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by Thaumatropemind
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my Tascam TSR-8 calibrated for GP9?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Generally,tape machines setup for 456,recording using 499/GP9/996 will sound like the high end is exaggerated due to the machine being under biased for the tape.Running 456 on a machine biased for 499/996/GP9 will tend to sound muffled due to the tape being overbiased. Thanks wkrbee, it's difficult...
by Thaumatropemind
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my Tascam TSR-8 calibrated for GP9?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Generally,tape machines setup for 456,recording using 499/GP9/996 will sound like the high end is exaggerated due to the machine being under biased for the tape.Running 456 on a machine biased for 499/996/GP9 will tend to sound muffled due to the tape being overbiased. Thanks wkrbee, it's difficult...
by Thaumatropemind
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my Tascam TSR-8 calibrated for GP9?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

I heard Gibson is working on a digital recorder that tunes itself. Besides firing the ex-Tascam employees, all the repair parts and parts stock was sold off or sent to the LA landfills. If you can't get a Tascam part, you can look for it at the LA dump. I'm sorry to hear that Jim, I seems "human re...
by Thaumatropemind
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my Tascam TSR-8 calibrated for GP9?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Try my friend Jim Finch in Orange County, California. He's the former head of the Tascam repair dept. in Montebello, CA. He was there for 30 odd years and retired last year when Gibson bought them out. He does independent repair now and knows the machines inside and out. He may also have some spare...
by Thaumatropemind
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my Tascam TSR-8 calibrated for GP9?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Some Tascams have a tough time outputing enough bias current to operate 911 type tapes. I mod some of them like MS-16's with a larger value bias coupling cap, 100 to 220 pf high voltage WIMA FKP-2 poly film cap will allow enough to bias GP-9, etc, at +9 levels. Thanks for the info Jim, It's great t...
by Thaumatropemind
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my Tascam TSR-8 calibrated for GP9?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Sure seems like it to me. Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about excessive wear unless I was planning to put the thing into constant, heavy use. My suspicion is that "they" are way too cautious for "their own" good. I've run 499 and 996 on my TSR8 on and off and nobody's died or anything... bu...
by Thaumatropemind
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Is my Tascam TSR-8 calibrated for GP9?
Replies: 14
Views: 3725

Is my Tascam TSR-8 calibrated for GP9?

Excuse my use of non-technical terms like "hotter", my technical vocabulary is limited but growing slowly. I've read in other posts that calibrating a Tascam TSR-8 for Quantegy GP9 is an undesirable option for several reasons - including extra head wear caused by the heavier tape and the TSR-8 head'...
by Thaumatropemind
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Thank you from a new subscriber
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

Thank you from a new subscriber

What a breath of fresh air. Having just finished my first skim/read of the "Tape Op (104)" PDF download version I am looking forward to adding the current, and many more, editions to my hand-held device in anticipation of many hours of amusing, interesting and informative reading. For goodness sake,...