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Hi, can you please advise what configuration of tape selection buttons I need to utilise for playback of ferric tapes (not chrome)

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Ferric tapes use standard bias and playback. FeCr (ferric-chrome) use standard bias and chrome pb. Chrome tapes use high bias and high playback.

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Either take pully or cluch has been defected.

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If the hum is audible without monitoring a tape playback it has nothing to do with the oxide formulation or any aspect of the media.

Determine the conditions present whenever the hum is present:

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hi rich,
i had this problem it was touching the buttons that lost the sound to the speakers, do you have a re-set button if so press it if not press A or B to get your sound back if thats does nothing then try head cleaning tape as you might have some static thats transfered from your tape to your heads an anti- static head cleaning tape will do the job, you should use these cleaning tapes every week as the heads pick up a lot of dust particles and static that cause very poor reproduction and qulity such as crackling and muffled repro,
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