Well, I picked up a reel-to-reel on Friday from Craigslist. First one I’ve had since about 1972! It’s a mint condition Akai GX4000D. It came with 36 tapes and a couple of empty takeup reels. One of the tapes was wound on a plastic Akai reel, so that’s been swapped out to be the takeup reel that I will keep on the machine. A nice metal reel would be nice, but boy are they expensive! Anyway, I’m slowly going through the tapes as I do stuff around the house. Lots of big band. Some jazz. Some classical. Some easy listening from my parents era. I’ll be hooking up my dbx nr box and I’ll try some recording when I get a chance. Also gotta clean and demag it. So far so good. It sounds wonderful!