I agree with Richard.... A good cleaning, and perhaps new pinch rollers, might be in order. I've never had a tape path issue on mine, but I did have to send it in once to get the auto azimuth worked on. Like others have commented on, it was expensive, but I wouldn't trade the Dragon for anything... -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard L. Hess Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 12:48 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] nakamichi dragon problem At 11:53 AM 2007-02-08, Trey Bunn wrote: >I have a Nakamichi Dragon cassette deck. ... Hello, Trey, Your problem sounds more like a tape-path issue as the root cause. The first thing you need to do is THOROUGHLY clean the machine, but the pinch rollers may need replacing. I don't know who to recommend in the U.S. anymore for Nak Service, but I'm sure others will. Cheers, Richard Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.