fs: scully 280b 1/4" 2trk, relapped, transformers SOLD

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fs: scully 280b 1/4" 2trk, relapped, transformers SOLD

Post by themagicmanmdt » Mon May 04, 2009 9:30 pm

yeah!

i've got too much tape machine, and the 280b is the one to go.

i got this as part of a bundle in January, and I've only used it a few times. works and sounds fantastic! transformer inputs and outputs (the 280b always only had output transformers - I added the steel Edcor's on the front - sounds nice and clean!)

heads were relapped by JRF before I recieved it - and the heads look to be in great, great shape.

varispeed works, electronics and transport don't have any quirks.

15/30ips, standard NAB EQ

comes with an extra electronics card pair! one channel seems to not be working in the 'spare', but there's extra VU meters, pots, knobs, transformers, etc etc.

i've just calibrated it with an MRL and did a much-needed alnignment, so things sound great.

*includes full instructions/schematic/maintenance manual in original binder!*

$450 - will also consider possible trades for mics, components, or towards an MC-77 ;)

i'll stand by this machine working and recording fantastically for a month after you get it, too! consider it 'tech and guarantee included' -

pickup only in northern chicago.

machine weighs about 60 lbs?

****SOLD******


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woo hoo! a damn fine mixdown -
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Post by honkyjonk » Mon May 04, 2009 10:29 pm

Geez that's nice. What are you keeping?
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Re: fs: scully 280b 1/4" 2trk, relapped, transformers -

Post by djimbe » Tue May 05, 2009 5:42 am

themagicmanmdt wrote:
machine weighs about 60 lbs?

I have one of these and they tip the scales at over 100lbs easy. Most of the weight is in the cart, but still...


The vari-speed was a factory option for this machine, but it's not on every 280b. The extra nice thing about a 280b with vari-speed is that you can set them up to run every speed from 3 3/4ips to 30ips in pairs (like 3 3/4 and 7 1/2, 7 1/2 and 15, 15 and 30), by swapping a pair of jumpers in the power supply and changing the EQ cards in the electronics section.

Nice looking machine, this one. I use my A80 more, but I still kinda like how the Scully sounds on some things. Good luck with the sale! Someone's gonna get a useful deck...
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Post by themagicmanmdt » Tue May 05, 2009 9:40 am

honkyjonk wrote:Geez that's nice. What are you keeping?
to my ears, i chose the otari 5050 mk II to keep. it's in great shape and the heads are new. so although it's not the old guard, the otari stays. plus, the otari was definitely the more neutral machine of the two, and since my multitrack is the original scully 280, it's got TONS of mojo.

i don't need over mojonation. the scully worked great for the mixdown for in-the-box stuff, but it was slightly too much on an all-analog-outboard-funk-crazy-stax-motown session.

it's not insanely colored, though. the transformers kick ass, and it's really flat up past 15k. i needed a super neutral mixdown to pair with my crazy old mics/outboard.

if i was just doing digital multitracks mixed to tape, i would keep this one.

thanks for the info, djimbe - i didn't know there were speed jumpers on this one! that's fantastically versatile!
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Post by themagicmanmdt » Thu May 07, 2009 8:49 pm

oh! i forgot to mention that i've got the complete manual, schematics, bussing, switching and signal flow for it!



also - did more research - i feel i'm asking too much, albeit a nice machine.

$450 is more like it!



so, $450, in chicago.

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Post by Mach Schnell » Fri May 08, 2009 4:41 pm

Sweet deck, wish you were closer. :(

Hope she finds a good home! :wink:
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Post by aurelialuz » Fri May 08, 2009 4:55 pm

Mach Schnell wrote:Sweet deck, wish you were closer. :(

Hope she finds a good home! :wink:
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