I have often found that when a machine makes a tape glitch (That
distinctive "fuzzout sound) it remains permanently on the tape in
many cases, so there is a possibility that misalignment or dirt has
creased the tape. I always contiue the transfer even with the glitch
as it may get worse - I have found the hard way that stopping and
trying again can only make it worse each time.
Best luck with finding a tech and/or another deck...
On May 13, 2010, at 7:10 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote:
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Yes, the DATs are being played on the
same machine that they were recorded on. Unfortunately, I don't have
machine in house to test the tapes on, so it's unclear to what extent
issue is a machine problem, a tape problem, or both. There should be a
reliable service person in the area to check on the head and perhaps
cleaning, but I will have to investigate that a bit. It sounds like that
might be the right next step since it's feeling more and more like an
with the deck.