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by honkyjonk
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: Otari MX5050 BIIHD + M-Audio ProjectMix (Portland, OR)
Replies: 1
Views: 549

Hey,

I'll take that Otari machine. I'm in PDX.

Sending PM as well . . .
by honkyjonk
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Least favorite connectors
Replies: 18
Views: 3994

Least favorite connectors

My selections in order of loathsomeness, 1. Molex - I've tried repairing faulty ones. Stretching the pins, even adding solder to the posts, not understanding why the hell it just won't work. Ended up just soldering wires to the posts. Problem solved. Since these are generally internal they take a la...
by honkyjonk
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: It's impossible to have too many...
Replies: 43
Views: 7251

babies
bibles
american flags


yeehaw!
by honkyjonk
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FT 1 reel of RMG SM468 1/2" for 1 reel of SM911 1/2&quo
Replies: 0
Views: 437

FT 1 reel of RMG SM468 1/2" for 1 reel of SM911 1/2&quo

Hey folks, I bought a reel of SM468 to try out for my Tascam machine. I think I like SM911 better. This reel is almost new with absolutely no sign of shedding. Not even the normal residual light dusting when you first shuttle a new reel of tape. I recorded about 3 passes at the beginning of the tape...
by honkyjonk
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: WTB Quantegy 456 1/2" tape
Replies: 0
Views: 411

WTB Quantegy 456 1/2" tape

Hey folks, I want to buy a few reels of 456, 1/2" Not looking for Ampex era, so nothing before 1995, and preferably nothing after the first time Quantegy shut it's doors. If anybody has some sitting around, let me know what you have (NOS! yes!) or very lightly used, and hopefully some info about it'...
by honkyjonk
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes: Master Recorders, Duplicators, and More
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Also, last I checked the only place to get the right belts for Nak's is at Mars Communications, and that is a major pain in the ass. Yes, he has the belt for you and he's real proud of mentioning how many he's sold last month, but you won't get one in less than a month, if at all. I had a ridiculous...
by honkyjonk
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Cassettes: Master Recorders, Duplicators, and More
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

The best thing about cassettes is you can turn them the fuck UP without hurting your ears. Different story with digital. The optimal listening level seems to be a lot lower.
by honkyjonk
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tascam 246 portastudio help...
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Hmmm. Well, try unplugging and plugging back in some of the molex connectors that are assocaiated with those areas (I doubt that's it though) Hopefully it's not some little component on a board that you'll have to troubleshoot. If you have an ohm meter, see how far you can trace the path for continu...
by honkyjonk
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: tascam 246 portastudio help...
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Hey, First, this is just routine, but I'm surprised it's even playing/recording unless someone at some point replaced the rubber. These guys almost always need new capstan and control belts, idler tires, and pinch roller. I think these are all still available from teac parts. Look them up. Give them...
by honkyjonk
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Lamenting the unavailability of 456
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Lamenting the unavailability of 456

Oh 456, how I wish someone would bring you back. (The quantegy version that is, after the sticky shed issue was solved) I have quite a few reels that are of the quantegy era that exhibit no indication that they will be shedding any time soon. Even when brutalized on my Ampex transport. And they satu...
by honkyjonk
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sound City
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Or maybe the extra few bucks to have some hack intern throw a compressor plug on the 2 buss?
by honkyjonk
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: PM1000 mix buss. Reccommend me something cool.
Replies: 19
Views: 5570

Just reporting back with some success (I think) Just gave the first 4 channel version a quick test through the mono program buss. Sounds a lot better. Thanks so much Scum. Only question I have left (hope it's not too much to ask) is how much to increase a couple caps in the master strip. Here's the ...
by honkyjonk
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who fixes Otari Capstan motors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

Do you remember how much it cost you?
by honkyjonk
Tue May 27, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: David Lindley
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

I got some free tickets to see Wavy Gravy's 70th birthday extravaganza in Berkley w/ all kinds of people on the bill (including Gillan Welch and David Rawlings. Great ) I was really impressed with David Lindley. It was early on and all the Ratdog fans were yet to arrive, and people weren't really pa...
by honkyjonk
Tue May 27, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Who fixes Otari Capstan motors?
Replies: 10
Views: 2172

If you find somebody, let me know. I have (maybe) a similar issue that I can't figure out. My capstan (MX5050 BII) works intermittently. I recapped the capstan board, even changed out the relay. Seems like it works better when standing up than laying on it's back, but I don't know. it's been bumming...