|MELLOTRON MARK V - "MORAZOTRON"
What's a Mellotron Mark V?
The Mark V is the last Mellotron...errr, Novatron...designed and
built by the original Mellotron makers. It is a dual manual machine but
does not cycle; it is like two M400s in a box with a pan control and a reverb.
The two keyboards share the same motor, motor controller and capstan.
|RARE Mellotron Mark V Items from the
<-- Draft Mark V specification sheet
<-- Mark V audio diagram hand drawn by Leslie J.
Now what does the Morazotron have to do with a Mark V? Hmmm...Well, it
started out as one. Now, aside from the cabinet and new reverb tanks, it's
back as original as can be now.
About the Novatron's new owner, Jon
"The Novatron is wonderful,"
Jon is incredibly busy with three
bands, one of which--Tintagel--will prominently feature the Mellotron in
site and the
|This machine has some miles, that's for sure. It was
Patrick Moraz's backup machine (it's hard to believe he had another like
it). The original case was thrown away, and a new case was built,
including the pop rivets along the edging. The electronics were
modified. The top of the machine is a mess.
But none of the outsides were to be changed, per the new owner, Jon
E Salley. All of the work done at the Mellotron Ranch was done inside
Result? This machine is one of the most stable Mellotrons I have
ever played, and its electronics are at specification or improved (as in the
case of the brand new Accutronics reverb tanks).
Other band projects Jon is into right
|Flick: An "acoustic" trio
with lots of old prog--Tull, Crimson, ELP, Moodies, current emo and
powerpop like John Mayer and Dave Matthews. The trio's site is
here you can find the MySpace site.|
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Jon is also building a digital
studio in his home where he'll be doing music production. Check it out
Jon has his own sites as well:
And...finally...in addition to the
Novatron, Jon has acquired his fourth Hammond Novachord! Holy
smokes! Well, at the very least they'll keep Jon out of trouble.
Best wishes and good luck with your
Steve and Carrie have a look at the Mark V
special thanks to Jerry for all of his hard work making this amazing
instrument live up to its potential."
- Morazotron Owner, Jon E
Jerry and Mali Korb and the Morazotron
There's our look at Patrick Moraz's Mark V.
Now onward to the restored Mike
Pinder Mellotron Mark II -->