This is a Nazi gas jet I thought... as it turns out I'm informed it's made by the crane company who used that logo. I found it lying on a hill near where I was born in Los Angeles area when I was a kid. Just goes to show... everything isn't what it appears to be. Thanks for the person who offered correction on that!
Photos from Ricochet Dream gathering in Bridger Mountains.
Aurora that took place 11/04! From my yard! (20sec on Vericolor 400 enhanced, but it was awesome!)
Also that was with a 24mm lens on old 35mm OM-10. I've been doing a little digital photography as well. Here's a spider who almost got into my hair when I first moved here. And continuing throught that door the Bridger Mountains
A clinic at HS in Gillette, WY w/Todd Green
Check out Todd's site to see some of my electronic work and intruments of interest.
A little picture that gives the general idea of what we observe with regard to the likelihood of species being able to evolve between one another. The white space represents a 'field' of genetic possibilities. Each space near a pixel contains the next possible mutational configuration in various 'directions'. In other words each pixel contains an imaginary number of pixels far too vast to display. So this is purely a qualitative picture. BUt it shows the kind of enourmouty of the possibilities that exist in a qualitative way as compared to the DOTS whose area represents valid observed mutational possibilities within a species. Only a few species were approximated in a 256x256 pixel space just to give the qualitative idea again. In reality these 'dead zones' are even more vast. THIS IS BECAUSE LIFE FORMS are a VERY intricately designed thing. THey require various organs to function in harmony or DEATH occurs. FOr instance you can tweak the genetics a bit and get different eye color. You tweak it in another place and the heart valve doesn't function right. You tweak it even more and the heart wont' develop correctly enough to even get life started! So as far as we know, as you approach the 'edge' of the dots, death and infertility happen EVERY time. So if you believed in evolutionary progression of species any more, you now know that it's purely a blind faith belief. Don't be duped by the pseudo-scientist-religious-atheists of this generation.
Solder art! from Montana. What do you think it looks like?
Crumar DS-2 and Orchestrator! Two complimentar units from Italy in 1978. DS-2 being the improved DS-1, the first 'dco' synthesizer is fantastic for drifting leads over the polysynth sound using the 'glide' feature. I mod'd mine to extend the time to 9 seconds or so. Highly recommended mod! And the Orchestrator I'm contemplating knobs on but it's in fantastic shape otherwise. I had to touch up the DS-2 extensively in the bender panel and build a handle for it but the case actually has all the latches even! Rubber feet! This is a very awesome pair to have racked together for someone who wants this piece of incredible synth history at their finger tips! 1825.00 for the pair plus shipping! Wurlitzer 7300 combo organ. Excellent condition with retro'd handle on case. This is like a vox continental in the controls with presets! Waveforms source from chips that make a square wave unlike the 'tuned' flip flops of the continental. Great portable alternative though. -735.00
Teisco "B" Combo organ. Teischord with legs built into the spring hatch in the case! Great sounding collectable combo organ in excellent condition for 455.00 !
Farfisa compact deluxe - Great shape as seen in steely dan 'reelin in the years' video etc. Nothing captures the era better. -920.00
The Fender Starmaster is one of the rarest of rare in organs. I've completely repaired this one. It had some defects in the plastic top that I worked over and made it look pretty nice! The case is decent with some edged abrasions and the cover is missing one hasp which I'm looking for..and the other has the fragile part that catches broken. I'm sure an old suitcase somewhere can be scrapped for those :-). But otherwise it's all ready to go. I'd like to record some with it while it's here. The reed sounds are pretty unique and it's got a bunch of transistor filter cards under the keys. A fairly elaborate organ. I also need to make something to screw into the 'knee lever' which gives a harmonic extension that is kind of like having a filter open. Check my latest vid on the Bauer which is build very similar by Porto in Italy. Now I'm told there are more like 30 some of these. I got the pattern for the original stand and I could make a structurally superior one if anyone is interested in having a showpiece that doesn't fall apart. :-). Unfortunately the construction wasnt' great on the original as I witnessed in working on another recently in NYC area. I still have one for the serious collector. $2600.00
Alesis QS-8 - replaced bnc on back and cleaned keys. Excellent - $360.00
Yamaha SY-35 - nice shape, RAM card - $250.00
Yamaha DX21 - One of a kind w/ custom made wood sides! great shape all around - $185.00
Yamaha CE20 - Sounds of GS series in compact form. See reverb listing here!
Korg X5 - Excellent synth - $245.00
Korg DW6000- Cool mid 80's 6 voice hybrid analog synthesizer. - $225.00
Roland MKB-300- Awesome synth controller... 4 midi outs, weighted juno type keys. I retro'd a contact spring w/ similar material and works good. - $175
Siel DK600 - I think one of the most undervalued analog 6 voice synths. I have a retouched one ready. looks great in studio lighting here. But you can see shade variations on closeup exam. Tech'd and ready to go. - $840.00
Elex/Cordovox Electric Piano - Sweet vintage EP with nicely preserved labels on front! - $145.00
Hohner AA49 combo organ - See Reverb listing Here!
Yamaha PC-1000 - nice shape, no cards available. -$50 PSR-11 in good cond. - $45.00
Casio PT-68 - nice shape, smooth analog sounds!. -$40 1000P - few scuffs. replaced button with impression mfg. one - $45.00
Casio SK-1 - nice unit...got the bigger one. - $50.00
Bontempi ES4900- Auto accomp keyboard. ok shape..some decal fading on non-functional stuff like the name - $40.00
Korg Kontrol 49 - nice controller - $75
Deagan Chapel Chimes - Wood racked 21 tubular solenoid struck chimes in pitch order. Amazing w/ 5 volume levels/damper control. - $4750
Kurzweil K2600XS - Just got this all up going again. diags all good. Ship job left a metal bend of little consequence under keys in front and right of power in on back. And foam compressed bezel in front of floppy and back of controllers but it's back with rv goop and of no consequence functionally again. It's solid. Cracks visible in right light. Some off typical selling price for those cosmetic issues. Front is great! -$1060
Akai AX80 - 8 voice 2 dco/voice polysynth. These are worth a lot as parts. If I can't get 650 it'll get parted. Has a few scuff but nothing major. Right around the programmable whatever it says on the left in small print. And some side stress marks/blems but all great otherwise and i cleaned up and worked interconnects a bit...cleaned a key contact and it's got a new battery. $650
Ampeg V4B vintage beast. I worked over caps/modified to 6550 tubes many years back. Works great. 100W+ Trying to downsize a bit.- $720
Laney EA-65 - Acoustic guitar amp. Mint it appears. Cleaned a few pots as i recall. I'm just not trying to off larger things -$450 Link showing specs
Epiphone Galaxy EA-33RVT - improved wiring so you can plug in the right way and not get shocked. lol. Original design shocks you with switch on or off depending which way cord goes in. Cool looking all tube mid 60's tremolo reverb and volume controls. See on Reverb Here!
Bugara BC-30 - in 2x12" box with 240V adapter for this overseas version. Space for extra module..was going to put tube wah there. These are awesome imho. Nice tone filter selections! Solid AC30 like sound. - $445.00
Marshall 8040 - 'Valvestate', great shape all around - $145.00
Marshall Master Reverb 30 Model 5203- Solid state, great shape save missing back wood piece. See Reverb.com listing Here!
Kustom DFX 65- Great like new! -$125.00
Honeytone HT-30 with wired pots, improved access to circuit board and improved TDA2040 output device. Better than new; mint. -$120.00
Galien Krueger 250RL- lightweight 50W guitar head w/ analog echo/chorus Just repaired/new outputs. minor wear on top.- $185.00
Crate G200C XL- Cool little analog chorus head. - $135.00
Fishman NEO-D Humbucking pickup - like new - $55
Celestion 16 ohm Vintage 30 speaker pair - new in ship cartons. plain magnet backs ie. label on sides -$120 pr.
-----------------------------Stereo/ PA Gear:
Behringer Eurorack pro 8/16 channel mixer, like a floor demo. - $75.00
Yorkville AP312 powered 10/12 channel mixer and NADY pole mountable 2 way speakers- Great for solo/small band performances - $400.00
Carver PM125- nice one rack space stereo power amps..2 available - $75.00 each
Yamaha 2 way cab- power module blown...nice as passive with 1/4" jack plate on back. - $35.00
Sonab receiver on Reverb.com and many pairs of stereo speakers! Call!
CB700 snare kit- Great shape used student kit w/practice pad etc.. - $65.00
Roland PD-8 - an extra pair of these pads, nice shape. - $40.00
Roland FD-8 - Hi hat pedal for TD series units. Cleaned/ready to go! - $65.00
17 each Mac formatSyquest 230MB cartridges. Will beat any price.
Roland MKS-30 MKS30 - I always try to keep one of these around for sale and use one in my mobile rig. Great warm sounding machine. Less complex sounds than the 70, but more punchy attacks. PG300 often available on ebay. These use the valuabe JUNO modules. THe problem with buying one on ebay is...half the time you get sacked for a loss. People sell you ones with modules that go back after many hours of playing. It's happened to me multiple times as I was harvesting chips from them. This one has certifiably good lot number chips and all checks well on extended playing. - (I'm temporarily suspending sales til i can finish my memory expander for these! If you want one have me put you on the list. I'm trying to get an idea of how many to make. The problem with these is lack of storage for sounds. I figure if people had 32 or so banks of sounds with high reliability battery that recharges when powered on, they wouldn't care much anymore. Though I'm still thinking of ways to i/f with PC to get infinite storage and editability. But I think most users would prefer just reliable local storage; especially people with PG300's already!)
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5U4GB- good assortment of used and NOS - $14 to $8 depending condition
6L6 - NOS and used Metal - $8 to $25 ea for Hytron NOS
6AL5- good number of used and NOS - $1.00 each
6BQ6 - nos three in stock - $10 ea.
6GT5(A) - 1 pair of Sylvania and GE nos in stock- $20 ea.
6SJ7 - RCA and Ratheon NOS - $12
6SN7GTB - Zenith, Sylvania, Airline, RCA, Silvertone available..too many to take time listing. - call
6sSN7WA - have some somewhere..brown bases. - Call
12AX7 Amperex, used tests ok. -$38
6922 - Westinghouse NOS (German made on label) - $55
7199 - various mfg NOS - ask ...generally will beat recent sale price.
9004 - 1 pair NOS - ask ...generally will beat recent sale price.
9006 - 1 pair NOS - ask ...generally will beat recent sale price.
Contact me at 406-582-5849 afternoons please if interested in anything.
---- And now for something entirely different... CAR PARTS for MGB, Volvo and Jaguar!
1 ea. Manual for MG and BMW 1602 and 2002 by Haynes. Call me 1 ea. AHH7899 MGB Spring cover. New -$11.00
1 ea. Lucas L798 running light for MG's, Triumphs. Ok condition. Edge cracks can be reinforced w/rv goop. $10.00
1 ea. Lucas L676 tail light assembly "" . Ok condition. Already gooped 2 pieces underneath. $75.00
1 ea. Dash assembly from late 60's MGB. No tach. Other guages have some stuff inside but look ok. Dash nice. $120.00
1 pr. Rear windows for late 60's MGB. Some bumps in chrome but structurally ok looking. $40 ea. or 75 for pair.
1 can volvo 1161442 Ester oil -$10.00
1 ea. Zim No.202 Piston Ring Expander, in package but maybe used. Can't tell. Looks good. -$15.00
1 ea. Model 36500 ridge reamer. Looks new in ugly box. $55.00
HERE IS A LIST of stuff we just got in 4/08 from Tucson. I'll add things along the way as I test them out but the following Items I've already tested or repaired and are ready for sale. Feel free to make reasonable offers, bearing in mind that I've gone through these things to make sure typical problems like broken jack solder etc. is taken care of so they are good serviceable units unless otherwise noted.
Vox Organs, Farfisa Organs and parts! My friend Paul has purchased a large number of these units which you can see in the videos on my youtube page. Just look for "Paul's vox organ project machines" and the Farisa one next to it in the list of my videos. We did a little video overview of them to give an idea of the kind of stuff that might be purchaseable. Paul's number is 720-849-2323 and call him to negotiate pricing. Many other parts machines came in this deal and I've absorbed some of the ones that are just good for keys so see my parts page on the global synth link if you want to get parts for synthesizers in general but Paul also has a few Roland D series units, a U20...I just tested a D50 board today that works great! They key movements are of course dead on them. I'm working on a solution to restore these old rubber key contacts for good. I've had hit and miss luck with the solutions I've gotten from other places.
See the Global Synthesizer Tech assistance page and view the parts link to see lots of parts for sale including soldering supplies, semiconductors, and keys for most vintage synthesizers!
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