A cleanup and calibration of another Sequential Pro One. Happy New Year my friends, and may St. Dave Smith protect you!
Check out my latest article on Reverb.com to read about the process of repairing and restoring a Mellotron M400!
Working on a beautiful, elegant machine like the SE-500 makes me feel the same way as when I work on a Rhodes piano: a bit less ashamed to be a human. Continue reading “Korg Stage Echo SE-500”
This was one of the first few organs Darian and I bought and fixed up, and because of space issues in our studio/workshop/dining room, we have decided to sell it. In the past few weeks we have finally finished up a few tasks that we’d wanted to do for ages to make it as good as it can be.
When we got this organ it was a wreck. It literally looked like it had been set on fire. The red top looked scorched and melted and had a lot of gashes, pockmarks and cracks. Continue reading “Elka Panther 300 (#2)”
This is a pretty much shockingly underrated and powerful synth. I can’t believe you can get one of these for $600 in a world where a Juno 106 costs twice as much. Continue reading “Akai AX-60”
I’m psyched to have been invited to do some writing about vintage gear repair for Reverb.com… here’s my first article which is all about combo organs!
I finally finished restoring the Mellotron M400 that’s been here for a while and decided to make a video where I explain how it works! Check it out if you’re curious about this wacky old instrument.
(Now for sale in our Reverb shop!) (Sold)
I bought this busted Juno from a guy who was a mover who got it as a tip on a moving job! It was the dirtiest Juno I’ve ever seen. Continue reading “Roland Juno 106 #10 (extreme makeover, synth edition)”
This RS-09 died in a basement flood and has rusty bubbles all over its panel. It has a helpful piece of masking tape labeling the notes on the keyboard with their note names. We were tasked with fixing it basically for as little money as possible, but the only thing we could have done but didn’t do was make it look nicer. Continue reading “Roland RS-09”
My general disinterest towards rackmount gear betrays my superficiality. I didn’t even take a photo of this one because it wasn’t pretty enough. This is what happens when girls work on synths. Your fears are confirmed. Continue reading “Waldorf MicroWave 1 – SysEx Factory Presets”