We now offer what we 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.
Plus, maybe you want the deck repaired but don't want to spend the money on a full restoration.
Southern Reel now offers this sevice for a fraction of the cost of the full job.
For only $289 plus parts we will totally dis-assemble the transport section, clean & lubricate it and replace the capstan belt. Plus we clean the entire tape path which includes the heads, lifters and guides, pinch roller and capstan.