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Workin', Unbodgin'
Fire Hazard!
#541 Unveiled
New Home


About the only thing missing from this picture is a whole lotta snow!  New England didn't see much snow over the winter of 2005-2006; it was highly unusual for the Korbs to be able to see the lawn in February.  There was basically no snow at all except for the squalls that went through on Friday!  But it was still kinda cold, of course.

Mellotron M400 #541 had spent the last few months in a very cool, dry basement while outside the Vermont winter was in high gear.  We saw a great example of that on Saturday evening when the temperatures bottomed out at about 8 below zero Fahrenheit.  It really wasn't the thing for Lee, who's not used to this.  You see, Lee now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, which is far south of Vermont and warm/hot and muggy a lot of the year.  Prior to that Lee lived in Hawaii, which bears no resemblance to Vermont at all (although there is an extinct volcano in New Hampshire).

The thing is what happens to a Mellotron when it goes from Vermont to Alabama and starts to feel the effects of the climate change?  Now consider that this Mellotron would be moving to Hawaii with Lee and his new bride Enjoli (congrats!).

So we thought it best that Lee get some hands on training inside the Mellotron, adjusting keys and lacing tapes.

Basic keyboard adjustment.

<-- Adjusting #541

<-- Adjusting "Julia"

Basic tape lacing.

But, as with all MONEYPITs, it was starting to get to that time to wrap things up.-->