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R/E/P => Mastering Dynamics => Topic started by: Thomas W. Bethel on November 22, 2015, 08:11:58 am

Title: Who do you use for tape deck head relapping or replacement?
Post by: Thomas W. Bethel on November 22, 2015, 08:11:58 am
I have two Otari MTR-10 tape decks I am working on for a client. On one of the decks the heads are in bad shape with the playback head being down -12 dBU at 15 KHz at 15 ips. The other deck checks out fine. I am wondering who you use for tape head maintenance and possible replacement. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Who do you use for tape deck head relapping or replacement?
Post by: Greg Reierson on November 22, 2015, 08:53:01 am
Not many players in that game these days. John French would be my first call.

Title: Re: Who do you use for tape deck head relapping or replacement?
Post by: Jim Williams on November 22, 2015, 12:34:33 pm
It may be cheaper to find another machine for parts than to source new heads.
Title: Re: Who do you use for tape deck head relapping or replacement?
Post by: Thomas W. Bethel on December 14, 2015, 06:13:49 am
I never got a reply from Otari about a replacement head.

I did send the heads to JFR for an evaluation.

Thanks to all for taking the time to reply.
Title: Re: Who do you use for tape deck head relapping or replacement?
Post by: Thomas W. Bethel on December 29, 2015, 06:35:11 am
I just got the head stack back from JFR and they did a fantastic job on it. They were able to find a good Otari playback head and replaced the bad one in the head stack. I got a chance to talk to John and what an amazing person. Thanks for all the help on finding someone so good. I will be using John again in the near future.