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02-27-2019 06:21 PM
chickenwire Badges were beat up. Took a metallic paint pen to them. Not perfect (I touched them up a bit after these pics but decided "that's enough - you're going to screw them up!)
02-26-2019 06:49 PM
syjos VHS tape was spliced at the same angle as the head which was angled in relation to the tape path - not 90

If spliced properly, the splice looked like a scene change. If not done right, the video would have a blip that looked like a tear across the screen.
02-26-2019 06:19 PM
chickenwire With audio you had a drop out usually. Typically you'd hear a blip on one channel (stereo) then the other. What we would consider "work tape" would eventually get trashed because they'd been carved up so much and you'd have losses at exactly the "wrong" times. I'd imagine with VHS the angle you spliced would make a difference due to the spinning head, wouldn't it?
02-26-2019 05:50 PM
syjos
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"Repairs" were always angled to get more surface area on the adhesive. "Edits" were at a 90. Not quite as accurate as today's "cut and paste" on audio software, but you could get pretty good at it with practice!

When you repair splice, what does it sound like when the head passes over the angled cut?
02-26-2019 05:39 AM
chickenwire "Repairs" were always angled to get more surface area on the adhesive. "Edits" were at a 90. Not quite as accurate as today's "cut and paste" on audio software, but you could get pretty good at it with practice!
02-25-2019 06:38 PM
syjos
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Remember using a splicing block for reel to reel tapes when editing commercials at the radio station. Used the reel to add reverb during commericals by feeding it back through the mixers. As the playback head was after the record head so there was a delay as the tape traveled past them.

Even did some phase shifting by dragging and pulling the tape on the reels as the same music/source was playing on another tape deck!
Never did any splicing of reel to reel tapes. Do you cut straight or at an angle?

Only splicing I've done is with VHS tape. I had to splice hundreds of broken and wrinkled video tapes when we started renting video tapes in our Audio/Video stores. Video tape is helical scanned and has to be spliced at an angle. Had a little splicing gizmo that cut at the correct angle and held it till taped.
02-25-2019 01:33 PM
chickenwire Remember using a splicing block for reel to reel tapes when editing commercials at the radio station. Used the reel to add reverb during commericals by feeding it back through the mixers. As the playback head was after the record head so there was a delay as the tape traveled past them.

Even did some phase shifting by dragging and pulling the tape on the reels as the same music/source was playing on another tape deck!
02-25-2019 10:07 AM
rob the elder Now I have a server with 14000 songs, 14 Eco's, three stereo systems, 6 iPods and tinnitus. I listen to music all the time and love it!
02-25-2019 10:05 AM
rob the elder Then my listening was part of this.

02-25-2019 10:03 AM
rob the elder In 1967 I discovered reel to reel. Don't remember the model number but it was similar to this one. Who knew the tapes did not like the humidity.



Those were the acid days. Again, quality was not a high priority. Listening drunk or stoned was the norm.



Who would have thought it would have morphed into this

02-25-2019 09:58 AM
rob the elder Then I got one of these and it opened up a whole set of new listening opportunities. And the music of the day did not require very high quality playback. It was mostly hormones and lust



And of course


and

02-25-2019 09:52 AM
rob the elder I started with 33 RPM records. That was when I was about 6 years old



And

02-23-2019 01:49 PM
chickenwire Still need to trim and tuck the corners. Got a cold that's kicking my tail and 50 mph winds coming tomorrow, but hopefully I'll get them done and installed. Still need to refurb the "badges".
02-23-2019 11:48 AM
chickenwire
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You're a bad influence, according to my wife.
News flash.

It's not just YOUR wife that says that.

02-22-2019 08:32 PM
syjos
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Grills were in bad shape and at first I didn't care. Then I thought perhaps these things belong in my den and not my pole barn?

Took some old trim lumber and built new frames. Fabric and "plugs" came in the mail yesterday. Will get them wrapped this weekend.
That looks really good.

Pictures of the finished product will be welcome.

You got me looking at vintage speakers again.

You're a bad influence, according to my wife.
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