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Diemer Repair Bio

After studying electronics in high school and physics in college, Richard Diemer joined a physics grad school folk rock band.

Naturally, this led him to an interest in electric guitar and amplifier circuits.

Whole Wheat
Bunk Bench

Friends and bandmates began asking Diemer to fix their busted gear and he stepped in to fill the need of his community.

In 1973, Diemer opened a guitar and amp repair shop on Milwaukee's East Side.

In addition to instrument repairs and modifications, the shop sold strings, picks, parts, and magazines.

Parts & Accessories
Early Amp Shop
Incoming Amps

Before long, Diemer added combo organs, electric pianos and synthesizers to his repair roster...

Early Synthesizer Shop
Open Concept
Various Repairs
Moog® & Arp® Instruments

In 1980, Diemer headed West to repair gear at shops in and around Hollywood.

Hollywood, U.S.A.

During the software boom of the mid 1980s and early 90s, Diemer wrote MIDI sequencing and editing apps for the Commodore-Amiga PC, the first multitasking, parallel processing personal computer.

He coded his Sequel MIDI sequencer in low-level assembly language rather than C, further boosting its performance.

After Mac and Microsoft OSs took over the world, Diemer refocused his attention on musical instrument repair.

He learned HTML to satisfy his penchant for writing code and designed this website to tell repair stories, share resource links, and sell replacement parts.

Busted Gear
Yamaha® MOTIF XF8
 ——— SCI Prophet 5 ———  Cordovox CDX-0652 — Akai AX60

Working from his home in the San Fernando Valley, Diemer continued to repair for Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Berdoo, Riverside, Kern, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and San Diego counties.

"If It Ain't Broke, Break It."
Gibson® E.H.185
Fender® Blackface Super Reverb
Suzuki® Omnichord
Korg® SG-1D
Moog® Source
Polk Slide Theremin
108-Pin Thingamajig

"I like the whole idea of music, electronics,
doubly-linked lists, and invisible forces." -RD

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