Service Referrals

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
Terrys 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 Canadas largest vintage audio store www.iavscanada.com
JRF Magnetics NJ tape head relapping & supplies www.jrfmagnetics.com

Technicans

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
Chris Church Toronto, Ontario Reel to reel tech, other vintage audio equipment. Tube guitar amps are his specialty. www.church-audio.com
Cliff Schecht, Reclaimed Audio Unit C  220 E 4th St., Taylor, TX Service tech and reseller of all things vintage audio, including tube amplifiers Cliff.schecht@gmail.com
Shane Fritsch Australia Analog tape delay parts & repairs. Roland, Korg, Echoplex, etc www.echofix.com
Chris Mara Nashville, TN MCI tape deck hot-rodding and repair. www.maramachines.com
Jim Finch Los Angeles, CA Tascam multitrack and digital recorders. Tascam trained alomli20@yahoo.com
Paul Baldwin UK RTR and studio equipment service www.reelaudio.co.uk
Thomas McGuire NY RTR and studio equipment service www.tmiaudio.com
Allen Ventner Northeast London, UK Pro & consumer reel-to-reel service, motor rebuilding, custom part manufacturing. da_psyantist@yahoo.co.uk
Iain Betson Derby, UK Pro reel service, Revox, Otari, Studer, etc avresilience.co.uk
Action Electronics Willimasberg, VA Pro & consumer reel-to-reel service action-electronics.net

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
Jim Finch Los Angeles, CA alomeli20@yahoo.com
Arjan Rietvink NL ar-onlinemastering.com

Audiophile Reel to Reel Tape

Carlo Dellepiane www.analogyrecords.org

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.