Fostex B16 1/2 track 16 channel head a very rare part now
Now I send all my heads away to be checked a relapped as want to be straight with everyone and this way I can guarantee the condition as its a lot money.
These go to the lap shop, they are first inspected for wear and discarded if no good ( I have no say in this and have given the lap shop a free hand here) if it looks like they will lap ok they will be tested electrically then if thats ok they will be relapped , they get another inspection after the lapping process then they are again electrically tested and a report is generated like a before and after and then repacked and sent to me.
Rare chance for someone, these were a 6500$ machine when first out and the heads formed a large part of that cost and that was in 1980s money, you could have bought a house for that sum in my city.
I am not sure if it was the same head on the G16 E16 but guessing yes as they was all the same format