RCA Theremin on eBay!!!

Posted: 12/13/2006 7:03:10 AM
martincactus

From: Montreal

Joined: 3/16/2006

Anybody have seen this theremin :

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-ORIGINAL-RCA-THEREMIN-AR-1264-WITH-ORIG-SPEAKER_W0QQitemZ330061845186QQihZ014QQcategoryZ38033QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Posted: 12/13/2006 9:58:04 AM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Very nice! I just emailed the missus to tell her it's not too late to pick up a last minute xmas gift.
Posted: 12/13/2006 2:39:55 PM
mikebuffington

From: AZ

Joined: 11/25/2005

The volume loop put in backwards made me laugh. It looks silly that way.

It looks like there are some mods to it. Look closely and you'll see The pilot light has been moved. You can see the twisted cable going from under the chassis, between the 120 and the 171 tube and mounted to the cabinet. You can barely see the the pilot light from the external pictures.

There's some weird coil next to the power supply unit, and I can't see the auxiliary power receptacle in the photos.

Mike
Posted: 12/13/2006 3:43:23 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

[i]The volume loop put in backwards[/i]

Conceivably the owner was left-handed.

Posted: 12/14/2006 1:38:38 AM
vonbuck

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

it's upside down, not backwards. If it was left handed, I'd be spending the last of my savings be bidding on it

Andy
Posted: 12/14/2006 4:13:29 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

I get that. I'm just suggesting that if I were left handed and had a right handed theremin I would (a) stand on the wrong side of the instrument and (b) turn the volume antenna upside-down.

Posted: 12/14/2006 7:43:15 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Great find! Bumping this to the frontpage news.
Posted: 12/14/2006 10:39:39 AM
vonbuck

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

sorry, your right Gordon, it would look like that. mmmmm now you got me thinking.
i'm going to have to start returning christmas presents
sell a liver
hock my fake leg
give up eating,
just in case

Andy
Posted: 12/14/2006 10:43:24 AM
vonbuck

From: new haven ct.

Joined: 7/8/2005

ahh screw the RCA, I have a Nokio phone and a large plasma tv to buy.
according to the spam, there's some great deals out there!!!

nevermind, I'll stick to the RCA

Andy
Posted: 12/14/2006 3:47:22 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

Now [i]you[/i] have got [i]me[/i] thinking.

"hock my fake leg"

Nah, build a theremin into it, like The Bonzo Dog Band did (http://www.flickr.com/photos/illperson/94454504/in/set-72057594057942733/).

That would be an improvement on having rings on your fingers and bells on your toes!

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