About cassette tapes, Preventing accidental erasure of recordings, Taking up tape slack – Yamaha MT120S User Manual
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ABOUT CASSETTE TAPES
This unit is designed to be used
only with Chromeposltlon tape,
and will not work properly with Ferrichrome tape tormulations.
Cr02 tape (Bias: HIGH; EQ; 70ps) should be used. Also, the use tapes longer than 90 minutes (C-120, etc.) is not recommended
because they exhibit poorer performance, and can be the cause of equipment failure.
• Preventing accidental erasure of recordings
To keep from inadvertently erasing a prized recording, all
cassette tapes have record protection tabs along the rear
edge of the cassette shell. If this tab is broken out using a
screwdriver or any other appropriate implement, it will not
be possible to record on the corresponding side of the
tape. This will protect your recordings from accidental era
sure. To protect a 4-track recording, it’s necessary to break
out the tabs for both the A and B sides of the tape.
When you’d like to record over a tape with the tabs broken
out, just cover the holes (where the tabs were) with a
mall piece of adhesive tape.
PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL TAPE ERASURE:
• Taking up tape slack
If the tape in the cassette is slack, or some portion of the
tape is out of the cassette shell, there is a risk it may
become tangled around the capstan or pinchroller. In order
to correct this, insert a pencil or ballpoint pen into the
center of one reel, and rotate to take up loose tape slack.
• RECORDING OVER A TAPE WITH THE TABS BROKEN
• Storing cassette tapes
To prevent tape slack during storage, keep tapes in their
cases. Do not store tapes in direct sunlight, or in places
with high heat or humidity, as this may damage the tapes.
Also, keep the tapes away from magnetic fields, emitted
from devices such as televisions or speakers, because the
recordings can be erased or sonically altered to some
Cover the hole with