A few months later, after indulging in extensive use of these sizable additions to my studio, it became evident that I needed to address several issues to restore them to their original specifications:
1. The brake pads had worn out, causing annoying tape slack during fast forward and rewind.
2. The machines exhibited sluggish responsiveness overall.
3. The heads showed a 3mm flat spot, impacting their performance.
4. While the sound quality was good, I yearned for an audio experience of pure bliss.
Motivated to address these issues, I embarked on what would become the Technics RS 1500 Project.
In the following sections of this article, I will guide you through the six primary stages of the restoration process. This way, you can gain insight into the scope of the work required and potentially save time if you choose to undertake a similar endeavor.
Let’s dive in!