The dangest thing just happened to my Pro.

Posted: 5/4/2007 10:52:41 PM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

I was practicing just abit ago, and my Epro just wnt to it's highest note, and stayed there, and then changed pitch at random all by it's self. And then, I heared something going on inside the cabinet. I knew something had got in, but didn't know what, so I cut power, and unpluged. Not wanting to void my warenty, I took a dental mirror, and flashlight, and poked it though the ventilation holes on the back, and low, and behold, there was a little yellow spotted gecko, with a banded tail sitting right on a capacitor. How the heck he managed to keep from getting fried is beyond me. Luckilly, all I had to do was blow inside the upper hole, and that scared him out the bottom hole.

I guess he was going after a roach that was in there too, or just soaking up a little heat, I don't know.

Now, I've got to find a way to attach a plastic screen mesh on the inside of the vent holes. I'm scared I'm going to void my warenty by doing that.

I don't want ot use staples, anyone know if glue would work without affecting anything?
Posted: 5/4/2007 11:41:48 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Now that's funny! It's something we northerners never have to think about. I suppose we could have a mouse do the same thing.

At least it didn't try to sell you some insurance!
Posted: 5/5/2007 12:03:05 AM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

Guess he figured his own policy nearly got voided hangin' around the electronics.

So far, I don't think any damage was done.
Posted: 5/5/2007 2:39:11 AM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

A gecko in your theremin?

Could have been worse.

Could have been lizards in your television (

Posted: 5/5/2007 3:19:10 AM

From: Bristol, United Kingdom

Joined: 12/30/2006

Posted: 5/5/2007 4:07:05 AM

From: paris, france

Joined: 1/16/2007

Woaw, a theremin fan gecko. I'm glad he didn't eat all the inside.
Posted: 5/5/2007 9:54:46 AM

From: Undisclosed location without Dick Cheney

Joined: 2/21/2005

Did he try to sell you any insurance?
Posted: 5/5/2007 9:58:55 AM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

Nah, he got away befor I could catch him.
Posted: 5/5/2007 2:20:35 PM
Bonnie C

From: Houston Texas USA

Joined: 4/12/2007

"A gecko's gotten into my theremin." I love it! I'm definitely gonna keep this in mind until my playing improves. It's the perfect Gulf Coast excuse!

I wouldn't risk voiding my warranty. You might want to simply stuff a soft rag or some paper toweling into the vent slots when you aren't playing your EPro. I think neither geckos nor roaches will approach the instrument while you are using it.
Posted: 5/7/2007 9:05:33 AM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Thomas, my son wants a gecko. He has been talking about it incessantly for weeks.

If the little guy ever comes back, would you catch him and mailo him to me?

I will pay for your time and postage, lol!

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