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Tape blank after recording

have a Pioneer RT-1001L rel to reel ,had new heads installed
Now when recording the VU meters show a signal coming thru ,,with headphones plugged in the deck I can hear the music while recording
But on playback the tape is blank ,,nothing on it ,,,I've followed the cables to be sure
I didn't get them crossed up
What now ?



Re: Tape blank after recording

You need to use your monitor switch to listen to audio; source will be the audio coming in and playback will be the audio that has been recorded on the tape. If you are in record mode, and the VU meters show audio, then something should be recorded. If not, a mistake may have been made when your deck was worked on.