TEAC A-1500 Cleaning

VSAT88

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Gents and germs. Picked up a TEAC A-1500 the other day for 10.00 and decided to learn a bit about reel to reel. Of course it is nasty and has a bad capstan belt. I can order a belt and put it on however this unit is really nasty. Besides compressed air what else should I use to clean the inside of this thing ? I know I can clean it the same way I clean receivers and amplifiers I find and work on but I want to make sure there are not things I should not clean it with or clean at all. Thanks.
 

Skywavebe

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It will need a full recap at that age. Cleaning is just one part of the journey, the next is with soledring iron and new rubber parts. make sure heads are good otherwise spending a lot of time just to put $300 worth of heads on it will not be a cheap repair. There are some parts that were even discontinued in the 80's on that. The switch assembly.
 
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