Custom Reel to Reel Tape Recorders

Hub Adapters and Reels

J-Corder Hubs
We hope you will enjoy the cosmetic improvements of the J-Corder Series 1 and 2 Hub Adapters. Not only are they lovely to look at, they have some serious mechanical improvements over the standard aftermarket plastic part hubs made elsewhere. Our exclusive J-Corder hubs have a much stronger spring and are built to last a lifetime.

Our Series 1 design was over a year in the making and quickly sold out. In the Series 2 design, we improved not only the mechanism but also the design. These New and Improved J-Corder exclusive hubs are installed with a special aluminum tool. Once locked in place, they will hold firm for years without the need to adjust. The reel slips easily over the top of the hub. With a quick twist, your reel is securely locked in place.

J-Corder Series 2 Hub Adaptor

J-Corder Series 1 Hubs - SOLD OUT

darklab Hubs
J-Corder is the official distributor of darklab products for the United States and Canada. All darklab products are designed to meet the high expectations of today's tape recorder users. Due to modern manufacturing, there is a centric spin on the reels, with no vibrations even on fast winding tape recorders.

Beware of cheap imitations. As you can see from the photo there is a difference in color and quality. A darklab hub adapter is fastened at the factory without the use of screws. This prevents wobble and other balance problems that will cause the tape to wind onto the reel in an uneven fashion. If you do not see this darklab logo on your hub adapter, it is not a genuine darklab product.

Note the variations of the darklab blue color hub adapator on the right versus the imitation on the left

The Low Profile Hubs are the newest darklab model. Left: Chrome  Right: Matte Chrome

In this J-Corder customization example, we have rich gold-tone darklab NAB hub adapters with a brushed Aluminum Center. We have created matching reels with the Revox label. We can do this in a multitude of colors and can brand the reels with any logo of your choosing, even your name if you like!

J-Corder Professional Precision Reels
Our newest reels were over a year in the design and making. Using the most current technology available, these reels are made with the finest materials and are precision machined to a superior level as compared to reels of the past. Customers asked us to keep the original Technics style. Thus the openings in the Technics finish reels are the exact same pattern as on the originals Technics reels back in the day. Also available with modernized opening in silver, gold, and black, these beauties are available with a strong aluminum center upgrade.

Why buy old used reels when you can have this precision and level quality?
J-Corder 7 inch Pro Reels
Or newest offering, these solid 7 inch reels are built to last. The hefty center provides extra balance to these beautiful and durable high grade reels. 

darklab 7 inch Metal Reels 
Beautifully unique darklab reels will be sure to add color and personality to your machine.