1962 Moog Melodia Theremin - $1200

Posted: 9/26/2019 3:52:46 PM
bendra

From: Portland, Oregon

Joined: 2/22/2018



I just ran across this ad locally and thought I'd pass it on in case someone is interested. If you are I can ask to check it out for you (I might do that anyways):

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/msg/d/portland-1962-moog-melodia-theremin/6983744922.html


-Ben

Posted: 9/26/2019 7:54:18 PM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

The video link in the ad doesn't look to be the particular one for sale, but it sure has a nice violin-like tone:

I wonder how much of the tone is due to the open-backed speaker (if indeed it's being miked there)?

Posted: 10/18/2019 9:30:26 PM
bisem

From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joined: 1/1/2011

Wow it's hard to watch that video it's been so long ago...LOL!   I bought the theremin on Ebay for around $150 and had it repaired by a retired electronics guy here in Pittsburgh.  I've never been able to tune it to my satisfaction and the range is very limited.  About a year ago I dusted it off and tried to play it again but but quickly put it back up on top of the piano as decor.

Here is a picture of the back of my speaker and at the time I was using a Radio Shack PA amplifier.
https://ibb.co/yQBFZn8 

Posted: 10/18/2019 9:58:58 PM
bendra

From: Portland, Oregon

Joined: 2/22/2018

Wow it's hard to watch that video it's been so long ago...LOL!   I bought the theremin on Ebay for around $150 and had it repaired by a retired electronics guy here in Pittsburgh.  I've never been able to tune it to my satisfaction and the range is very limited.  About a year ago I dusted it off and tried to play it again but but quickly put it back up on top of the piano as decor.Here is a picture of the back of my speaker and at the time I was using a Radio Shack PA amplifier.https://ibb.co/yQBFZn8

I thought the video and your playing were very nice, very expressive! From your picture I gather you play an EPro now so I'm sure the Melodia suffers in comparison. How about the volume plate - does that present a problem for the player vs a loop antenna? 

Posted: 10/19/2019 2:36:55 AM
dewster

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Doh, it's you bisem!  Really nice playing, and that thing has a great tone!

Posted: 10/19/2019 4:27:07 PM
bendra

From: Portland, Oregon

Joined: 2/22/2018

FYI, still unsold. Sounds like you can probably negotiate the price if you want it

Posted: 10/19/2019 4:59:58 PM
bisem

From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joined: 1/1/2011

The plate is very natural to use and also quite dynamic.

I also have and ES Standard that Dewster sold me along with a Subscope built by Dominik Bednarz and a portable case model I built for busking incorporating a Big Brier EW and a Micro Cube Base RX amplifier.
https://ibb.co/PxFBgz6
https://ibb.co/wwMYpnD
https://ibb.co/MZdcmPf
https://ibb.co/hBD3q7v

Any hints on how to insert images using the URL?

Posted: 10/19/2019 5:23:52 PM
bendra

From: Portland, Oregon

Joined: 2/22/2018

Use the image button above the text input area, like this 

Posted: 10/19/2019 5:37:30 PM
bisem

From: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Joined: 1/1/2011

Not working...do I need to put a size under the URL?  Does this forum come with instructions that I missed....LOL!

Posted: 10/19/2019 7:25:36 PM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

You need to input the link to the actual image, not to a page showing the image,
for your first image for example, the image link is https://i.ibb.co/D4z3QgR/packed.jpg
which is the link you have to use for the 'insert an image" option.

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