ha! You should see the Ampex list serve. Some of the original Ampex guys are there, and can go on for days about the best ways to repair their beloved Ampexii. For them is isnít nostalgia, but keeping them running well! :-)
On Sep 3, 2017, at 8:08 AM, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Having used two PR-10s in the late sixties, I heartily agree with Lou
> Judson's condemnation of it, electronics or no. The failure rate of those
> units matched their poor performance. The model and the almost coeval
> U-Matic mag disc machine were significant players in fatally damaging
> Amex's reputation as professional gear. They were, frankly, regarded as a
> All Ampex electronics required some modification; An engineer I worked
> with built his own for use in an AG-440. Many famous recordings were made
> with the Ampex 300-2 but no nostalgia for the gear of that vintage, please.
> On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 8:29 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> As I said, a problematic transport. Were it not for the fact that David
>> Hancock found the electronics worthy of his own custom tape recorder, I
>> would not have mentioned it. True, he modified the electronics, but David
>> rarely used anything in stock form.