Long play v. Default
The only problem with this dual-pulley arrangement, Jim adds, is that "you
have to remove the back cover of the cabinet to access the pulley, when you need to change the
spindle around. This is a bit cumbersome".
It should also be pointed out that recordings made using the original pulley (22 mins) cannot be
played back properly using the slower, 30-minute pulley and vice-versa, as the playback speeds will
be incompatible with their original recording speeds. Consequently, if you wish to preserve old recordings that were made using the
default mode, and you also want to record 30-minute (long-play mode) radio programmes, you will
need one of Jim's pulleys.
High degree of craftsmanship
be extremely difficult to make such a pulley oneself, as it requires a high degree of skill and
a lathe, amongst other things. Another job best left to the real