MONEYPIT - VERMONT
Mellotron Professor Jerry Korb dubbed Tom Doncourt's M400 #390 "The BAD 'tron" (its nickname fit in nicely with the two other M400s in the shop during #390's restoration---the GOOD 'tron (#1414) and the UGLY 'tron (#203)).
So...Why was Tom's M400 "bad"?
That about sums it up: it was your typical Sound Sales bodge. By now we all know what that means...ugh...
Let's take a look at a bit of what Jerry found and some of the restoration work...-->
"Mellotron" is a trademark of these guys. The OED says "mellotron" is generic, something akin to Jeep, Xerox, and Kleenex. So who knows. Let the lawyers fight it out.
Photographs and text by Ken Leonard
THANK YOU to Jerry and Mali Korb (wonderful hospitality--as usual) and to Tom Doncourt (for sharing the CATHEDRAL tracks)