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 !!"

No comments:

Post a Comment

PREVIOUS PAGE NEXT PAGE HOME




© Matrixsynth - All posts are presented here for informative, historical and educative purposes as applicable within fair use.
MATRIXSYNTH is supported by affiliate links that use cookies to track clickthroughs and sales. See the privacy policy for details.
MATRIXSYNTH - EVERYTHING SYNTH