Scully 100-16 2" Tape Machine

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Scully 100-16 2" Tape Machine

Post by indiana » Sat May 19, 2007 2:10 pm

So, I am in possession of said machine, but my ambitions to track to tape have dwindled in the past two years as I am on the road too much to really learm how to use and maintain it. I have done a bit of research on the piece, but it seems pretty rare.
What I wonder is, should I attempt to sell the unit or part it out? It includes a lovely meter bridge that I have seen people selling on ebay for wildly different asking prices. It also has 4 DBX 155s (4 channel tape noise reduction) racked under the deck.
The unit powers up and plays tape, the meters move, but I don't have the appropriate connectors to hook it into our mixing board and listen. It was in fine working condition when I bought it, though I have also noticed the tape only rewinds and fast forwards for a few seconds and then stops, which leads me to conclude I have no idea what I'm doing with this machine and I shouldn't be messing with it!
Anyway, anyone have any interest in all or part of this machine?

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Post by Phiz » Sat May 19, 2007 3:27 pm

This is big and heavy, so you should probably post your location.

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Post by drumsound » Sat May 19, 2007 5:42 pm

His screen name is Indiana...

There's probably a tape tension issue or something wrong with the motors. My guess is tension because it rewinds or FF but only for a few seconds. I don't know much about Scully machines so I can't say if its an easy adjustment or a bigger project.

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Post by themagicmanmdt » Sat May 19, 2007 10:15 pm

well, what are you asking for it?

a 16 track 2" is something i'll get one of these days, if the right one comes along, you know?
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Post by djimbe » Sun May 20, 2007 6:43 am

Boy, that's a big ol' beast. The reels look like 1" almost, 'cause the thing is so big. I gotta believe the parts market is limited to the few other model 100 owners out there. I don't think it shares many parts with the 28x series of machines. I got lotsa Scully docs, but nothing for that deck.

There's a Yahoo! Group for Scully owners. I don't have a link handy, but it's easy to find. There would be some answers and maybe some interest over there. I'd love to have it, but have absolutely no good reason to own something like that other a perverse fascination with old gear and Scully stuff.

Where in Indiana?
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Post by indiana » Sun May 20, 2007 11:43 am

I am in Indianapolis, Indiana. I definitely should have said that...
As far as what I'm asking for it, I am just finding it difficult to even make up a number. But I suppose at this point I want around $500.

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Post by b3groover » Sun May 20, 2007 3:10 pm

PM sent.
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Post by gevermil » Sun May 20, 2007 8:10 pm

Jim , I got a truck
Lets go pick that fvcker up :) :) :)
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Post by b3groover » Mon May 28, 2007 12:35 am

She's mine now! :twisted:
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Post by djimbe » Mon May 28, 2007 7:12 am

b3groover wrote:She's mine now! :twisted:

For real? Congratulations! You got it bad. You're gonna hafta tell us how it goes with that thing. It was a real struggle for me to not call up gevermil and go get it myself. I'll start paying more attention to the posts about it on the yahoo! group now...
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Post by b3groover » Mon May 28, 2007 1:09 pm

Yep. Drove down to Indy and picked it up yesterday. indiana is a real cool guy. The machine is a total beast. It was a lot of fun getting it down into my basement. Luckily I have a cellar access with only 7 steps or so. But it was still a back-breaker.

I'm going to read through the entire manual before I even attempt to do anything with it. It definitely has a tension issue going on.

I'm excited about getting it up and running and hearing how she sounds.
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Post by moogplayer » Mon May 28, 2007 7:22 pm

best of luck on that.

the 100 series was good sounding but considered a dog by techs. I had a chance at one of those some years ago and was told to RUN from it by more than one tech. I sincerely hope you have the ability to get yours running b/c it does sound mighty fine when all tuned up.

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Post by b3groover » Tue May 29, 2007 4:59 am

Well, the good thing about it is that it is a remarkably simple design... not a lot to go wrong. The damn thing doesn't even have a counter! :)

I hope I can get it running, too. If not, I'll probably part it out.
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Post by Morris » Tue May 29, 2007 8:05 am

Dont part it out. If you get fustrated and want to get rid of it. Let me know Im in northern Indiana. I will take her. Hate to see more machines get parted out. Your going to need a tape op to run the machine. No counter that is. It will be old school. How cool. Good luck.
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Post by b3groover » Tue May 29, 2007 9:03 am

I'm confident that I can get it running. It is a very simple design. There is a great tech/engineer here in town that I am good friends with and he is intrigued by the machine, so hopefully he'll help me out.
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