You could try this guy. He repairs reel to reels and sells them. I've heard
good things about him.
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At 08:06 AM 6/7/2005, you wrote:
>A few hundred dollars has become available to purchase a ree-to-reel tape
>deck so that we can audition what I believe are mostly 1/2 track and
>possibly 1/4 track stereo reels playing at
>3 3/4 or 7 1/2 ips. It's conceivable there are some 15 ips, but most
>likely not. I'm assuming we will need two decks, one for each head
>Any recommendations as far as units, dealers, re-builds, etc? We are not
>planning on using the deck for transfers, but we'd like something that
>will have a long useful life and won't be a huge maintenance headache.
>With any luck, transfers will be done by an outside specialist. We need a
>unit that can give us some indication of what's on the tapes and will have
>minimal impact. Luckily the tapes have been stored under cool, dry
>conditions and none appears to have sticky-shed or surface/support
>breakdown even though some are acetate rather than polyester.
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