Q. I have a Tascam/Fostex/Sony tape machine and/or Mackie mixer...can you fix it for me?
A. Sorry, no. I only repair
pro gear - no consumer or "semi-pro" equipment. Please refer to my Services page for more
Q. Where can I find parts for my "..." brand of pro recording equipment ?
A. Many pro gear
makers provide parts for their products, even those that are no longer
in production. Always go to the manufacturer first; even if they
don't carry the parts you need anymore, they can often refer you to a third
party who may still stock them. Also, be sure to check my links
page - you might find just what you're looking for there.
Q. Can you sell me parts for my consumer model Teac, Fostex or Sony reel-to-reel recorder?
A. I don't sell
parts. Again, contact the manufacturer first. If they don't have
your parts and can't refer you to a source, try posting your question on
an appropriate forum, such as Tapeheads.net
Q. If I send you my gear, can you repair it for me ?
A. Again, sorry,
but I only repair items on-site in my local service area (Los Angeles,
Ca., USA) and I do not service anything through the mail. For possible
resources, check my links page or contact
a technician or shop in your area.
Q. I am looking for a tape deck for my stereo system, can you help me ?
A. No ...try Ebay, or Reel To Reel Vintage Texas.
Q. I have an inexpensive board. It sounds ok, but I would like to modify it to make it sound better. How do I do that ?
A. Mods can help,
but aren't always worth the effort & $$$. Although it is possible
to "upgrade" the ICs, doing so can overtax the board's power supply because
many of the newer chips draw more current. You can also install other
"better" components, but you risk creating problems in the process (high
frequency noise, loud pops when operating switches, etc.) unless you know
what you're doing. Unless you're a tech or plan on hiring one,
it may be better & cheaper in the long run to simply buy a superior board.