Alignment, using a MRL tape 250 nwb/m, I can adjust Repro Level Calibration with no problem at all, the high and low speed, of both Repro and Sync heads. Everything adjusts per manual with room to spare on the adjustments. I'm having an issue with the Record EQ adjustment. The book says use a 400 hz, I only have 1Khz so I set with that, again no problem at all recording to a LPR35 tape that's pretty new. Now when adjusting EQ, I can record a 1Khz tone and meters read say around 0 on the VU meters, .3 Volts rms on the o-scope, when I raise the frquency to 21Khz, the levels drop off drastically to almost nothing on the VU's and the such a low level the scop won't read and when trying to adjust R318 (high speed) and R319 (low speed) I cannot bring the levels up but maybe a half a db if any. I can lower the freq to say 14K, levels dropping 7db on VU's I have set the bias trap, run the procedures for the bias level for the LPR35 tape, I have not adjusted the BIAS tuning since I don't have a card extender anyways but testing pins 3 and 4, I get .305 ish rms on those pins so I think they are ok. Since the sync head plays the calibration tape fine with no db loss, I'm wondering if my re-cap has negatively affected something. Both channels are the same, only the electrolytics were replaced using Elna Silmic II's except for the bipolars whcih were nichicons and the heads do have a slight fingernail groove but barely and look to be good, I know I need a better set of eyes on the heads but was wondering which way to go here. So after all that blathering, what are your thoughts on this if you have a minute.. Also, putting back tension by hand doen't bring the levels up either.