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Offline Ki Choi

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Nice tapes but...
« on: March 23, 2011, 01:54:05 PM »
got lucky and scored the Ampex 351-2 positioned left of the wall clock yesterday at the Kearney Barton Studio in Seattle but what a place it was...!



This is to offset Steve's "Nice Studio but..." post.  Hope to bring us down to the reality...

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Re: Nice tapes but...
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 02:21:06 PM »
Holy freakin' cow!

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Re: Nice tapes but...
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 03:06:57 PM »
Man, you must have really wanted that Ampex. Hopefully you didn't have to get it through that nightmare to get it out of the building.
Looks like this is a shot of the same room three years ago



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Re: Nice tapes but...
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 04:13:44 PM »
By the time I got to the house on Monday, most of the big stuff including the mountains of tapes were gone or sold over the weekend. 

I then talked to Patti, the niece of Kearney, if anyone had bought the last Ampex standing in the back - It was still mounted in the rack but last two pieces at the bottom of the rack were missing (I don't know what they were).  She said a guy came to buy the rack mounted Ampex but saw the portable 351-2 set aside.  He wanted the portable version instead but found out someone had already bought it, got mad and left...

She did give me the blank reels and tapes that were not in the collection with the Ampex purchase.  The boxes of tapes and reels took up 1/2 of min van cargo spaces with just two front seat in place... I won't be buying any blank reels for a while. ;-)

Lastly, Patti had donated all the Kearney's tapes and record collections to the University of Washington earlier.  The collections were still in the house. She has to vacate the house by end of this month... she is to contact me if UW fail to show.  I have my fingers crossed and if it happens, i'll have to rent a U-Haul truck!
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