Classic synth repair! Can anyone recomend an Honest and reliable Tech?

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Post by Grandmasterbird »

Thats a shame to hear about Panic Music- I've got a Novation Supernova 2 keyboard that needs some TLC and Novation pointed me in their direction.

Apparently they are a Novation approved repair company for their old line of synths or something?

Reading the stories here puts me off sending it there to be repaired, but the alternatives seem to be few and far between.....
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Post by Kolakube »

Wxcuse me guys if this has been mentioned but I confess I have not read the entire thread.

Unfortunatly Tony Allgood from cumbria no longer repairs synths :shock:

http://www.oakleysound.com/contact.htm
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Post by baward »

fatbenelton wrote:Micheal _ personally I'd post them to James. INterparcel or parcel2go offer reasonable courier service and you could prob get it up to James as one parcel for less than £20-30.



Have you considered taking it there on the train yourself, if you can? In my opinion, its the surest and safest way of getting it to Stoke. A quick check on thetrainline.com gave me an offpeak London to Stoke single ticket price of £8.

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baward,

Is James able to turn around in a day? Id have thought he'd have been snowed under.
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Post by vinyl_junkie »

kolakube wrote:baward,

Is James able to turn around in a day? Id have thought he'd have been snowed under.


No one really turns around in a day unless you pay for it, I worked for a insurance company once who used a wide range of repair shops for their out of warranty stuff and the customers just expect stuff to be repaired in like a day, like it personally gets delivered to the workshop that day they post it and the repairer will look at it before any one elses, asses the fault, get the parts and then fix it, leave it on test and send it back...what is with this mentality?! Even if you weren't snowed under it's still unrealistic imo
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Post by Synth Builder »

kolakube wrote: Unfortunatly Tony Allgood from cumbria no longer repairs synths :shock:

http://www.oakleysound.com/contact.htm


Sorry guys. I'm taking a break from repairing stuff at the moment. I was ill last year, got terribly behind and then got all stressed up because of it. So I'm spending my time on the Oakley modular designs instead which is all pretty exciting really.

There may come a time again when I do take on some more repair work. But right now I'm not sure when that will be. I guess it will depend on how well the new hardware works out.

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kolakube wrote:baward,

Is James able to turn around in a day? Id have thought he'd have been snowed under.


I shouldn't think so either, I would say a couple of weeks at least. But the OP would be able to leave it with James and see his Aladdin's cave o' analogue goodness at the same time!

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Post by fatbenelton »

Depends...I dropped four synths off earlier in the year and he fixed the SH101 whilst we chatted. It was a straightforward potentiometer replacement so didn't really require any diagnostics etc. I would imagine it's not usual: the other three have been on the shelf for six months!
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Post by Slasher »

Have SOS ever interviewed James? The guy is a legend and deserves some industry recognition for the work he does. Mind you, he hasn't got time to do an interview and I want him to fix my synths before any more customers discover him! :lol:
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Post by ramthelinefeed »

Hah hah!
Yeah James certainly merits an interview in SOS,
although I share the concern that it would make him even more busier than ever lol :headbang:
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Vinyl Junkie

Reason I asked can james turn around in a day was out of sheer surprise as I didn't think he would be able to do that. Hence me saying "I thought he'd have been snowed under."

It wasn't me that suggested taking stuff up on a train. Think your reply was aimed at the wrong person.
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