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”
Having just bought a Sony TC-377 Reel to Reel recorder I had to try making some recordings and see how it performed before taking it apart for a good service.
I had already tried playback with an old mono recording of 1960’s music on a 5 inch Synchrotape tape. I could only hear it on one channel, which was correct for a a recording of this type. Continue reading “Recording tests with Sony TC 377”
This was another boot sale find. I paid £20 for this and it came with a microphone.
No surprises that it didn’t work. The surprise was how simple the problem was. It was just a blown fuse. Ebay soon provided the necessary fuse and a couple of tapes to try it with. Continue reading “Grundig TK 14 Portable valve mono reel to reel tape recorder”