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    Along the same line!

    Spent most of the day restoring a Echolette E51.
    These are rather difficult to work on and as stated by me and many others are probably best left to professional service/repair persons.
    Although...
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    Hey Bill, there is an Echolette advertised on...

    Hey Bill, there is an Echolette advertised on eBay which appears to have "Black" rollers, so there you go !
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    Echolette Overhaul

    Appears my photos didn't download, so here goes!
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    Well it looks like you're on the way to solving...

    Well it looks like you're on the way to solving your issues so when its all done let me know how and what you did to bring your echolette back to a useable working item.
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    Strange! I have a number of Echolettes in my...

    Strange! I have a number of Echolettes in my workshop at the moment including an early model NG51S similar to yours but none of these have black rollers. During my 50+ years of Echolette repairs I...
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    None of those rollers look original!

    None of those rollers look original!
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    Attached is a photo of a later model NG51S which...

    Attached is a photo of a later model NG51S which shows three all plastic rollers, on the earlier model the two plastic rollers are held in place with a large washer while the roller on the tape...
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    Yes, got that back to front, 80 first!...

    Yes, got that back to front, 80 first!
    Echolettes are not for the novice repairer. If you have a printed circuit board model you need to take extra care when soldering in the new capacitors as you...
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    The tape tensioning roller is not that critical...

    The tape tensioning roller is not that critical as long as it spins freely. It should be approximately 7-8mm high and 19mm in diameter.

    The rubber pinch roller/wheel is very important! I usually...
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    There are 5 tape heads, to check the recording...

    There are 5 tape heads, to check the recording heads raise the recording level one head at a time and to check if both playback heads work, listen to the echo from any one recording head and then...
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    That's a sorry looking Echolette but before you...

    That's a sorry looking Echolette but before you get too carried away, have you measure the resistance of the heads, they should measure 1.2K ohms. If any of these heads are faulty which is most...
  12. Hi Walter, I'm not aware of any service manuals...

    Hi Walter,
    I'm not aware of any service manuals for any of the Klemt Echolette Tape Echos, schematic (circuit diagrams) are readily vavailable via Google.
    When repairing these old Echolettes make...
  13. Hi Guys, thanks for your assistance, may be...

    Hi Guys, thanks for your assistance, may be better to give it a wide berth!
  14. Baldwin 130A Organ, solid state or tube/valve?

    Have tried several places to find out if a Baldwin organ model 130A is solid state or tube, Have been asked to service one but not sure if Iwant to. Mickey
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    Conn Minuet 544 Information Needed

    Hi, does any member know if the above organ is solid state or tube driven I have been asked to repair one but technical in formation appears to be night impossible to obtain. Any help will be...
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    There is no adjustment and the tube is not...

    There is no adjustment and the tube is not faulty.
    As I said in my last reply you should replace all those small capacitors..0047, .022 etc
    Which model do you own, does it have a printed circuit...
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    In future if you hear hum, bridge the filter...

    In future if you hear hum, bridge the filter capacitors with a 47uf/400V capacitor, this will isolate any faulty filter caps.
    I would suggest that you replace the bridge rectifier and ALL...
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    Nothing to do with John Lennon using an Echolette...

    Nothing to do with John Lennon using an Echolette probably the same one he used at the Brisbane concert which I attended.
    Become involved with more Echolette tape echo repairs and on looking back...
  19. The correct resistance for the heads should be...

    The correct resistance for the heads should be approximately 1.2K Ohms
    Lower value heads may work OK in the playback location but should be installed in pairs ie both playback heads should be...
  20. The echo sounds may be distorted because your...

    The echo sounds may be distorted because your direct sound which is used for recording is distorted.
    Are you sure valves 1 & 2 are OK? Does the indicator valve (6) show distortion or are the green...
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    The heads should measure approximately 1.2K. If...

    The heads should measure approximately 1.2K. If you are measuring 500 Ohms you'll find that these heads belong to tape recorders, they are OK for playback but you should replace both heads to keep...
  22. Repaired the wiring from the echo level controls,...

    Repaired the wiring from the echo level controls, fitted new grounding leads and voila I now have controllable echo levels for heads 1, 2 & 3, so great progress.
    Unfortunately I may have disturbed...
  23. If only it was that easy! For a start Klemt...

    If only it was that easy! For a start Klemt Echolettes bundle all their connecting wires together in a loom without colour coding the wires. This particular model also has a printed circuit board...
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    I think you're on the right track, as I believe...

    I think you're on the right track, as I believe the power supply issues may have caused the output IC to break down. Mike
  25. Feeling brave - will tackle a Klemt Echolette Tape Echo

    Hi Guys going to have a look at a second version of the Klemt Echolette NG51 tape echos. Supposedly works well except that the recording level of head 3 is rather low. Will check the bias voltages...
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    Laney LA65C now repaired

    Hi Everyone,
    Not sure if this is the right way to post this but here goes.
    After completing the repair on a Kustom Sienna 30 I moved on to a Laney LA65C which appeared to have issues with the...
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    Hi, no cap was original, never touched or...

    Hi, no cap was original, never touched or replaced and as I noted earlier I believe it was just "Chinese Junk"! The diodes were all good and as the caps are at the beginning (before regulation etc)...
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    Thanks again guys! After fitting the caps and new...

    Thanks again guys! After fitting the caps and new diodes and checking the power transformer for leakage I slowly powered up the Kustom, what a relief everything appeared to be OK. The voltages were...
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