[TriLUG] OT: music hardware geeks - Roy, Jim and the like - reel to reel stuff
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Wed Sep 23 19:17:16 EDT 2009
On Wednesday 23 September 2009 19:06:31 David McDowell wrote:
> So here's the deal. I have an old Sony model 377 that does 7.5 IPS
> (inch per second) 1/4" tape reel to reel and a TEAC A-3340 4 track
> that plays 15 and 7.5 IPS 1/4" tape reel to reel. Neither work 100%.
> Are you aware of anyone who has one I can borrow to digitize my Dad's
> 1970's recordings?? Or if not that where I can borrow or rent one
> from? We've called a few places so far and got laughed at. Would
> greatly appreciate the help.
> David McDowell
One possibility is to find a repair shop with an older technician who can work
on those tape decks, and fix them. I can tell you from personal experience that
the 3340 is a spectacular machine well worth repair, and probably not that
difficult or expensive to repair. I repaired several of them in the late 1970's
and early 1980's, and their quality was so good that repair was easy.
Curious -- what is not 100% on the Teac?
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