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Clay Reeves

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    Kona, Hawaii
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    Pro sound recorder for over twenty years

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  1. Clay Reeves

    New to Nagra!!

    Aloha, I have a plexiglass cover with a small crack which has been repaired. This lid is for 7" reels and uses a special frame that bolts to the Nagra. A piano hinge supports the frame and lid. You will have to custom fit the Nagra 111 levers on the front to hold the lid securely. This type of lid was developed many years ago to upgrade the Nagra 111 for 7" reels. I noticed you have a takeup reel which appears to be a 16mm film reel. Search for a Scotch 7" reel. Also I wander if the Quantegy 406 tape would be a good fit for the recorder. If you can get Scotch 208 it be in the same time as your Nagra. My experience with shipping to South America is a major effort. Very rarely does a Nagra 111 lid come up for sale. Best of luck
  2. Clay Reeves

    Nagra 4.2 Plastic Cover

    Aloha, contact LSC at 800-228-4429. ask for Mike Paul he can help you
  3. Clay Reeves

    Question for the Nagra aficionados...

    Aloha, for cleaning the Nagra deck lids, A product called Novus works extremely well. It comes in three versions, Novus no.1 for clean and protect, Novus no. 2 restore and refinish, Novus no. 3 for repair and prepare. No. 2 is best for you to remove fine scratches and abrasions. Contact them for more information at 1-800-548-6872. For cleaning the rest of the Nagra including the heads simply use 91% denatured alcohol. Has worked great on my Nagras for many years. Thanks
  4. Clay Reeves

    Headphone

    Aloha, I have a brand new Beyer DT48E. New in the sense have not been used. There are some improvements that make them very popular for use. Old school I guess. Works great on both my Nagras. Cheers
  5. Clay Reeves

    Headphone

    Aloha, sorry my choice is my brand new Beyer DT48E
  6. Clay Reeves

    Large blimp vs smaller blimp

    Aloha, have both the small and large versions of Rycote's blimps. Huge difference much in favor of the large blimp. Have it on my MKH30/40 MS setup and it really works great. Also on my MKH70 the small blimp works great. All with Windjammers. Cheers
  7. Clay Reeves

    Shotgun Mic Repair

    Aloha, Location Sound can repair your mic.Contact Mike Paul at 1-800-228-4429
  8. Clay Reeves

    Purchasing first Nagra deck

    Aloha, Nagra 4.2 is the Cat's meow. Just think of all the sounds recorded on Nagra 4.2. I own a 4.2 and the stereo factory stc and they just cannot be beat. Cheers Clay Reeves
  9. Clay Reeves

    Advice on Mid Mic in MS Configuration

    Aloha, having lived in Denver for a number of years, my choice for serious matrix recording has been the Sennheiser MKH 30 and MKH 40 mics. I send the signals into my Audio Developments Preamplifier/Matrix AD066-11 system. I can record into the box with the ability to adjust the stereo spread by increasing or decreasing the channels. Another feature using this AD066-11 is the ability to individually adjust the gain on each channel. When I arrive at the final sonic configuration I simply feed the signals to my Nagra 4STC stereo recorder. The Sennheiser mics have a very high sensitivity perfect for Nature recording. The AD066-11 also functions as post production. A return signal can have it's width controlled. All of this gear is easily used in the field for great recordings. Hope this helps. Thanks
  10. Clay Reeves

    Seeking Cassette Tape Resolver

    Aloha, the Film Group actually made a resolver for your Sony TC-D5M and they called it Sony TC-D5M/Pro11. They modified a standard TC-D5m recorder to accept and include a sync resolver system. You may want to go on line and look up The Film Group. They have published all there products including the resolver. Cheers
  11. Clay Reeves

    Nagra IV-S Please help me :)

    Such a deal happiness abounds. Enjoy your day
  12. Clay Reeves

    Nagra IV-S Please help me :)

    Aloha, I just sent you 15 pages from the Nagra 4S service manual. Hope this helps
  13. Clay Reeves

    Nagra IV-S Please help me :)

    Aloha, I will photo copy the pages for you, scanning is not an option. I will then send them to your email address. Please advise your email address. Thanks
  14. Clay Reeves

    Nagra IV-S Please help me :)

    Aloha, I have the Nagra 4S service manual. It is not for sale or loan. However I would be willing to copy a few of the pages to help you with your project. The manual starts with the mechanical section and then the electrical section. Any adjustments or calibrations appear in these sections. I have no idea how they could be sent to you. I wander if USPS goes to Brazil. Anyway please advise if this will help you.
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