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Old 19th Oct 2020, 5:06 pm   #29
barrymagrec
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Default Re: Sound Belle reel-to-reel heads

Sounds plausible so the problem is probably not the head itself so as mentioned above, is the tape in proper contact with the face of the head - then try the induced hum from a demagnetiser or other field source as also mentioned above.

Remember, the output from a crystal (ceramic) pickup cartridge is many times the expected output from a tape head, so do not assume the replay amplifier is working properly.
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