Uk Tech needed for Jupiter 4 service - recommendations?

The Roland Jupiter-4 and ProMars Compuphonic Analogue Synthesizer
Mr Arkadin
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Postby Mr Arkadin » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:07 pm

Well London's a bit poor for service engineers these days. Phil Delahaye moved to Brazil but he did recommend to me a guy called John Bright for Roland stuff (in fact he had my Jupiter 4 not so long back). He's in the Midlands though so you'd need a car or courier you trust. Also he's quite busy so turnaround may not be that quick. Tel: 01584 810 467

Do not, I repeat, do not use The Synthesiser Service Centre or Cimple Solutions in London.

If John Bright's not an option then there's EMS Southend:

http://www.electronicmusicservices.co.uk/index.htm

and David Wiseman in Northampton:

http://www.music-service.co.uk/

I have not used either of these myself, so I have no idea how good they are. The faults don't seem that serious to me so maybe any half-decent engineer could do it - you might even try cleaning the keys yourself. If you do get it serviced properly then do yourself a favour and get the osc boards calibrated while it's open.

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Postby noidear » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:01 am

also try calling James Walker at Synth Repair Services. He is in Stoke on Trent, but is a nice bloke and has done several jobs for me. And he is very reasonable as well.

PM me your email or number if you want and I will see if I can help or suggest any other things to try. But up to you.

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Postby fatbenelton » Fri May 13, 2011 8:01 am

I'd use:

James Walker - Synth Repair Services. Does all the major synth stars and prob the best in the UK. Can take a while thought....

The Synth Prof (google it) - Suffolk way. New on the 'scene' and making a good impact for reliable, good quality work.

Kent Spong Restorations (KSR) - home counties somewhere. Did all the refurbs for Richard Lawsons boutique vintage synth business (www.rlmusic.co.uk) links and info on there....
Jon

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Postby Senso » Sat May 28, 2011 12:46 pm

I can vouch for all three of them.
There's a few more UK synth techs here:
http://www.synfo.nl
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Postby fatbenelton » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:02 pm

Hi Senso - hope you are well.....

I take it you maintain that set of links? For info Tony Allgood of Oakley has ceased doing synth repairs with the exceptions of modular stuff.........


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Postby Senso » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:26 pm

Hey Jon! :D

Thanks for the update. I'll check with Tony and adjust the site.
He's going to be mentioned on www.synfo.nl one of these days anyway, because I'm planning a "Modern Modular" page as well. The number of new designers is growing steadily, proving analog is still alive and kicking.

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