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Service Resources / Stellavox service and parts
« on: March 16, 2021, 04:32:01 PM »
We just received this notice by email:

Information importante

Unfortunately, Jean-Pierre Gurtner has passed away on June 5th 2018.
His Phone number as well as his address e-mail are not in use anymore.
Until further advice you may use the following contacts for help
New address :
Simonet Jean-Michel
Chemin des Brisecou 12
2073 eng
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Telephone: +41 79 6376733
My name is Jean-Michel Simonet and I have been working with Mr. Gurtner in the Stellavox factory since 1969
I was responsible for customer service, final inspection and welcoming customers.
I have all the spare parts for Stellavox portable machines in stock, I do the repairs, Offers and sales

Tape Project Albums - general / So many tapes, so few boxes
« on: February 23, 2020, 07:16:32 PM »
This is a kind of a funny situation we find ourselves in. We have lots of tape albums duped and we'd like to sell them to you. But we are out of boxes. Our original box supplier retired and closed his business, so we have been working for months with a new supplier. We expect to be fully supplied with boxes in early April.

In the meantime we have been offering to sell albums in plain white boxes, with the nice box to follow once the shipment shows up here.

At the moment we have stock on the following albums as long as you are OK with getting your album now and the proper box in April:

Bill Evans Trio
Linda Ronstadt
Thelonious Monk
Jimmy Smith
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lee Morgan
Nat King Cole and George Shearing
John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
Doc and Merle Watson

The elves are hard at work making the other titles too, so if  you are waiting for one that isn't on this list, make sure you have signed up for an email notification when it's back in stock. We'll be adding albums back into inventory regularly.

Once we have a proper supply of boxes we will also release a couple of new titles we have in the wings.

Tape Project Albums - general / TP-023 Lee Morgan-The Sidewinder
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:57:20 PM »
After being away for far too long, The Sidewinder is back in stock.

Tape Project Albums - general / TP-021 Kurt Elling back in stock
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:56:02 PM »
Available again.

Tape Project Albums - general / Brother Thelonious is back among us
« on: June 20, 2019, 04:10:30 PM »
Thelonious Monk, TP-013, Brilliant Corners is on the shelf, ready to ship.

It's good to have you back, Brother.

(In case you got to this page via search engine and are wondering what the heck this is about: No we don't sell Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Ale, that fine libation from the folks at North Coast Brewing. But we do recommend it. If you haven't tried it, get thee to your favorite fine brew purveyor and lay in a supply.)

This is a truly amazing recording of some absolutely wonderful music. We're glad to have it back on the shelf.

Yes, it hasn't been well publicized, but we do offer all our albums on half inch by special order.

Events / Reel Tape Workshop in Berkely, CA April 25
« on: March 20, 2019, 09:57:55 PM »
We are going to be taking part in a Reel Tape Workshop on April 25th. This consists primarily of a training that ATR Service Corp. has been presenting a couple of times per year at their York, PA headquarters. They have held it in other locations, but for several years it has not been presented on the West Coast. We can thank Tim Marutani and Nick Doshi for sponsoring the event and getting them out west again.

It's a day-long workshop that covers the basics on the technology of tape machines, and a thorough explanation of alignment, with practical demonstrations that all participants may take part in. We will also have a visit from Greg Orton, owner of Flux Magnetics, and possibly other surprise treats.

ATR Service Corp. is one of the key technical resources we rely on to keep all our machines running properly. They have been involved on the pro side for over three decades. Now they are providing support for the high end playback market as well. They work on Ampex ATR's, as their name implies, but they work on all brands of studio machines. The information presented in the workshop will apply to any brand of machine.

Tape Project co-founder Michael Romanowski is providing the venue: his mastering lab located within the Fantasy Studios complex in Berkeley, CA. After the workshop there will be time for some music listening in Michael's main room.

The cost to attend is $500. For more information, or to sign up, you may contact Tim Marutani at (510) 652-1911 or Nick Doshi at   

Forum Rules / Signing Up For The Forum
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:15:49 AM »
In an effort to control spammers we have had to lock down the process of joining the forum. The best way to begin the process at this point is just to email info at tapeproject dot com with a request and a few words about your interest in tape playback in the home.

Tape Project Albums - general / TP-002 Dave Alvin
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:50:54 PM »
On the shelves

Tape Project Albums - general / TP-009 Mose Allison back in stock
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:09:38 PM »
Mose Allison--Creek Bank

Glad to have this one back.

Tape Project Albums - general / TP-008 Bill Evans Waltz For Debby in stock
« on: September 25, 2018, 10:15:48 AM »
Yes, it's back in stock.

Willy and the Poor Boys / New music video for "Fortunate Son"
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:53:01 PM »
Concord, the label that owns the Creedence Clearwater Revival albums, is doing some promotions to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of the first CCR album. This includes a music video of the song "Fortunate Son." Even though that particular song didn't appear on the first CCR album, it's a worthy song and someone made an excellent video, which you can see here:

Of course if you want to hear the song at its absolute best, we refer you to TP-027, Willy and the Poor Boys, on 15 IPS reel to reel tape.

Tape Project Albums - general / TP-030 now in stock
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:27:57 PM »
Doc & Merle Watson--Never The Same Way Once

You'll find it on the website in the Roots category.

Now that we have shipped TP-030, Doc Watson, to all charter subscribers, the Series model and the Subscription model are no more.

What does this mean going forward? For most of us, it means absolutely nothing. For the last several years most customers have been purchasing without any reference to the Series, and that will continue to be the case. We'll try to have everything in stock, and you buy what you want. Simple, really.

We feel a special gratitude to our Charter Subscribers, and we have a couple of things in mind for them. We'll be reaching out to this select group directly to explain, rather than discuss it here. But one thing I will state here: Charter Subscribers will be able to get future purchases with the serial number to match their existing albums.

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