Know that any cleaning tape (or disc) will introduce some wear,
particularly on rotary heads which, may be irreplaceable. The 'old
fashion' system; manual labor & using a cleaning solution (I have used
denatured alcohol for years without harm) is best. On a rotary head
machine, you cannot use a cotton swab. You have to use a swab designed
for that purpose. The swab generally has a foam tip.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
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From: "Rob Bamberger" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: 9/9/2021 11:32:50 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Any recommendations...
>...for a brand of DAT dry head cleaning cartridge? It would be used on a
>I guess I should also agree what expectations I should have from using it.
>Will it improve slightly muffled sound (which it did not have originally)
>or reduce the incidence of hiccups in playback? Or are these things endemic
>to an aged DAT itself.
>Always appreciate your guidance.