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 Post subject: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Feb Mon 26, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Whatever happened to Dan Rasmussen and his retro-tronics website? I seem to remember something about the laser cutter being broken. Did he throw in the towel? Is anyone else making radio backs?


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 Post subject: Re: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Feb Mon 26, 2018 4:27 pm 
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There was a rumor that he would return but that was months ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Feb Mon 26, 2018 6:00 pm 
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I thought he sold the business and we are waiting for the new owner to get up and running. Not sure if For your listening pleasure in NY or Waves.
I expect if you do a search here in discussions you may find the info.
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 Post subject: Re: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Feb Wed 28, 2018 1:57 pm 
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The new owners are: For Your Listening Pleasure of Binghampton New York.

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 Post subject: Re: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 12:24 am 
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Here are some of their prices. You may want to sit down before looking. I would imagine radio backs would be in excess of $100
https://www.facebook.com/pg/fylpllc/sho ... e_internal

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 Post subject: Re: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Mar Thu 01, 2018 1:44 am 
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That's disappointing, those prices on the radios are ridiculous. I remember going into this place years ago, pretty sure same place, and walked out shaking my head thinking the prices were totally unrealistic. But if you can find customers to pay those prices my hat's off to them.


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 Post subject: Re: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Mar Fri 02, 2018 2:46 am 
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I have a graphics designer friend here in town who has done some AK speaker gaskets and radio backs for me. He doesn’t have templates, but he can draw up a design. Made me some beautiful “ Radio restored by ...” stickers! Contact tamgangelo at gmail dot com. Denis


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 Post subject: Re: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Mar Fri 02, 2018 6:04 pm 
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Lou deGonzague wrote:
That's disappointing, those prices on the radios are ridiculous. I remember going into this place years ago, pretty sure same place, and walked out shaking my head thinking the prices were totally unrealistic. But if you can find customers to pay those prices my hat's off to them.



I have been finding their customer service responsiveness to be lacking.

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 Post subject: Re: Reproduction radio backs
PostPosted: Mar Sat 03, 2018 3:22 am 
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The demise of Dan Rasmussen's Retro-Tronics was certainly a major loss to antique radio restorers.

But as I have said here before, I will now say again: In my opinion the value of Retro-Tronics was not so much its ability to physically fabricate these radio backs, but rather its real value was in the tremendous inventory of patterns and graphics (specific to individual radios) which Dan had created and accumulated. After all, anyone possessed with the proper tooling, materials and skill could fabricate these radio backs. But the inventory of patterns and graphics, specific to individual radio brands and models, was a unique and invaluable resource. And unfortunately one which, at least for the present, seems to be wasted by the current owners.

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