We now offer what is called in the automotive industry, the "top overhaul". Many tape decks out there may need the transport repaired, but the pre-amp and heads may be fine.
You may even want the deck repaired but don't want to spend the money on a full restoration.
Southern Reel now offers this service for a fraction of the cost of the full job.
For $429* plus parts, we will totally dis-assemble, clean & lubricate the transport; and replace the capstan belt and pinch roller. Plus we clean the entire tape path which includes the heads, lifters and guides, and capstan.
Price stated does not include the cost of parts needed to complete the overhaul.
* Denotes price for a 7" deck.
The price for a top overhaul on a 10" deck is $559