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caseydentinger
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Tascam 388 Problems

Post by caseydentinger » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:23 pm

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 vibration like the motor is turning but the teeth aren't catching? Sometimes I hit rewind and it just clicks back off immediately. Play and FF work great.

I am totally new to this but I assume there are separate motors for the separate spindles? Could the left one be dying?

This is my first serious venture into analog and I am very much willing to put some work into it if I have to. Any help would be wonderful...

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Post by caseydentinger » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:36 am

shedshrine wrote:http://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopi ... &&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.

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