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    I've never used Athan stuff but they have a good reputation (I usually use Terry's rubber rollers- those are kind of your 2 choices lol).
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    Update: I had a friend come over and help me with the machine, and I think we've fixed it. With a little bending, the brake strap...
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    After hacking off about 3mm from the height of the replacement reel table bushing, it visually seems like my alignment is better- I...
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    It seems to be exactly identical to the right hand guide. I think I'm coming to the conclusion that my reel table height is too high...
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    As I already said in this thread, the service manual says the erase head has no adjustment, and the goop on the azimuth adjustments in...
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    I do not have a test tape- I've pretty much blown my budget on the tentelometer when it comes to calibration tools for this thing- maybe...
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    Good question! I have only one other reel of ATR master tape- I'll try that next. Thanks!
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    The diagram from my previous post is from what I think is the service manual (has schematics and layouts). As far as I can tell, the...
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    So here is the tape path from the manual: The tape guides are not adjustable, and I noticed the tape rubbing and almost curling up to...
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    It seems to erase when I place a little bit of pressure in between the erase and rec/play head. Tricky thing is, there's nothing in...
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    stolenbaby replied to the thread MSR-16 Erase Issue.
    I finally purchased a tentelometer and adjusted the tape tensions per the manual. Unfortunately, it did not solve the problem- the odd...
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