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Old 5th Jan 2019, 2:34 am   #1
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Default NAB reel adapters, 10.5" reels

Hi all

I've managed to rescue a Teac 32-2B from gooey belt syndrome, sourced new ones and got it working again. I need to calibrate it for modern tape but before I can purchase some I'll need some NAB reel adapters since it didn't come with any. I've searched around and they're either very expensive or of questionable quality so I'm wondering if anyone has anything surplus to requirements before I roll the dice on anything.

I also only have 7" reels and would like to grab a couple of 10.5" metal spools so again if anyone has anything they're looking to move on, please give me a shout

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Old 5th Jan 2019, 8:02 am   #2
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Default Re: NAB reel adapters, 10.5" reels

They have gone up in price to crazy figures. Five years ago a tenner to 15 would get you a pair; I sold two rubbish plastic ones on ebay, I was gobsmacked when they went for 40! Most seem to go abroad and every man and his dog want them because metal NAB reels make your R2R look really swanky. Don't think I have any left but will look.

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Old 5th Jan 2019, 10:14 am   #3
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The other way to get you going is to buy a spool with a cine centre - Agfa made these, in plastic, and they do the job well enough whilst you lurk for some adaptors. Teac adaptors have a little spacing plate, presumably to compensate for the different flange thickness of metal reels, but the Revox Studer pattern works well in practice, and centres the spool more posiitively.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 12:19 pm   #4
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Default Re: NAB reel adapters, 10.5" reels

Thanks for the replies!

Andy, yes the prices were shocking when I started looking. 150 quid in some cases... Sone are nicely machined in aluminium etc but I don't care how fancy they look as long as they work. Many old ones are being sold alone rather than in pairs which is baffling, and even those are sometimes 40 quid a pop. If you could have a look I'd really appreciate it

Ted, I'll have a look but my other problem is that new tape comes pre loaded on a 10.5" reel with a NAB centre so I'd have no way to get it off there, and your other point is really important - I'm not sure what the differences are (if any) between different makes and designs. I imagine the Revocation ones are hard to come by ! My other option is to see if I can have some 3d printed... My dad has one and I've used it to print some parts before but relies on being able to find a good design template.

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Old 5th Jan 2019, 4:03 pm   #5
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Default Re: NAB reel adapters, 10.5" reels

Hi Untune87
I have plenty of 10.5" NAB aluminium spools, mainly Zonal
10 each plus postage.
If you're interest, please PM me and I can sort them out.

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Old 5th Jan 2019, 6:59 pm   #6
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I see that Tape City have empty 10.5" plastic reels with cine centres

http://www.tapecity.co.uk/acatalog/O...cessories.html

and LPR35 tape (and 911 too) on plastic reels with cine centres

http://www.tapecity.co.uk/acatalog/0.25--Tape-1-1.html
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 7:36 pm   #7
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James - thanks for that, I didn't know about tapecity and that SM911 was available on 7" reels too, as I have a ton of decent metal 7" ferrograph reels. Cheers for the info!
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 11:50 am   #8
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Dave - I might be interested in a couple of those spools but can't seem to find a way to pm or email you, could you drop me a message? Cheers, Lee
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Default Re: NAB reel adapters, 10.5" reels

Hi Lee
I'm having problems whilst in the process of changing my email address.
If you could be patient, I'll get back to you with a PM as soon as I can.

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Old 6th Jan 2019, 12:57 pm   #10
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Hi Lee
Problem solved, thanks to moderator Graham.
I've sent you a PM, so you should be able to send me a PM now.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 7:08 pm   #11
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Hi Lee
The attached photo shows both types of spools (see my PM to you)
Please could you choose whether you want BASF or Zonal style and let me know.
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Nigel, Vinylspinner - I've sent you a PM
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 12:19 pm   #13
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Hi Lee and Nigel

PMs sent.

With best wishes

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