Hard to find people anymore who are really familiar with these machines.
They are sort of a beast unto themselves, but excellent machines when
properly aligned. I have one at home that I use regularly, but have
always done my own service work on it, so don't really have any other
suggestions for techs.
There used to be a guy in NY who was on eBay under the username
"blacklukelab", but is no longer registered. You might want to give John
French at JRF a call, or maybe try posting on The Tape Project machine
forum. (See: http://tapeproject.com/smf/index.php?board=9.0).
Make sure you pack it well for shipping if you send it out of town,
paying special attention to the front transport components.
Scott D. Smith CAS
On 6/27/2014 5:18 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Hi Aaron:
> Thank you for the recommendation. What exactly did they do to your
> Technics deck? Do you know if they have expertise on the brakes and
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Aaron Bittel"
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>> Hi Tom,
>> Not sure how you feel about shipping it across the country, but we
>> had our Technics 1500 (as well as an Otari 5050) overhauled at Adrian
>> Audio here in LA. So far we're quite happy with the work.
>> - Aaron
>> Aaron M. Bittel
>> Archivist-Librarian/Digital Projects
>> UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive