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Old 11th Dec 2021, 10:52 am   #5
Ted Kendall
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kington, Herefordshire, UK.
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Default Re: Are these Revox tape heads scrap?

Terry has been around for donkey's years and knows his stuff. I'd say a relap at this stage would be beneficial, together with careful setting up of the heads on re-fitting - the face tilt looks as if it may be out. The usual way of checking this is to use engineer's blue or felt tip pen to show the wear pattern.

Incidentally, I think the quoted breakpoint was at 4mm, although I did use one set of heads far further than that - I had to admit defeat when the gap collapsed on one side of the playback head - at all but 6mm! Curiously, the head showed no obvious deterioration before that. I wouldn't bank on that sort of luck, though.

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