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Looking for 15ips capstan bushing for model m8 akai reel to reel

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SOURCE: I have an AKAI GX-4000D

Hello,
Yes, that seems to be your problem.

Regardless of the size of reel.
When the:
Capstan sleeve installed is 7 1/2 IPS
Capstan sleeve not installed is 3 3/4 IPS
Hope this helps.
Robert

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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