Advice needed for purchasing my first theremin please!

Posted: 11/24/2016 11:51:08 PM
cri_tique

Joined: 11/23/2016

Hello everyone,

 

I was hoping you could help. I'm based in the UK and currently in the process of purchasing a theremin for the first time. After a lot of research and discussions with experienced players I've settled on the Moog Etherwave Standard and aesthetically it is also important that I purchase a black one. I've been looking online and I've found several sites selling them;

http://www.juno.co.uk/products/moog-etherwave-theremin-standard-assembled-black-free/573506-01/ 

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/keyboards/keyboards/38155-moog-etherwave-theremin-black-cabinet 

http://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/products/moog_etherwave_standard_theremin_assembled_black.asp 

 

 

I was wondering if anyone has purchased from these sites? Are they reputable? Is there anything I should be concerned with with purchasing a theremin from these kinds of third-party sites, i.e. fakes/counterfeits?

 

Thank you all so much for your help in advance!

Posted: 11/27/2016 7:17:26 PM
werewolfsound

From: London, England

Joined: 1/27/2015

Hi cri_tique,

I live in London and I bought a couple of things at Juno in the last few months, everything ok. The only thing is that Juno is not a physical store, its kind of office/wharehouse, but you can reserve via chat or phone and go there to pay and collect. Of course you can order for delivery but I prefer getting my items the same day I pay for them if possible :)

A really important thing is to use the 'Click for better price' or 'Call for better price' option you can see in the website, they give you better price. 

I also usually buy at Wunjo in Denmark Street (BTW, I was there this week and they have at least two Etherwaves in stock, I saw the boxes but don't know which color) and they match the best online price, so not bad.

I have an Etherwave Plus and after trying many theremins this is the best value/price theremin, but keep an eye or try an Open.Theremin, really good for its price and really playable. You can see me in action with one of those here:

http://www.thereminworld.com/Article/16269/albinonis-adagio-on-the-opentheremin-v3

Hope you buy your theremin soon and enjoy it, if you have any question feel free to ask.

Cheers!

 

Posted: 12/2/2016 1:00:15 PM
cri_tique

Joined: 11/23/2016

Thank you @werewolfsound, that's been so helpful! I didn't even consider Wunjo on Denmark Street, which is fairly near to me. I'm contacting them first to see if the model they have is what I want. If not then I think Juno will be my next choice.

 

Again, thanks. This has helped bring some clarity to my decision.

 

Regards.

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