[TriLUG] OT: music hardware geeks - Roy, Jim and the like - reel to reel stuff
c.crider at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 08:43:10 EDT 2009
I don't know about the TEAC, but I helped a friend a few years ago
with this same issue on a 2" 8-track recorder. It would run for a
while, then slow down. We found that the motor shaft did indeed need
to be greased. It would heat up and expand, which caused some binding.
It wouldn't surprise me if you could find a local recording studio
that could do the transfer for you, or could help with a repair
contact. The first place that comes to mind is Mitch Ester's
Fidelitorium in Forsyth County. Having recorded there, I know Mitch
has a TON of vintage gear; as well as digital equipment. Maybe try
contacting him with your question and he might be able to help. He's
very approachable. http://www.fidelitorium.com/
The guys at Overdub Lane in Durham might have leads too ...
On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 10:40 PM, David McDowell <turnpike420 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The TEAC will play for a short bit then slow down. It has been under
> its plastic protective thing for years. I told Dad we should open it
> up and use a can of air on it anyway but we haven't done that yet.
> Like I mentioned, we've called around and been laughed at so far, but
> we do prefer to find a local tech. :) so I came here for any potential
> suggestions. Glad to know at least 1 person so far knows what I'm
> talking about! So far we found a tech guy who will "restore" not
> repair it, but he is in AZ... We are trying to determine if he is
> Thanks, David
> On 9/23/09, Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> on those tape decks, and fix them. I can tell you from personal experience
>> 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
>> 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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