TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Certified Electronics Technician
$40/hr - 1 hr minimum
Vintage Audio Specialist

2019 TASCAM PORTASTUDIO SERVICE AND REPAIR

PORTASTUDIO family portrait

Well, last year was a quiet one for me. I focused more energy on music and project building and less on customer repairs. I still did a whack of interesting repairs and restorations including the usual assortment of integrated amps, tube power amps, effects pedals and tape decks.

This year, however, I am jumping in full time. E.C.H. is going to be your dedicated tape machine restoration destination. I feel that there are a lot of cassette 4 tracks and 8 tracks being abandoned which could be saved!

DON'T THROW OUT YOUR MULTI-TRACK IF IT STOPS PLAYING!

Rubber will degrade and belts, at least, will need to be changed. I have found that in most cases minor mechanical issues will stop a machine from working long before the heads are worn out.

I can replace your belts, pinch roller, rubber idlers etc. and strip and clean your tape transport mechanism. Some common fatigue-stress faults can be repaired in many cases. Your contacts, pots, faders and jacks can be cleaned and replaced if needed.

Signal path problems or output problems are likely just bad caps or a bad op-amp.

E.C.H. will perform a tape transport restoration and full cleaning of your multitrack for - 

$150 CAD (maximum)

new belts, pinch roller, idler tires if needed
transport mechanism cleaning and repair (where possible)
motor speed calibration
head cleaning and demag
cleaning of all contacts/ pots/ faders
electronic troubleshooting and component replacement 
full test of all functions

I offer a six month warranty for my work and will happily troubleshoot any new problems that arise.

I am happy to fix machines shipped from outside Toronto

Contact me if you are having trouble finding a TAPE TECH and let's figure it out!