Roger, at this point thats what I am saying. Even though I no longer have my 160 tapes to try, I tried the 180 tape I had recorded and during playback at the end it broke up. With the new head nothing. I also was having breakup at the beginning of some 120 tapes and I tried the two I had seen issues with and perfect now.
I tape CSI from OTA last night and checked the end this morning and was fine. So with the few tries so far, perfect! Boy this was an easy fix if it stays this way.
Looks like a sign of the heads going bad is Svsh tapes having issues at the end was my first sign of issues.
If I make it through the weekend w/o any more issues, I will purchase another head for a spare just to make sure they dont run out of them!
So Roger, is this the same with your experience when you replace the head?