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    Teac 3340

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    I know this is the TASCAM area...but, If I am not mistaken these guys are almost the same. I have one of these reel to reel 4 trackers along with the mixer board that came with it. Im not real sure of the worth of this item. I plan on keeping the both of them. I am sure that it needs some attention. I just dont plan on paying more than it is worth. I want to take it to a reputable repair shop. It probably just needs a proper cleaning and adjustment. Any ideas on what it might be worth? I can try to get a picture of it posted her if it helps.
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    Unhappy I guess no one has ever heard of this one?

    I guess this one is not on anyones list. I didnt have any luck on the Teac website either. I have seen items of like make and model without the mixer going for $500.00 plus. But we know how that can go. Well it was worth a try...
    So does anyone know a REPUTABLE multi-track repair facility in the Springfield, Massachusetts area?
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    have you tried contacting TASCAM?? Tascam/Teac ARE one and the same. i've contacting Tascam regarding repairs on products "almost" as old as your 3340 and they've always been very honest and helpful. call 1-323-727-7627. i might be worth your while to pack the 3340 carefully and mail it to them for evaluation. from what i understand the 3340 (and it's kin) is one of the more respected 4-track reel-to-reels around. if it were my unit i think i'd be more comfortable having Tascam check it out (rather than take it to some place i was not familiar with). just my 2 cents. cheers.

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    I have some of those old Teac 4 tracks…very good machines…built like tanks…will probably last forever…some famous people have made albums using them. Do a search on ebay, and check out the ‘completed’ items. This will give you a clue as to what they’re selling for.

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    Talking Thanks!

    I appreciate your info. Im gonna do just that. Im going to contact TEAC/TASCAM to see if they will do the neccesary repairs. Im sure it couldn't cost more than the unit is worth...and I will get a recorder that runs like new.
    Your right ...these are built like tanks. Heavy like a tank too. But they are dam cool to look at and I have the pleasure of having the sister mixer that goes with it.
    Maybe the people at Tascam/Teac will honor this old timer unit with a free tuneup? I wont hold my breath.
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    Hey hottrocker,

    http://www.stores.ebay.com/store=21843746

    Check out this guy's eBay store! I bought an old 4010S that was on the fritz, and I brought it back to life with the Tweak Your Teac manual that he has developed. He also has a lot of photocopied service manuals for them.

    I use mine as a mastering deck for my computer mixes. Sounds amazing!

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    TASCAM/TEAC

    If I'm not mistaken, Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" album was done on a TEAC 3340. Tomita (a Japanese synth master also used these babies extensively). They're great machines. I used to covet one, but could never afford it. Anyway, they probably were the best 4 track machines available at the time (late '70's).

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    Considering the 8 and 16 tracks were the next incarnation, the old 4 tracks may still be the best 4 tracks available. If not, then probably not far from it.

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    I am happy to own it. I have resisted just bringing it to the local electronics repair shop. I have contacted Teac and they are willing to repair the thing. No mention of cost. <<Shudder>>
    As heavy as this thing is it is going to cost plenty just to ship it. I guess to have a relic that plays and records well would be worth it.
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    Hi Hottrocker, I can tune and calibrate it for you. Im about two hours from you in Rochester NH. Send me an email and I'll give you my phone no. It will be worth your trip just to see my studio full of tape machines. Paul nhcomp45@aol.com

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