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09-22-2003, 05:55 PM
Since I know that a lot of people do home recording here and that elephant 6 bands and fans have a love of alternative recording methods, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about reel to reel tape recorders? I recently bought a pioneer at-707 at a garage sale for five bucks and while it plays well, I can't seem to get it to record anything. The things I have tried only show up on the tape as whispering ghosts of the sounds they should be. Now, before anyone else has to say it, yes I do know how to record and I am sure everything is going into the right jacks. I also cleaned the heads. From what I can gather, however, the problem might be that I am loading the tape incorrectly. Any technical assistance/links to manuals/hints will be more than welcome.