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M400 #1037

MORE MONEYPIT - March 2004

What's in the Garage? / Jerry's Other 'Trons / Wharfedales / The Tools and Workshop / JK in the News!

Meanwhile, in Jerry's garage...

(The company was later pressured into changing its name.)

Upstairs:  M300 & M400

Upstairs at the Korb Ranch you'll find Jerry's original M400 along with a suh-weet M300.

...and you'll find Frank and Ken lounging around checking out some CDs (we listened to some of Epsilon in Malaysian Pale and some new Larry Fast).

The M300 is rather rare.  Near the end of the production they stopped putting in the pitch control to save money.

These machines are 6 stations (as with the Mark I/II) but use 1/4" 2-track tape.  The track selection is done by electronics.  (In the Mark I/II the track selection is done by a mechanism like radio buttons in an old car radio.  In the M400 and later models track selection is done with a knob.)

Like the Mark I/II, the M300 had rhythms and fills, but many of the sounds were newly recorded and sound much brighter than the sounds in its older brother.

Wharfedale speakers for the Mark I/II

Mellotron Tools
Mellotron tool set

Jerry and Frank in the basement workshop


The Mellotron Professor In The News...

The local CBS channel WCAX-3 from Burlington,VT interviewed and videotaped Jerry for two hours on April 7 for a feature story on the Mellotron. After editing, the story aired locally on April 7-8. Viewer response was awesome!

Though a bit too late to cover the MONEYPIT 2004 weekend, the television reporter (Jack Thurston) mentioned the Pindertron and provided Jerry his "three minutes of fame."

Way to go, Prof!