A few months ago I had
Covid and Phneomia and I do test negitive
 for covid now, but I do have covid after affects.
I have been working part time in the shop and doing what I can.

  Depending on how many rollers I get and only working half
days/part time for an unknown period of time, I can't
guarentee any turn around time.  I will return any rollers
as soon as I can.

  I'm very sorry for this inconvience. 
That is the good news,    Now for the bad news.

  Due to the new crazy world,  and the new government changes,  food,
gas, building products among most other items, all prices have risen dramaticlly.
And of course, anything made of rubber.   Raw rubber prices have also jumped up.
I have eaten the cost for the increase for several months, but its time to make the change.

Please email me for the new price.   


      Terry's Rubber Rollers & Wheels      

          Revised  11-22-21

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Do to this crazy changing world, as everything 
from gas, too food too lumber and everything else is dramiticly going up in price,
 Yes,  I hate to mention it but,  rubber is included.  
I can't keep up with increasing rubber costs and making changing prices on this site.
So email me for prices.

My email is:


This Site was hacked into a couple years ago.  I have most of it back,  but there are still a few problems.  

If you find a problem on this site, please let me know where.


   Before we get too serious about roller repair, it appears there have been a few email  problems.  Its not exactally known where or
 with whom the problem originates, but several customers have made the same comments with their own emails.  I get many emails,
a few I don't,  most people get mine and a few don't.   Some emails get returned as undeliverable.   I just want it known,  I am still in
 business, and plan to be for a long time.  My address is on the order form  which can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

 All I can say is just keep trying to email me.   Sorry for any inconvience.


<>Speaking from very proud parents,  If you have  time, take a second and
check out my son "John" on TV.
                                                                                                 Click here to check him out
                                                                              On the job video 1.     White hard hat

                                                                              On the job video 2.    White hard hat                                                                                                                                  On the job video 3.     In this video he's Wearing a red and whit ball cap.
                                        And a white hard hat.
On the job video 4

                                      My Son  John Witt is on the National Geographic channel.
             Times vary where your at.  The name of the show is


"Rock Stars".



 If you go to Ebay, you can buy these little rings of rubber made to glue onto
 your old pinch roller hub and fix the roller yourself.
Just so you know, I have never used these and I never will.  I have my own rubber
blend that I've used for over 15 years and it works great.  After the rubber is bonded to
your hub,  I then put your roller on my lathe using an arbor that is
perfectly centered
 to machine your roller to specific diameter and width/thickness.



                          Do you have a Reel to Reel tape recorder, record player, 8 track player, cassette deck, or just need a roller rebuilt,

              that may be sitting in the back of a closet, or stashed away, because the pinch roller or idler wheel is dried out, hard,
 cracked or ruined from improper chemical cleaning?

Click here to view possible reasons some rollers turn tar like and gooey and other don't.

Does you roller look like this?  It might and your unaware of it.

Want to fix your roller at home?


Do you have a question about your pinch rollers, idlers or any other question about
your machine?

                         <>Ask the experts...Listed below are 2 sites where you can ask a question and you will get
                To post a question you will have to register first, but it is free.  You can look around
                 for free with out registering.



There is a solution!

<>                          Send me your old roller, I will remove all old rubber and replace it with new.  It will be

                          perfectly flat, or rounded depending on your style of roller.  It will be perfectly round.  No

                         thumping, no wobbling, no humming, no more tape slippage.   When I’m done, it will

                        work good, sound as good as new.   The only thing that may prevent this from happening is

                         if the roller you send me has a bushing/bearing that is worn,  and any machine that is 40-50

                         years old will have some wear,  and you will have some W&F.   Most people will never notice it. 

                        If you want your bearing or bushing replaced, I can do that for an additional charge.  Price

                        will vary depending on roller style you have. I'm not trying to scare you, or saying you have to

                        have your bushing replaced.  Very few people have their bushings replaced and they're happy with

                        the sound.   I'm just telling you this because after doing this for over 15 years,  its a sure thing. 


                        Below (or above left) you will find links that will allow you to download the order form as either
                        a MS Word file or in PDF format(which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

                        The order form has a few questions about your roller, along with additional shipping information.

                        Order form and payment must accompany the roller. If you are sending more than one roller, and the

                        rollers are different sizes,  please attach one form per roller..

                        I am not responsible for rollers shipped without the order form.  Most pinch rollers and idlers for "Home Units"
                             because they are smaller in size (most 1/2 inch tape and smaller).  

  I will ship them back to you U.S.P.S.  with  $50 insurance.

                            <>( click insurance for more info)  Since most "Pro Audio" rollers are usually physically larger than Home
                      rollers,  there for additional charges may apply.  Prices are determined by the physical size of  the roller,
                       not because its a Pro or Home Unit. 

If in doubt of the charge for your roller, email me.

For other shipping options and ideas, click the link below.

The roller you send me for rebuilding will be the one you get back,  I never swap rollers.

                    There for it will fit your machine exactually as before, you don't have to worry about getting a roller
with a worn out bushing.


   Click here to view  pictures of rollers I've done by

Brand Name.


The big idler debate

Does idler size  (diameter) affect the final speed????

This applies to a single tire idler only.

                          If your having a speed issue with your machine,  and you think its the idler size
                               (diameter)  causing the problem, below are links to other sites where experts discuss and explain this in detail.

Click Here

Or Here

More info



See a print out of a wow and flutter test on my rebuilt roller as
compared to a factory roller.
 There are test results from 2 different customers.
Click here



           The Discontinued  From Tascam Are Here now!!

Need a Spare?

Complete pinch rollers for Tascam MSR 24.  Including new roller bearing,  ---   Ready to install

$105.00 plus shipping

Tascam MSR-16  Spare Counter Roller

New Rubber

Aluminum center

3 Screws.

These 2 rollers have been manufactured and built from Tascams Spec's

Satisfaction Guaranteed

As pictured $105.00 plus shipping

or have your roller rebuilt for less

Limited Supply

============================================================ ====


Reproduced Otari MX-70 ready to install.

 2 new bearings

New Rubber

$150.00 plus shipping

Satisfaction Guaranteed


Pioneer 909

$85 each

Plastic cap not included


See other new rollers here

  click here

Do you have some other brand or model  R2R and would like a spare pinch roller?

If So,

Contact me at


If you like free music,  check out this site



                             Start the songs playing and then do something else on your computer, let it
                    play in the background.


 What to use for cleaning pinch rollers and other rubber items
This is for new rubber and will not fix old hard or gooey rubber.

                            Many people ask me what to clean their pinch rollers with.  I wish I had a good super secret 
                        formula I used and could tell you about,  but I don't.  I see daily and hear what chemicals
                       do to rubber,  and it isn't good. Sooner or later the rubber will be ruined.  Some types of
 rubber     dry out, crack, and get hard, while others get soft and gooey.

                                My advise and its only my opinion, and I know this doesn't clean as good as some high octane
   chemicals,  but I suggest just plain old dish soap and water,  then rinse good.
Sorry,  thats about it.


                                   Turn around time from Oct. thru May  (Winter months) is usually 3 to 6 days from time of receipt.
                                  Due to a few vacations, at times, turn around times may be 2 weeks or more from June thru Oct.  
                                            I suggest emailing me before sending your rollers. 
 Generally speaking ,  business will not be interrupted.

              Hi Terry

                                  The rollers arrived yesterday. They look great. I installed one on the Roland tonight and adjusted the                        
                           roller tension for optimal stability. Terry...I have never heard a tape echo sound so "in-tune"
                           in my life. The difference is phenominal. I can't thank you enough for your great service and
                           great work. The owner of this unit will be blown away! Once again Terry, thanks so much for
                           the great work and service. I hope to have the opportunity to do business in the future. There                      
                          are a lot of Space Echo's and Echoplexes out there that are crying for new pinch rollers. The
                          sound of their cry is always warbly and out of tune! :

                 Tomi Abriel

                Axe-Amp Tech Service.

                Repair and modification of guitars, amps, and effects.


            Hi Terry,
                  I was finally able to get some time to install one set of rollers, and that set is dimensionally perfect,
            both in OD, roundness and eccentricity. Can't even tell when they are rotating unless you look carefully.
            W&F numbers are the best they have/can be on this 3014, and tape tracking shows no wobble or skew.
            Thank you very much!!
        Perry Asposito          email.....
       I service Nakamichi, Revox and the 3014 cassette decks.  I've used you 
for all my Revox and now Tandberg decks, and whenever I need a Nak roller
(which is not very often), and
always have gotten excellent results. I
recommend you to anyone that asks. Perry

                   Hi Terry,

                      Just wanted to let you know I received the rollers for my RT-909 (actually a few weeks back but
                I was on leave). I have installed them and they corrected the odd Wow and Flutter issue I was having.
                I am getting 0.03% with a test tape, and around 0.06% W+F when I record and play back on this deck,
                both are well within Pioneer's original specifications. The Weighted W+F is also well within spec. I just
                wanted to thank you again for the awesome rebuild on these things.


                       Adam R

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 If you have a calipers,  and want to measure your machine to get a exact fitting pinch roller, let me know.


Emergency Service Available  Here


If you are going to send me your roller, please down load the order form below.

                 Order Form (MS Word format)                           Primary  address

                         <>Order Form (PDF format)                                      I check and answer all Juno emails 3-4  times a day.

                Click here for Shipping Ideas                             If you don't hear anything after 24

                                                                                    hrs, I didn't get it,  Please try gain.

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                          New .......  If you have emailed me and have not received an answer after 24 hours, check here. 
                                                      It may have been returned to me as undeliverable.


If you want to talk to me on the phone,   Email me, and due to time zone differences,

 we will set up a convenient time.





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