burt bacharach, original movie soundtrack, 'butch cassidy and the sundance kid'.
a&m factory reel to reel tape, 7.5 ips.
played on my just-got-working akai gx-230d reel to reel machine. i just bought it off ebay as replacement for my mainstay-akai 630dss-which has flutter issue and is going in for repairs-cuz it's too difficult for me to do.
230d came 11/10 with no pinch roller, WTF!!
so rolf at http://angelfire.com/electronic2/vintagetx/
, suggested using p-roller from 630 as temp fix.
they just happen to be the same size-WHAT LUCK-WHAT ARE THE ODDS?!
so i did.
had to fashion a few washers and find an approx sized screw to get the whole thing working. put it all together and-
work well it does! sounds great! those akai gx heads really help.
reel to reel offers up an 'airy' and dynamic sound that i dont find in any other format, imo. 'course, i havent heard sacds, stuff like that. maybe they're just as good or better.
so now i gotta play tapes on it til the novelty wears off.
and next week i get the proper p-roller from rolfs shop.