.com/
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby truckasaurus » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:52 am

Seattle, Wa - Solid repair

http://www.solidrepair.com/

This is a one man operation run by a super nice and knowledgeable guy. He's done work on my sequental TOM, tb-303, and ms-20. I've been completely satisfied with all the work he's done and his rates are very reasonable. He's completely up front with you, and if he feels like your repair needs are beyond his abilities he will let you know. When I had him repair my ms-20 the synth was a little out of his comfort zone so he brought in an outside tech who assists him occasionally on vintage synths. They were able to work out the kinks and he got my synth back to a fully functional state. On a side note, he's the tech that trading musician (a local music store) sends their synths to for their repair needs.

I've rambled enough, but if you're looking for a synth tech in the pacific northwest I highly recommend this guy.
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby RobotHeroes » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:47 pm

secularatom wrote:does anyone know of any techs in and around the Los Angeles area that would be able to tune my Moog Prodigy?


Call Ed (323) 460-4509

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When I called Analogue Haven looking for a tech they recommended him. Unless his prices changed $150 for cleaning and calibration. His hourly rate is probably the best I've seen, everyone else charges like 80-90 an hour. Maybe you already found someone since you posted in sept.
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby psygoat » Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:37 pm

Repair & Service to all kinds of synths.
Repair to all types of audio equipment... amps, valve or solid state, FX etc etc
Guaranteed work by qualified engineer. I have over 10 years experience and repair equipment for some of London's premier vintage music shops.
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Postby Zonkout » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:24 am

Mr Rich wrote: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


This guy is no good. He really knows nothing about synths and won't bother to figure it out. He's happy to take your $ though.
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby pricklyrobot » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:04 pm

Is there a decent synth tech in the Austin area?

I just found out a friend of mine has an Arp Avatar that has a bum oscillator and needs a few sliders replaced. I need to help him get it fixed so I can try the thing out! :wink:
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby masherbrum » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:43 pm

Looking for a tech in Florida (or elsewhere) that can work on my TR-808, any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby otto » Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:03 pm

He's already been mentioned a few times in this thread but here I'm another happy customer of Greg Montalbano @ http://www.analogsynthservice.com/
I sent my prophet 5 to him for repair and it was probably cheaper with shipping than it would have cost me if I could have found someone local to repair. He was also amazingly quick. I think his turn-around time for replacing a voice, doing some re-capping, thorough cleaning and adding the tape mod, was less than a week. He is located in Oakland, California...

If you are looking for someone in Utah that can work on vintage synths you can go to Music Village in Ogden. I will warn you that it will be in the shop for a while but he was able to repair my SH-3, did a good job and wasn't too expensive.
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby RockSteadyBeat » Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:53 pm

Hello to all you Synth Doctors!

I live in Ireland (Galway) and my sweet Jupiter 4 needs to be fixed.
I voice is acting very strange and it needs to be proper calibrated!

I have a copy of the service manual.

Who is capable of doing this within Ireland.

Please help me out!!

Thanks, Neals
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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

Postby HideawayStudio » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:57 pm

South West UK, England:

I highly recommend Andy Horrell at EMIS in Bristol - he is very experienced with both new and vintage synth repairs and owns over 400 vintage synth he has collected and repaired over the years!!! :D

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