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#1 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:56 AM

So, I needed to take my wife's car in for service. She asked her co-worker if he knew of a good repair shop. He recommends a local guy and I drive over to speak with him. His shop is half auto repair, half car stereo installation. The front desk is in the stereo shop and as I walk in, there is a wall of vintage stereo equipment. Before I even ask about the car, I ask if he repairs vintage stereo equipment he says "Yeah!". I ask, "Do you work on boomboxes from the 1980's?". He says "Sure". I said "Deck Rebelts?". He says "Yeah!". 

 

I'm like....YOU GOT TO BE FARKING KIDDING ME!!!!! 11 minutes from my house here in Italy!  :w00t:

 

So, I talk to him about the car, return to my house to fetch the car and also bring him my newly acquired Palladium I picked up in Germany.

 

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I returned to drop off the car and the Boombox!!!!

 

It's in for a deck rebelt and tune as well as having the switching buttons cleaned.

 

I told him "We're going to start off easy". He laughed. I said "Then we'll move into the more complicated jobs".  :lol:

 

I can't freaking believe it. I don;t know what it's going to cost, but if his prices are reasonable, I'm going to send everything through this guys hands starting with all my high end decks!

 

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#2 JVC Floyd

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:53 AM

That's awesome hell I think its worth whatever it cost just to have a pro do it ,I'm tired of working on boxes and then they still don't work lol. fark it iwish I had somebody to work on mine.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:16 PM

Awesome find Chris! Even rarer than the boxes themselves!

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:49 PM

Who would of thought, 10 mins from your house!!!!

 

Only you Chris would relocate halfway round the world and find that  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



#5 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:56 PM

That's awesome hell I think its worth whatever it cost just to have a pro do it ,I'm tired of working on boxes and then they still don't work lol. fark it iwish I had somebody to work on mine.

 

I hear ya on that. I have learned allot, but I have never perfected the rebelting process, speed adjustments and tuning of the decks and forget the logic decks. If you look at the units on that shelf, there is some solid goodies there! I think this guy knows his business. I'll be interested to see what it costs. I told him I had a ton of these (probably thought I was full of S**t), so if he keeps the cost reasonable, he'll get a ton of work out of me!

 

Awesome find Chris! Even rarer than the boxes themselves!

 

That's not a joke. I have found a hundred radio's only a few repairmen!

 

Who would of thought, 10 mins from your house!!!!

 

Only you Chris would relocate halfway round the world and find that  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

 

HA HA yeah man, that's crazy, and totally by accident! It only cost me a MAJOR repair on my wife's car  :lol:  :blink:  :  :sad:  :-/



#6 JVC Floyd

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 03:06 PM

If they put the whore house the liquor store and the stereo repair place on the same street I would be a happy man lol.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 03:29 PM

If they put the whore house the liquor store and the stereo repair place on the same street I would be a happy man lol.

:w00t:  :lol:  :-P

 

Wow 10 to 11 minutes....That's excellent!!!!  I have to drive 45 minutes. I dropped off my JVC TD-W354 (home audio dual cassette deck) 3 weeks ago for belts a rollers. Haven't heard a peep. At this point I'd be happy just to have it back by Christmas. I would love to only be 10 or 11 minutes from a repair shop  



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 04:01 PM

Finding a good tech out there is priceless Chris, forget the cost lol...i would have 2 m90's as doorstops if it weren't for mine...worth more than any grail as there are so many cowboys out there, now get those boxes fixed buddy :thumbsup:



#9 JVC Floyd

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

The only tech I ever met reminded me of sonny the dodo bird so I never utilized his skills.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:03 PM

The only tech I ever met reminded me of sonny the dodo bird so I never utilized his skills.

Good evening Floyd buddy, to be honest most of them are cowboys mate, my last guy totally scrapped an m90 for me and he was supposed to be a computer tech guy lol he placed the speaker magnet on top of the deck electronics and that was the end of that, he is lucky i didn't sue him but i couldn't be arsed and that's the m90 i gave away on here lad, least she went to a good home



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:17 PM

Yeah I'm perfectly capable of farking them up myself ,leastwise I don't have to stomp somebody ass for doing it for me. I woulda crowned that dude with the farked up m90 he would be wearing it as a hat for a minute lol.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:31 PM

I kinda agree lad but life is to short, mind you if i hadn't had 3 of them i would have sent you around lol, im not boasting Floyd but i must be the only guy that has given 2 m90's away, i wounder if Skippy still has the one i gave him, sure hope so...all m90's are now keepers though, sure wish i had kept the dozen or so iv had, still no regrets lad :-)



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:42 PM

If they put the whore house the liquor store and the stereo repair place on the same street I would be a happy man lol.

:w00t:  :yes:  :lol:

 

oh --and nice piece of luck for you Chris



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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:18 PM

If my farking junk pile keeps growing I'll have to name my first son Lamont lol.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 10:03 PM


If they put the whore house the liquor store and the stereo repair place on the same street I would be a happy man lol.

:w00t: :yes: :lol:

oh --and nice piece of luck for you Chris

Yep I would roam the streets like captain kirk with sorian brandy.

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 11:40 PM

congrats chris, 



#17 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:12 AM

If they put the whore house the liquor store and the stereo repair place on the same street I would be a happy man lol.

 

ACTUALLY....There is a liquor store 2 doors down and since sex working (prostitution) is legal in Italy, I know of some girls that are working less than a mile away!

 

So, Yeah, your covered bro!  :yes:



 

If they put the whore house the liquor store and the stereo repair place on the same street I would be a happy man lol.

:w00t:  :lol:  :-P

 

Wow 10 to 11 minutes....That's excellent!!!!  I have to drive 45 minutes. I dropped off my JVC TD-W354 (home audio dual cassette deck) 3 weeks ago for belts a rollers. Haven't heard a peep. At this point I'd be happy just to have it back by Christmas. I would love to only be 10 or 11 minutes from a repair shop  

 

 

Back in Cali, I was driving from near Santa Barbara down to Anaheim, 3 1/2 to 4 hours one way to drop off a box through the worst traffic snarls in the world!

 

Finding a good tech out there is priceless Chris, forget the cost lol...i would have 2 m90's as doorstops if it weren't for mine...worth more than any grail as there are so many cowboys out there, now get those boxes fixed buddy :thumbsup:

 

WORD!!!!

 

As you know, I'm a decent tinkerer, but I would never open an M90 and try to work on the deck. Just beyond my skill set. We'll see how this guy does. Haven't heard anything on the car or the box yet.

 

 

If they put the whore house the liquor store and the stereo repair place on the same street I would be a happy man lol.

:w00t:  :yes:  :lol:

 

oh --and nice piece of luck for you Chris

 

 

Indeed!

congrats chris, 

 

Thanks Hugo, long time no see brother!



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:17 AM

Hell if I was there I would stop collecting boomboxes and start collecting hookers lol. Hey at least you know what they're that's why I love em . them foreign ones are the best as these domestic hag's are akin to the human dog food they serve at McDonald's.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:21 AM

Hell if I was there I would stop collecting boomboxes and start collecting hookers lol. Hey at least you know what they're that's why I love em . them foreign ones are the best as these domestic hag's are akin to the human dog food they serve at McDonald's.

Find em. follow em, finger em, fark em, forget em lol



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

Hell if I was there I would stop collecting boomboxes and start collecting hookers lol. Hey at least you know what they're that's why I love em . them foreign ones are the best as these domestic hag's are akin to the human dog food they serve at McDonald's.

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:41 AM

I can see me now , an american drinking Canadian whiskey with an Italian hooker , that's what I call good international cooperation lol.
I'll shut the hell up now.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:27 AM

He is like a UNICORN and you found one! Nice and close to home. You can see he cares simply from the plastic he has the other units wrapped in. 



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hell if I was there I would stop collecting boomboxes and start collecting hookers lol. Hey at least you know what they're that's why I love em . them foreign ones are the best as these domestic hag's are akin to the human dog food they serve at McDonald's.

Get in there Floyd, if you don't there queuing up for it on youporn lol, and one wonders why wimen are getting mistreated these days...i mean you go on there and there always requesting a fark lol

 

as for those mcdonalds chicks, just whop out you're burger lol



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 01:34 PM

Dear me, that was a good day with surprise after surprise after surprise..........  I would have been smiling to myself all the way home, I mean, just how lucky was this?  I hope the chap really does know his stuff and live up to your expectations, he sounds like the type of chap who'd be really handy to have on your doorstep.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:38 PM


Hell if I was there I would stop collecting boomboxes and start collecting hookers lol. Hey at least you know what they're that's why I love em . them foreign ones are the best as these domestic hag's are akin to the human dog food they serve at McDonald's.

Get in there Floyd, if you don't there queuing up for it on youporn lol, and one wonders why wimen are getting mistreated these days...i mean you go on there and there always requesting a fark lol

as for those mcdonalds chicks, just whop out you're burger lol

Believe it or not I despise pr0n , who needs a computer dating service ,real men harass women in person lol.

You should tell the repair guy he could make few bucks if he fixed and sold the boomboxes in his shop ,I'm sure once he had 10 or so on display serviced and ready to sell I mean who is the hell could ignore that.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:04 PM

im not interested myself lad just egging you on lol, my days with the ladies are well over haha, as for my guy selling radios well it's a good idea bud but you can't sell anything to the welsh (thank god im not) the only thing that keeps this place going is booze and drugs, much like anywhere else i guess :-)

 

another thing, it took him 3 months to fix my m90's so i guess that's not much of a turn around for him



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:27 PM

10 minutes is awesome and you gotta let us know his prices. The place in Chicago, Martroy Electronics, was so costly and way over hour drive one way for me. Here in Florida I found a tech who worked on GM AC Delco for 30 years. He’s about hour drive and super cheap. I haven’t had to use him yet but if I ever need to I most likely will!!!

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:08 AM

He is like a UNICORN and you found one! Nice and close to home. You can see he cares simply from the plastic he has the other units wrapped in. 

 

I thought the same thing when I saw the plastic on the units in there. All of those are in perfect condition. I don;t know if he cleaned them up or if they came in that way. Those are all finished units.

 

Dear me, that was a good day with surprise after surprise after surprise..........  I would have been smiling to myself all the way home, I mean, just how lucky was this?  I hope the chap really does know his stuff and live up to your expectations, he sounds like the type of chap who'd be really handy to have on your doorstep.

 

I hope he does too. I spoke with him last night, he hasn't started working on the radio yet, he called about the car.

 

10 minutes is awesome and you gotta let us know his prices. The place in Chicago, Martroy Electronics, was so costly and way over hour drive one way for me. Here in Florida I found a tech who worked on GM AC Delco for 30 years. He’s about hour drive and super cheap. I haven’t had to use him yet but if I ever need to I most likely will!!!

 

I'm definitely not done doing my own work. I just want to get my most challenging decks professionally serviced. Most recently, after using the Clairtone 7979 I got from THAFUZZ that has been fully serviced and the Aiwa TPR950 I got from Sal that has also been fully serviced, I love the sound of these high end decks.

 

I also have a few radios that are so close to being done, but still have some tiny electrical issue I can't work through, like my Wheely. I recently replaced the "Mock Up" decks I had stuffed in to fill the void of missing decks with actual Wheely decks I got from Blu_Fuz earlier this year and had serviced outside of the radio by the LA tech who did my 7979. The decks work great, but are stuck on high speed dubbing. I have checked everything in that box, tried everything I could think of and consulted with the tech section here on Boomboxery. NOTHING! So that will be on the list of items to go in. If he can fix those decks, then it's 100% repaired. 

 

Another radio I want fixed is my Lasonic TRC-951. The radio is dead and it needs the decks rebuilt. That box is in really nice condition and ultra rare. I would love to have it fully working.

 

And then there's the..... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: OH GAWD!!!!! IT JUST NEVER ENDS!



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:15 AM

I'm so happy to read about that. My tech is at about 10 minutes from my place and that's bliss!

 

But I was pretty confident that you were going to find somebody who deals with vintage electronics in Naples. In Italy, especially in the southern regions, you can still find many good old school technician. The fact is, southerners are on average less wealthy than northerners. People tend to repair whatever stops working rather than throwing things away. At home people still use a lot of vintage electronics, and it is precisely for this reason that many techs still have the right know-how.

 

Great news then! Now you should start asking the guy if he knows were to find the kind of vintage electronics you're after. Remember: the Aviano military base means that a lot of top-notch boomboxes reached the shores of Naples back in the day. How many are still out there is for you to find out... :cool:



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:37 PM

Great news Chris,that's good news!! That Palladium looks rare. Good luck,hope he turns out to be great! I've had to do all my repairs but man some I just can't. Lucky guy!😎🎼🎶📻