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Author Topic: Analog machine and tape maintenance  (Read 10527 times)

lek

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Re: Analog machine and tape maintenance
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2006, 11:53:00 am »

What would you say you spend yearly (even if averaged over several years) - in order to maintain a 2"?

Is there a typical list of things maintenance-wise a tape machine should undergo ever year - what other things besides alignments?
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James Perrett

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Re: Analog machine and tape maintenance
« Reply #46 on: February 09, 2006, 07:17:26 am »

My old MTR90 has cost me around $700 in parts (most of that was for 2 new rollers) in the 8 years that I've had it. Mind you, it doesn't get very much use now and the heads are fairly worn. I also do all the servicing myself.

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vernier

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Re: Analog machine and tape maintenance
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2006, 07:54:22 pm »

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 What would you say you spend yearly (even if averaged over several years) - in order to maintain a 2"?

Is there a typical list of things maintenance-wise a tape machine should undergo ever year - what other things besides alignments?


Been a dozen years, haven't spent one dime (mine's 1" eight track Stephens). Hasn't needed alignment yet either.
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Re: Analog machine and tape maintenance
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2006, 02:27:15 pm »

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To my ears 456 has the smoothest knee when it starts to give and after only using 499 or gp9 for a long time

going from gp9 to 456, does anyone else feel like gp9 almost sounds a little "plastic-y", can't quite put my finger on it. even though it may be a little noiser, 456 still sounds incredible to me
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