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Postby MrJim007 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:49 pm

I have a Roland Juno 106 that needs repairing and selling on, can any one recommend a good repairman in the south east. Im based in Brighton so the closer to there the better really! Cheers!
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby jellyjim » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:08 pm

James Walker at Synth Repair Services is not local to you but comes with numerous recommendations

http://www.synthrepairservices.com/

He is horribly busy however.

I live down your way. Ask in GAK, they use to use a guy years ago who was pretty good.
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ramthelinefeed » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:56 pm

i live in Brighton and last week my Roland JX3P just packed in :frown:
I don't have a flightcase for it, so there's no way it's going up to James Walker in Stoke-on-Trent.... so I too was wondering who could do it closer to home.

I have used David Houlgate in Hassocks in the past, but he took about 11 million months to do the work.
I am getting a wee bit sick of repair jobs that take months, when the work is charged by the hour and you only get charged for 2 hours. I guess I'm just not famous enough to get to the front of the queue :frown:
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ken long » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:03 am

Cimple will do it. Turnaround 2-3 weeks. I've had some good experiences in the past.

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Feline, you got the PG programmer for the JX? I used to use that setup. Its an amazing synth.
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ramthelinefeed » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:08 pm

Are you sure Cimple will do vintage gear?
I've used them for my Akai in the past and they had comically bad customer service, which provided a quite classic thread on here at the time lol

I have a PG200 programmer, yeah. And the Inque MIDI upgrade. I still find the JX3P to be rather 'meh' though, but nonetheless I've no desire to throw it in the bin.....
the trouble is when u have JX3P's + programmer going for under £300, repair can become uneconomical...
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby vinyl_junkie » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:41 pm

Yeah it's an ok synth..the PG-200 for me is not realy needed cos the user interface is so simple imo, and so so so much better than my alpha juno which does need the PG.
I mainly use it for simple analogue strings, don't have the MIDI upgrade so it's a pain in the arse to use every time you turn it on hahah
I only paid 125GBP so if it broke down I dont think repair would be justified
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby omvibes » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:29 am

I've used KSR in south west London, close to the M25. Don't have their number with me, but google them, and you should find them. Quick turn around for stuff I've had with him. Oli
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ramthelinefeed » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:12 pm

all Google could find me was KSR Skip Hire in Barnet.
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby Mook » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:48 pm

Skip hire might be appropriate! :headbang:

Here ya go...

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8873 2044
kent_spong@hotmail.com
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ramthelinefeed » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:51 am

Oh Kent Spong!
To be honest, I think his deluxe total-rebuild approach would be a little over-the-top for a clapped out old JX3P!
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby Kola » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:29 pm

You southeners want to think yourselves lucky.

Theres bot all as far as synth repairs go up here in the north east that I know of.
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby fatbenelton » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:40 am

Actually, us Northerners have probably got it better when it comes to repairs......

James Walker (Synth Repair Services)is in Stoke on Trent
Tony Allgood (Oakley Sound Systems) is in the Lakes near Carlisle.
NOT exactly on your door step but it's a lot closer to you than it is to somebody in London. I'm happy to have a top man with an hours drive of my house.....

I would say that these two guys are probably the top synth repairers nationally so we should feel sorry for the Southerners!
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby Kola » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:43 am

Sorry mate but stoke on trent to me is way down south in the middlands somewhere.

Carlise is an option. Like all synth techs though they all take 6 months to do 2 hours work. I dont understand how there isnt a dedicated synth centre with a fast turn around time. You know like a proper business as opposed a man in his garage with a web site. There's obviously a market there hence the huge wait times.
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ken long » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:53 am

feline1 wrote:Are you sure Cimple will do vintage gear?
I've used them for my Akai in the past and they had comically bad customer service, which provided a quite classic thread on here at the time lol

Perhaps, but they are (the only?) authorised akai repair centre in the UK. They also restored my SH101 and re-capped my 1200. But yes, I understand the concern regarding customer care.

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Re: Synth repairs

Postby Mr Arkadin » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:59 am

Not good experience here with Cimple myself.

For all things Roland i would recommend Phil Delahaye near Milton Keynes:

http://www.delatronics.co.uk/

He's done my JD-800, JD-990, R-8M, SE-70, RE-501 and other bits and pieces for me over the years.
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ken long » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:01 pm

Great link. Much better rates.

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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ramthelinefeed » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:21 pm

I was rather alarmed by the god-bothering lunacy on the Delatronics website, however.
As an evil homosexualist I prefer not to do business with people like that...I just want my synth fixed, not my morals recalibrated.
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby vinyl_junkie » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:37 pm

Without getting into any arguments about religion or what ever does it really matter if you get your synth fixed by some fanatic religious dude? So what you are gay? He doesnt have to know and why should any one care? You can choose to ignore what he has written.

To be honest I find it a little unprofessional to stick such details on the website (Deltatronics) no matter how much you belive in what you preach, to be hones't it's just not done in my book...thats personal [ ****** ] nothing relevant on the Roland/Boss servicing stuff.
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby ramthelinefeed » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:54 pm

vinyl_junkie wrote:You can choose to ignore what he has written.


Yes, or I can choose to take my custom elsewhere! I chose the latter. The End. :D
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Re: Synth repairs

Postby vinyl_junkie » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:58 pm

Lol fair enough..Whats wrong with you JX just out of interest?
And if you bin it I would be interested in that MIDI upgrade, is that the one where where when you turn the synth on it doesn't switch straight into omni mode every time and thus driving you crazy lol
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