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Old November 17th, 2005, 01:42 PM   #1
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hi gang,

i need some advice/ help please.

i been using only sony tapes for my xl1-s, and would like to rn a head cleaning tape. should i use also sony, or can i use any other brand?

thanks
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Old November 17th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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hi gang,

i need some advice/ help please.

i been using only sony tapes for my xl1-s, and would like to rn a head cleaning tape. should i use also sony, or can i use any other brand?

thanks
Any reputable brand will work fine. The trick is not to mix recording tapes because of the differing lubricants, which may gum up on the heads.

I use Sony tapes also, on my XL1s's, but the cleaning tape is JVC.

Good luck, Mike
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Old November 17th, 2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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Any reputable brand will work fine. The trick is not to mix recording tapes because of the differing lubricants, which may gum up on the heads.

I use Sony tapes also, on my XL1s's, but the cleaning tape is JVC.

Good luck, Mike
hello mike,

that's exactly why i am so confused. been reading about different tape thickness, lubrication and what not.
thanks for your help

greetings
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