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Optigan repair in UK

PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:22 pm
by jx
Hi, i'm new to the board, so please be gentle...

I have one of these bizzare beasts (see for more details), and as with most of 'em, bits of it aren't working properly- namely the 'record player', the reverb tank etc.
i need someone who has experience with tape/replay/vintage and esoteric technology here in the UK to have a look at it, and if they can, fix it. i've already asked a few mellotron companies, who really don't want to go there (these babies weren't really designed to be taken apart and fixed). if anyone has any suggestions, i'm all ears.

Re: Optigan repair in UK

PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:15 pm
by baward
Lol its the second time I've mentioned his name on here recently, but try Peter Forrest of VEMIA fame. He has a whole lot of contacts in the world of electro-mechanical instruments:

Or give Norm Leete of the UK Mellotron Archives a go:

Good luck!


Re: Optigan repair in UK

PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:07 pm
by jx
It USED to be peter's! i bought it off him a few years ago in a vemia auction! i asked him about repair places, but no joy- he used to do it all himself.
Hammondhire have offered to have a look- has anyone had any experience with them? are they expensive?

Re: Optigan repair in UK

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:49 pm
by Rob Lord
Hammondhire are excellent, very knowledgeable and lovely chaps. They've done quite a bit of work for me. I would think they'd be ideal people to do something like this. Sounds like it could be quite a lot of work though to restore it so I don't suppose that will be exactly cheap.

Good luck,


ps I'm looking for an Optigan if you decide to sell.