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Re: Synth repair in U.K

Postby DoSoS » Wed May 29, 2019 1:35 pm

Just joined the forum recently too, and this looks very useful in my quest to find a decent repairer for my Prophet-600 - ta muchly!

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Re: Synth repair in U.K

Postby matt222 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:37 pm

Anyone know if James Walker of Synth Repair Services is still in business? I have a JD800, ASQ10 and JP8000 in need of attention
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Re: Synth repair in U.K

Postby BJG145 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:43 pm

Nothing on the website to suggest otherwise. Have you tried contacting him...? (I haven't generally found synth techs to be the most communicative people I've met...)
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Re: Synth repair in U.K

Postby fatbenelton » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:12 pm

You probably already found out but just on case....

James Walker now works full time for Soundgas so no longer operates Synth Repair. (And Soundgas don’t offer a repair service - he gets their stuff serviced prior to sale).
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Re: Synth repair in U.K

Postby David Etheridge » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:02 pm

Hi folks,
I've recently started using Keith McHard of Stourbridge, who has many years experience with synths, and a large collection of gear that he's familiar with. He's fixed issues that have stumped other repairers of my acquaintance, and most recently revived a Korg 01W that was so mangled that it was potentially only fit for parts. A very nice guy, rather cheaper than rates elsewhere, and will go the extra mile, even fixing manufacturer's problem areas: one example the rubber seating under a main board in one of my Kurzweil 1000 modules, which over time can cause it to bend or crack.
His number is 07882-471445.
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Re: Synth repair in U.K

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:22 pm

Useful to know. Thanks for the recommendation, Dave.
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Re: Synth repair in U.K

Postby Nites » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:33 am

I got my old Korg keyboard serviced and new internal power supply built by a tech based in Wigan, North West. Am very happy with the work that was done. You can PM if you want his contacts.
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Re: Synth repair in U.K

Postby David Etheridge » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:04 pm

Hi again folks,
Just a quick update on Keith McHard - he's now gone full time and can be found as Audio City Media here: https://www.facebook.com/RepairsDept/
Keith regularly posts pics of repair work from start to finish with full descriptions of what was wrong and how he fixed them. It's interesting to see how many units that he's fixed that other 'techs' pronounced beyond salvation......
There are a few of my poor suffering units described there!
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Best wishes,
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