Teac A-1200 help!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Tuck, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Tuck

    Tuck Active Member

    May 27, 2004
    Boise, Idaho
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    I just got a Teac A-1200 reel to reel and ive cleaned it up quite a bit but when the tape starts it makes sqweaking sounds. I think it could be on the heads or something like that. Does anyone know what i should be and does anyone know where i can download manuals off line for free.Thanks
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    Check all the rubber for dirt/wear and make any necessary adjustments of the pinch rollers and plastic tape guides.
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Try using a new tape.. old tapes can get gummy and cause squeaking ... be sure to clean the machine again after running an old gummy tape on it ...

    If there is something on that old tape you need to recover, you cann "bake" it and then back it up immmeadiatly ...
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