This time it’s the Thunderbirds that need rescuing.
Thunderbird in case
I bought this bass guitar case for £20. The seller insisted that the guitar came free, because it was “a load of s**t”. Who was I to argue.
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For editing scotch brand magnetic tape.
Scotch Brand Accessory Kit
This is a charming little editing kit for 1/4 inch magnetic tape which I acquired for a couple of quid from a charity shop.
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Earlier this summer I bought a box of a dozen or so 8 track cartridges in the expectation that at some point I would get a player.
Eight Track Player Wien 8TD3
This was mine for just £3. No surprise that it doesn’t work. Let’s fix that.
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I bought this at the boot sale because it was Denon and cheap. It turned out to be ideal for my needs.
Denon receiver DRA-F101
First it needed some attention.
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The input selector switches on the Mission Cyrus amplifier deteriorate over time like any switch. Unfortunately their unique construction make them difficult to clean and impossible to replace.
Cyrus One selector Switches
I have always shied clear of any attempt to strip the switches down, knowing that I couldn’t source replacements if it all went wrong. However, a recent
mains transformer fail put me in a place where I had nothing to lose. So, in I went. This is what I found Continue reading “Mission Cyrus selector switches. What’s inside.”
My love hate relationship with my old Mission Cyrus One amp hit an all time low when it refused to power up.
Cyrus partly disassembled
I quickly established that the mains input fuse had blown. The replacement also immediately blew. This could be serious. Time to look inside.
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My Mission Cyrus One amplifier is great, but it doesn’t have a headphone socket. I now use an external headphone amplifier, driven from the tape out RCA sockets. Before I made that investment I got great results from this modified speaker switch box.
Headphone and Speaker splitter
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A friend wanted his hand held while he upgraded the cartridge on his new turntable.
Audio Technica LP3 turntable
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Phono Cartridges and Headshells
I recently bought three cartridges and head shells for just £3. While I will probably use the head shells, the cartridges are not going to be allowed near a decent record. Let’s take one apart and see what’s inside.
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Radio to Tape via Microphone
That was the rhetoric of the record companies back in the seventies. It was a two pronged attack on their profits. Radio and Vinyl.
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