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Re: Reel To Reel Anyone?
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2019, 06:59:19 PM »
Just hooked this up. My Dad gifted it to me along with an assortment of reel to reel tapes. Mostly records he recorded from the library and a ton of classical reels...but this one was the one that made me really want to take it.

Sounds like it needs a little cleaning up. Pots are a little dirty. Heads don't sound that bad, but will probably look into getting them cleaned as well.

Any tips for getting this thing working in tip top shape?



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Re: Reel To Reel Anyone?
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2019, 04:25:35 PM »
https://www.facebook.com/ReelToReelTapeRecorders/  My buddy is an electronic wizard and super technical. Feel free to ask him questions. He sells and services from consumer 2track decks to pro studio 24 track machines.
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Re: Reel To Reel Anyone?
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2019, 11:26:56 PM »
Awesome.

I can't begin to imagine the amount of garbage in that lot of 500. I bet there are at least 7 or 8 Seals and Crofts tapes in there.

And a couple of Helen Reddy

The two I did receive for the person were live jazz recordings from the 70's with setlist and recording notes.  Nice sounding too.

To add to the list:

Al Hirt  :yack:
Ann Murray

Whenever we see records at the Goodwill there are always plenty of Al Hirt and Ann Murray.  I wonder why.

If you transfer that Jumbo tape, I'd love to hear about the drop.
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He penetrated the industry, and his influence can be lost by his late career commercial success.
See also Pete Fountain and the pantheon of sidemen from that era...


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Re: Reel To Reel Anyone?
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2019, 11:33:13 AM »
I would look into deoxit for the pots and read up on what folks are using to clean the heads.  My deck is working great now.  I didn’t need new bands.  Nothing was so dirty it seized up.  Pretty easy project to get it back to working condition. 

I also scored 10 tapes locally with a bunch of recorded stuff.  The person was basically giving it away. 
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