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    The one in the picture below, not mine pleez...

    Last edited by sweetbeats; 06-28-2019 at 11:19.

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    Looks like even ware to me, with no visible gap, which is a good indication of "reasonable" use. Hard to tell how much metal is still left though and if it can handle a re-lap but I think the heads are in at least fair shape.

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    Are those rust pits? Otherwise a re-lap might be just the thing.
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    I don't think they are...I think its just gunk...so are you saying a relap might be just thing if they are pitted, or even if they aren't? "Otherwise a re-lap might be just the thing." Did you mean to say "If so" instead of "Otherwise"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbeats View Post
    The one in the picture below, not mine pleez...


    You know the drill: clean, degauss, put on test tape, set azimuth, look at tones. If the machine can be adjusted to spec, yer good to go. If not, pay the man.
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    Yeah I know the drill, but does it look weird? I've never seen a stack like that with slots adjacent to each track...

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    Yeah sweetbeats, it does look funny with the slots on each track. Usually those are filled in with some kind of clear substance...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetbeats View Post
    Yeah I know the drill, but does it look weird? I've never seen a stack like that with slots adjacent to each track...

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    So...you bought the d*** thing didnt you!!!!


    If I had to GUESS, I would suggest that those bridges between the individual track heads had something to do with track separation. There should be a mu metal shield that closes over the head when in use for electromagnetic shielding. Perhaps in some way these bridges were an Ampex trick to cut the magnetic effect of one tracks head on the adjacent tracks

    Im guessing here

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