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I will definitely call him. I'm concerned about shipping a tape deck across the country, but perhaps 
I can send him just the motor assemblies.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aaron Bittel" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2014 4:48 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] seeking Technics reel deck refurb recommendation


> The services on the 1500 were:
>  - replace playback heads (2-track and 4-track), calibrate & align heads and tape path
>  - complete cleaning, lube and mechanical alignment
>  - replace counter belts
>
> He (Adrian, the eponymous proprietor) does list motor rebuilding on his list of services, but I 
> don't
> know if that applies to Technics or only to Teac/Fostex/Otari/Tascam as advertised on the website.
> This was our first time working with his shop, as our previous repair wizard, like so many others,
> seems to have left the business.
>
> I'd give Adrian a call.  Based on my (admittedly limited) experience, he seems very knowledgable 
> and
> thoroughly professional.
>
> - Aaron
>
>