I had a Viking 88 too. I modified it with a synchronous motor and muffin
fan, plus 1/2 and 1/4 track stereo heads. Put in Telefunken versions of the
It worked well for field recording with a couple of C-12As - in the 1970s.
I still have the Viking 87 transport.
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on 9/22/08 4:18 PM US/Central, Lou Judson wrote:
> I still have my original two Viking 88s in storage. They never were
> very good at tape speed, but the sound from the hybrid Tube/
> transistor electronics was nice. The only other place I ever saw that
> model was the tape music center at the SF Conservatory of music...
> Things of compact beauty!