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Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:35 pm
by Sir Ruff
bhrama wrote:Perusing through this thread, I see some differing opinions on Chicago techs.

Has anyone actually had a stand up guy/place work on anything vintage in or around Central Illinois? I'd travel to St. Louis, Indy or Chicago if it was worth the trip instead of mailing. I'm needing my P5 looked at, and beside sending to Greg @ Analog Synth Services, my options are slim. To me sending an old board thousands of miles to have repaired is counter productive if it gets roughed up in the process. :blackeye:


Maybe it hasn't been mentioned yet because he moved, but Steve at what was Electronic Musicians Services in Chicago, is now based at A Sound Education in Brookfield. He's worked on multiple "big" synths for me and is the only one I would trust to do that kind of work in the Chicagoland area. Reasonably rates and pretty fast turnaround.

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:18 pm
by skizzle
+1 for John of Eagle Audio in Atlanta. Pro work @ low prices and a great dude to boot.

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:16 pm
by bhrama
Sir Ruff wrote:
bhrama wrote:Perusing through this thread, I see some differing opinions on Chicago techs.

Has anyone actually had a stand up guy/place work on anything vintage in or around Central Illinois? I'd travel to St. Louis, Indy or Chicago if it was worth the trip instead of mailing. I'm needing my P5 looked at, and beside sending to Greg @ Analog Synth Services, my options are slim. To me sending an old board thousands of miles to have repaired is counter productive if it gets roughed up in the process. :blackeye:


Maybe it hasn't been mentioned yet because he moved, but Dave at what was Electronic Musicians Services in Chicago, is now based at A Sound Education in Brookfield. He's worked on multiple "big" synths for me and is the only one I would trust to do that kind of work in the Chicagoland area. Reasonably rates and pretty fast turnaround.



I know we discussed this place, but I recently dealt with Deltronics in a 9-1-1 emergency. I left my Tempest power supply out of town (2 1/2 hours away) last weekend, and the guys @ Deltronics totally hooked me up after hours. I had my wife send me a pic of the DSi power supply, then sent it to the guys @ Deltronics. They found some old a*s giant Yamaha supply in their pile of gear/c**p/parts, tested it, wrapped it in a bag, stuffed in behind a fence under a plant and left it for me to grab after hours...free of charge. I've never bought a thing from them, and they didn't know me from Adam, good peoples for sure.

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:00 am
by Dr Amazing
Chris Hewitt in San Jose is AMAZING!!!!!!!!

http://www.thisoldsynth.com/Portfolio.html

He made my Prodigy and Juno sing like never before. He is fair...and just a really great guy to talk to. If he would let me I would just hang out in his shop for days.

I highly highly highly recommend him!

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:02 pm
by BerlinRain
HideawayStudio wrote:
HideawayStudio wrote: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 synths he has collected and repaired over the years!!! :D

EMIS
The Old School House,
Cossham Street
Mangotsfield
Bristol, BS16 9EN
Tel: 0117 956 1855



Is he well priced?

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:25 pm
by silikon
I'm working on compiling a list of every known service center or parts vendor for posting here... while that's 'in progress' I'll add a person who works on Viscount Sysetms (to include the OB-12) and others...

Norm Ninneman
Viscount Tech Service
2560 Cedar Falls Rd.
Menomonie, WI 54751
715-231-4096
viscounttech@wwt.net
http://viscount-organs.us

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:43 pm
by Ned Bouhalassa
I'm looking for a qualified tech in Montreal who can install the Kenton Socket Kit on my new old Korg 770. It doesn't look too complicated or else Kenton would be charging a lot more for the installation (http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/ ... /770.shtml). My regular tech is busy. Thanks for any suggestions...

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:00 am
by rhino
A big plug for Main Drag Music in Brooklyn NY.

I sold a synth to a member near there and it arrived with problems. Contacted them and they agreed to let him bring it to them for service. Customer had it back working 100% in two days. Thanks guys !!

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:14 pm
by glome_music
GREAT tech: Chris Rowland/Offbeat Electronics in Longmont, CO, http://www.offbeatelectronics.com/.

Chris fully restored my OB-Xa and Synthex which both had issues requiring troubleshooting. He's a wonderfully nice and honest guy with reasonable rates and great communication.

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:31 am
by deepcoolpool
Ears NYC
Location: New York City, New York, United States
Any specialism: vintage repairs and education
Contact number: (212) 868-HELP (4357)
web site: http://www.earsnyc.com/index.htm

Anything else that may be useful:
always interesting selection of restored synthesizers at fair prices.

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:57 am
by sounddoctorin
There is a list of people on my site also on the sounddoctorin.com/synthtec/synth.htm page. Greg , Tony, I see already up there. Not seeing Dean at Five Star down in Arizona. He's a good engineer also. Didn't list me but I'm usually too busy anyway. Hehe. And nobody has synths in montana hardly. Not very local to most people.

John Koumoutseas at 43 Flagg Road, Southborough, MA 01772 ph. 508-963-1462

There's one I don't see above too. I need to add Tony to my page I see. Don't know how I missed that one..

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:11 pm
by steve@samplersurgery
www.samplersurgery.co.uk

based in cambridge uk.

specialist in sampler repairs

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:57 am
by Z80
I'm a technician in Chicago, IL that specializes in restoring vintage synthesizers and professional audio equipment. I've worked on just about every synth from the 60's 70's and 80's. I'm familiar with Korg, Yamaha, Roland, Oberheim, Sequential Circuits, ARP, etc.

Here's my website with more information:

http://borishelectronics.com
Chicago, IL
312- three six three - seven 2 8 6

Thanks in advance.

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:33 pm
by cr8zyeddie
Does anyone have a recommendation for someone in the Atlanta area that can repair an E-mu Emulator? I've seen John of Eagle Audio recommended - just looking for any additional suggestions!

Thanks!
Ed

Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:20 am
by SynthsWhen
We have a shop in Toronto called Synths When near Bloor and Landsdowne. You can contact me brock@synthswhen.com or Jay@synthswhen.com. Anything synth, drum machine, sampler related. Also do a lot of builds such as TTSH 2600's ($3500 cad) or Yocto 808's ($1250 cad) with 2 year warranties.