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.

Posted: 6/1/2018 5:22:03 PM
nickk

From: Chicago, Illinois

Joined: 5/22/2018

If anyone is in the Ottowa area they can check out Kijiji - have had luck finding used but well treated instruments there. In all cases you should try before you buy, and if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

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