Manhattan Sound Technicians, Inc.
458 Emerson Avenue West
West St Paul, MN 55118
We accept checks (in advance), Money Orders (anytime) and Credit Cards (via PayPal).
Primary Service: Digital Tape Machine Repair
Authorized service for: Fostex, Tascam (DAT & DTRS) and Alesis adat digital tape machines.
Out of warranty repair of: Panasonic, Sony (DAT and PCM-800), plus Casio, Denon & Otari DATs.
NOTE: The Tascam DA-P1 is the only portable I will service.
Labor of Love: Vintage Transistor and Vacuum tube gear serviced by request.
MST takes a very old-world approach to high-tech repairs, emphasizing
quality of service, not quantity.
PLEASE NOTE: As of 2021, the minimum charge for any digital tape machine is $450 plus parts and shipping.
BEFORE PACKING: Attach a detailed account of the machine's problems before wrapping in swaddling clothes.
DO NOT ASSUME that a phone conversation describing the patient's ailments will be embedded in my memory.
DO CALL BEFORE SHIPPING: 651-245-0153
INNER BOX: Wrap tape machines in plastic and if space permits, BUBBLE WRAP.
DO NOT COVER a naked machine with packing peanuts, they are a pain in the ass to clean up!!!
SHIPPING: Use original packing materials, but also attempt to double-box for added protection.
DO NOT SHIP: Power cables, machine control cables, digital data cables or terminators unless they are suspect.
If you can double-box, 6-inches of PACKING PEANUTS are best used between the inner box and the outer box.
TIME SENSITIVE? If Express Service is requested and you are willing to pay for it, Please write the return shipment date on the outside of the box. I do not have X-RAY vision nor is it possible to remember the agreed upon temrs & conditions for each arriving package.
Thank You for reading and implementing the Packing Tips!