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Old 30th July 2019, 01:19 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I'm starting to do cassette deck servicing again. I really need the head height gauge and the test tapes. Can anyone help?

I have the tension tapes for fast wind and play/hold back tensions.

I'm hoping for someone who used to service them still has their set of tapes and jigs.

I used to have the Nakamichi set also, so those would be of interest as I am trained to use them.

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I use a depth gauge for head height, (which hardly ever needs setting up as the heads fit on pegs) and my ears to listen for HF response when aligning the heads. I use a Philips 5kHz test tone tape for motor speed and that covers it.
I have a Philips tape tension meter tape that I have never used as audio tapes don't really care what the tension is as long as the pinch wheel grips the capstan.
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I'm starting to do cassette deck servicing again.
Hi Chris,
I hope we can view this as a big positive?
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Hi Jon,
I hope I have your name right.

I could do that right now, but they are expecting me to service equipment to my former high levels of quality. I've been pushed to do this ever since I sold my company in 1998, but now the pressure to do this work has increased.

I'll need test tapes for open reel machines as well ($$$). MRL is about the only option for this, and thank goodness they are still around!

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Hi Bill,
Thank you!

I guess. The jury is out on that right now. My biggest misgiving about this is parts availability vs the cost of the jigs and tapes. There is a balancing act here and yet I still have to do a proper job (hence the expensive equipment).

The owner of another shop I know well gave me a Panasonic VP-7750P wow & flutter meter. That was amazingly nice of him.

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