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Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby BJG145 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:26 pm

So you know about Hoxne and Sutton Hoo...? Or maybe you have to live in East Anglia to take an interest in these things. Anway, anyone with an interest in fixing up old synths should check out this stash on eBay. Bodged DIY builds galore.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/oneweemonkey ... pg=&_from=

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(Yes, that's a Maplin 5600 or close relative with...what's that thing on top? Dunno, never seen one of those before. And an EM&M Spectrum as well. Too much time reading magazines and not enough practice with a soldering iron by the sound of it.)
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:06 pm

Already been 25 bids for it though (currently standing at £401).

Even for parts that's a bit hopeful IMO ;)


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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby desmond » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:07 pm

There's plenty more broken stuff in the "collection"...
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Postby Martin Walker » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:15 pm

Yep, but to me that smacks of someone having a clear out (perhaps on behalf of a friend) who can't be bothered to switch anything on and try it out.

Most of the rest seems to be keyboards and synths that would normally have no DIY intrusion.


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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby desmond » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:37 pm

Martin Walker wrote:Yep, but to me that smacks of someone having a clear out (perhaps on behalf of a friend) who can't be bothered to switch anything on and try it out.

"Doesn't boot", "whines", "some keys don't work", "Roland sticky key issues", "Knobs missing" etc...

I don't think much of that stuff has been well looked after, shall we say...
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby BJG145 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:05 pm

Martin Walker wrote:Already been 25 bids for it though (currently standing at £401).

Even for parts that's a bit hopeful IMO

I reckon it'll go for twice that. That's a very rare pile of bits, that is. ;)
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:12 pm

Martin Walker wrote:Yep, but to me that smacks of someone having a clear out (perhaps on behalf of a friend) who can't be bothered to switch anything on and try it out.
It does rather seem like someone clearing out the loft of someone else who never threw anything away...

I'm half tempted by picking up the BCR in case mine finally dies! :D
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby N i g e l » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:52 pm

desmond wrote:I don't think much of that stuff has been well looked after, shall we say...

Hmmm, judging by the state of the 5600 front panel I dont think your wrong !
Is it corrosion or fungus ? I bet theres a spider inside too :shocked: [not the EDP type].


blinddrew wrote:I'm half tempted by picking up the BCR in case mine finally dies! :D

It might be worth hanging in there for the new BCR32 to comeout. He hasnt even bothered to take the unit out of the box for a photo. The box looks old & well weathered so whats the unit goiing to be like [and theres probably a spider inside that one too :shocked: ] ?
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby blinddrew » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:20 pm

N i g e l wrote:
blinddrew wrote:I'm half tempted by picking up the BCR in case mine finally dies! :D

It might be worth hanging in there for the new BCR32 to comeout.
Yeah, I'm keeping an eye on that.
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby Sam Inglis » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:43 pm

Is there a market for barely functioning E&MM Spectrums? I have one languishing in a repair shop somewhere...
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby Arpangel » Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:37 pm

Martin Walker wrote:(perhaps on behalf of a friend) who can't be bothered to switch anything on and try it out.
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You could be talking about me Martin.

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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:26 am

:mrgreen:
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby BJG145 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:21 pm

Maplin went for £1120, E&MM for £385.
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby N i g e l » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:51 am

Behringer BCR2000 unseen in a box BCR2000 in a box went for £100. Which is what the ones fully photographed out of the box with LED rings a blazin' go for.

to quote Suggs and Leoniads.......

" this is madness ! ! !"

Clearly there is a demand that Uli is not satisfying !
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Re: Synth repairs - the Horsham Hoard

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:43 pm

I think the replacement is going to fly off the shelves.
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