Greeblie Identification Help

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ID10T

Sr Member
Yikes!

I recall a video or something on these old machines. The head assembly swapped out easily (the assembly you purchased). Swappable for wear as well as alignment issues. Ampex owned the magnetic media machines market (audio and video) until Studer came along and ate their lunch for audio machines.

I’m sure I speak for many who are curious to see the dissected head.
 

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ywingfighter

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I have looked at everything I have in terms of image material and I am convinced that resin copies were used for the helmets. There are a lot of indications that speak for it and thus Propstore's statement would also apply, for example if you look at this picture. Usually all holes in the original disc are open. Here are 3 closed ones and something like that can sometimes happen when casting resin.In addition, the magnets look a little different here in blue on the original disk.
 

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Blue Leader

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Well, whether they were resin copies or not, it still seems like just making a replica is going to be a whole lot easier than tracking down the actual, real head piece. I'm almost finished with my model (after going back and remaking it from the beginning) and I'm liking how it's looking so far, much better than my last version. I've only done the top half so far, I haven't done the bottom half yet...
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I'm thinking about printing the blue stripes as separate pieces like the real head but I haven't decided yet.
 

ywingfighter

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That looks very good, but I would replace the two parts that I have marked in your picture with smaller Phillips screws. Looks like the original to me. Otherwise it's almost perfect
 

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Blue Leader

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It would need a lot of tiny screws and steady hands to put together. Eye glass screws probably. I’d also be afraid that rivets might crack the plastic. But I could always do two options, ones with and without the printed screws and rivets.
 

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wtyler3

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Well boooo, the ebay auction for the quad head got refunded, as they couldn't find the part due to a recent move. I think it will be relisted, so I will keep an eye out for it.
 

Blue Leader

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Well boooo, the ebay auction for the quad head got refunded, as they couldn't find the part due to a recent move. I think it will be relisted, so I will keep an eye out for it.
They couldn't find the whole item that they sold? That thing looked pretty huge in the listing picture. Big and heavy. XD
 

wtyler3

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They indicated it was still boxed up and they havnt found it yet from the move. Will keep an eye out for another one
 

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