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I recall a few years ago,Steve Hoffman personally recommended J-Corder on the message board.The guy who runs J-Corder is a friend of Steve's.He looks expensive but very good.http://www.j-corder.com/Repair_and_Rebuild.html Roger > Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:53:25 -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] seeking Technics reel deck refurb recommendation> To: [log in to unmask]> > 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> >> >