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by Jerksworld
Sun May 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TASCAM 388, won't record
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: TASCAM 388, won't record

I recently solved the same problem, with my Tascam 38 (different deck, same problem). I had had it in storage for about 2 years, worked and clean when packed away. I was able to play back existing material but not record. I had to demag the tape path and meticulously clean everything, and then it r...
by Jerksworld
Sun May 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TASCAM 388, won't record
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: TASCAM 388, won't record

I recently solved the same problem, with my Tascam 38 (different deck, same problem). I had had it in storage for about 2 years, worked and clean when packed away. I was able to play back existing material but not record. I had to demag the tape path and meticulously clean everything, and then it r...
by Jerksworld
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TASCAM 388, won't record
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: TASCAM 388, won't record

Just tried that, no dice. Also tried same setup with a brand new reel, same result.
by Jerksworld
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TASCAM 388, won't record
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Re: TASCAM 388, won't record

Yea no problem, I followed the instructions in the manual. (This is with tape already loaded properly) power off, plug mic or instrument into mic or line inputs of channel 1 plug in headphones power on make sure dbx is on (both front panel and rear switches) set input in channel 1 to mic or instrume...
by Jerksworld
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Tape Op Message Board (TOMB)
Topic: TASCAM 388, won't record
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

TASCAM 388, won't record

I recently inherited my father's 388. I lugged it home and got it all powered up, but to my dismay, it wouldn't play. So, I cracked open the back and found that the capstan belt had corroded into a sticky black goo (apparently a common issue.) Easy peasy. Simple enough I thought. I replaced the belt...