MATRIXSYNTH: Oberheim OB-X Restoration (Part 2) - Pratt Read History, Keybed Service, Key Polishing.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Oberheim OB-X Restoration (Part 2) - Pratt Read History, Keybed Service, Key Polishing.

Published on Dec 28, 2018 GOLT !

Some fascinating history here. You can find Part 1 here.

"How to polish keys! Full restoration guide for the Pratt Read keybed of the Oberheim OB-X synthesizer.
- Plus Pratt Read's technical history.
Please note I am not a historian, for corrections please see the description and comments.

Skip ahead to 9:00 minutes to go straight to the teardown and service guide.

Here's the links to the websites I featured:
The Arc Sound bushings


And eBay obviously, here's the Australian version :-)

Pictures are from either the Treasures of Connecticut Libraries (free to use):

or stock photo's from Pexels (free to use):

*** Please visit the Deep River Historical Society and donate if you can:

Other references:
Connecticut History

Register of the Pratt Read corporation records

A really great article from NPR news

An extract from a great book by Don Malcarne, Deep River and Ivoryton

If I find anything else of interest I'll add them here.

Thanks! And please go easy on my Australia accent. Feel free to let me know how you pronounce anything I've said. Especially Phineas Pratt, I have no idea!"

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