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    Wobbly Tascam 488 MkI

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    Hey guys and gals.

    My bud has a Tascam 488 that's a little wobbly. I replaced the belt but it still wobbles. He uses Type II high bias tapes.

    Any ideas? I was thinking that maybe the capstan motor needs to be oiled.

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    My recent "wobbles" with a 244 were entirely eliminated by replacing the pinch roller. Maybe this could do the same with your 488? I think I'd try this before oiling anything. You could also check that the motor drive pulleys are clean - some of the old drive belt residue stuck to these can cause havoc.

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