Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

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Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

Post by Snarl 12/8 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:11 pm

Hi Everyone,

I guess the subject line says it all. I've got a Rev 7 I bought new in 1986. I think it's gotten really noisy and might need a recap or something. Or maybe it was noisy as sin all along and I never knew any better? I think the first step would be comparing it to a "known good" rev 7, but I don't have one of those. I find it unusable the way it is. Anyway, where would you send it or take it? I'd rather go local because I have a postal impairment, but I think it actually wouldn't be that hard to ship this thing.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

ck

PS I know I could probably find a new unit that was "better" for cheaper than fixing it. But I think I'd like to sink some money into fixing it for a few reasons. Preserving something rather than throwing it out. I really like the interface better than any other reverb unit I've actually tried. And I thought it sounded really good back in the day and I've returned to pretty much the tech I started on (Fostex 8-track), so I thought it might be cool to get the old "band" back together again.
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Re: Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

Post by A.David.MacKinnon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:02 pm

Can't recommend a tech but can say that it might be the power supply. The Yamaha reverbs of that era all seem to have badly implemented power supplies.

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Re: Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

Post by Snarl 12/8 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:32 pm

Does anyone know if Jim Williams / Audio Upgrades is still a thing? They list a $200 procedure for the Rev 7 on their web site, but my email has gone unanswered. I kinda feel like the Jim Williams treatment would be ideal.
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Re: Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

Post by vvv » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:04 pm

What's, "a postal impairment"?
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Re: Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

Post by Snarl 12/8 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:05 pm

vvv wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:04 pm
What's, "a postal impairment"?
Like, trouble mailing things.
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Re: Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

Post by vvv » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:18 pm

My debtors have the problem, but I'm assured the checks are in the mail.
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Re: Recommend a tech [in Portland] to work on a Yamaha Rev 7?

Post by jacksaturn » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:44 pm

Carl,

I'm based in Portland, OR and I work on music equipment. I focus mainly on multitrack cassette machines, but I collaborate with a friend on many projects and I bet your Yamaha Rev 7 would be right in his area of expertise. Drop me a DM and I'll get you my contact info!

Jack

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