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Synth Technicians and Repairs

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:55 pm
by Mr Rich
Someone had a smart idea (not me), to compile a list of synth technicians and repair shops. The subject of 'techs' comes up quite often, so this may be a useful resource.

If you have used a good tech or repairer, let us know by posting in this thread. The following information would be useful:

Name
Location: country and state/city/county or whatever
Any specialism: new/vintage/ moogs etc.
Contact number (I don't fancy using e-mail addresses)
web site (if they have one)
Anything else that may be useful

Once we have a few, I'll compile a list and stick it in the FAQ.

The whole thing would be attached to a disclaimer of course...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:50 pm
by AstroDan
This is a great sticky...

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:15 pm
by garranimal
Audio Electronics in Dallas, Texas USA has an impressive line list that includes new synth makers like Novation and Nord, as well as many vintage analog synthesizers: Oberheim, ARP, Linn, Moog, Sequential Circuits, etc.

Audio Electronics
www.audioelectronics.com
10870 Plano Rd.
Suite C
Dallas TX 75238
214/349-5000 or 800/466-2372

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:58 pm
by THM
// BELGIUM //

"The Soundfactory"

e-mail: info (at) the-soundfactory.com

homepage: www.the-soundfactory.com

location:

BVBA THE SOUNDFACTORY
Gebr. Van Eyckstraat 35
9000 Gent
BELGIUM

They repaired my Roland TR-808 ánd last but not least my Elka Synthex - and they did it very well (pretty low cost and quality repair) !!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:00 pm
by THM
// THE NETHERLANDS //

"Saint Eric"

e-mail: sainteric@piramiden.demon.nl

homepage: www.piramiden.demon.nl

location:

Adriaen van Ostadestraat 23
3314HA Dordrecht
THE NETHERLANDS

He repairs more or less every synth out there and is very respected in the Dutch synthesizer world.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 11:46 am
by joerg721
Here you can find find some links for repairs in Germany:
http://www.sequencer.de/specials/synthe ... rvice.html

qualified repairs for new & vintage synths & outboar

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:56 am
by synergy
Here's a good Midwest source for those repairs to your keyboards and outboard gear:

SYNERGY DIGITAL SOUND RESOURCES
409 West Apollo Avenue
Bismarck ND 58503
(701)258-9046 (Attn: Keith)

synergydss@mybluelight.com (email)

Service for all makes and models of new and used synths, and all related gear.
Guaranteed work, quick turnaround times. References avail.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:09 am
by AudioAstronomer
Had some work done here, and it was very good.

http://eprelectronics.com/

EPR ProAudio Electronics
1242 E. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604

warrantied repairs for
AKAI
Allen and Heath
Bose
Boss
Crown
Digitech
Electro Voice
Emu Systems
Ensoniq
Fostex
JBL Professional
Kawai
Korg
Kurzweil
Line6
Mackie
Panasonic (RAMSA, Pro Audio)
Peavey
QSC
Rane
Roland
Soundcraft (mixing consoles)
Spirit by Soundcraft
Studiomaster
Tascam
Teac
U.R.E.I.
Yamaha

They also do a few more manufacturers now, but the website hasnt been updated. Very professional, fast and friendly.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:55 am
by Mr Rich
Thanks guys. Keep 'em coming. This will be a useful addition to the site.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:52 pm
by Synthacon
OK, here are the people I would use in the UK.

First Tony Allgood @ www.oakleysound.com
Telephone him on 01768 881934

I have used him for years, in that time he has repaired the following for me....

Oberheim OB1, Minimoog (Total rebuild), Prophet VS, Korg Mono/Poly, EDP Wasp, RSF Kobol Expander, Oberheim SEM and of course built my big Modular. I'm sure there were others!

I know he has repaired LOTS more and his attention to detail is fantastic. Without doubt the best in my opinion.



Then there is James Walker @ www.synthrepairservices.com
Telephone him on 01782 262611

While I have not used James direct yet, I have had lots of gear that was serviced by him from when I got stuff from Music Control. Again a nice guy and one who does a great job.




There is also Kent Spong at KSR, he can be reached on 020 8873 2044. I had my Jupiter 8 repaired by him and he does most of the restoration work for RL Music. However I would may be not use him for Servicing or Electronics work, more for the cosmetic side of things.

Some of the other tech's in the UK I could tell you horror stories about if you wanted, but I have tried never to deal with them.



In the US I have had dealings with Kevin Lightner at www.synthfool.com and he was first class, however he tends to be booked up alot and does not service everything anymore, just the top notch vintage stuff.

I am also using Phil Cirocco of CMS, at the moment to get my ARP 2600 working again. www.discretesynthesizers.com/arptronics/Arptronics.htm
Whilst I have not used him before he is the best ARP tech on the planet.

http://synthservice.com/

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:49 am
by Motavis

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:42 am
by clusterchord
//California - Bay Area//


www.analogsynthservice.com

Greg Montalbano.

The wizard of SCI synths. He does Rolands, CS Yamaha, Oberheims and others too.


so far he worked on my Jupiter 8 and Prophet 5 Rev2.

quite knowledable and helpful. and cheap.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:40 pm
by Mr Rich
Roy Harrison - He looks after all my stuff.
West Yorkshire, UK : 07860 147071

PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:16 pm
by CTB
clusterchord wrote://California - Bay Area//


www.analogsynthservice.com

Greg Montalbano.

The wizard of SCI synths. He does Rolands, CS Yamaha, Oberheims and others too.


so far he worked on my Jupiter 8 and Prophet 5 Rev2.

quite knowledable and helpful. and cheap.


I bought my Pro-One from Greg. He seemed fair. I just wish half the country weren't between my synths and him in case of future repair needs!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:47 pm
by Danchenka
SynthesizerServiceDepartment

Achim Lenzgen
Schloßstraße 32

D-56626 Namedy

Phone: +49 26 32 / 30 08-11
Fax: +49 26 32 / 30 08-12

E-Mail: mail@synthesizerservice.de

This guy repaired my Microwave 2. I had to take out the motherboard and ship it to Germany. Not the most convenient way of getting things done, but with the company gone, there really aren't many options if something goes wrong with your Waldorf synth.