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The Buchla ‘Red Panel’ LSD Legend Was True

Synthtopia posted an amusing article on the Legend of the Buchla Red Panel. Synth pioneer and inventor Don Buchla was in Berkley during the 60's; where a lot of LSD was flowing through the streets. Legend has it that Red Panel module was dipped in some. This sounds like the sort of nonsense you'd say to drive up the cultural cache of your brand, but it turns it out this was totally true!

Eliot Curtis, Broadcast Ops Manager for San Francisco station KPIX, made the discovery... accidentally.

Reader Comments 4

I love how no one wonders how Eliot knows what an acid trip feels like. He looks to be about my age, which means he was probably around for the resurgence of LSD and shrooms in the Bay Area during the 90's. Which is good, because it would probably suck to be dosed that hard for 9 hours as your first trip.
Hmmm...I feel a little weird. Everything seems pretty funny. I can breathe really really well. I can actually taste my fillings. Hey, am I....aaaaaaaaaand...there’re the tracers.
May 23, 2019  | person_outline rbh
Thats too cool, fucking crystal too! If it was visible enough to notice thats a whole lot of magic carpet ride! Ive heard of folks having stashes from back then but i had my doubts, this is beautiful though, I wanna find it and spend the night with it!
May 24, 2019  | person_outline Cyp3
yeah getting dosed that hard for the first time while playing with one of those things could fucking rewire your processor!
May 24, 2019  | person_outline Cyp3
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