Mellotron M400 restoration in progress

 

Mellotron M400

I spent a lot of last week neck-deep in restoring this Mellotron M400. I’m still not finished, but here are some photos of the process…

Huge blue power supply capacitors (which I have since replaced). Sorry my fingers always look so gross.
Preamp and tone/volume control boards post re-capping. Also replaced two broken pots.
Cleaning 35 tape heads (and one tach head, not shown)
Making new pressure pads out of weatherstripping foam

More keyboard work on this one ahead this week!

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