Jerry's place is probably fourth behind the Tokyo Mellotron Studio, Streetly, and Mellotron Archives for "linear feet of 'tron". This weekend there were seven Mellotrons in attendance.
FUN WITH NEON
Jerry found an old neon strobe light on EBay and had to have it.
This light was made in the 40s and still works great, although what the heck would you ever use it for...?
Oh, right---checking the speed of your Mellotron. :-)
Why are there two sets of dots on some flywheels? Jerry figured that out. If you put the neon strobe on and watch the flywheel, one set of dots may be properly frozen, but the other will still move around. Change the strobe speed to a harmonic, and the other set of dots may be frozen but the first jumping around. For the correct flywheel speed, both sets of dots must be frozen in the strobe light.
(Thank you, Dave, for the use of your machine during the science project section of our MONEYPIT adventure. No Mellotrons were harmed during the proceedings.)
Jimmy and Nancy arrived later on in the day, and it was good to see them. It's a long drive from Pennsylvania. So while they're chilling out, let's review where FX Console #10006 has been and the restoration process. --->