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Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:51 pm
i can't believe no-one has mentioned this guy!
James Walker at Synth Repair Services in Stoke-on-Trent, UK.
he's serviced my 909 and my incoming 808, and i'll be getting him to service my other equipment as soon as i can afford it!
He can service pretty much anything, and used to be employed at Music Control when they were still around.
Very quick, very polite, just very very excellent
Synth Technicians and Repairs
Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:19 am
In all the years I've been dealing with vintage synths I'd have to say this guy is one of the best techs around. That is if you can't get in with Kevin Lightner.
Cantos Music Foundation
Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:22 am
And of course Wine Country Productions for Sequential Circuits gear. All the techs are former Sequential employees.
I've sent them some T8 circuit boards and a Studio 440 for service.
The turnaround is an estimated 4-8 weeks and you need to send them a check for return shipping and 2 hours labor up front. ($80 per hour)
But I wouldn't want anyone else servicing my Sequential stuff. I'll let you know the results in about 6 or 8 weeks if anyone is interested.
WINE COUNTRY PRODUCTIONS, INC.
1572 Park Crest Court, Suite #505
San Jose, CA 95118-3347
Tel. (408) 265-2008
Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:10 am
I just had synth work done at Analogics
Someone had asked if there was anything in the Ohio area, and he is in Geneva OH. wes just finished repairing my OB-8 and he's quick, too! Great turnaround; he's only had it for 2 weeks tops.
Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:16 pm
UK - Newcastle Under Lyme (near Stoke on Trent)
Had a quick glance and didn't see James Walker mentioned from Synth Repair Services:
James does a first class job at reasonable rates and is a really nice guy. My synths now go nowhere else.
Synth Repair Services = ace
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:44 pm
Just to say that based on the notices here, I went to see James Walker at Synth Repair Services in Stoke-on-Trent last Saturday, to get my battery-damaged Polysix sorted, and he did a fantastic job for a really reasonable price.
He's a gent and really knows his stuff, and his workshop is fascinating too - full of all kinds of monster synths...
Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:01 pm
Located in Prescott, Arizona:
I recently took a bashed up SCI Pro-One to him. Plays like a charm 8)
Great synth guy
Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:07 pm
David White, David White, David White of Analogue Keys
He is great. He knew what size screws were in a certain panel of my Polysix ("off the top of his head"). He is a very eclectic character and his knowledge is beyond the norm. When you call him, he usually has to "dig through his 250 synths to see what he has." He even can advise you as to what analogs to buy and what to avoid ( even if he has it to sell! ). He is endless entertainment.
He is in Mass. USA 617-868-1819 Tell him Kyle sent you.
BTW I am in NYC area and still send my gear up to him, and drive up as well.
Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:35 am
Musician's Service Center in SJ does vintage analogs and drum machines...
Re: Synth Technicians and Repairs
Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:03 am
Name: Nathan Kirchenr
Location: Sydney Australia
Any specialism: Vintage Synths, drum machines,etc 1970-1990 kinda thing
Contact number: 0403 845 487 or just PM me
web site: No website for fixing stuff but I have a few tunes on www.myspace.com/milkyfuzz
I am a robotics engineer working in a lab in the city, I have a degree in Mechatronics (robotics) as well as a PhD in the same thing... I love synths and I have a bit of a collection going... I love working on them, I love reverse engineering them.
I am the man who fixes synths that cannot be fixed! So if you are in Australia and Steve or Phase has told you it can't be fixed, they are wrong, give it to me!
Also, I am not running a business or anything, i do this as a hobby so the prices are much lower.
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:32 pm
If you're in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, there are two places you could go:
Location: Brooklyn Park
Repairs: Moog, Arp, and Sequential exclusively
He just repaired my Pro-One and I'm more than satisfied with both the price and the quality. His rates are fairly reasonable as well. He's based out of his place in Brooklyn Park, and I highly suggest him if you've got any of the three above makes and don't want to wait for, say, Wine Country to take a couple months to finish a repair on a pot or something.
The Good Guys Audio Repair
Location: 1111 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55105
Repairs: Just about everything
These guys are repairing my Jupiter-6 right now. They take a long time and I'm not sure about how much it is or how good the quality of repairs are, but they have certifications plastered all over the walls of the front office. That, and all repairs are warranted for 100 days after it's finished. I'll update this once I get more details.
Mike Metz at Thesis Audio
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:47 pm
I highly recommend Mike Metz over at Thesis Audio in Kansas as he has serviced all my analog synth gear and etc for many, many years. Great down to earth guy, very knowleagable, affordable and quick turnaround. Never had an issue with shipping from NYC/NJ to Ks and back.
Thesis Audio Service
4235 W. Central
Wichita, Ks 67212
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:00 am
I got a guitar amp fixed here, and there were a bunch of old and new synths around the place:
4045 SW 96th Ave
Miami, FL 33165
Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:51 pm
Northeast Ohio, USA
Wes Taggart, owner
He's an old friend of mine, whom I haven't seen in years, but talked to on the phone recently. He does keyboard/synth repair, as well as woodworking.
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:46 am
He's in Los Angeles. He sells Juno 106 voice chips on Ebay. He also offers to connect the new chip if you send him the circuit board from your 106/HS-60. It's pretty easy to take out and reinstall. I sent him my circuit board and 12 days later it came back repaired. I put the board back in and my failed voice is fixed! He charges $125 for this service (repair + chip.)