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    Default How to thread reel to reel?

    How in the hell do you thread one of these things?

    looking for a step by step website with pics.

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    Without knowing your gear......................With the feed reel on the left and takeup/empty reel on the right, the tape should come off the outside of the left reel and feed to the outside of the right reel. The reels move counterclockwise when in play mode.

    The tape should simply slide against the heads/rollers from the underside of the head area. This should be done when player is not in play mode, its okay if it is turned on, but reels need to turn freely. In play mode, rollers are engaged to hold the tape against the heads. In this mode, these rollers are in the way of putting a tape in place.

    I hope I helped some............

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    Thanks Dennis I got it now, it's an akai GX 220D, seems to work but the output is very low, probably needs a tune up.



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    There is usually a picture or drawing somewhere on the unit displaying the threading procedures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwh
    How in the hell do you thread one of these things? (reel to reel)

    looking for a step by step website with pics.

    Thanks,

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    ;) that's old school for sure. I doubt i'd be able to remember myself. I never owned r2r, but i could prob figure it out after a while too.

    did you connect it to a tape mon input?

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    did you connect it to a tape mon input?
    Yeah I plugged it in to a Fisher 500C and a boom box....Same result on both units.


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    The azimuth (alignment) of the tape to heads is most likely off some. This affects volume.

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