Here’s a very partial list of people and companies that we know to work on reel to reel tape decks. We have not met the techs behind the majority of these referrals, but have communicated with them through various reel to reel groups. We cannot therefore vouch for their workmanship, and we encourage feedback through our site here, so we can keep this list up to date.

Reel-to-Reel Parts & Service

Digikey capacitors, resistors www.digikey.com
Mouser capacitors, resistors www.mouser.com
Terry’s Rubber Rollers Sparta, MI pinch roller and idler wheel rebuilding www.terrysrubberrollers.com
SMI Electronics Langley, BC cotton swabs,  isopropyl alcohol www.smi-elec.com
Reel Pro Sound Harlowton, MT www.reelprosoundguys.com
Oak Tree Vintage Colorado Springs, CO RTR parts & service www.oaktreevintage.com
Hi-Fi Engine free owner/service manuals www.hifiengine.com
Analog Rules schematics & manuals by donation www.analogrules.com
Vintage Texas TX RTR parts & service www.angelfire.com/electronic2/vintagetx
Service Sound UK British reel-to-reel repairs www.servicesound.com
Sound-Smith Peekskill, NY Tandberg parts & service www.sound-smith.com
Innovative Audio Surrey, BC Canada’s largest vintage audio store www.iavscanada.com
JRF Magnetics NJ tape head relapping & supplies www.jrfmagnetics.com

Techncians

Mark Bischoff Los Angeles, CA all R2R makes, CD, cassette & other vintage audio thetinman@sbcglobal.net
Jesse Acorn Edmonton, AB hobbiest technician jqacorn@ualberta.ca
Leon Ament Montreal, PQ authorized Teac, Tascam, Revox Service audiomayvin2000@yahoo.ca
Hielko Meijer Netherlands R2R repairs hielko@gmail.com

Technicians – Pro/Studio only

Adrian Pro Audio Canoga Park, CA pro audio & RTR repairs www.adrianproaudio.com
Eddie Ciletti MN studio tech www.tangible-technology.com
Bob Shuster New York, NY analog studio tech www.shustersound.com
Audio Rehab Los Angeles, CA studio & RTR repairs www.audiorehab.net
Tech Shops Melbourne, AU studio & RTR repairs www.techshops.com.au

Analog to digital duplication services

Jamie Anstey Vancouver, BC  terryjacksmedia@gmail.com
Jeff Gardner Indianapolis, IN  jtgardner50@gmail.com

Misc RTR websites

www.radioshackcatalogs.com
www.museumofmagneticsoundrecording.org
www.recordingthemasters.com
www.tapeproject.com
www.bottlehead.com
www.microphonerentals.com

If you would like to be added to this list with regards to reel to reel parts, tech support, or related equipment or services, please email us with what you are offering along with some contact information, and we’ll put it on the website.