Reel to Reel Heaven

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Thanks to Pete Fisher for this. photo source: High End Audio For The Passionates Facebook https://www.facebook.com/odechelette/photos/a.294841930718751.1073741832.266187900250821/640008739535400/?type=3&theater

Pete Fisher… Awwww !!! I’m dying !!!!!!

Harry Randall… Wow nice!

Robert Searle… Lovely stuff

Pete Fisher… you’re welcome! In my early teens in Hastings my Dad had a small Philips (I think) reel to reel, and made mixtapes of his faves…Joan Baez, Buffy St Marie etc…I “borrowed” it when I noticed he wasn’t using it much, and never gave it back…that was when I had been playing guitar for a couple of years, and that was the machine I recorded the Mae West/Pueblo rehearsals on! I progressed to an Akai stereo machine in the mid 80s, a Teac 4-track around 1991, and then my Tascam 8-track 1/2 inch in 1998. That gave up the ghost a couple of years ago, and I’m using a 16-track hard disk recorder now. I still have all of them except my Dad’s. I dream of having the budget to restore my old tape machines!

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supplied by Pete Fisher

Chris Jolly… Santa’s grotto!

Dave Nattress… Actually a reely great photo!

Harry Randall… Sounds like you’ve got it taped! But seriously I must sort mine out I’ve got two akai 4000DS and DB two TEAC A3340’s and a Fostex 16 track I must give em a clean up and flash them up!

Dave Nattress… Yeah I know, but in all seriousness it is a great photo, especially as its such a long time since many of us of the older generation used/had/saw reel to reel tape recorders. I had a Phillips machine back in about 1970. I think it had what was called a 5 pin din (troubling the memory now) connection for the mic and as an output to the amp and speakers. Stereo recording I guess but like I say I’m troubling the memory. First cassette deck (recorder) followed. I actually cannot remember the make – bought it from Lasky’s in Tottenham Court Road. Lasky’s was a big player in Hi-Fi sales back then. It enabled me to make cassette recordings of LP’s for the crude first generation car cassette player in the old Ford Angle-box.

Pete Fisher… check out the Vintage Open Reel Tape Decks page/group on Facebook. Loads of expertise on hand on how to look after/restore old machines, nice people mostly, real (reel!) enthusiasts who are happy to help!

2 thoughts on “Reel to Reel Heaven”

  1. Yeah I know, but in all seriousness it is a great photo, especially as its such a long time since many of us of the older generation used/had/saw reel to reel tape recorders. I had a Phillips machine back in about 1970. I think it had what was called a 5 pin din (troubling the memory now) connection for the mic and as an output to the amp and speakers. Stereo recording I guess but like I say I’m troubling the memory.

    First cassette deck (recorder) followed. I actually cannot remember the make – bought it from Lasky’s in Tottenham Court Road. Lasky’s was a big player in Hi-Fi sales back then. It enabled me to make cassette recordings of LP’s for the crude first generation car cassette player in the old Ford Angle-box.

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