Reel 2 Reel - bottomless pit of faff, expense and hisssssssss


#583

If you must do it, do it properly

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#584

Developed especially for prog I believe.


#585

A certain @Beobloke had one of these at Scalford one year, sounded surprisingly good!


#586

Still got it in the loft somewhere! It may have been more ‘passing novelty’ than ‘astounding upgrade’, I will confess…


#587


#588

Balls. Problem with the 707 that I didn’t get time to investigate much further than head scratching and swearing. Tape moves fore and aft on the pinch roller by the take up spool and consequently moves the same on the playback head too and doesn’t play correctly. Reloaded the reel in case it was something obvious but nope.

Anyone know a good reel specialist who could look at it (and the Sony needs a full nuts makeover too).

@murrayjohnson looks like we’re going to have to rely on your Tascam at Lopwell unless I can find somewhere close to look at my 707.

:slightly_frowning_face:


#589

This chap would do it.


#590

Cheers Guy. I’ve got a week off next week so will see if I can drive down and drop both decks off.


#591

My Revox A77 needs sorting out. Would it be possible to take that for me too if I can get it to you?


#592

Yep, of course mate.


#593

The bottomless pit seems to be getting ever deeper - even if that is a contradiction in terms.:rofl:


#594

A heartwarming round of expense, nicely played sirs!


#595

Don’t forget the faff of a 5 hour round trip to drop them off, and another to collect :+1:


#596

Delicious


#597

Have you spoken to Stephen at Vintagetech?


#598

No, I was speaking with another guy, it’s shipping the thing thats a pain!


#599

Sweet thanks, just need to get to get it to you now somehow.


#600

Shouldn’t be a problem. I’m thinking of heading down Friday morning or if I don’t fancy it then Monday.

You could intercept me en route?


#601

Sound as a pound yes please.


#602

Looks like I’ll be dropping the decks down tomorrow and they’ve promised that they can get both done in time for Lopwell :slightly_smiling_face: