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Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by squarewaverider » Sun May 27, 2012 5:10 pm

I have an Oberheim 4 Voice that needs servicing. I know it's getting harder and harder to find technicians who work on these synths. I'm hoping to find someone on the US west coast. Are there any techs you guys know and trust that you would recommend?

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Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by Z » Sun May 27, 2012 6:43 pm

I used Digitron in Montebello, CA to service my OB-Mx recently. They might be able to help you with your FVS.

Have you looked at this page?

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Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by squarewaverider » Sun May 27, 2012 7:22 pm

Thanks.
And thanks for the link to the list too. Just bookmarked it.

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Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by V301H » Mon May 28, 2012 4:11 am

Paul Morte Technical Services in Orange, CA might be worth a try. They were an Oberheim authorized service center going back to the late 70's.
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Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by CfNorENa » Mon May 28, 2012 6:25 am

I'd try Greg Montalbano:

http://analogsynthservice.com/

Works mainly on Sequentials and Korgs, but he said he'd be able to work on my OB-8 if I ever needed it, so at least he does later Oberheim. One of the most respected guys out there, and I can definitely vouch for him. Excellent service and very low prices.

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Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by Don T » Mon May 28, 2012 6:26 pm

Kevin Lightner:

http://www.synthfool.com
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Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by calyx93 » Tue May 29, 2012 7:03 pm

Don T wrote:Kevin Lightner:

http://www.synthfool.com
IIRC, his health isn't very good and I don't believe he's taking any new repairs right now.

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Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by Paul Gray » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:07 am

Although his shop and location is Wichita Kansas, and not west coast, I suggest Mike Metz of Thesis Audio. His email is thesisaudio@gmail.com. Mike has worked on several synths for me, including an OBXa, and is very talented. Blessings and hope all works out. Paul

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Re: Looking for an Oberheim tech

Post by schmidtc » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:36 pm

+1 for Greg Montalbano. Tom Oberheim is still in the bay area as well, you might just email him and see who he recommends.

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