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by j.harv
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Buying tascam 388/parts or whole
Replies: 2
Views: 478

I do believe there is a reel table for a 388 on ebay right now.Maybe a little high priced and its located in the UK.But If you need one,then there you go!
by j.harv
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

The brown oxide side of the tape faces the heads.
As for the reels???
It looks like the tape on the right reel is threaded to the wrong side????
Im not sure if what Im seeing in the picture is actually possible physically.
Try unspooling the right reel and thread it so the tape is on the outside.
by j.harv
Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: got Tascam 388 tracks?
Replies: 62
Views: 27546

Thanks Shed!!!! Those sounds are coming from a thing called a photo theremin. Its just a little box with a bunch of knobs for pitch,rate,LFO and has a switch for tri and square wave.It has a little photo cell that you just wave your hand over to manipulate it.Think Jimmy Page. Its a pretty cool litt...
by j.harv
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: got Tascam 388 tracks?
Replies: 62
Views: 27546

Here's an original song I just finished recording with my 388.
Kinda sloppy,but fun!


http://soundcloud.com/jasonharvey/white ... son-harvey
by j.harv
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Tascam 388 minimalist project revisited - official release
Replies: 2
Views: 953

I bought your first one.Would love to hear the difference in the remastering.

jsnhrv@hotmail.com
by j.harv
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I Give Up on my Tascam 424? It has speed issues.
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Well if something got dropped on the pitch control,I would open'er up and take a look.The knob is probably soldered to a PCB.If something got dropped on the knob,it could have fractured the solder joints.And over time they could get worse.This could lead to the speed issue.If your comfortable taking...
by j.harv
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Should I Give Up on my Tascam 424? It has speed issues.
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

Whats going on with the tape speed?
Is it kind of a warbling type thing????
If the belt is old,stretched,worn out,you will not have a consistent tape speed.
How old is the belt???
Have you changed it recently?.If not,give that a try.
by j.harv
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

I just recently recorded a drum machine track and scratch guitar track from my korg D1600 digital recorder to my 388 to use as a guide track. I just went from the right master output fron the korg to a line in on the 388.Armed track 8 and recorded.Then I was able to play that back to listen to while...
by j.harv
Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

GREAT!!! But..............Elaborate!!!!!

What was the "slight problem"????????
by j.harv
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

OK, after enlarging the video, it seems to me that you have not selected a bus to send your signal. Please follow the steps outlined several posts earlier. Yeah...I was keeping a close eye on that too.But to my eyes it does look like he has the 1/2 button down. But testing the line input for signal...
by j.harv
Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

Ok.Just to double check...You plugged a mic into the 3 pin XLR socket on the back.Set the switch to mic,turned up the trim,pushed 1/2 button down,made sure all red l/r buttons are up,turned pan fully left and pushed the rec 1 button. and nothing....


Also.Have you checked all 8 inputs?????
by j.harv
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

If you dont have an xlr cable,you can test the line inputs by using something like an electronic keyboard if you have one with 1/4 jacks.The preamp on the keyboard would boost the signal for the line level jack. Just make sure the switch is set to line. And again,if you are using an xlr cable make s...
by j.harv
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

j.harv wrote:OK.
In that vid it now looks like your tension arms are up way too high.Looks like its threaded wrong.
Ok never mind what is said here.I just noticed you just turned the reels to add tension.So thats ok.
by j.harv
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

OK. In that vid it now looks like your tension arms are up way too high.Looks like its threaded wrong. Also I noticed when you were checking for signal you have a quarter inch cable plugged in.If you are plugging ino the 1/4 inch input jack the trim knob has no effect at all on that. What you need t...
by j.harv
Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: The Tascam 388
Replies: 548
Views: 512964

And did you check the cards to see if any were loose.Give them a light jiggle.Very carefully!!!!. Im no electrical expert but I always like to look at circuit boards for any bad leaky capacitors. If your willing to carefully pull the cards out and look them over,you might find a bad cap or cold sold...