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Synth Repair UK
Recommendations for Uk synth repair services


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#1 11ls

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:20 AM

Hi all - I've got a MC202 & SH101 in need of some TLC.   I had good feedback about James Walker based in Stoke and spoke to him earlier in the year but he said he was busy until August and to try then.  I did try a few times  but can't get hold of him, his voice mail box is full apparently and he's not answering emails.   Does anyone have any recommendations for a good UK-based synth repair/servicing company?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:13 AM

There's a guy in Dublin who is top notch and very reasonably priced - obviously the shipping is going to add up...but if you're stuck:

http://retroactivesynth.com/



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:15 AM

Hi all - I've got a MC202 & SH101 in need of some TLC. I had good feedback about James Walker based in Stoke and spoke to him earlier in the year but he said he was busy until August and to try then. I did try a few times but can't get hold of him, his voice mail box is full apparently and he's not answering emails. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good UK-based synth repair/servicing company?


James is awesome, he fixed up my 909 when the switches went bad.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:22 AM

Din Sync in Sweden i found really reasonably priced too, i know its not the UK but its only over a bit of water and round a few corners.  I need to sort my 202 out too



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:49 AM

Thanks for the responses, I've also just been recommended a place in Bristol called Emis - anyone had any experience with them?

 

Oscillik - yeah everyone I know who's dealt with him rates James very highly - that's maybe why he's so busy.  Was it a while ago you had your 909 fixed?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

James is my local one too, done great work on some of my gear, he's great but yeah, he's near impossible to nail down.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:33 AM

Oscillik - yeah everyone I know who's dealt with him rates James very highly - that's maybe why he's so busy.  Was it a while ago you had your 909 fixed?

 

Yeah this was back in 2007 or 2008. He was fairly busy back then too, but not to the point where I couldn't get my stuff seen by him!

 

It's a good thing though - not many like him around. I'm glad he's still getting loads of business.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:42 PM

Update: Spoke to Andy at EMIS, Bristol.  Seems like a go-er.  I'll feedback here when it's done for the benefit of others.  Cheers guys!



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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:36 AM

There's also Future Sound Systems in Bristol, where the lovely WATMMer futureimage works at: http://www.futuresoundsystems.co.uk/

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:55 AM

Andy is great. Been hassling him with repairs, hair brained mods and knowledge for years. He recently moved from Mangotsfield and I've yet to check his new place... You should be safe with him :music:



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Posted 22 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

Cheers, that's good to know.  He's got the 202 now so I'll hopefully have it back soon enough!



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 06:07 PM

i need to get my 101 fully serviced and cleaned, also my 202 modded for proper cv...how much we talking roughly in watmm's opinion?


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

Hey - just a follow up to say Andy was great. Sorted out the 202 in really timely fashion for a reasonable price.  I'll be sending my 101 to him for a full service and small fix (filter tracking) in the new year for sure. 

 

 

i need to get my 101 fully serviced and cleaned, also my 202 modded for proper cv...how much we talking roughly in watmm's opinion?

 

He quoted me £70 + courier + parts for the 202 and same for the 101 which seems fine to me but I've only had a few previous experiences to compare this with.  Regarding the cv mod - I had Kenton do it to my 202 a few years ago - I believe the price was about £100 fitted (plus couriers) but I know they sold it as a kit if you're handy with that kind of thing.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:57 AM

ok cool, seems pretty reasonable!