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by caseydentinger
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Maintenance, Repair and FAQ thread
Replies: 25
Views: 79543

first recording on my 388

http://vimeo.com/26672822

on the aforementioned ancient ampex reel. rough and hissy but i think it works

got some of that rmgi on the way... full length with this new(ish) band to come
by caseydentinger
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Maintenance, Repair and FAQ thread
Replies: 25
Views: 79543

the tape that came with the machine was two sealed reels of scotch 226. i tried both and they both showed those same artifacts though they were clearly coming from noise in the machine and not actually on the tape. anyway i had a couple ancient reels of ampex something-or-other laying around so i th...
by caseydentinger
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Maintenance, Repair and FAQ thread
Replies: 25
Views: 79543

thanks shedshrine for this excellent thread i am entering a saga with my recently purchased 388 that i hope ends with me making some records on it. the issue i'm facing right now is some nasty scratchy sounds on playback. here is what it sounds like: http://caseydentinger.com/bad.wav it's not consis...
by caseydentinger
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 533
Views: 480105

recently picked one of these up and i am working to get it in good order. transport is working well now but there is an audible squeal on playback and the highs are really scratchy. also sometimes the tape sticks and i have to use the lifter to get it moving. the heads and rollers are pretty filthy ...
by caseydentinger
Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 689

http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?t=38598&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=45 Probably just needs a new capstan belt. http://tascam.com/contact/parts/ oh i hope that's all it is. tascam still supports these?? what a cool company. and that thread looks like a great resource, thanks a lot.
by caseydentinger
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 689

Tascam 388 Problems

I just picked up one of these and for a few minutes everything was great but then it started acting strangely. When I press rewind the light will turn on but either the tape will not move or it will move very slowly. When it is not moving but the light is on I can touch the feed reel and feel a vibr...