A fun article in the Irish Times about Jim Henson, the man who fixes almost all of the analogue synthesizers in Ireland.
Here is the money shot…
The most common cause of an inactive synth? At his workstation in his cramped shed, Henson points to the synth he’s currently repairing. The keys don’t work and it’s down to a sticky brown substance.
“That is definitely Guinness. The odd time it is tea, sometimes it is black coffee but usually it’s Guinness that is cause.”