I have a TASCAM 52-NB machine I used to use for half-track masters. I haven't used it in five years and when I unpacked it for inspection I noticed corrosion has formed on the two tape guides that are attached to the head stack plate.
Where in the world would I find two replacement tape guides for this old of a machine?
Failing that, does anyone know how these are removed from the head stack plate so I can have them turned and polished? I do not have a manual for this machine like I do for my tracking machine.
This was a pristine machine until I saw this corrosion this morning.
The corrosion I was excited about is on the tape guides, but not on the tape path of the guides. I'm so used to looking at half inch tape that I wasn't paying attention to the actual tape path and instead looking at the entire post.
Never saw anything like this. I thought the guides were machined of the same type of steel. Why would something like this rust in one area and not on another?
Last edited by GotGear?; 17th March 2010 at 04:48 AM..
Although ugly I would leave them as is as taking them out for a try of cleaning may lose the tracking of the tape path ( sorry my English )
or at least you possibly would have to align the heads from start.
-Have you test tapes?