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I have a Teac A-1500 reel to reel tape recorder and need a drive belt for the capstan, Can you help me?

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  • Bill Heronemus Oct 10, 2013

    I have a Teac A-1500-W reel to reel that seems to be running a little too fast. Anyone know the procedure of adjusting the tape speed on this model?

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Contact: pjheiland@hughes.net He can supply drive belts for Teac reel to reel recorders and other manufacturers units.

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Once you know the size needed it is much simpler to obtain a belt or two from Consolidated Electronics in Ohio where I buy a lot of belts for use in the service business. I fix these machines all the time and there is no reason to pay large money for belts that you can get for about $4.50.

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I cant persobonally help you but you can try the manufacturers web site, and call for a replacement belt. Possibly try Radio shack and make a make shift belt.

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