From Merrylander: I no longer do Yamaha repairs.

Discussion in 'Yamaha' started by merrylander, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Gun Doc

    Gun Doc Active Member

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    I never had Merrylander do any work for me, but it is pretty clear to me his hanging up his soldering iron is a big loss. Thank goodness he is still available for advice!

    It is also pretty clear from his posts that he is true gentleman, and I don't throw that word around.

    Thank you, Merrylander!
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat professional camper

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    Not sure if it's been mentioned yet but merrylander also built a lot of beautiful wood cabinets, mostly for Yamaha gear I think, but also very nice one out of cherry for my Marantz 20 tuner.
     
  3. jblmar

    jblmar JBL & marantz

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    Rob,
    All the best.
     
  4. specialidiot

    specialidiot Break Glass, Smoke Lucky Subscriber

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    I've worked with both. Only one name belongs in this thread.
     
  5. matro5

    matro5 New Member

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    Just wanted to say thanks, Rob, for all the wisdom you've shared here. We've not met even though I'm a Merrylander, myself, now living in CA. But, reading your posts here convinced me to buy a "needs work" 2020 that I now cherish.

    Recently I had a few questions about restaining the case and a problematic right channel and I literally came back to the forum to see if you ( specifically! ) could help me out and found this thread.

    Congrats on your "retirement." Enjoy.
     
  6. Bigyank

    Bigyank Long time Member Subscriber

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    Met Rob and his lovely wife a few years ago to pick up a CR-1020 I purchased from him which is "singing" at its new owners house. You both are truly and genuinely nice people who welcomed me in and I got the workshop tour too. Bless you both. :D
     
  7. merrylander

    merrylander AK Member Subscriber

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    He has thank you, we just celebrated 30 years of marriage this past Tuesday.
     
  8. Yamaki

    Yamaki Not For Hire Subscriber

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    I know you miss this...I'm slowly learning to resurrect these old Yamaha units. Maybe this pic will bring back some fond memories...

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    I got this pair up and running recently. Just bulbs and a bit of cleaning of the controls. It's fun learning something new!

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  9. Bigyank

    Bigyank Long time Member Subscriber

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    Awesome! Keeping the Yamaha love burning.
     
  10. robobxman

    robobxman Roll me away tonight...

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    In 2005, I found a curbside SX950. Then I found Rob ... who fixed that 950. Then he found and fixed a cold solder joint on my Denon TT. Then he repaired the big SX1980 I dragged down to his basement.

    I've since moved to FL and recently found a tech to help fix a tube amp that keeps blowing fuses. Well, let me just say I miss having Rob as my go-to guy.

    All the best Rob. You've left the world with hundreds of beautiful pieces of audio history now gracing the ears (and eyes) of countless music lovers.
     
  11. specialidiot

    specialidiot Break Glass, Smoke Lucky Subscriber

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    Well Said!
     
  12. FMB42

    FMB42 Well-Known Member

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    I too would like to thank you for all you've done Merrylander.

    My recent work on an "as is" R-700 purchase would not have turned out as well as it did if not for your numerous Yamaha troubleshooting tips and comments (AK's archives really saved me on this one). You, Avionic, NakDoc, and an AK member that I can't remember, etc, etc, lead me to stick with it until I got it sorted out (the tuner wouldn't lock and the DC offset was anywhere from ~ 50 to 190mv).

    People like you are what make this hobby so enjoyable for the rest of us!
     
  13. johnda

    johnda AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Rob, thanks for all you have done over the years, you are a true gentleman and craftsman. Those great pictures on the wall are a beautiful record of your life. I wish you, your beautiful wife and family all the best.
     
  14. Fhamre

    Fhamre Super Member

    I can't thank you enough Rob for your contribution to the Yamaha and AK community. Maybe you just need a recap? Lube your controls?
     
  15. ehoove

    ehoove Old & New - Carpe Diem Super Mod Subscriber

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    Just a heads up - Rob's Wife Florence passed on to the Lord earlier this week. I talked to him last night and his son is in town, and both are finding comfort in each other.
    Regards,
    Jim
     
  16. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Feel free to visit Political Chat > Off topic > "I'll sleep well tonight"

    Rob started the thread with this title when there was still hope for Florence. This is a moving thread about deep deep love.
     
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  17. markofm

    markofm markofm

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    Very nice! May I ask who you've used in SoFla tht you'd recommend? I have a CR-2020 I bought new and kept. I'd like to have the "service advisories" done.. Thanks n advance, mark
     
  18. johnda

    johnda AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I am very sorry to hear about Rob's wife passing away. My prayers are with him and his family.
     
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