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yes, that’s exactly it! Good eye! An Akai GX4000D. I actually just purchased that one from a woman whose father had it in Europe while in the military. Had to go in and switch over the capstan belt to the other pulley and switch it to 60 cycles too. Works great. I had one back in the late 70’s — don’t know what ever happened to it. I was looking for a unit that would stand upright and fit on the shelf in the studio. I have a Sony (don’t remember the model) down in my office but it’s a “lay flat” model (no feet on the front and no “reel keepers” or long enough spindles to use rubber hold downs). I have a big Otari up in the attic but it’s a multitrack beast, much too big for me studio needs. I’m using it to transfer a boatload of tapes from my career in radio to digital (that should take probably two generations of family to work through it all).
Somewhere up in the attic I’ve got an Ampex 350, full track mono! No place to put it and no real need for it right now, and I’m sure it needs capacitors and a lot of tweaking by now.
I probably contacted you (or someone) about joining the ALPB (as I’ve accepted the Charter) but I see all the meetings are online, when I can’t possibly get to them. I’m generally in bed by 8 PM (I get up at 3 AM for my commercial radio morning show that starts at 6) and the only time I’m up on a Saturday night is if I’m out broadcasting a Roller Derby bout on my derby network!
Tim in Bovey
Iron Range Country