Aside from your other questions, unless a deck has been in use in recent
months or years deterioration sets in.
Without use over an extended period condition of the bearings, brakes and
rubber parts is usually questionable.
These days its best to acquire something you known there are parts around
for and service techs who know the machine.
A quick scan of e-bay can be informative.
On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 10:43 AM, John Schroth <[log in to unmask]>
> Hoping I can get some feedback from the collective:
> I have the opportunity to pick up a Teac MS-16 multi-track audiotape deck
> at very reasonable price. The condition is unknown but it came from a small
> audio studio where the person took very decent care of his gear.
> I'm wondering if anyone has had experience with this particular deck and
> can say if this model was a respectable unit in it's day, or it was more
> hassle than it was worth. On a scale of 1-10, (10 being the best) where
> would you rate this deck and why.
> Thanks for any input.
> John Schroth
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