Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Buying a Tascam 388...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Middle of England.
    Age
    46
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Buying a Tascam 388...

    Sign in to disable this ad
    Hi,

    Iím wanting to try and buy a Tascam 388 and wondered if anyone could advise of what I should be looking out for, price/condition/pitfall wise?

    Are parts still readily available for these?

    Iíve seen a number for sale on reverb but there mainly in the states so would rather buy one in UK if possible to save on the insane postage/import tax costs.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated on where to look for one (obviously Iíve got searches on eBay/reverb etc) and what to look for if I find one?

    Thanks in advance for any replies.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Wales
    Age
    43
    Posts
    3,410
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 108 Times in 99 Posts
    Rep Power
    2215121
    Last I heard, the heads were practically unobtainable (and they are specific to this machine) so the head condition is the major factor.
    We've also seen a few people here having the mixer outputs fail to switch properly, caused by one of the logic chips failing. That's less of a problem because that chip is still in production, but it is still something to be aware of.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. buying Tascam 388 (what should I look for?)
    By MagnumPI in forum Analog Recording & Mixing - Tape & Gear
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-23-2013, 20:40
  2. Buying a tascam M308B price???
    By SoloGoof in forum Newbies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-09-2010, 11:48
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-28-2004, 21:36
  4. Help with buying a second hand tascam...
    By JohnDeacon in forum TASCAM User Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-16-2001, 22:16
  5. Buying a Tascam 02 as a Gift - Need Advice
    By Rose Smith in forum TASCAM User Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-03-2000, 17:15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •