Skully 280 1" 8 track

by Steve Fuji
(Riverside, CA)

I have a Skully 280 1" 8 track machine that originally was used at A&M records. It still has a label with their name on it.


The machine does still work but needs a little coaxing. It's going to at the very least need a good cleaning, lubrication and alignment.

I've had it for around 10 years and as far as I know, it hadn't been in regular use for a long time. I was told it was removed from A&M studios in 1971 and replaced by a 16 track Ampex.

Steve Fuji

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May 30, 2020
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by: Steve Fuji

Thanks for the info. I'd appreciate any more history of this machine and A&M studios. By the time I visited A&M in the early 80's, I would think they had gotten rid of these early machines. This one ended up in San Diego when I bought it in the early 2000's.

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by: Anonymous

I was working at A&M in the 70s They did not remove the 8 track. We use to use them for Publishing demos. I think I tipped that one while pushing it from one studio to another. Great machines. The 16 tracks we got were the same electronics with a different transport. Very solid.

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