We specialize in the restoration and servicing of vintage keyboard instruments.
Ken Rich has been a musical technician in the Los Angeles area for over 35 years, opening Ken Rich Sound Services over 25 years ago.
We pride ourselves in realizing the utmost potential of classic instruments from the past, and stabilizing them for the modern professional musician.
We are specialists in bringing these instruments back to fully functioning form, and sounding as good as they possibly can. This involves rebuilding electronics for sonics and stability, action modifications and regulations, strike line adjustments, voicing and tuning. Many components wear down with age and playing, and require quality replacements. We manufacture many of our own parts to replace those that deteriorate with age.
We aid numerous touring artists with rigs of all shapes and sizes, keeping them properly maintained and equipped to handle life on the road. We’ll prep gear for going overseas, equip the crew with any backup supplies they might need, and custom fabricate cabling for their particular rig.
These beautiful instruments become truly special when a complete physical and sonic restoration is completed. We offer cabinet repair, retolexing, new grill cloth, and new hardware. We will dye your Wurlitzer piano lids and refinish your Hammond organ and Leslie speakers. We can replace your cracked and yellowed keys with brand new key caps.
We also offer custom work and modifications to make your instrument something unique. Choose a custom color palette for your piano or organ, give your Rhodes or Wurlitzer piano MIDI functionality, have us install a Whammy bar into your Clavinet, or give your Hammond organ drive, EQ and an effects loop.
Click below for examples of work we’ve done for clients or for our own For Sale Instruments.
HAMMOND ORGANS & LESLIE SPEAKERS
If you are interested in the servicing or restoration of your instrument, please give us a call:
(818) 787 – 8465
Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00-5:30
We are located at 14749 Oxnard St, Van Nuys, CA 91411.
Visits by appointment only.