Montreal/South-shore area tech needed for Wavestation EX

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Post by Maschinengeist » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:01 am

BTW, if i bring you the Wavestation for cleanup and regreasing, how long would it take? I don't mean in hours but when would i get it back?
I try to work as fast and as precisely as it's physically possible. I hate to make people wait for their stuf so I always try to get their stuff repaired as soon as possible... And I need the money too :D

I try to work fast but I do not butcher jobs. I'd rather slow down a bit and make it correctly. That's one of the Muzik Elektronix's policies: we don't do c**p jobs.

When a problem is not too complicated or requires exotic parts, I do it in the same day upon reception.

When it's more serious and requires special attention, a few days.

When it's an hair-pulling drive-me-mad puzzle (Like Xonox's, Tallowaters' or DJFetus' synths), that can take a few weeks. Even a month if I've got hard-time finding the needed parts or documentations (it happens from time to time and got absolutely no control over this, unfortunately).

I keep constant communication with my customers. Nobody is left in the dark and I try to explain to the best of my ability what's what with the synth.

Important point: I only charge WHEN I work on it. Nothing else. I've seen cases where customers have been charged 2 weeks of labor to change a fuse! I don't do this and Muzik Elektronix is not one of those guys.

I'll be more than happy to welcome you guy in my humble repairshop. Please let me know when it'll happen so that I can be there. I've got responsabilities (amdministrative and such) over my head (and work too) so I am ofter called elsewhere.
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Post by Spadz » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:51 pm

Maschinengeist wrote:
BTW, if i bring you the Wavestation for cleanup and regreasing, how long would it take? I don't mean in hours but when would i get it back?
I try to work as fast and as precisely as it's physically possible. I hate to make people wait for their stuf so I always try to get their stuff repaired as soon as possible... And I need the money too :D

I try to work fast but I do not butcher jobs. I'd rather slow down a bit and make it correctly. That's one of the Muzik Elektronix's policies: we don't do c**p jobs.

When a problem is not too complicated or requires exotic parts, I do it in the same day upon reception.

When it's more serious and requires special attention, a few days.

When it's an hair-pulling drive-me-mad puzzle (Like Xonox's, Tallowaters' or DJFetus' synths), that can take a few weeks. Even a month if I've got hard-time finding the needed parts or documentations (it happens from time to time and got absolutely no control over this, unfortunately).

I keep constant communication with my customers. Nobody is left in the dark and I try to explain to the best of my ability what's what with the synth.

Important point: I only charge WHEN I work on it. Nothing else. I've seen cases where customers have been charged 2 weeks of labor to change a fuse! I don't do this and Muzik Elektronix is not one of those guys.

I'll be more than happy to welcome you guy in my humble repairshop. Please let me know when it'll happen so that I can be there. I've got responsabilities (amdministrative and such) over my head (and work too) so I am ofter called elsewhere.
I keep a link to your site for future use. I got the call back from the tech Jam industries's (Korg Canada)tech referred me. He use to be tech at Korg and he told me (while laughing a bit) that he probably fixed more Wavestation with that problem than anyone in the Country.
Anyways, he is picking it up monday at my place. He says it should take a week...Hope so. I need the Wavestation sooner than later because of a rare jam i do with my brother his band.

But you seem to be a good lad. I have a Korg DW8000 that needs a fix on the keyboard, a ESQm with stubborn buttons. I know they are not worth much, but in my mind, you don't throw instruments unless they really are worthless.

So, you'll probably see me in the next month or so.
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Post by synthrepair » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:38 pm

New to this forum, I wish to inform users in Montreal that I service and repair electronic Keyboards and Synths.

Mechanical and electrical repair, tuning and cleaning on older (1970s) to newer modules and keyboards.

I'm located near in Cote St-Luc not far from HWY15 and JeanTalon. My clients are very satisfied with my work and have used my services as an alternative to the larger repair shops.

Thanks goes out to Spadz who contacted my about this forum.
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Post by xonox » Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:11 am

I also think that no synth deserves to be thrown when a repair is needed. I'm getting all my older gear fixed. Throwing out gear sucks. I'm kinda sad when i see people not caring about cheaper units just because they are cheaper.

I can attest that Muzik Elektronix never lets you in the dark. He's fixing some really weird things on my EPS. Intermittent problem that has multiple causes. Communication has been top notch from the start.

I don't know many big repair shops around Montreal and the ones i contacted seemed scared about touching anything but common and recent gear.

SynthRepair : welcome to vintagesynth, it's a nice place :)

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Post by drillindrums » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:32 am

don't even think about going to italmelodie. It took 9 weeks before they even open my synth to check the problem. The small trip to Sherbrooke is really worth it ... a good synth tech is hard to find.

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Post by xonox » Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:34 pm

drillindrums wrote:don't even think about going to italmelodie. It took 9 weeks before they even open my synth to check the problem. The small trip to Sherbrooke is really worth it ... a good synth tech is hard to find.
Did they at least fix it properly ?

I had one of my synths in there for a few months and i got it back before they even touched it and brought it to muzik elektronix. I mean if they have too many things to fix at Ital, why don't they hire more employees ?

Anyways my synth is in good hands now.

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Re: Montreal/South-shore area tech needed for Wavestation EX

Post by fh991586 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:15 am

Sorry to bring this up now, but I'm also looking for an efficient synth tech in Montreal. "Synthrepair" has not left another message since his first and only post in this thread more than 4 years ago, and "Maschinengeist" didn't write anything on the VSE board since April 2010 (his website being also down), I'm wondering who's in the game now...

There's a Yamaha CS60 listed on eBay right now stating it was overhauled by Audio Technique GGS on De Lorimier street. Anyone been doing business with this place?
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Re: Montreal/South-shore area tech needed for Wavestation EX

Post by Ned Bouhalassa » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:15 pm

I know an excellent synth specialist in Laval with +25 years experience on most synths. But if you think 50$ an hour is expensive, don't bother PMing me. My experience has shown that paying a bit more for someone with dedication and love of their work yields beautiful results, synths born again.
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Re: Montreal/South-shore area tech needed for Wavestation EX

Post by Spadz » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:29 pm

Holy cow this is an old thread reborn!

I can suggest you to contact John at Audiomanie. They are on Jean-Talon and St-Michel (near that).
He is well known in the circle of musicians. He is working for himself but he installed himself there for now.
He is an engineer and a fricken miracle worker.

He's trying to fix my Prophet 600 which was really bad case a busted battery. And I mean really really bad.
I when to see him yesterday to see how it goes, and for some other stuff, and he showed how he was rebuilding the circuits and he works really clean.

Just call John. PM me and I'll give you his phone number so you don't go thru the store.
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Re: Montreal/South-shore area tech needed for Wavestation EX

Post by fh991586 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:58 pm

I have no idea what's the rate for a tech, but I mostly don't want to end up with a deal like "4h min"... Considering I don't always have access to a car, I'll stay with the Montreal address for now because a CS-20M is quite heavy to carry in a gig bag.

Do any of you know if there is a start up fee just for looking into the synth (estimate)? Some electronic repair shops do, but they usually discount it if you give them the job.
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