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    Musician/performer interested in gaining more knowledge about extending the performative options using two Nagra 4.2s.
  1. Yes, I read some reviews on which noted this hum too.
  2. Great to hear mention of the AMI 48. I recently had my old one overhauled by J.P. Gurtner in Switzerland. I am so pleased with it. Jemshaw, are you referring to the AMI 48 being 2 channels? Gurtner also built a new power supply/charger (APS15) for it and it now operates without hum. Mr West your $100 purchase was extraordinary!
  3. Thanks Mike, I really appreciate it! MarkC
  4. Hello Everyone, I am seeking advice on making a dual purpose cable to connect to the Nagra 4.2 7 pin mixer connector. I have a remote start/stop box and a playback preamplifier output cable. I want to connect both to the mixer connection at the same time. Correct if I am wrong please. If I had a single 7 pin tuchel and connected the remote on/off switch to pins 2 6 7 and a playback cable connected to 5 7 that then went out to two separate female 7 pin tuchels could I run both stop/start and receive an output signal simultaneously? I would be very grateful for your advice. Thank you MarkC
  5. Dear All, Did Nagra ever supply screw drivers with their recorders? If not, I am interested in buying some screw drivers to use that fit the flat headed adjustment screws properly. I would appreciate it if someone could share the metric sizes. Kind Regards MarkC
  6. Mr JBond, I could not agree more. This is my unit with a yellowed 7" lid. I am so thankful to have this. If the Michell Reference turntable was not used in A Clockwork Orange I wonder if the X4S may have been considered. Your reference to the Apollo 13 is priceless.
  7. Peace and Friendship for New Year from Australia! Maestro JBOND, I look forward, as always, to your intimate perspectives into Nagra-ology. Even though P. Perkins confirmed this I am thrilled to say, "Yes, the 7" QSET Nagra accessory fits perfectly with my IV-S with Harvey Modification, X4S." Even though I will not be using my machine for film sound I wonder if having the tinted lid would have reduced the readability of the digital panel because it is so dark. It seems that every Nagra I have seen and read about is utterly unique. For instance, I have two 4.2s one from Australia the other from Switzerland, and they have vastly different rewind speeds, tape guides and lid latches. So so mysterious. Both sound beautifully amazing with Kontrabass recording.
  8. Dear Friends, Have any of you used the Nagra IV-SJ as an audio recorder? I have read alot saying that they were primarily designed for scientific purposes by Nagra etc. What was the sound like? Were there any modifications made to the IV-SJ like the IV-S, such as the mods by H. Warnke and Ruck. Just curious....Also were there any other countries besides the USA where non-Nagra modifications took place on a significant scale. To Mr Bond, do you have any modifications to recorders, that are not Nagra based, in your collection that some how enhance a specific capability? Best Regards MarkC
  9. Thank you for your utterly interesting response Philip. The reason I enquired about the Nagra 7" lid and the Harvey Mod is that the one I have here is warped at the front as though the previous original owner had attempted to reshape the perspex lid to cover the front panel without success. If you have time might you post a picture of your specimen. I have considered invasive adjustment by trying to heat bend and reshape the lid back to its original form however I am apprehensive because I know I could destroy the lid completely.... This lid has a tinted finish rather than the clear ones that I have seen as well so I am not sure if somewhere along the line there was two types of 7" lids. Was the clear one shaped like the 5" lid toward the latch area? or was the tinted one lower profile toward the latch area meaning the Harvey Mod. panel couldn't fit properly. Hope that makes sense... As always thanks in advance Mark
  10. Yes I saw that one too JBond, the top cover reminds me of a jewel watch face. Love the lid latches. "Nagra (IV-SL with both "Harvey" and "Q-Ruck" mods)", Philip what is a Q-Ruck mod? Does your Harvey Mod have a 7" cover? Just wondering how it fit over the TC attachment.
  11. Maestro Perkins the Mole Show was a staple in my youth. Did the Rz use Nagra?
  12. To answer my question I received very excellent suggestions. Firstly from Nagra "Please note that the gasket is originally glued with a special tool before adding any other part to the chassis. This is no more possible, once the machine assembled. You should first remove the old gasket and clean the Tape deck. Use a two component glue, which glued slowly and hold the gasket down on his place with scotch tape and the plexi cover. Remove the glue residu once the gasket is glued." Herbert Bartels Nagraaudio However I have decided to go with Dan Dugan's method which is to just replace the part of the gasket that is no good since 90% of the gasket is okay. I must say thanks to Philip and Dan for their time.
  13. Thanks Philip, You're not The Residents Philip Perkins by any chance are you?
  14. Like Luthiers of Stringed Instruments I assume repairers of Nagra's have their own unique techniques for replacing tricky parts. Thanks to Maestro Bond and a few other members here it seems this is the only place on the worldwide web to ask for information in the english language. I am Australian and do not speak foreign language apart from musical notation yadda yadda. I am about to embark on removing a sticky gooey lid gasket on a Nagra IV and replacing it with a fresh new one. I have already read a descriptive approach to removing one but how do you put a new one on that is as good as the originals. Is there a technique, clamps or device to make this procedure easier? Should I make a template? What is the best way to keep the gasket from glueing crooked and making it flush with the lid. Peace Mark I have read instructions by one member who has described a way to remove an old decaying rubber gasket on a Nagra IV which has been helpful. Has anyone a detailed step by step approach to putting a fresh new gasket on? What glue and how can you make it fit beautifully straight like the originals? Peace