COMPLETE FULL MONTY - Electronic and Mechanical overhaul kit Studer A812


$1,436.00 AUD
Available for pre-order

Over the years customers have asked for a full kit instead of ordering individual sub kits. They also have tended to ask advice on what they should do to fully overhaul and restore their tape machines. So this is what I recommend and if a machine comes into our workshop THIS FULL SET OF KITS is what we fit. It takes into account the most likely components mechanically and electrically that may have degraded over the many years due to sitting idle or being over-worked. So, if you want to  service, restore or overhaul your machine as completely as you can, this is what I recommend.  Please refer to the listings for the sub kits under the specific model section of my store. Please also see the precise details of each sub kit under its listing if you require more information on any particular sub kit.

What's the meaning of the phrase 'The Full Monty'?  Complete, the whole thing.   The phrase made popular from the 1997 smash hit comedy drama film of the same name. However it probably originated in about 1907 from the bespoke tailoring business in Sheffield of Sir Montague Burton, where the term was used to describe a complete three-piece suit. 

THE FULL MONTY.  A set of applicable sub kits typically containing:

  • Capacitor and Trimmer replacement kit.  All polar electrolytic, tantalum, non polar motor and suppression capacitors  and any open type trimmer potentiometers. This is for all electronic boards including audio. Over 350 components.  For details see

  • Motor overhaul kit for 3 motors including appropriate lubricant (see* below).  New SKF bearings and circlips for both reel motors.

  • Tape arms damper service kit to renew the special damper drag agent /lubricant. 

  • Pinch Roller kit. 1/4" pinch roller with appropriate low friction PTFE washers and metal shims. Please enquire before purchasing if you have a rare 1/2" model as this is a special and slightly more expensive.

  • Guide Roller kit new low noise roller bearings, shims and bellville thrust washers
  • Globes (2x)  for the VU meters
  • Separate Nagravox service sheet manuals detailing how to do it all.  Appropriate pictures before / after, suggestions, updates, trouble shooting etc.

  • Support service to help you in case you have questions, problems, comments. Problems are temporal events in the cosmos of life, "there are no problems only solutions".

  • Other parts and services.  Nagravox has many parts available for all Revox and Studer machines. For the A812 we have EPROM's / PROM's, calibration kits, capstan shaft reconditioning, heads / relapping, meters etc. 

  * WHICH LUBRICANT FOR CAPSTAN MOTOR?  Three different motors are fitted to the A812 requiring different lubricants. 

1. Earlier motors were lubricated with PDP 65. There is no label although sometimes a small white sticker may stipulate PDP65 on some motors (if it hasn’t fallen off). No label - assume it is this one.
2. Later motors were lubricated with GLY2100 (a much thicker oil / semi grease). Motors had a clear red sticker.
3. Much Later A812 motors with roller bearings. There is a large red sticker which clearly states the motor type. There is no lubrication required. If the motor is noisy these bearings have to be replaced with special low noise bearings. DO NOT disassemble nor squirt oil in these motors or bearings in the mistaken belief you are doing good – you are not! Our kit for the type 3 includes 2x new low noise roller bearings packed with special Kleuber grease. 

Please see picture in the photo gallery for examples of different motor stickers.

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