They were not the only ones. I had a project a couple of years ago where we sent in several Otari decks to be rebuilt/serviced and they also had to go back several times before they got it right.
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On Apr 5, 2012, at 2:37 PM, Scott D. Smith wrote:
> Some parts are still available from Tascam. Belts can usually be sourced from a couple of suppliers.
> However, if the decks haven't been serviced in awhile, you should really send them to someone who has the proper alignment tools and knowledge to do the job right.
> FWIT: I recall getting a few brand new decks from Tascam back in the day that were incorrectly aligned right out of the box. I think their QC towards the end was getting rather sloppy.
> Scott D. Smith
> Chicago Audio Works, Inc.
> On 4/4/2012 7:10 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> I recommend Russ at NJ Factory Service:
>> He has restored a Tascam 122 for me and also gave me a very reasonable deal on a Tascam CDR/cassette recorder that he had restored. Oh, also on a used Technics SL-1200 that has worked like a champ, sold to me for about half price after a short career as a demo unit (the only thing "wrong" with it was it needed a new dust cover and I opted for the heavy rubber mat). The Tascam 122 restoration job was exactly what you are seeking, new belts and pinchroller. It works very well, excellently.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bruce Whisler" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 4:05 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Tascam 112B
>> I have four Tascam 112B cassette players and seem to be reaching the point that I cannot keep any of them working. The culprit is transport problems with belts that are stretching and rubber tires that are deteriorating. Does anyone know of a source for parts?
>> Bruce Whisler
>> Clemson University