Correction to my post, the CR7 reel drive isnt direct drive. It uses
one rubber idler tire, a typical arrangement in many brands and
models. It needs replacing periodically, but still no belts in the


Tim Gillett

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 Second Thumbs-up for Wiilie.   Good belts are taking a long time to
get.   I think it was six months for us recently.   He had some
stock already, given the volume of work that he does.

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 On Wed, Nov 6, 2019 at 1:06 AM -0500, "Gary Barclay"
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 Willie Hermann sold me a restored Dragon a few years ago. He is
 professional and pleasant to work with. Highly recommended.

 On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 10:01 PM Tim Gillett 

 > Someone highly experienced generally in tape machine service
 > especially cassette but who doesnt advertise as being just a Nak
 > specialist might also be worth considering.
 > Regards,
 > Tim Gillett
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 > Subject:[ARSCLIST] Nakamichi Repair
 > Hello ARSC list. I'm hoping for some input.
 > We have several Nak CR-7's that need an overhaul. Does anyone have
 > experience with any Nakamichi Cassette repair places? I've found
 > links
 > to a Willie Herman Services, and also ESL (Electronic Service
 > Does anyone on this list have any experience with these companies,
 > good
 > or bad? Any other Nakamichi Cassette repair places that you can
 > recommend?
 > Thanks in advance for any input.
 > Kind Regards,
 > John Schroth
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