George Mattson Kicks Some Serious Ass!

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George Mattson Kicks Some Serious Ass!

Post by JohnLRice » Sun May 16, 2010 6:24 pm

:hail: :tu: :hail: :tu:

Once you see the MiniMoog case he did for me, I'm sure you will agree if you didn't already know! :hyper: :hihi: :sb: :goo: :party:

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun May 16, 2010 6:45 pm

Here are some pictures George took. I'll post some of my own when I can too.


This is what my Mini's case looked like before. Typical lower end Mini wood (poplar?) with ugly factory paint(?) job and all beat up etc:
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This is how it looked after sanding. It is actually not bad here and maybe a clear coat would have sufficed: Image




But . . . I had requested a darker walnut type finish so he tried to stain it. I think the stain job was quite acceptable, (actually very nice!), especially tons better than the way it previously looked:
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But, George wasn't satisfied so what does he do? Without even showing me how the original turned out he goes and builds me a brand new one from scratch out of great wood and does a fantastic job!!!!!! :party: :party: :party:
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Post by emdot_ambient » Sun May 16, 2010 7:04 pm

Sweet!

I really wanna get my mini back in operational order.

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Post by chromium » Sun May 16, 2010 7:37 pm

That is absolutely gorgeous! The grain on that wood is stunning. Really nice work 8_)

I just refinished one too. Here are some pics if you want to see it. I wanted to do the period correct butterscotch finish, but I couldn't find a good match for that color - the stain I tried came out looking like an oompa loompa, so I went with a darker "red mahogany" oil stain with satin clearcoat...

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Exploded view:
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Strippers and bleach (...and not the fun kind):
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Wet sanding the clear coat:
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After:
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Post by neandrewthal » Sun May 16, 2010 8:01 pm

Wheres that boner emoticon at :woah:

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Post by emergencyofstate » Sun May 16, 2010 8:02 pm

8====D

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Post by JohnLRice » Sun May 16, 2010 8:15 pm

chromium wrote:That is absolutely gorgeous! The grain on that wood is stunning. Really nice work 8_)
Thanks Joe, and of course, thanks be to George, ahmen! :zen:

chromium wrote: I just refinished one too. Here are some pics if you want to see it. :
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Yours looks great too! Nice job! :yay:

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Post by Bryan B » Sun May 16, 2010 8:28 pm

That is a thing of beauty!
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Post by Kent » Sun May 16, 2010 8:36 pm

To both of you Model D guys:

Kah-lass!

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Post by computer controlled » Sun May 16, 2010 10:17 pm

Awesome! I wanna see it when it's all put together! Maybe i should put this Micromoog into some kind of wood case like the Mini =o]
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Post by slovo » Sun May 16, 2010 10:45 pm

Have you found Jesus yet, either of you? Because I'd like to make sure you both get into heaven. Oh, and have you written your will yet? Our Church accepts all kinds of donations..!!!!!! :twisted: :help: :twisted:

PS sweet cases. I can't believe your original one took such a beautiful stain, lucky wood, and surely that's due to Mr. Mattson's skill there as well! Hell, if all poplar looked that good, flame maple would be a lot cheaper right now!!

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Post by 2012 » Mon May 17, 2010 1:33 am

Nice,i did the same with mine some time ago


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Post by emdot_ambient » Mon May 17, 2010 9:06 am

Wow, all of these are inspiring.

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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:48 am

I've unfortunately been so slammed with "house" projects and overtime at work I haven't taken the time to work on my MiniMoog. Tonight I finally got the keyboard reassembled and mounted in the case George made for me (thanks again! :hug: :lick: ) along with the electonics. I put all new key tops on and also a fresh set of knobs! :hyper: It's gonna be sweet! Here's a quick snapshot to give you a taste:

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Post by toothless_wonder » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:53 am

Wow , now that is craftmanship !!! :yay:

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Post by BugBrand » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:16 am

Great!

And smart move to put that resistor colour code chart at the top too -- very useful info! Slightly puzzled that you chose to mount it off-centre though.

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Post by chromium » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:21 pm

That's coming along nicely! :hail:

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Post by mmm » Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:22 am

BugBrand wrote:Great!

And smart move to put that resistor colour code chart at the top too -- very useful info! Slightly puzzled that you chose to mount it off-centre though.
C'mon Tom. You should recognize that. That's the core heater temp gauge so he can adjust the control rods properly.

The two center black keys look depressed. Maybe, you could cheer them up and put some spring back into them :) Maybe, it was accidental.

Need more coffee...sorry.

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Post by Bryan B » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:41 pm

After staring at the great refinish jobs in this thread, my friend brought his MiniMoog over to my studio:

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I told him that he should sand it down and refinish it to make it look sexy once again. Long story short he bought some stain and I got to work. I even sanded and buffed out that cigarette burn. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Post by mmm » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:12 pm

Nice job!!! :yay:

It's a job+ isn't it :)

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Post by Bryan B » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:26 pm

Thanks!

I spent the whole weekend working on it (3-day weekend no less). I certainly had no idea what I was in for, but seeing the end result was well worth it.
doctorvague wrote:I like hiding out at Muff's. Let's build a fort out of some chair cushions and a blanket.
JP wrote:Hell I want to be able to turn my toaster on with a CV trigger.

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Post by JohnLRice » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:26 pm

mmm wrote:Nice job!!! :yay:

It's a job+ isn't it :)
+1! Nice job Bryan!

And thanks again George! :hail: :sb:

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Post by Babaluma » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:47 am

these are all beautiful!

what are the second hand dealer prices for minimoogs like in the us and eu now? over here there are loads available, but they are all priced around 300,000-350,000 yen. just wondering if that was above or below standard. (around US $3,400 - $4,000).

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Post by slovo » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:38 am

Cmon man, it's Japan. You know the prices are high, man! I think less high than usual tho... like $2500 for a nice mini right?
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Post by Babaluma » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:53 pm

in the US? i just said, here they are all $3,400-4000, so if they are only $2,500 in the US that might be worth investigating.

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