Rebuilding a 1989 Mozart -- Sharing My Progress

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Re: Rebuilding a 1989 Mozart -- Sharing My Progress

Postby AnalogStudio7 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:16 pm

THANK YOU!
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Re: Rebuilding a 1989 Mozart -- Sharing My Progress

Postby Consolelover » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:19 pm

Hi roadbear,
I am new in this forum and Ilike to thank you for sharing the rebuilding of your Amek Mozart. In just a few hours I have learned a lot about this console.
My reason to post here is that I have a chance to by a 56 ch Mozart, but my main problem is the size. The 56 ch frame is about 3.5 meters long and the frame is not separable like with the SSL and Neve consoles. My plan is to dismantle the console COMPLETELY (including meter bridge and all pcb boards in it and the console) and divide the metal frame in two pieces. After that I intend to precisely weld in additional stiffeners/braces and a support stand in order to connect the both frame parts with bolts/nuts after bringing it in my studio in the basics of my house. It sounds like an adventure, but I think it is possible.
My questions are:
I have not bought the Mozart yet, but I have to decide soon... I would be very grateful for any photos which are additional to the ones published here in the forum. Do you have more pics of your dismantled console particularly the "naked" metal frame/stand and would you kindly provide it?
The stand is bolted and can be detached for transport, right?
More pics would help me to talk with my locksmith/metal construction guy next days...

I have seen that you have detached the meter bridge.
Is it a difficult procedure to detach/dismantle it?

Thank you very much in advance for your efforts and quick reply!
Kind regards
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Re: Rebuilding a 1989 Mozart -- Sharing My Progress

Postby norton » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:10 pm

Amazing… saw the thread up on the top again and had to revisit it.

Really stinking cool!
i dig it
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Re: Rebuilding a 1989 Mozart -- Sharing My Progress

Postby roadbear » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:35 pm

Tom, I apologize....I haven't been active for a while on this site.

What you are considering doing with a Mozart is very possible, but will take some considerable planning and precise work. Are you planning on shortening the console or just splitting into two sections, and for what reason? I know there is a shorter framed version you could probably get for parts in Lousiville, KY if you could talk the owner in to parting with a frame. He has 2 of the 40 input versions. One is fully functional, and one for spares and parts in storage. He was considering selling them once in the past.

I am in LA right now working. Be home in a week, and would be glad to share as many pics as would help you then.

Regardless, of you do decide to start this project. Please please post pics so that we can all be part of your journey. Best of luck!
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Re: Rebuilding a 1989 Mozart -- Sharing My Progress

Postby roadbear » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:48 pm

Tom, And, yes.... the legs will unbolt from the console, but there is no "stand" per say. The legs bolt to the frame. I'll send pics. And the meter bridge is completely removable, just Philips screws on a long running hinge. Every piece comes apart in the ways you will need to separate the console in to two sections.
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