Replacement Roller Tyre for the Green hybrid Revox and Studer 1/4" Pinch Roller Range
Have you got one of those
Pinch Rollers for your Revox / Studer that are still being sold on Ebay?.
a. They melt when in contact with standard head cleaning fluids such as IPA / Isopropanol.
b. They get very sticky and/or shiny/hard with tape oxide - and you cannot clean them.
c. Over a short period of time they can also get very soft (the compound is unpredictable) causing wow & flutter plus more tape oxide pickup.
d. I have personally witnessed them dissapearing into nothingness when soaked in cleaning fluid -
something which would never happen with the original Revox compounds.
e. If you try to clean them with wet/dry paper - they melt - then stay sticky.
Historically, Revox did make a green Roller for their Flagship machines - it did not have the embossed signiature arrow on it - so it is now impossible to say today if the green roller you have is a true (blue) GREEN Revox roller or one of the copies that now infest the World. I will say that the copies are the beign of my Revox/Studer servicing life - and I replace them immediately.
If you have one of these Green Rollers then you will need to have one of these Newly Produced Replacement Pinch Roller Tyres to fit on the old Hub. The new tyre compound is already proven good for resilience and longevity as it has been used for Teac/Tascam similar replacements over the past 3 years.
This tyre solution is a lot less expensive than buying yet another whole roller assembly from Ebay
which, could be made from the similar inferior compound and will cause you trouble again within a very short period of time.
Specifications for the Replacement Tyre.
Diameter 26.29mm (1.035")
Internal Diameter: 17.13mm (0.67")
Height: 8.88mm (0.35")
Wall Thickness: 4.58mm (0.18")
The Replacement Tyre will fit Hybrid Green Hubs:
Revox: A77 (you need to centre on the taller hub) - B77 - PR99 - C270 - A700
Studer: A807 - A810 - B67
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The Newly produced Roller Tyre is made from the same tried and tested compound used for Teac / Tascam
replacements that I sell separately. You may use cleaning fluid on this compound without fear - you may also undertake normal cleaning techniques such as using fine wet/dry paper to remove the oxide without melting the compound.
Below you can see the processes needed to remove the old Green compound (soaking in IPA / Isopropanol), then cutting away the green residue, then cleaning the hub - ready for the tyre to be installed. (No glue is needed).
The ReelAudio Custom Made Revox Roller Tyres are guaranteed for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.
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