Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

radio, tape, stands and accessories
Legrace
long player
long player
Canada
Posts: 1636
Joined: 23 Nov 2015 20:17

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by Legrace » 02 Nov 2019 20:34

What about the qty 20 x 766 Ampex reels that also came with the deck? Might they also be bad?

lenjack
long player
long player
Posts: 2192
Joined: 23 Jun 2017 02:11
Location: Liverpool,PA

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by lenjack » 02 Nov 2019 20:40

I wonder if Ampex would make good on it, as a token of good will. ampex.com

AudioFeline
senior member
senior member
Australia
Posts: 555
Joined: 01 Feb 2016 11:05
Location: Melbourne, Australia.

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by AudioFeline » 03 Nov 2019 03:30

Legrace wrote:
02 Nov 2019 18:48
...Also I come to learn the tape grade on it is considered the poster child for STS. :evil:
Could you clarify what "STS" is please, I'm not familiar with this abbreviation. Thanks.

Legrace
long player
long player
Canada
Posts: 1636
Joined: 23 Nov 2015 20:17

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by Legrace » 03 Nov 2019 10:09

AudioFeline wrote:
03 Nov 2019 03:30
Legrace wrote:
02 Nov 2019 18:48
...Also I come to learn the tape grade on it is considered the poster child for STS. :evil:
Could you clarify what "STS" is please, I'm not familiar with this abbreviation. Thanks.
Typo, meant SSS ie Sticky Shed Syndrome

AudioFeline
senior member
senior member
Australia
Posts: 555
Joined: 01 Feb 2016 11:05
Location: Melbourne, Australia.

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by AudioFeline » 03 Nov 2019 12:00

Legrace wrote:
03 Nov 2019 10:09
AudioFeline wrote:
03 Nov 2019 03:30
Legrace wrote:
02 Nov 2019 18:48
...Also I come to learn the tape grade on it is considered the poster child for STS. :evil:
Could you clarify what "STS" is please, I'm not familiar with this abbreviation. Thanks.
Typo, meant SSS ie Sticky Shed Syndrome
Thanks, I've heard of that one!

lenjack
long player
long player
Posts: 2192
Joined: 23 Jun 2017 02:11
Location: Liverpool,PA

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by lenjack » 03 Nov 2019 13:54

As a matter of interest, Ampex left the home recording business, mid 1984.

circularvibes
long player
long player
Posts: 1471
Joined: 24 Sep 2010 02:09
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by circularvibes » 03 Nov 2019 20:05

Ampex became Quantegy. SSS was an issue for some of them too. There was a site that I can not find right now that actually listed tape stock with SSS right down to batch numbers and dates going back to the 1950's or earlier. It might have been on the Tapeheads forum.

andyheybrook
Posts: 4
Joined: 05 Sep 2014 11:41

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by andyheybrook » 23 Nov 2019 10:46

i ve just got tanberg series 64x what conection cables do i need

lenjack
long player
long player
Posts: 2192
Joined: 23 Jun 2017 02:11
Location: Liverpool,PA

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by lenjack » 23 Nov 2019 17:18

Standard rca connecting cables. Nothing fancy. Plain vanilla.

Sunwire
long player
long player
United States of America
Posts: 2090
Joined: 07 Oct 2004 21:54
Location: New York

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by Sunwire » 24 Nov 2019 00:08


lenjack
long player
long player
Posts: 2192
Joined: 23 Jun 2017 02:11
Location: Liverpool,PA

Re: Reel-to-reel tips and/or advice

Post by lenjack » 24 Nov 2019 00:12

This was one of the better reel to reels of the mid 60s.

Post Reply