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Servicing mellotrons is vital. They are electromechanical devices and that means
maintenance is important and necessary. However, we suspect a huge number of
mellotrons out there have never been serviced since the day they were built. The
infamous heavy keyboard that feels like playing girders and wobbly notes that have
given the mellotron a tarnished reputation over the years are purely down to a lack of
maintenance. Try never servicing your car - you wouldn’t think of it!
If it is practical, a full service at our workshop is the best solution and we have
mellotrons sent from all over the globe for servicing and restoration. However, this is not
always practical and therefore we offer a supply of vital parts to keep your mellotron
working plus guidance on how to keep things running smoothly including techniques
that will help you along the way. Whatever you need, we have it.
We restore all types of mellotrons. Nothing is too daunting even when the cabinet
disintegrates before your very eyes. Yes it’s happened, with a mechanism left dangling
in mid air when all four sides parted company. We have removed chicken droppings,
razor blades and burnt tin foil from the drug crazed years, had a MKII that sat in the rain
for 30 years under a leaky tarpaulin and ones that try to burn the workshop down when
powered up. It’s been a voyage of discovery. They all get restored.
Our clients have been many and varied including Paul McCartney and the Abbey Road
SFX MKII, Jimmy Page and his prototype MKV and Ray Davies and his EMI M400 plus
many privately owned mellotrons of all types.
Streetly also build traditional M400 model mellotrons on request, and can undertake
bespoke commissions, such as the exposed ‘Skellotron’ below.
Restorations on the web
Paul McCartney demonstrating his
restored MKII SFX mellotron
Jean Michel Jarre live in Moscow
playing his restored MKII mellotron