Fixing the Mellotrons

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M400 #1414 Before
M400 #203 Before
Fixing the Mellotrons
The Big Wait
The Reveal
Odds and Ends


...and both machines needed some, with "The Ugly 'Tron" requiring a full un-bodging and refinishing.

"The Ugly 'Tron" had been sitting for a while and was a bit dingy.

So let's go from this... this.

Both machines got the standard Korb mods--anti-flameout mod, the track selector isolation mod,
repaired headblock cabling, and so on.

And, of course, a check-out of the power packs, preamps, and SMS motor controllers...

...gotta fix that matchbook-infested motor mount, too. 

And after the machines are mechanically and electronically reworked, it was time to clean up the insides and outsides.

#203 got new feets!  Jerry replaced the clod-hoppers (right) with something a bit more M400-like.

Strip and refinish.



Whew!  Jerry nailed that last one just before Charlie arrived.


And with that we were ready for the reveal! -->