Can you post a picture of the Dubbings jig?
On 31/03/2011 00:21, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hey, I have one of those Irish strobes, too. Forgot to mention that.
> It doesn't work very well. The Dubbings disc is much better and
> precision-feeling. I don't think any of these things are
> instrumentation-precise but they are precise enough to get you in the
> ballpark with real-world audio tape recordings.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Shrunk strobe?
>> On 3/30/2011 5:41 PM, Roderic G Stephens wrote:
>>> I know that Tom Fine mentioned that he had an old strobe for
>>> checking tape speed. Does anyone know of any that are available?
>> In the 50s OrrRadio made an Irish strobe disc on a handle which you
>> could lightly press onto the outside wrap of the tape on the reel as
>> it moved. Worked fairly well if you didn't press hard enough to slow
>> things down. Robbins (I think) made a strobe tape but it was bumpy
>> as it ran thru the machine.
>>> I think I remember Ampex decks in Hollywood that had a small
>>> circular strobe that fit on the top of the capstan, but they were of
>>> bigger diameter than my Teac 2340R.
>> That would make a very small strobe even on the larger capstans of
>> the 30 IPS versions of the 200 and 300! What I remember is a strobe
>> that Land/Pultec had for the flywheel stabilizers of the 350. We had
>> them on some of the machines at a studio I worked for in the 60s, but
>> they were useless because some of the stabilizers were so used that a
>> groove had been worn into the shaft by the tape. (These machines
>> were used for editing with much shuttling.)
>> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]