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Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:33 pm
by Thirteen
Just a heads up, in the later part of next month (July 2014) I will be re-opening my synthesizer repair workshop. Initially it will operate for three days a week, then full time from later in August. I am finally able to get back into synthesizer servicing full time after having been busy with my other business, I have been upgrading test equipment and installing new benches in preparation. As always I will focus on vintage synth repairs as my core business but I will also service some current generation machines, I am having a new website designed and I will publish a list of brands on the new site once it is up.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:41 pm
by Lee
That's great to know. Where will it be located?

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:00 am
by Thirteen
In Marrickville in Sydney.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:09 am
by Hybrid88
oh man, that is the best damn news I've heard in a long time. :)

I've got an Oddysey here that is in dire need of some expertise.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:18 am
by Thirteen
Hi Richard, no problem. which version is it?

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:59 pm
by Hybrid88
It's a Mk1, with a couple of mods - typical cemented sliders, tantalum issues etc etc.

In fact I've got soo many synths that could use some love, I'll be sorting all my stuff out soonish so would be good to have them looked at by a pro.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:32 pm
by ether
Good luck Steve.

I've sold all my other gear in favour of Eurorack but I've still got a Moogerfooger delay I dream of converting to 5U if I can talk someone like you into doing it...

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:21 pm
by Thirteen
The electronic conversion would be straightforward, milling and printing the face plate is the main challenge.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:49 am
by TAFKAT
Hey Steve,

Long time no speak, awesome news that you are getting back into the synth repairs, if only you were in Melbourne.

:(

I have both a Roland D70 and JD800 that are in excellent nick except the keyboard contacts are both knackered from lack of use over the years. I have tried cleaning the contacts myself years back, but that didn't hold up for too long.

I have brand new keyboard assemblies for both that I purchased from Roland, ready to go in, and I could probably do the JD800 easy enough, but would rather someone with the technical back ground to slot them in.

I'll give you a yell when you are up and running, I may still ship them to you.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:21 pm
by Thirteen
Hey Vin, good to hear from you! No problem.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:21 pm
by rob
good to hear you are warming up the iron Steve.

all the best

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:58 am
by Thirteen
Thanks Rob, I have been getting so many calls about repairs that I decided that it's time to get back into it. I do miss the workshop!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:18 pm
by we88
agreed, that is good news.

still have that xpander lying around if you hear of a power supply becoming available anywhere!

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:59 pm
by Thirteen
Lindsay I would say that it would need a custom PSU built, I have never seen any Expander power supply boards up for sale anywhere.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:04 pm
by we88
yeah, I guess that to be the case. I am gently egging my friends in that direction..hint hint Futureman. Although a new child doesn't help the cause.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:55 pm
by Thoughtlab
good to hear you are doing repairs again Steve. Will have some bits and pieces that need some work in the near future as well.

Adrian

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:07 pm
by airraid
Hi Steve, where abouts in Marrickville are you? I have a friend that wants to drop off a synth to you to look at. I think it's a power supply problem. cheers Kerry

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:14 am
by Thirteen
PM'd.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:08 pm
by jon.l.hunter
Hi Steve

I have a Sequential Circuits Pro One that needs some work
are you still doing this

Jon

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:48 pm
by Thirteen
Yes, no problem.

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:38 pm
by jon.l.hunter
Great! Can you send me your address I'll try and find a time next week to drop it off that works for you

Re: Synth repair shop re-opening

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:41 pm
by OSCar
SJ... AKA Thirteen.
Always awesome work.
The only tech Id ever trust with my gear.
Thank god your back.