MSR 16 FF and RW Strange Issue

Discussion in 'TASCAM DIY Repairs and Mods' started by astralography, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. astralography

    astralography New Member

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    MRS 16 Reel to Reel
    My wonderful MSR 16 rewinds and plays fine on two of my tapes but will come to a quick stall on the other tapes that I have. I understand the AMPEX 456 1/2 tapes have a history of going bad quicker than other tapes. Is my machine sensing that the tapes are bad and then not responding with the FF and Rewind?

    The good tape I have plays, records, FF and RW perfectly. I have about 12 other tapes but none of them work well on my machine.

    Is it likely the tapes or the machine?

    thanks
  2. witzendoz

    witzendoz Active Member

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    Sounds like stick tape problems, the sticky tape sticks to the tape guides and stops the tape moving, give the machine a good clean, heads, metal rollers and guides, and stop using the problem tape before it wrecks the machine.

    Alan.
  3. wkrbee

    wkrbee Active Member

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    Make sure the WHOLE tape path is clean.Buy a new tape,(not NOS), and verify the problem.I have a MSR-16 and use the ATR stuff.
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