Thanks Tom. I'm always eager for an excuse to praise J-Corder anyway.
On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 9:27 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks for the tip, Dave. I'm looking to spend less. As I said, I'll send
> the headblock out to John French. He has a way of making that switch
> reliable long-term, as long as it's not abused. I don't buy the mythology
> that there's an audible cost to having the switch, it's wired in a way to
> prevent that. However, the switch itself has oxide-attracting plating
> inside. John has a lube/cleaner method to ward off oxidation for a long
> time. Anyway, hoping to find someone nearer to me so I can drive it to them
> and save ridicu-priced and injury-prone shipping.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Radlauer" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:59 AM
> Subject: Re: seeking excellent, reputable technician to restore a Technics
> 1520 reel deck
> Tom --
>> J-corder <http://www.j-corder.com/J-Corder_Tapedecks.html> is superb.
>> I've been ecstatic with my TWO J-corder rebuilds. I asked for only
>> playback heads, got two machines refurbed for the price of one of his
>> retail custom machines: around $5000 (without custom cosmetics @ $1500 a
>> Gallery <http://www.j-corder.com/Gallery.php>
>> Strip and rebuild, upgrades electronics, bearings, heads and misc.
>> The sound is astonishing with old tapes: surprisingly dynamic and clean.
>> Sadly, that 2track / 4track switch has to go (that's why I did two: one
>> each for 1/4 track or 1/2 track) -- its the machine's most serious flaw.
>> Dave R
>> hm# 510-848-8323
>> cell# 510-717-5240