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Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 11:32 pm
by metrosonus
If you're in Fl, I second Pro Audio. Very nice people, very honest as well.

Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:32 pm
by Sir Ruff
Does anyone have any suggestions for any other techs in the Philadelphia area aside from Danny's Amps and Cintioli's? The former was not good (see below), and the latter is ok, but not synth specific.

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:21 pm
by astraeus000
for those living in the Chicago area who havent been successful finding a decent vintage synth repair shop, I highly recommend the Good Guys Pro Audio Repair in St. Paul, Mn. They brought my completely dead Chroma back to life and now its sounding sweet. :wink:

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:29 pm
by Mr Rich
I've moved this topic here from General and removed some unrelated posts.

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:55 am
by Maschinengeist

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:27 am
by evildragon
anybody near oviedo florida that could possibly look at my DX7?

I already spent all of my money on it, so a cheap (possibly free/i'll fix something for you if i can fix it, in return, done that kind of deal before), technician, yet effective, is preferred..

if not cheap, i'll need to talk it over with my father..

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:38 am
by dougt
I am in the SF Bay Area and do repairs analog synths & drum machines.

I also have hard-to-find chips, keys, knobs, pots, and other vintage synth parts -

I have worked on analog synths for 20+ years and always try to help others troubleshoot when I can. I can usually be found on the AH mailing list or the Help forum on Synthwerx -

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:54 pm
by StepLogik
Just got my P5 back from a full servicing and repair from Greg at Analog Synth Service ( He was very fast, fixed a couple of problems I wasn't even aware of, and installed a MIDI kit. All of this for a very, very reasonable price that was much lower than the quote I received from Wine Country. Highly Recommended :)

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:00 am
by Bross
I can do analog synth repairs in the Nashville area. Email me at robert.hume at

-Robert Hume

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:55 am
by minime123
Bross, I really like your music. What are you wasting your time fixing synths for? You should be pimping your music and getting it the attention it deserves!

I can do analog synth repairs in the Nashville area. If anyone has synth problems, drop me a message and I'll see if I can help out.

-Robert Hume

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:40 am
by kogmachine
I hope no one is paying a tech $60/hr. to fix dead keys. It's an easy fix and I've done it several times myself and I'm not electronically inclined. If I was I'd be designing my own synths instead of fixing crappy Kurzweils and Yamahas. Not the brands but the models an RG100 and a PS-25.

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:37 am
by gojira
For anyone in Melbourne, Australia wanting to get synths fixed, this is one of the only places I know of:

37 Cunningham St, Northcote VIC 3070
(03) 9489 5881

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:22 pm
by ianjhicks
tmoney wrote:This is a great thread.

Midwest Music Menders
Chicago, IL (USA)
Vintage synths, fancy analog consoles, anything that's not digital.
New phone: (773) 267-7367
no website
New address: 3422 N Elston

This place will fix anything, but it will be very very expensive and will take a long time. Maybe it's just that they're in the midst of moving and they're backed up, but it took 6 weeks and cost $275 for them to fix my ms-20, doing the following:
replace volume pot
modify output transformer to 120v from 220v.
This place is sort of expensive, but they do actually fix things (unlike deltronics), they guarantee their work and they usually have a ton of spare parts to rare things lying around. I've gone to them with a polysix that deltronics refused to repair and a jx3p that took a nasty fall.

Whine Country

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:03 pm
by liquidzen
is it just me, or is Wine Country WAAYYY to overpriced and WAAYYY to cocky? I called to speak to a tech about repairing my VS. The smug bugger on the phone said " No one can speak to techs, they won't speak to you. " and I say.... "well.... I'd like to ask a quick question, i am somewhat technical and need to see about a part" He then says... " All our parts are online, you'll have to figure out which part or parts you need and then call us to place the order" me... "How do I know what I'll need if I can't speak to your tech JUST TO VERIFY ONE QUESTION".
He then says changes the subject to me just sending the synth to them for repair... at an ungodly rate UPFRONT.
I mean, seriously.... W.T.F.? You may have worked with Dave Smith once upon a time, but that's no reason to put on airs. There's a small but good source of KIND, Good Hearted analog techs out there.
I propose a change of name to "Whine Country"

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:41 pm
by Sir Ruff
Postblank wrote:The place I go to makes you put $45 down up front and he deducts it from the cost of the repair.

My guy:


Just a follow up to this-I am currently using this guy to do some very minor work on my Cat (replacing a switch, general calibration), but it has been with him for about 2 months with 0 progress. the only reason I am leaving it with him is so I can get my $45 deposit's worth of fixing the one stupid switch. Will definitely not use again.