Corey, thanks. You just gave a key good bit of advice -- have the pinchrollers and heads serviced
first, then let the tech get the mechanics and electronics.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Corey Bailey" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, January 01, 2016 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] seeking excellent, reputable technician to restore a Technics 1520 reel deck
> Hi Tom,
> For rebuilding the pinch rollers, try Terry's Rubber Rollers: http://www.terrysrubberrollers.com/
> Be sure that the deck is complete with the rebuilt head block and pinch rollers, etc. before you
> have it serviced back to factory.
> Happy 2016!
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 12/31/2015 9:27 AM, Tom Fine 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]>
>> To: "Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List" <[log in to unmask]>
>> 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