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REPLACEMENT PINCH WHEELS FOR AMPEX TAPE RECORDERS
Effective as of 30 March 2012 (and until futher notice), pinch-wheel sales are limited to customers who have their machines in for full overhauls. We apologize for this inconvenience.
We have contracted with a supplier to rebuild Ampex pinch wheel assemblies. These are made from fresh 70-durometer precision-ground nitrile/Buna-N synthetic rubber.
For additional information about replacement parts for Ampex recorders, see http://recordist.com/ampex/docs/parts/ampexpts.html.
There are three pinch wheel types available:
Plain sleeve bearing, as shipped with all Ampex professional tape recorders (except the model 400). Includes new bronze bearing. Price $85 with your core (your dust cap and shaft will be returned with the new core). Price without your core is $125.
"VIF" style, as supplied by various aftermarket companies such as VIF (may also be marked W. White). These have a ball-bearing assembly. Price $95 which includes a new ball-bearing assembly. Price without bearings (core exchange only, you supply bearings and re-assemble) is $85. Price without your core is $140.
"ElectroSound" style, as supplied by various aftermarket companies. This is a two-piece core with conical cross-section. Has two holes in the dust cap to permit removal with a spanner wrench. These have two ball-bearing assemblies. Price $95 which includes two new ball-bearing assemblies. Price without bearings (core exchange only, you supply bearings and re-assemble) is $85. Price without your core is $160.
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