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William G Dale



Joined: 09 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:20 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Hi,can anyone give me any info on a Melos Tape Echo.I know it has an 8 track cartridge in it but thats all i know.I have just bought it on Ebay but not yet delivered.In the 60's i used a Dynacord for recording and for the last 20 years have had a Roland RE 501 that now has a motor problem.I bought an Akai Headrush to replace it but i cant play the same without the sound on sound
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William G Dale



Joined: 09 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 12:16 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Hi,Well the Melos Tape Echo arrived minus the tape cartridge and i can see now its not an 8 track but is about 2.5 x 3.5 ins in size Can any one give me a clue where i might get a cartridge ?
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audioforge



Joined: 14 Jan 2002
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:48 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

hi. i think it use appolon tape cartridge same as in univox tape delay. try to find such cartridge and feed with normal tape cassette not chrome. hope it help.
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pjr



Joined: 18 Dec 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:44 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Hello - did you have any luck getting hold of a tape for your Melos Echo Chamber? Have just found one, but I think the old tape has had it and am trying to replace it. Any ideas?
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snitch



Joined: 28 Jun 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2004 8:42 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

i've just got a melos echo chamber from a friend, with a (defective) cartridge - so i'm looking for those as well.

if it helps, the defective cartridge is (indeed) an apollon "recording tape", type "HD 5000".
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langley



Joined: 08 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2004 7:08 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

I have a melos tape cart. It's brand new and I've been trying to buy a melos echo to put it in for years. I used one years back and it was nice but then I'd never heard a space echo back then! Joy division used one to process their Arp Omni. Would anyone wnat to sell the unit to me?
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GERRY QUIGLEY



Joined: 25 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:34 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Hi
I have a melos tape echo with a cartridge that is worn out .The actual unit is in perfect working order except for the cartridge
GERRY
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sarchris



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:11 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

I also have a melos echo unit minus tape if anyone has a tape please let me know or if anyone would like to have it please feel free to ask.
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Mel Mullock



Joined: 05 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:18 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Hi I have a melos echo minus the tape if anyone has a spare tape or is interested it it please let me know
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james bragg



Joined: 29 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

hey, yeah, i'd like to be included in this, i need a tape too. so if anyone has one give me a shout too at james@juntomusic.com. cheers
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Pavel Savchenko



Joined: 26 May 2005
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 8:07 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

I have 2 melos echo chambers both with tapes but they're worn ... if anyone has any ideas where to get the apollon tapes or some replacement please contact me urgently !!! Thanks !
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Kenny Miller



Joined: 30 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Is it possible to open the cartridge and replace the tape? I'm looking at buying a melos and don't have a cartridge to view. Is the tape 1/4 inch or cassette size?
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Reverend B



Joined: 30 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

wassup
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jsdspif



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

I also am looking for a spare cartridge , but mine is for a univox 80 . There is a dictaphone cartridge that is very simialar that was used in another unit and I have heard it works in a univox ,so maybe that would work in the melos , but those also are about impossible to find
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Stephan



Joined: 23 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:27 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Hi,

i have a Melos Echo unit.

It is possible to open the cartridge and replace the tape with some from a normal cassette which i have done.The join needs to be perfect.
Sounds okay.
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Jake Cataford



Joined: 11 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:17 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Hello.
I'm trying to track down an apollon tape cartridge aswell. If by some miracle these cartridges surface any where do let me know. thanks.
cataford_3@hotmail.com
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Stephan Groome



Joined: 15 Feb 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Jake,

you may find what you are looking for here.

http://www.candisc.com/ranger/surplus.htm

Regards Stephan
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Karl May



Joined: 28 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:31 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Can anyone help me with a schematic for a Melos tape echo.Mechanicals and heads are OK but no echo signal coming back.Probably a simple problem on the circuit board.If anyone has a schematic please email to me at grahamwa@bigpond.com.au
Many thanks,Karl May
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Hugh



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:48 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

Hi. Anything about Melos echo chamber tapes? I have a Melos with a tape also but the tape broke somehow and i couldnt work out how to re thead it. either some help with rethreading or somewhere to get a new tape would be awesome. thanks.
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Marcel



Joined: 24 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:03 am    Post subject: Melos Tape Echo Reply with quote

I have a Melos too with a worn out apollon cartridge. The problem with this cartridge is not the tape itself, but the two pieces of foam beneath the felt strips in the cassette on the head locations. The foam desintegrated due to age, thus not pressing the tape on the heads.

I refurbished the two foam pieces but I did not manage to get the tape back in correctly.
Somehow the tape does not peel the bottom part
from the carrier inside and got stuck.

I'll try again with a clean fresh piece of tape

I also pulled the PCB because I thought it was an electronic problem, and put it on scanner and did a partial redraw of the schematics.


After some measurements I found that it was working correctly. The tape not passing correctly along the heads was the real problem.
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