New Etherwave Theremin Loose Volume Antenna - Normal?

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New Etherwave Theremin Loose Volume Antenna - Normal?

Post by NOiSEA » Thu Oct 19, 2023 9:37 pm

I just received a Moog Etherwave Theremin. According to the directions for attaching the volume antenna, I should ensure that the antenna is seated snugly and securely. This seems impossible because the shorter end of the antenna can only fit about 1/4 of an inch to 1 cm into the hole in the case (which isn't much at all). Because of this the the antenna moves quite a bit if touched or if there are vibrations.

Is this normal? Am i doing something wrong? Should I be concerned?

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Re: New Etherwave Theremin Loose Volume Antenna - Normal?

Post by TolanaAudery » Wed Nov 08, 2023 7:33 am

The Moog Etherwave Theremin's volume antenna is indeed designed to be inserted into the hole in the case quite shallowly. The antenna should be seated snugly but not forced into the hole. The shallow insertion allows for a slight amount of movement, which is normal and does not affect the performance of the theremin.

Here are some tips for attaching the volume antenna:

Gently insert the shorter end of the antenna into the hole in the case.

Rotate the antenna slightly to ensure that it is seated properly.

The antenna should be snug but not overly tight. You should be able to move it slightly with a gentle touch.

If the antenna is loose, you can try using a small piece of tape to secure it in place. However, be careful not to use too much tape, as this could interfere with the antenna's signal.

If you are still concerned about the stability of the antenna, you can contact Moog Music customer support for further assistance. They may be able to provide you with additional tips or recommend a repair if necessary.

In general, the slight amount of movement in the volume antenna is not a cause for concern. The antenna should still be able to accurately detect your hand movements and provide a smooth and responsive playing experience.

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