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by Kevin Lightner
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11630

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

Apparently Moog removed the thread regarding Analog US. Not even a PM from Moog beforehand discussing or attempting compromise. However Moog has still retained at least one thread (if not more) regarding Mike Bucki. Threads that even call Mike a douchebag. To me, that's hypocritical to retain other ...
by Kevin Lightner
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Plugging synths into guitar pedals
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

Re: Plugging synths into guitar pedals

Do it! I've never hurt a pedal or been asked to repair a pedal that blew from a synth plugged in. Some pedals have an AGC circuit too. AGC means automatic gain control. Those designs will adapt to a hotter signal being used. My hammond (L-102) had a built in "pedal" MXR flanger and Roland CE-1 choru...
by Kevin Lightner
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11630

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

Mike might be helping himself the best he can. Survival is sometimes a full time job when things are bad. But I agree with you: how to help someone if you don't know where they are? The last phone numbers I've had are: 716-622-5093 716-438-0756 716-668-6600 Also have a po box somewhere, but might be...
by Kevin Lightner
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11630

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

My opinion is that Mike has suffered some sort of emotional or situational issue(s), but is inherently a good guy. He may feel embarrassed or ganged up on now and doesn't have the resources or ability to rectify things or defend his point of view by himself. Not everyone is a good communicator, desp...
by Kevin Lightner
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Ultra fast lfo mod for the Opus 3
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Ultra fast lfo mod for the Opus 3

One suggestion regarding LFO mods (and I've done a *lot* of them.) Using a FET input opamp instead of the standard types used can allow very wide ranges to be obtained. Simply put, a FET type opamp presents less of a load for the cap and usually far faster rise times. This means one can obtain a slo...
by Kevin Lightner
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Poll: What do you use your Moog gear for?
Replies: 19
Views: 2701

Re: Poll: What do you use your Moog gear for?

Strange that you have left out what I think would be a large proportion of users… that is those people who are not professional musicians but who do make some income from gigs and releases. Your options go from all to nothing. I tried to cover that with #2- but obviously made a mistake of omission....
by Kevin Lightner
Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Poll: What do you use your Moog gear for?
Replies: 19
Views: 2701

Re: Poll: What do you use your Moog gear for?

Some interesting points to be sure. My definition of a professional musician is one whose profession is music. That is, their income and personal identity being directly tied to their music. Whether a performer, engineer, recording artist, sound designer or whatever, that's what they do and get paid...
by Kevin Lightner
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Poll: What do you use your Moog gear for?
Replies: 19
Views: 2701

Poll: What do you use your Moog gear for?

I just wanted satisfy my curiousity (and opinions) by putting up a small poll.
The subject regards who the users of Moog synthesizers are.
Feel free to participate. :)

You may check up to 3 boxes at the same time (if logically sound.)
You may not change answers afterward.
The poll runs indefinitely.
by Kevin Lightner
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog 904A (9504A actually) love!
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

Re: Moog 904A (9504A actually) love!

The Don Martin modules were the closest clones I've ever seen to Moogs. The circuits were exact copies, the parts high quality, the sound perfect. Don's biggest mistake was calling himself Moog. It brought on the lawsuit and he went under. Moon Modular did it right- they changed one letter and were ...
by Kevin Lightner
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11630

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

Mike Bucki seems to be your opposite, not contacting his customers, not delivering items payed for and not being available to take payment from those who owe him. It all seems very strange to me. :? Thanks for the kind words. What can I say? Everyone's different. Different sets of circumstances, et...
by Kevin Lightner
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11630

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

I seem to recollect that Mike had purchased the old NOS of Moog/Moog Custom hardware and inventory--parts unavailable anywhere else. He and I had conversations where he said he could not just repair, but fabricate, anything Moog. I think there's a SoCal ELP tribute band called Brain Salad. IIRC, th...
by Kevin Lightner
Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11630

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

No disrespect taken. I used to think the same way. Be grateful you aren't so afflicted. :) Don't get me wrong though. If Mike was holding on to MY synth that long or I paid money and got nothing, I'd be pissed too. I think the largest questions here regard the gear and his honesty. In other words, i...
by Kevin Lightner
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11630

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

No matter how bad things can turn out in someone's life, honesty should be paramount when doing business with anybody. It's a question of honor and principles, which he obviously lost somewhere along the way, if he had any to begin with... With all due respect, if one is mentally ill, depressed or ...
by Kevin Lightner
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11630

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

I get to pull the "experience card" on this one: unpaid service invoices. Sure, some people are late in paying. It happens all the time in all businesses. But a stack of invoices?? No way... UNLESS... you happen to be a tech who doesn't answer emails, their phone, moves around a lot, etc. How can so...
by Kevin Lightner
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Confused by many products, which sounds ost like a Minioog?
Replies: 16
Views: 2423

Re: Confused by many products, which sounds ost like a Minio

Short story for those bored or waiting for their TV dinner to cook…. About 10 years I ago, Moog hired me to rep them at Namm. They nicely provided me a Vger beforehand to familiarize myself with it. As I explored it, everything worked and it was pleasant and all, but I had a very hard time making it...