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


#1367

Arrival this morning. Have high expectations of anything from Everest


#1368

Cheers Guy :+1:


#1369

Ed bringing his Teac to my bake off sealed the deal, the magical draw of the R2R can be resisted no more.

I’ve spent the last two nights trawling the for sale sections of the t’internet for something that would fit the bill.

Last night I had my offer accepted on a Technics RS-1500

Pick up next week its a long drive but I think it might be worth it.


#1370

Until you get the service bill. :+1:


#1371

Also looking for one of those. Is it well looked after or does it need servicing?


#1372

It has been well looked after.
The seller has assured me everything is in full working order and it is in excellent condition.
All the pictures he sent me look good.
So why not eh !!!


#1373

Is it the one in Glasgow? There was a cheap on in Northern Island too lol.


#1374

Another tape just landed on the mat :slightly_smiling_face:


#1375

Ireland


#1376

Bargain, enjoy the trip.


#1377

and to think, you used to take the piss out of my Vinyl habit :rofl:


#1378

‘Used to…’ - I still do😆


#1379

Hypocrisy is so unbecoming


#1380

They’ve arrived! Been waiting a long time for a pair of these from Germany. I have a yen for reel to reel before the Americans nicked it :smiley:


#1381

Number 1, complete with ancient tape soon for the trash. These make NAB spools look small.


#1382

AKAI 635d reel to reel tape recording rare vintage
https://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/akai-635d-reel-to-reel-tape-recording-rare-vintage/1323010860?utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=app_ios&utm_medium=social&utm_source=sms


#1383

635s are nice decks but that is very hopefully priced.


#1384

Silly money but :heart_eyes:


#1385

They only way I’d get into this is by buying a mint Technics. Rs1500 or a high end akai unit, primarily becuase they look cool and they seem to hold their value well.
Id also need assurance there’s no dust buring smells or a whiff of nicotine once its been running for a while. Given their age im sure a fair few would have been used in smokey rooms way back when.


#1386

Probably less so with the consumer decks?