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T/P machine or not
« on: December 21, 2010, 12:38:32 AM »
Hi Guys
            This guy comes into my workshop and asks can you repair my T/P 1500, i say yes i can, he rambles off a few things and says he just got the machine back from T/P. He explains to me he bought the machine off ebay in the states and had it shipped T/P for the modds to be done and then sent to him here in AUS. So now i have the machine up on the bench and im thinking this is not a T/P machine. One of the ceramic tape guides that is fitted with the new bearings is missing, the counter belts are still in place and in tact, the input/output PCB looks like it has been cut with a chainsaw. In my opinion this is in no way a T/P machine. So this leads me to the question, are the 1500 mods available in kit form or can the parts be purchased as single items? Cheers.

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Re: T/P machine or not
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 01:03:08 PM »
It sure don't sound like Doc's work. 

There are so many variables... I don't see how TP can sell the mod as kits...

But then again, what the h__ do I know...

Happy Holidays!
Ki Choi

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Re: T/P machine or not
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 01:04:03 PM »
What is the customer asking to be repaired? Perhaps if you email me and we can sort this out.
Dan "Doc B." Schmalle
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Re: T/P machine or not
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 04:57:47 PM »
Hi Guys
              I have been intouch with Docb and being the professional that he is, all has been explained. Turns out to be inaccurate information.Thanks Doc for all your help and its a pleasure to deal with a true Pro.

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Re: T/P machine or not
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 06:29:44 PM »
Thanks Dave, I appreciate the kind words!
Dan "Doc B." Schmalle
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Re: T/P machine or not
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 12:35:58 AM »
It's nothing but a pleasure to deal with Doc. Modified Studer A810 profesionally. Had a hum issue and Doc patiently trouble shot it thru Internet and got it solved
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