Forgive me in jumping the formalities, suffice to say that I'm a true lover of analogue and seek connection with those who are the same. I had my first tape recorder in the mid '60s, a R2R owned by my maternal granddad, and became well hooked thereafter and for the (obsessive) worst. Currently trying to resurrect a lot of old kit and would appreciate advice on likely solutions to technical problems. That aside, if you wish to simply chat then bring it on as I do simply love communication from the like-minded. I am in London and do have a number of ideas about how things might go. One of these includes my need to repair several decks, including a couple of Sony TC-158s. Any allegiance would be welcomed and reciprocated. I also have a mint condition Aiwa AD6700 with a most ridiculous predicament. Can supply details if you wish. Just glad to be here with you all. Thank you. Regards. Alex. London.