TTE Tape cartridge

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  1. katarzis

    katarzis Member

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    how often does it need to be replaced?
    i bought one new about 2 months ago.
    when i played it today the repeats were dirty (no matter how it was set).
    thanks.
     
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    Have you cleaned the TTE and demag'd your heads?

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    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Check the heads and also keep in mind the age of the ape also depends on how many hours of use is on said tape...a tape thats a year old and got used one hour a week during that year will likely sound a lot better than a tape thats a month old but got used 8 hours a day for that month. My rule of thumb is this, if the tape is starting old then replace it...
     
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    hmm... no. why?
     
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    thanks.
    but is this what you suppose to get when the tape is old? dirty repeats?
     
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    wingwalker Fuzzy Guitars

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    Old tapes will have dirty repeats and dirty heads will do it too...could be one or the other or a combo of both...
     
  7. katarzis

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    o.k, thanks.
    i didn't touch the heads... and the TTE is working fulltime for me so i guess its the tape.
    anyway - when i searched for info about this in the fulltone site, i found out that my TTE demo is in the updates :) how cool!

    http://www.fulltone.com/tte.asp
     
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    A dry q-tip swiped over the heads real well should do it in between major cleanings.
    Thanks for the great Rockerverb clips!!!
     
  9. katarzis

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    u r welcome :)

    about the TTE - i replaced the cartridge and it helped for now.
    thanks all.
     

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