MORE MONEYPIT - March 2004
SOME RANDOM SHOTS...
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
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 tool set
Jerry and Frank in the basement workshop
** NEWS FLASH! **
The Mellotron Professor In The
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!