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#1 moshenskmz

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 12:22 PM

Was sounding beautiful for the last month and suddenly today, the tape sound is super muffled. I cleaned heads and still no luck. Any thoughts on what could have cause this sudden sound quality change? When I play radio its back to beautiful so def related to tape decks. Thanks!!!



#2 Fatdog

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 12:46 PM

You probably need to demagnetize the heads.  Do that first, and then adjust the azimuth to see if that helps too.



#3 moshenskmz

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 01:35 PM

Will do asap. Stay tuned!



#4 skippy1969

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 05:49 AM

Also in addition to Fatdog's advice,be sure the heads are clean. 

Some decks are more sensitive than others to buildup.  :yes:



#5 moshenskmz

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 03:24 PM

So i ordered a demagnetizer, but in the mean time I cleaned the heads, and used one of those cassette style demagnetizers and it worked! Back to Boom! Thanks guys!



#6 Fatdog

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 04:57 PM

So i ordered a demagnetizer, but in the mean time I cleaned the heads, and used one of those cassette style demagnetizers and it worked! Back to Boom! Thanks guys!

Glad to hear that you got it sorted!  Rock on, brother!  :thumbsup: :rock: