MATRIXSYNTH: Praise for Synth Tech Mike Metz of Thesis Audio

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Praise for Synth Tech Mike Metz of Thesis Audio

This one in via MATRIXSYNTH reader Neil Hetrick:

"This posting is a sort-of combination THANK YOU and glowing review for expert synth technician Mike Metz of Thesis Audio Service (Wichita, KS). Mike recently refurbished my prized Roland JUPITER-6 synth, giving it a total overhaul so that it would be in top shape for the next couple decades or more.

I'm lucky to own a near-mint-condition JP-6, and Mike is far and away the most careful synthesizer tech I've ever found, handling every repair & restoration project with the utmost precision, care & expertise. I don't doubt that he could take on just about any project out there and come out with top-flight results (just check his page on vintage synth restorations for the proof). So I knew my instrument would be in the most capable hands when I shipped it off (providing FedEx could get it there and back without damage... I constructed a HUGE box just for the purpose, and even took out an insurance policy, just in case...).

Here's a quick rundown of the work Mike performed to bring my synth back up to top condition:
Cleaned chassis & all PC boards
Replaced 2-voice card main VCA chip (CEM3360)
Repaired solder connections for arpeggiator section LEDs
Replaced all main power supply capacitors
Cleaned all main & mod-panel controls & switches, lubricated all sliders, replaced slider dust felts
Replaced back-up battery w/ socket
Cleaned all rear panel jacks
Complete checkout

THANKS again to Mike Metz @ Thesis Audio !!"

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