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#1 Transistorized

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

Most of my cassette decks have made it 20 years with the original pinch rollers and belts before needing to be replaced. But now that I have had them replaced the "new" rubber parts seems to not even make it 2 or 3 years before needing to be replaced. 

 

My question is, who sells good quality pinch rollers and belts that are as good as the originals and are not old stock with only 2 or 3 years left in them?

 

My JVC TD-W354 cassette deck is back in the shop again needing replacement pinch rollers adn it was just serviced 3 years ago. I remember when I picked it up I looked at the pinch rollers and they had crater impressions just like the surface of the moon instead of looking smooth and pliable. I didn't say anything and when I got home it worked great. Until now where they have gotten hard. 

 

I take care using Tascam Rubber cleaner on my rollers. My walkman I've been doing this for 30 years and the rollers are still like new.

 

So what's up with that? I'd like to suggest a place for my repair tech to get my parts so I know they are a good quality and will last more than 2 or 3 years. Belts too please. I want new not new old stock.

 

Any help would be great. My cassette deck is a JVC TD-W354. I have heard of Terry's. Will his parts stay in good shape for many years?