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Re: the rest of the story about OBERHEIM


That's a great WhatEverHappenedTo... Story.  "SEX" by Berlin is on my Best
of 83" tape which still gets played around here. Director of Security, WOW!
I'm sending my $45 today and I'm ready to open er up.  Thanks Kim for the
work and education you have provided.

At 12:58 AM 9/20/97 -0700, you wrote:
>>On Fri, 19 Sep 1997, Rik Elswit wrote:
>>> I don't want to sound like an apologist for Oberheim, but the new
regime has
>>> spent the last two weeks doing the move and getting set up.   They have
>>> very good about getting back to me and staying in communication.  When 
>>> sent my piece in for repair, I had a similar experience to yours.  But
I pu
>>> all this on the old management.  The new management just took over, and
>>> have a lot of cleaning up to do.
>I've had good experiences with the new folks so far, too. And they do have
>a lot of work ahead of them. I don't envy the poor guys that have to sort
>through all the junk packed in the trucks. The seem very motivated, 
>and I'm looking forward to working with them.
>>He (of COURSE) confirmed the now widespread news of the Oakland-Gibson
>>transit.  He told me that there was a repair team standing by once the
>>move was completed, and that my repair job was in fact at the very top of
>>the list.  I then asked him why it was that I had sent a check in to 
>>repair costs when there had in fact been no repair work yet done, and
>>consequently no way to accurately gauge how much labor would have to be
>>done (and, consequently, how much it might cost).  He said that all of
>>their information had come from Mike Lyon in California.  I then pointed
>>out that I had been informed (again, by Pat) that my unit was to have 
>>ready earlier this week.  Pat's only explanation was that Mike Lyon must
>>have been "lying."
>heh. Mike didn't actually know about the move until the day it happened. 
>was one of THOSE kinds of moves for which Gibson is notorious. So he might
>not have been lying...I had an amusing front row seat, because I happened
>to stop by OB about two minutes after my old buddy Rik Olsen arrived. Rik
>used to play guitar in the pop-rock band Berlin, and is now Gibson's
>director of security. Asset protection, he calls it. Really nice guy,
>but....during the later days of gwiz we used to sing "Take my Job Away" to
>the tune of "Take my Breath Away"....ah, it brought back memories of some
>special moments from the gwiz days.....
>>I sincerely hope that the transition of operations from Oakland to
>>Nashville improves things with regards to Oberheim's customer service.  I
>>know I'm not the only one feeling the burn from all of this right now...
>It looks pretty good so far, hopefully they'll get it right this time.
>Kim Flint                   | Looper's Delight
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