Early 1950s Jenny Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog

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Re: Early 1950s Jenny Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog

Post by HideawayStudio » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:02 pm

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All complete now following several hours of soak testing.

Added a socket to the PA chassis permitting both direct recordings and external access to the PA amplifier input.

The cabinet has been given a good dose of beeswax but it was requested that it was not refinished in order to retain a feeling of age/a past life and looking the part next to the large Stanford Electric Time Co. electric slave clock at the end of the workshop which is now nearing 100 years old and never misses a beat!

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Re: Early 1950s Jenny Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:27 pm

Ooh, isn't that pretty... =D>
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Re: Early 1950s Jenny Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog

Post by rawie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:20 pm

Congratulation! Very good documentation of your work!
I wish my Ondioline serial No. 1041 would be playable too!
Last year I could manage to get an old Ondioline from a household clearance in France.
It stood on the attic for a very long time and was in a very bad shape. The serial No. is 1041
In the meantime I started to restore the Ondioline.
I cleaned everything as good as possible, repaired the speaker and replaced some cables and parts.
Now the amp works fine, but the oscillators do not work.
I replaced already some capacitors, but without success until now.
The schematic I found in the owners manual downloadable from ondioline.com seems not to match the whole electronics and also two valves are different in my version of the Ondioline.
Now i am looking for a complete schematics of the Ondioline. Do you have an idea where I can get one?

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Re: Early 1950s Jenny Ondioline Tube Synth Restoration Blog

Post by pelican » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:20 am

Awesome, I've always dreamed of having one

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