When I acquire second hand tapes I always have a listen to them before erasure and re use.
No long lost classic John Peel sessions have come my way, yet, but this pair are better than the Pet Shop Boys and Barry Manilow which graced my last acquisition. Continue reading “EMI reel to reel tapes. Jazz in several formats. Nice.”
A technology from the 1950’s and one from the 90’s make a great partnership.
Despite the age difference there can be a fine symbiotic relationship. Continue reading “MiniDisc and 8 Track Tape Cartridge Complementary Technologies”
I have been trawling ebay for a metal take up spool to improve the looks of my Sony reel to reel.
They are really expensive. £40 -£60. This one was advertises at £14, so I snapped it up. Nice. Continue reading “Metal take up spool, a bonus and an unpleasant discharge”
I do like the clean simplicity of the aesthetics of my Mission Cyrus One amplifier.
However a nice big pair of mechanical VU meters also looks good. So, I built this. Continue reading “A Meter bridge too far.”
For editing scotch brand magnetic tape.
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. Continue reading “Scotch brand Accessory Kit”
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.
This was mine for just £3. No surprise that it doesn’t work. Let’s fix that. Continue reading “Eight Track Player Wien 8TD3”
I recon it’s about 75 miles. Of course, it depends how you measure it.
Continue reading “Bohemian Rhapsody. How long is it?”
My TC-377 looks great and initial tests were promising. Now it’s time to have a look inside and give it a bit of a service.
Continue reading “Sony TC-377 Reel to Reel. Service”
So, 3 recording devices and only one tape loop on my amplifier. What’s a man to do.
Get one of these. Continue reading “Sony Tapecorder Selector SB-300”
With a requirement to transfer some tape from a 10″ reel to a number of 7″ reels I needed to be able to cut and join tapes.
I got lucky on eBay because the seller of this lot listed it as a “repair kit”. This didn’t come up in searches for splicing, splice etc. A bargain at £24, compared to the £40 achieved by similar listings. So. What have we got? Continue reading “Splicing equipment for Reel to Reel tapes”