How do i use a sony TC-440 reel to reel player?
Last saturday I hit up a garage sale and scored a Sony TC-440 reel to reel player. It was never used, circa 1972! Same year I was born. Anyway, its awesome and all but they didn't have the take up reel for it. I've spotted numerous take up wheels on ebay, kinda pricey considering I don't know if it indeed works or not. Oddly enough old stock of various reels are fairly cheap. Thing is I'm not sure what size it uses. Pretty sure its needs 7" reels, but they seem to be available in different widths. Second, since the tape reels are so cheap, would it work just to buy one of the reels with tape on it, and remove the tape to use as a take up reel? Any help would be great. I'll post a generic picture of it, as I haven't taken a pic yet.