I am back!

Discussion in 'TASCAM SX-1' started by MERLIN OF SX, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. MERLIN OF SX

    MERLIN OF SX New Member

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    From:
    Casper, Wyoming
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    8 TASCAM SX1s
    Hi Everyone....who is still here...LOL It has been awhile. My studio is back up and running, but now it seems 6 of my SX-1's (I have 8) are not running. Quick question....Has anyone sent theirs back to Tascam? or contacted them about it? I know by now they are definitely legacy pieces....but I want mine back up and running.....

    Any help is appreciated.
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  2. hudrodguy

    hudrodguy New Member

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    tascam is not much help for this unit ... my last attempt to deal with them was my LAST attempt to deal with them ...
    my (only) sx1-le is still running great (14+ years) except for the lcd screen ... i will deal with the lines on the screen until a better option has arrived, it seems the many screen repair/replacement options availiable are frought with troubles (i.e. self repair, new one too expensive and not fitting properly, not plug and play, etc).... i put a picture of my dog over the console screen and use the video output on an outboard lcd monitor, it works great ! ... at some point i may try one of the options just to have it fixed but it is not a priority

    good to see you back

    mark
  3. Hubert Temba

    Hubert Temba New Member

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    Merlin of SX, you make me feel better. I have several Tascam pieces of equipment but not 8 SX 1s. I love that machine. It’s a masterpiece. I hope you can get all of them working. Call Tascam and ask. It won’t hurt. Good luck and Happy 2020.
  4. wkrbee

    wkrbee Active Member

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    There has been no service at Tascam in L.A. since March 2013 when Gibson bought them, and laid off all of LAFS. It all has been outsourced to two "board swappers" who charge an arm and BOTH legs, and are entirely clueless about the SX-1. That being said, I have various PCB assy. that were pulled from working units.
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