Bought a 351 mono transport. Sort of a throw back to my college radio days in the mid seventies, used one a lot back then. Forgot what a behemoth these things are. The face plate essentially 1/4" thick stainless with 3 hefty motors. 50 lbs I bet. Its in pretty good shape, the heads look good, motor bearings are quiet & tight. Starting off replacing the motor caps, the electrolytic & selenium rectifier in the control box. Then I go and break the flat spring that holds the tape tray closed..damn..where to get one of those?! Don't have the electronics yet, would like to have a 351 unit but they are pricey as their reputation as a good mike preamp jacks up the price. Probably end up with a 350, even those are pricey for the same reason.
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Topic - Ampex 351 Transport - MAS Tubes 13:46:26 01/16/16 (4)