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Tech in Metro Detroit?

Post by VanSonik » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:01 am

Anyone know a good synth tech in the Metro Detroit area? I'm in Macomb County and need to repair an Oberheim OB-8.
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Post by seamonkey » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:20 pm

I don't know if they work on vintage synths but back in 02 my VFX-SD needed repair and this place did a great job, it might be worth a call.
They are located in Warren Michigan.
I will pm you their phone number.
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Post by VanSonik » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:48 pm

Hi,
Thanks, for the lead but sadly I called and they were disconnected.
Hey, have you seen a Prophet '08 around town yet I've yet to see one in person?
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Post by seamonkey » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:37 pm

Sorry to hear they're disconnected, the owner worked on my Ensoniq and they were quite honest.

Don't know of any place around here where you could check out the Prophet 98. When it first came out I called the local Guitar Center and all they could say was it was a great idea and they were going to check it out.

I don't know if they're still in business but try Al Nalli's in Ann Arbor. I know that's a bit of a drive for you but they're all I can think of.
You might try emailing Dave Smith and see if they can refer you to a local dealer.
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Post by VanSonik » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:09 pm

Funny story I asked at the guitar center in Roseville about the Prophet'08 and
the keyboard salesman knew nothing of it.
He went on to spout off about someone he knew that had an old Prophet 5 that had to load presets from cassette and how lame that seemed.
I just shook my head and could not believe that such a moron roams the earth!
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Post by seamonkey » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:05 pm

As far as the Prophet 08 goes, check out some of Keyboardwizards youtube vid's, he has some linked right here in the Listening Lounge.

As far as GC goes, I went there today to get some cable organizers and swore I'd never go back. In fairness to the sales people, I don't think they make much money and work long hours. I think it's mostly to buy equipment at a discount.
From now on I'll save gas money and go through Sweetwater. :lol:
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Post by VanSonik » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:17 pm

Just PM'd you your referral is still in business just changed address.
I really appreciate your help!
I also, deal with Sweetwater every deal smooth as silk!
Even considered wasting some gas money and going down to there gear fest at the end of May.
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Post by andrasklang » Sat May 03, 2008 12:01 am

i live in ann arbor. i have never seen any place like this. i have a broken six trak i need to get fixed and sending it to wine country will be expensive....... i wish there was a place around...

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Post by xenomorph313 » Fri May 23, 2008 4:15 am

Try these:

Music Go Round - Ann Arbor, Novi, Troy
Marshall Music - Frandor (near Lansing)

Both have reputable service technicians, and serviced my K4 and Juno
with great results

Hope this helps!

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