So, I have this DCC730 that is going to have its first surgery this weekend and receive new rollers. It occasionally drops out but not very often. I just listened to a whole Chris de Burg album, no drop-outs. I then played the Barcelona Opera one and was dropping out like mad. So, I decided to rewind and forward aggressively and the drop-outs disappeared (well, for the time being).
Is it possible that either residue or loose tape may cause drop-outs and a bit of a reel shuffle helps rid of them? I would like to hear your thoughts!