I really urge you to read my paper to understand what is causing this.
There is a significant amount of detail and complexity in the different
failure modes. I'm glad you were successful in playing the tapes, but
make certain you don't have high-frequency squeal in the recording or a
loss of high-frequency material caused by spacing loss.
Squeal usually prints to the recording if it's squealing at the head.
Cleanliness is crucial to avoid spacing loss.
On 2012-02-02 3:48 PM, James Roth wrote:
> Hi Don,
> I believe the squeak is (was) coming from or in the head assembly and the guides.
> It was friction.
> I took a chance and ran the tape anyway and it seems to have recorded (digitized) OK - no squeak in the recording when I play it from the computer.
> Only one or two tapes did that from a collection of 16.
> Thank you all for your suggestions.
> I still need someone who can repair my Teac X-1000R.
> Ben Roth
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