Hammond restoration, repair, hire
Leslie restoration, service, hire
Vox Continental
Moog service
Rhodes Pianos
Wurlitzer restoration, repair, tune, hire
Oberheim repair, tune & service
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Alpha Entek, Classic & modern service
The Hammond Hire Company (HHC). Formerly known as Octave Hire & Octave Classics
Restoration Service Hire Custom
Welcome to our Web site. Alpha Entek is our family business, over 50 years experience in the Music industry and a long established reputation for professional, courteous service.

Restoration of the best classic Electro-mechanical & analogue electronic musical instruments to an uncompromising standard. We stay in touch with the latest technologies, which may produce future classics.

Service: Classic & modern musical instruments and equipment. Repair, customising, setting up & tuning etc. We are different, treating our customers as friends and respecting their Privacy: Although many are famous, we don't publish names without their agreement.

For Hire: H.H.C.'s collection of carefully selected and maintained Classic Instruments & Equipment. Available for broadcast, recording studio and selected live performance use etc.

British specification Hammond B3s & C3s, covering the range of production years, with matching Leslie and/or PR-40 Cabinets. Tiny's renowned Split A100, heard on so many famous recordings & live performances.

Plus of course our D100, a real beast, Built in PR-40, 2 full manuals like a B3/C3, with a 32 key radial concave A.G.O. specification pedalboard. Voices from 32 foot up to 1 foot, ideal for classical solo players and orchestras alike. Equally at home on the concert stage or in a cathedral. A superb instrument, probably the only one of its type available for professional hire.

Rhodes Stage & Suitcase pianos, Wurlitzer Electric Pianos, Hohner Clavinets, accurately tuned & set up. Reliable classic synths, Minimoog, Prophet Five, Oberheim 4 Voice, 8 Voice, et al. Link to Hire

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Clavinet ARP
Sequential Roland
Yamaha Korg
PPG Nord
Various Pianos
Classics Restoration
Service Modern
Stop Press Frames
Spin Doctor H-Box
Safety Hire
Technology Harmony
Strings Design
Foleshill Coventry

Hammond Tone Wheel organs, Rhodes & Fender Rhodes electric pianos. Wurlitzer electric pianos, Hohner Clavinet clavichords, Yamaha CP70 & CP80 portable electric grand pianos.

Other Electro-Mechanical Classics & Leslie rotary speakers,

Electronic favourites include: Minimoog analogue synthesisers, the Moog Voyager series, original Taurus 1 pedals etc.   VOX Continental organs etc.

We repair other electronic classics to a high standard: Sequential analogue & digital hybrid synthesisers.

Oberheim analogue synthesizers, ARP synthesisers, early Roland, Yamaha & Korg analogue synthesisers etc.

We also service other early instruments, e.g. PPG Wave digital hybrid synthesisers.

Also less well known or rare American & European analogue synthesisers. We are noted for service or customising of modern gear, including Roland repairs.

Musical instrument restoration, repair, service, updating, theory. 50 Years in the U.K. (G.B.) Music Industry. If you are in Britain (England), Caledonia (Scotland), Cymru (Wales), Eire (Southern Ireland), Ulster (Northern Ireland) or many other countries. Just remember, with modern transport, it's a small World.

Links to pages covering some of my personal interests. Sections on music technology, music theory, tuning & harmony. Harmonic deviation (inharmonicity), various scales & intonation systems.

The behaviour of piano strings, design features & constraints. Building techniques, materials used & characteristics. Modern & traditional electronic theory. Electrical & electromagnetic theory.

My opinions on the Universe, physics, reality, relativity & associated subjects are also included.