Post by premiumplus (Dave) on Mar 3, 2019 5:16:58 GMT -7
Hey fellas, I've got an old friend out in California that I used to play guitar with back in the '70's and last year we reconnected after 35 years.
He had an old EP-3, one of the early ones, that has been sitting in a closet for almost 40 years and last week he sent it to me as a gift!
So I spent a couple of days going over it, cleaned and lubed it, checked the caps for leakage and they were all okay, so I brought the voltage up slowly on my bench and she came to life. After running it for several hours I re-loaded the tape cartridge with new tape, adjusted the head azimuth, and set the recording bias and the bias trap. It sounds GREAT!
I'm going to gig it this morning at church. I'll put some pictures up later.
He's a great guy...I'm very fortunate! I spent about 15 hours going over it, top to bottom. Here's some pics, it worked perfectly today, no hiss or problems at all. It is missing the top cover that goes over the tape and tape path/heads, but for free I'm not complaining!
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7