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Shipping any reel to reel deck - no matter what it's encased in, it's 
important to remember to shore up the area around the supply and take-up 
spindles, both the spindles themselves and the widened flange/base that 
the spindles are mounted in. Depending on the diameter of the spindle 
base, I've seen packing tape cardboard hubs used for this quite 
effectively. For what it's worth....

John Schroth

On 5/31/2014 3:41 PM, Eric Jacobs wrote:
> Cost is always a consideration on the one hand, but the cost of damage or
> loss needs to be considered on the other.  For expensive equipment, I use
> a flight case (used low-cost flight case from eBay) or have a crate made
> (can be more cost-effective depending on who builds it for you).  Moving
> companies can usually build crates.  Iıd recommend a crate or flight case
> for anything heavy, which tends to get ³handled² (read ³tossed²) more
> roughly.
>
> With a proper crate or flight case, your equipment will survive most any
> shipper.
>
> Add plenty of ³Fragile², ³Delicate², and ³This Side Up² labels.
>
> My favorite label is the ³Delicate Instruments² label, like this:
>
> http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/packaging/labels-dispensers/fragile-label
> s/delicate-instrument-handle-with-care-6-6-white-red-black
>
> We ship enough equipment to justify a roll of these labels - doesnıt make
> sense for a one-off shipment.
>
> ~ Eric
>
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> On 5/30/14, 1:27 AM, "Jan Myren" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> HI!
>>
>> I have a Revox B77 MK2 that need some service and unfortunately there is
>> no possibilities to optain that here at my place.
>>
>> Therefore I am asking if there is any possibilities to have an original
>> box for the B77 somewhere, OR some GOOD advices for proper packing of a
>> tape recorder machine so any damages may be avoided.
>>
>> All the best
>> Jan Myren
>>


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