Moog Etherwave kit

Posted: 7/13/2006 7:04:28 PM

From: Montreal

Joined: 3/16/2006

Hi all,

I really wanted to buy a Kees theremin, but they are not taking orders since april... I wrote an email to ask if the ordering would restart and I did not get an answer.

I am now looking at a Moog Etherwave kit. Is it easy to assemble? Is it a good buy? Did any of you buy this kit?

Thank you !
Posted: 7/13/2006 10:57:23 PM

From: washingtondc metro area

Joined: 2/8/2006

yes, you have to solder the wires from the board to the pots and mount them on the plate and put on the knobs and connect the antennas, not rocket science, but unless you are into wood finishing, i'd spring for the assembled one - sand, finish, sand, paint, paint. how much is your time worth vs the addtional cost and can you do as good a job as the company does?

you also may have to adjust the trim pots to get the thing to work properly.

the moog etherwave is a fine product.

if one antenna will do you, try the minimum theremin by art harrison which has the advantage of being powered by a 9 volt battery and costs 44 dollars sans box and antenna.


i wish that mr. harrison would manufacture some of his dual antenna designs as they are exceptional in range and tone and are powered by a nine volt battery.
Posted: 7/13/2006 11:17:54 PM

From: Winston-Salem, NC

Joined: 6/30/2005

The Etherwave Standard kit is easy to assemble and a good way to save money. It doesn't take long, the most time is waiting for the finish to dry between coats and not being impatient about it.

I used a dark stain to bring out the grain, followed by a clear coat. When I saw how nice the wood top was, I just couldn't slap grain-obscuring paint on it.

It helps if you already know how to solider.

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