Theremin modification discontinued

Posted: 4/30/2014 1:26:39 PM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

Hello all. After about a year of worsening vision from diabetes, and learning I can no longer get glasses to correct my vision, I am reluctantly discontinuing all theremin modifications at this time. In the coming days, I will be updating my web site to reflect this action.

It's been a great honor, and privilege to have had the opportunity to enhance over half a dozen Etherwaves with Thierry's module, and Chris' mute switch.

I will, of course, continue my endeavours with producing meaningful, and entertaining music with the theremin.

Posted: 4/30/2014 2:31:32 PM

From: Eastleigh, Hampshire, U.K. ................................... Fred Mundell. ................................... Electronics Engineer. (Primarily Analogue) .. CV Synths 1974-1980 .. Theremin developer 2007 to present .. soon to be Developing / Trading as . ...................................

Joined: 12/7/2007


Really sorry to hear about your problem. Please be careful - deterioration of eyesight due to diabetes is serious and also a serious warning.. try to be sure that your doctors are doing their job - sometimes a change of meds can make a huge difference.

Wishing you all the best - this damn sugar is a real pain, and makes life even harder than it already is!


Posted: 4/30/2014 3:18:49 PM
RS Theremin

From: 60 mi. N of San Diego CA

Joined: 2/15/2005

Hello Thomas,

If I had to choose between insulin and Russell Stover sugar-free candies I would choose the candy! Diabetes affects my hearing so I must conclude that you and I working together could be a good team. (-:

A favorite expression on one of my WebPages is:

"Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes,
 But by the challenges he or she must overcome to reach it."

Thomas you are one of the finest people I have found in the Theremin Community.


Note: I am not the Chris that Thomas was referring too.

Posted: 5/3/2014 2:05:59 AM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

@FredM Thanks. I've been seeing half a dozen specialists, and wasted $900 in the process of trying to get glasses, only to find out my congenital sight loss is now being augmented by age and diabetes. Yeh, I'm well aware the damage diabetes will do to vision, and other organs.

Posted: 5/3/2014 6:19:23 AM

Joined: 3/30/2012

Sorry to hear about your health problems, Thomas. You are a real gentleman with a very generous nature. I hope your condition stabilizes.

Posted: 5/6/2014 10:27:03 AM

From: Colmar, France

Joined: 12/31/2007

Sorry to hear that, Thomas. 

Posted: 5/6/2014 1:27:42 PM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

Hello all. Thanks for your well wishes.

Posted: 5/6/2014 1:44:33 PM

From: In between the Pitch and Volume hand ~ New England

Joined: 12/17/2010

:( Hugs THomas...


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