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Tue Aug 27, 2019, 12:05 AM

Synth repairman accidentally gets high after touching old LSD on a vintage 60s synthesizer



The strain was possibly from Owsley Stanley, the Grateful Dead's notorious sound engineer


What would you do if you found a 50-year-old dose of LSD laying around? If you’re Eliot Curtis, the Broadcast Operations Manager for KPIX Television, you get high on acid… accidentally.


Curtis recently undertook the project of restoring a vintage Buchla Model 100 modular synthesizer. According to San Francisco KPIX 5, the instrument had been sitting in a cold, dark room at Cal State University East Bay since the 1960s, so he lugged it home and began repairing it.

After opening a red-paneled module on the synth, he noticed there was “a crust or a crystalline residue on it.” Naturally, he did what any person tasked with fixing up an old instrument would do: spray some cleaner on it, pick at the residue with his finger, and try to dislodge it by scratching it off. But 45 minutes later, he started to feel some tingling. It was the start of a nine-hour acid trip.

(Read: Grateful Dead in 10 Songs)

Three individual chemical tests identified the substance on the synth as LSD. An anonymous LSD researcher explained what happened. It turns out that when stored in a cool, dark place, LSD can remain potent for decades. On top of that, there’s written evidence from Albert Hoffman, the first person to ingest LSD, that he believed it could be ingested through the skin.

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wonderwarthog Aug 27 OP
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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 03:50 AM

1. is the synthesizer ok?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:30 PM

2. Yeah



But the tech will never be the same!



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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:32 PM

3. Heard the tail end of a most bizarre conversation in our local country store yesterday

I walked in the door and a lady at the register is saying "Jerry Garcia??!! HE'S TOO COUNTRY!"

I was too exasperated to say much of anything.

It's like saying "Pink Floyd? That's easy listening!"

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:01 PM

4. Maybe she was



Thinking of someone else?


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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 10:17 PM

5. Don't think so

She claimed Friend of the Devil and Casey Jones were country.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:59 PM

6. Misguided



But with a grain of truth.



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