Basic Ondes Martenot plans

Posted: 10/5/2005 5:41:03 PM

From: Rhode Island

Joined: 10/5/2005

Does anyone know of, or can point me in the direction of any site or thread that has some sort of basic/advanced plans to how an Ondes Martenot works? Or construction of?

Theremin construction guides are everywhere, I still have yet to see any guides that can even tell you how to make the most basic version of the Ondes Martenot.
Posted: 10/5/2005 5:50:56 PM

From: Undisclosed location without Dick Cheney

Joined: 2/21/2005

The Ondes is still under patent, I believe. I don't think it has ever been a hobbyist-constructed instrument.
Posted: 12/6/2005 6:58:47 PM

Joined: 10/8/2005

I am in the midst of restoring an Ondes Martenot 6 now. The instrument is basically hand made. I had to draw my own schematics. This is not something that even a sensible pro would tackle. The electronics are pretty straightforward but the mechanical aspects are challenging. I have built two theremins, one a RCA copy and have restored a RCA Theremin to new condition and that is where I would start.

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