I bet your grandma never had one of these...

Moderators: Thirteen, rick, Mark Bassett

I bet your grandma never had one of these...

Postby vanderlae » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:50 pm

Now, far from being a synth - this baby stands alone in its own right! For all you fans of quirky 70s machines - here's one that just arrived to me. It's called a Thomas 2001 (space oddity).

I've thrown this up here because not only does it define cool, it also sounds extremely good. Pop the hood of this baby and all is revealed...streams of wires, chunky components and all manner of things! It even does a couple of Moog sounds. Maybe it isn't a recording beast, but it will no doubt find a place here and there. It's usable and seriously good fun. For lovers of prog and psychedelic synth sounds, this is surprisingly tasty.

Plenty of placeholders for a scotch and at night...just flick the switch and let her shine!!

Image

Image

Image

Cheers..
User avatar
vanderlae
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
 
Posts: 321
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:55 pm
Location: Melbourne

Postby NYMo » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:31 pm

Hi there,

2001....A Space Oddity !

Looks similar to the Moog (White Elephant) Organ.

Cheers

N
Y
M
O
John NYMo Nyman

Not too old to Rock n Roll...not too young to die !
NYMo
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 1023
Joined: Sat May 07, 2005 1:54 pm
Location: Sunshine Coast Queensland

Postby Thirteen » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:58 pm

I want one! It will look great next to my EMS Synthi Hi-Fli's, and I can wear my safari suit when I play it. Does it have a flat spot on top big enough for a martini?
Steve Jones
User avatar
Thirteen
TRM Endorsed
TRM Endorsed
 
Posts: 1255
Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:08 pm
Location: Sydney

Postby rachelp » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:47 pm

Don't forget the bowtie.....


rachel
rachelp
Registered User
Registered User
 
Posts: 210
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:39 pm
Location: Western Sydney

Postby vanderlae » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:58 am

Those Moog white elephants are sexy machines, just no built-in martini coasters!

The funniest thing about this Thomas 2001 - the pot on the volume pedal, she's not-a-so-good....so when I kick it in the pants (up full) it hits some weird FM signal? haha perhaps if I tweak it I'll find a porthole into the BBC broadcast of the 70's

And the sound - Pure analogue glory.

Actually...I probably should get someone who gets right into the electronics of these yesteryear beasts to look over this for me. Pushing up the (oo-la-la) reverb fader introduces some noise I could do without and there are a few - just a few- other small quirks I'd like to remedy.
User avatar
vanderlae
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
 
Posts: 321
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:55 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: I bet your grandma never had one of these...

Postby vanderlae » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:20 pm

Well I didn't think I would, but the time has come to let this baby go. I need someone in Melbourne who's into old organs/syths to give it a look over and then I'll be waving goodbye to it. It's uber cool, I mean just look at it, but it's large and although it has made the move over to my new space it was never goIng to be a long love affair.

Anyone know an electronics wiz who doesn't charger the earth in Melbourne town?

AND...should you find yourself falling in love with the idea of having this work of art, let me know!

Cheese
Dave
David Spall
User avatar
vanderlae
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
 
Posts: 321
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:55 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: I bet your grandma never had one of these...

Postby Chinagraf » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:41 pm

Metropolitan Organ Services or Logitronics.
User avatar
Chinagraf
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
 
Posts: 1599
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:09 am
Location: Melbourne

Re: I bet your grandma never had one of these...

Postby vanderlae » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:14 am

Thanks, Andy. Hopefully these guys do on site work, there's no way I'll be moving it!
David Spall
User avatar
vanderlae
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
 
Posts: 321
Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:55 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: I bet your grandma never had one of these...

Postby Thirteen » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:49 am

Did it sell?
Steve Jones
User avatar
Thirteen
TRM Endorsed
TRM Endorsed
 
Posts: 1255
Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:08 pm
Location: Sydney


Return to Vintage Synth Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest