Acme Tape Deck Repair LLC

Teac A3300S-2T

Among our popular services:

  • Internal & External Cleaning
  • Removal of Old Grease
  • Complete & Proper Lubrication
  • Belt Replacement
  • Pinch Roller Replacement
  • Replace Other Parts as Needed
  • Head Alignment
  • Setup for your Tape Brand
  • Mechanical Adjustments
  • Electrical Adjustments
  • Set to Factory Specs or better

Warranty:  90 Days on Parts & Labor


How To Reach Us…

Acme Tape Deck Repair LLC
Alex Johnston
146 Warren Avenue
East Tawas, Michigan 48730-9755
EMAIL (Preferred — We check it all day & night)acmetdr@gmail.com
TEXT or VOICE:  989-906-0987


About Us…

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Hello! Located in Northeast Michigan, we are a new service company dedicated to specific types of analog stereo equipment: Reel-to-Reel Tape Recorders (also known as Open Reel Tape Decks). Our goal is to make the repair & reconditioning of tape decks more accessible. An ever-increasing number of people have strongly embraced analog audio reproduction by way of magnetic tape — THE original source of nearly all recorded music for generations.

41 thoughts on “Acme Tape Deck Repair LLC

  1. can l get some info on my cassette model 3554 mcs series JCP.the heads are locked in the up position cant put a tape in.

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    1. Lenny — Yes i do sell the R2R machines as well as repair them. I have about 100 units and gradually work on them and then sell them. What are you looking for… something to play your old tapes, maybe?

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  2. My name is Bud. Ihave a 1969 Akai 1800SD that needs going over, refurbishing. What do you think? Ph. 540.576.1073

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    1. Hi Bud — Thanks for the note. Depending on a number of factors (like head wear, parts availability etc) IMHO it probably would not be cost-effective to refurbish an 1800SD. A machine of that era would need new rubber (belts, pinch roller) and a complete tear-down, cleaning out of old grease, re-lubrication, as well as all the settings to be tweaked. Easily can run into hours of work, I’m sorry to say. Sometimes (if you cannot do it yourself) it’s best just to upgrade to a newer machine that has already been refurbed. But if you want to go ahead with the work, it is up to you of course.

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  3. I have a Pioneer CT 1000 I would like it refurbished with new pinch rollers and belt. I think it also needs a micro switch for the play mode. I wonder if you can repair this unit. I would be glad to ship knowing you can repair unit. The unit is very clean and is part of a rack sytem and stored in a climate controlled area.

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    1. Hello Mike — Yes, would be glad to take on your CT 1000 deck. Please let me know of any questions prior to shipping. There is a time lag these days with parts shipments running very slow. Thanks for the note….. Alex

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  4. would you have a working 2track reel to reel taperecorder for sale so i can listen to my overseas recorded tapes ?

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      1. Where can I get tape reel holders foe my upright akai 4 track recorder/ player?
        I am using 7 inch reels & on rewind or fast forward the reels work
        loose’
        thanks

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  5. Hi Alex,
    Saw your ad on Audiogon; a quick question:
    Do you work on cassette decks? I have a JVC DD5, bought new and used for many hours (1000? 2000? don’t really know: recorded hundreds of vinyl albums on it). The right channel seems out. Is this worth fixing?
    Thanks for your input,
    Tim

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  6. Hi, after reading yoyr answer above to David Wilson can you please send me a catalog to my Email address of the R2R up to 10.5 inch you have for sale and their prices of course. Thanks.

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    1. I do not have a catalog right now as the machines are in a queue to be refurbished, but it will be some time before knowing which are suitable for resale. Thanks for the inquiry.

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  7. Dug my old Tascam 464 4 trk cassette out, and its acting like the belt has broken or come off. Hit play, rec, ff, or rev and the lights on the transport come on briefly, the capstans don’t turn, and it shuts off. Is it worth me sending it to you? I hate to throw it away, and if I tear into it I’m sure to mess it up completely.

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  8. Would you please send me what the postage is from El Paso, TX to East Tawas, Michigan? I have 4 R2R’S that need some work done on them. I have a Teac X10R, Teac X1000, GX-747DBX and an Otari MX5050BII 2.. Witch is the only one that is working. You can’t beat a professional studio recorder. It was made in 1984 and still going strong.
    Sorry about being so long winded, but I would like to get the others fixed, but if the shipping is to much I won’t be able to do that. You would think a city the size of El Paso would have a shop to fix the machines.
    Thanks for listening
    Dick

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  9. Do you have any tape decks for sale? How much? I sing in church and most of my music is on tape cassettes. I need a new one to practice with.

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    1. Hi Cheryl — Thanks for your message. I will be offering decks for sale in the future, but don’t have anything ready right now. You might want to check ebay as they have many of all types. ………..Alex

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    1. Hi & thx for your message. I do not sell parts, sorry. Your belt kit appears to be available on Amazon, eBay and others. Google search….? If desired, I can service your deck.

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  10. I have an Akai GX-625 that I bought on E-Bay. Mechanical is all fine. It records OK on right channel, but only a very low level on left channel. I don’t have any pre-recorded tapes to test if playback is OK in left channel, so I don’t know if it is a record problem or a playback problem. The deck weighs 45 pounds, so I suspect shipping both ways will cost far more than the repair. Can I have it fully refurbished to get everything done in one trip? What is full refurb likely to cost? What would likely be replaced? As I mentioned, mechanical is all OK (I think).

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  11. HI, I have several things that need repair. A couple of Pioneer RT-707’s, a Nakamichi RX-505, and a Nakamichi RX-202. I live in the UP and might be willing to transport them to you. Would you be able to work on these units? Thanks.

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  12. Interested in purchasing a 10 inch R2R. Have a couple of units in mind. Akai GX630D, Teac X10R, and a Teac A -3300S. If you happen to have any of these for sale Iwould be interested in purchasing one. Can you give me some prices also. Thank you.

    Larry Muzyka

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    1. Hi Larry — Thanks for your message. Although I do have many R2R units awaiting refurbishing, none are available yet and it will be awhile before any are for sale. Appreciate your interest, and good luck. ……….Alex

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