Fred Nachbaur's mods for the thermax

Posted: 1/7/2009 12:00:00 AM

Joined: 1/6/2009

Just wondering, how important are Fred Nachbaur's mods for the theremax? I read that was done on a theremax with the mods, however, would it sound different without them? How much different does it sound out of box? Will I be dying to make those mods, or will I not notice at all?
Posted: 1/7/2009 9:32:22 AM

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

None of the mods described here ( has direct influence on the instrument's timbre, out of the last suggestion (No 5 under "More theremax tips") which will give a slightly smoother sound for very low frequencies, below ~50Hz.

So you will be able to play on the unmodified theremax and you might consider doing some or all of the mods later, following your personal and musical needs.
Posted: 1/8/2009 11:54:31 PM

From: Toledo, Ohio United States of America

Joined: 2/22/2006

Do not do any of the Fred N. suggested Modifications. Fred N. was commenting on an earlier version of the THEREMAX circuit board.
A better reference to T-Max mods is anything suggested by Kevin Kissinger on Theremin World, or the excellent Scott of PAiA. Just g'oo'gle it!
Good Luck!


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